Option "A." - You could be spending your Saturday reading and commenting about stuff like this: Who's Kung Fu is Better? Good clean fun; nice to vent about nothing every now and again; and better than mowing your lawn.
Option "B." - You could be spending your Saturday taking a nice drive through the countryside with family and friends; afterwards enjoy a great cup of coffee at your favorite beanery; then maybe run the dogs, take a walk through the park, or play a short round of golf; go for a nice brisk bike ride; even head to the "Y" for a little pool time; then on your way home you can go to a road side veggie stand and buy some great produce for dinner tonight. Then light the coals and "grill" some franks and dans (sorry: meant to say "dogs and burgers") and enjoy a great home cooked simple supper. All of which sounds so much better than just mowing your lawn... don't you think?
OR option "C" - you could also spend some of your Saturday reading wonderfully rich stuff like this:
"Blessed are the Poor in Spirit"
by Thomas Watson
"He that is poor in spirit is lowly in heart. Rich men are commonly proud and scornful, but the poor are submissive. The poor in spirit roll themselves in the dust in the sense of their unworthiness. 'I abhor myself in dust' (Job 42:6). He that is poor in spirit looks at another's excellencies and his own infirmities. He denies not only his sins but his duties.
The more grace he has, the more humble he is, because he now sees himself a greater debtor to God. If he can do any duty, he acknowledges it is Christ's strength more than his own. As the ship gets to the haven more by the benefit of the wind than the sail, so when a Christian makes swift progress, it is more by wind of God's Spirit than the sail of his own endeavour. The poor in spirit, when he acts most like a saint, confesses himself to be 'the chief of sinners'. He blushes more at the defect of his graces than others do at the excess of their sins. He dares not say he has prayed or wept. He lives, yet not he, but Christ lives in him. He labours, yet not he, but the grace of God."
I personally like options "B" and "C."
Get out and get some exercise [something option "A" won't accomplish unless you consider typing on a blog "exercise" - I know these guys do :-)]; enjoy your family and close friends; then hunker down, read a great excerpt like the one above from Dr. Watson, meditate on it, talk about, and encourage each other in the Lord with some vibrant, stimulating, thought-provoking conversation.
Yeah--that sounds like a pretty good Saturday. And the cool thing is this: after doing both those options, you'll feel so good and refreshed that just when the sun is beginning to set you won't mind going out and mowing the lawn.
Have a great weekend everybody!