Would you rather wake up to find yourself adrift in the middle of the ocean in a canoe or wake up to find yourself in the middle of the jungle sitting in a tree?
Most people are grateful when Friday rolls around. It’s not only the last day of the work week for many, but it’s also the first day of the weekend festivities. We love Fridays!
T.G.I.F. has typically meant Thank God It’s Friday. For others, T.G.I.F. is a reminder that Today, and everyday, God Is First.
So, how do we move beyond this being a clever saying to living in such a way that our thoughts, words, actions, and attitudes reflect that following Jesus changes everything?
There are a number of good ideas for us to consider. But for the sake of keeping things simple, may I suggest the following:
Immersing ourselves in the story of Jesus found in the gospel accounts and focusing on the things that he said, did, and the way in which he did them will always prove to be fruitful.
How have you been able to live in such a way that keeps God first each day?
Today I am thankful for opportunities to rest in the company of good friends with whom I can share faith and life.
Last Tuesday I shared that I wanted to try something new! Today, I want to try it again, because I’d love some more responses. So, this is a repeat post from last week. I’d be grateful for your responses.
There are topics that I’m in the process of researching or discovering that I plan to blog about in the near future. However, I’m not quite ready right now. I thought I would take the opportunity to ask some tough questions each Tuesday that would give me some idea of where you’re at regarding these topics. Your comments will help me to formulate my blog posts in the future. Thanks for considering answering the tough questions.
Today’s tough question:
Why have we given ourselves permission to disobey God’s fourth commandment…Remember the sabbath day by keeping it holy?
If you’d like to be transparent, why have you given yourself permission to disobey God’s fourth commandment…Remember the sabbath day by keeping it holy?
If this question doesn’t pertain to you because you’ve established a rhythm in your life to remember the sabbath and keep it holy…please feel free to share your experience.
A week or so ago I had the incredible opportunity to enjoy a retreat for an entire day at Kavanna House. During the first part of the day I was given a couple of hours to be present with God focused around the idea that God loves me. Sounds simple, right? True, but those two hours went by so fast and in the midst of it all Gof surprised me.
As I spent time considering all the ways that God loved me, I began to think about how Jesus was God’s perfect picture of love. His life demonstrated how to genuinely love people. He made it look so easy, but that has not been the case for me. Which led me to the question:
Why is it so stinkin’ hard to love?
Today, and probably for the next few days, if not longer, I’m going to sit with this question and invite God to help me answer it honestly. I want to dig deep so that I’m able to uncover the reasons why this is so hard. I’m convinced that this will be an opportunity to allow God to bring healing to areas of my life that I may not have considered previously.
What about you? Is this a question that you need to consider today?