The morning arrived quickly today.
As Caleb and his friends shouted their goodbyes and headed to school
on scooters and skateboards,
I grabbed for my copy of Oswald.
I only had a chance to glance over his words before Courtney and I left for
a morning date at Panera.
We ran a couple of errands and came home.
I checked my emails and answered a few.
I have been in a bit of a funk, getting back into routine after
Christmas break and wading into some unknown waters
this winter that feel more frozen than fluid.
I shut the lid of my laptop, gathered my necessary tools and found
a seat on the couch.
This year, I need a Bible reading plan. I started it 2 days late,
so today I was reading in the 6th chapters of Genesis, Ezra (which I am
loving), Matthew and Acts.
Slowly God whispers familiar words to me.
I need familiar words.
I need to not quickly rush past familiar words.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things will be provided for you.
Therefore, don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow
will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6: 33, 34
Today I seek Him and
relinquish all the other stuff.
Because that other stuff is already dealt with in preceding verses.
Those verses are packed with causes for worry like possessions, food, drink and clothing,
basically our everyday life.
I relinquish tomorrow in favor of today.
I will let tomorrow worry alone and without my help.
I will remember God’s familiar words to me.
I will jot them in my index card spiral to keep those precious words of life and truth
at arm’s length.
It’s a little place where I actively replace my wordiness with His incomparable Word.
I will run after His words even if it takes me until nearly lunch time to find them.
I will find Him and
I will find Him waiting
firmly in my today.