Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blatantly Bad Blogger

   I'm really bad at this. Let's just get that out in the open, mmmmk? Now that we all agree, let's begin with an interesting lesson that's been on my heart.
   Over the last few days the weather has been amazing! We're talkin' gloomy fall weather where the temps don't get above high 60's. My favorite! Due to this glorious weather, I have been taking the wee one I hang out with on Fridays and Saturdays for walks. We bundle up and head outside to walk among the gloom. Nothing makes me feel warmer inside than cold weather outside (at least in the fall....winter is whole other story). Don't ask me why. I know it's backwards. Anyways, yesterday while we were walking along, I heard God's still small voice, in the silence of the outdoors, using the wee one as an example. You see, she just turned one and is still very awkward on her feet. While we walk, she has a habit of looking behind her and getting very distracted. This always makes her trip over herself and fall if I'm not holding her hand tightly. God spoke to my heart while I was watching her do this. He told me that I need to stop looking being me and being so distracted. Don't get so tripped up by the past and stop distracting yourself from the present. 
   This is a timely illustration, as last Sunday we learned in church about idols. I come down to the same conclusion every time we learn about idols. I know it sounds funny but "distraction" is my idol. I always find something "better" (horrible, i know) to do than spend time with my maker. Tv, Facebook, Dishes, Laundry, Instagram, Games on my name it, I do it. I know there is a time and a place for these things but the time and the place is not ALL of the time and in EVERY place to avoid being productive for the kingdom. 
So, there you have it. My goal is to learn how to be present. Man, to be distraction free. Think of all the things that can be accomplished in my most precious and meaningful relationship.........  


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