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Some of the time. Most of the time. Maybe all of the time the thing standing between God and me is…me. No surprise there. It is so easy for me to get into a pattern and fail to see where I am. Like those horses on the race track with blinders stopping them from seeing what is beside or behind them. This morning I was lying in bed when a ton of bricks hit me. I’d fallen out of habit.
It used to be that the first thing I’d do when I got to my computer was read my devotions. First thing. No exceptions. But somewhere along the line of a couple more emails in my inbox, a couple more projects on the radar, that habit wasn’t happening every morning. And I think almost without really noticing, the habit faded. And now I feel like I need to get back to it being a discipline, like in the early days. Force myself.
For me my morning devotional time was/is/should be built in time with God. Focused. Listening. Asking. Praying. I’ve been limping along, knowing something was out of whack but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Missing one piece of the puzzle and not even knowing it. And a real important piece at that.
My prayer today is for you to have crave alone time with God in your day.
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
? Shel Silverstein
Wise words for the child in all us. The child in all of us longing to go where we have not been and to do what we have not done. The child in us wanting to do the things people tell us we can’t do. The mustn’ts, the don’t, the shouldn’ts.
Let each of us grab God’s hand, His Holy Hand, and believe that anything can happen.