Slowing down. It’s not the pace of life that I’d prefer to live. But last year, especially, you God have shown me that I have to slow down for my own health and sanity. I’d much prefer to go faster. My mind runs fast. I think you’ve given me that. But my emotions, my feelings, my body, the other parts of me can’t keep up with my mindful of ideas.
There’s that saying of doing something for an audience of one. Usually that saying comes with a capital O, referring to God, referring how things we do should not be an effort to get attention for ourselves or to merely please other people and to get their praises. The point is to do something for the approval of the One who matters most and ultimately is the one I answer to, the One who created me. The point is to do this with a clear conscious, no ulterior motive or agenda, no manipulation, or whatever other kinds of impurities. Not profit making, no strings attached, no self-promotion and no putting down others.
Thank you God for this new day. And how great of a day this is. Today I have life and that is more than enough to give thanks. Every breath. Every sigh. Every scene. Every step. Every blink. These are all the smallest part of amazing things that make up my life, and the millions and billions of people around this world.
This time of year is extra important because it is the day that Christ-followers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! What incredible news that has made this day the day that makes all the difference in the world. Because Jesus is alive and has overcome death, this is the same reality that I too can experience in my life. That is really the best gift because it lasts forever.
I just finished four weeks of travel for work. Thank you for giving me time to come home each weekend to sleep in my own bed. You know I get much better sleep at home than on the road.
So the concept that God is all-knowing can be rather disturbing. I believe that’s true, even though I don’t understand all the implications of that.
Let’s start there. God knows all my thoughts, both good and bad, both memorable ones and forgotten fleeting ideas. My thoughts and feelings are known to God already, like I’m an open book. God knows the beginning and the end, because He is outside of time. You know my future and You will care for me better than the birds and the flowers. That’s what your word this says.