Monday. 5:30 AM
You hit snooze twice, hoping that 18 more minutes of sleep will give you that edge you need to conquer another day. But 5:48 finds you stumbling into the kitchen and wiping up drops of your spilled coffee, just before getting yourself dressed for the day and searching for the keys you swear you left on the counter. You rush off for another day, blink, and then fall into your mattress at night and do it all over again.
But there is an incredible thing that happens when we can clear away this debris of a frantic American middle-class lifestyle and simply be with the Lord … even just for a moment. When we connect with God our priorities shift ever so slightly. Once you spend a few more moments with the Lord every day, your life actually begins to right itself, giving you the life and energy you need to conquer what is set before you. You think clearer, you are more in touch with the wisdom of His spirit, and your very countenance begins to change as you surrender your chaos to the one who is holding it all together.
The new song we shared yesterday called “Look to the Son” artfully claims that we will “see the Kingdom burst into color at the speed of light.” The kingdom of God is a beautiful reality but we can easily become oblivious to it; busyness is one sure-fire way to miss what God is doing around you.
So take a coffee break or take a lunch and look to the son. Open your Bible and drink of his Living Water by absorbing His life-giving words and truth.
“This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and the one you have sent—Jesus Christ.” —John 17:3