Friday, July 29, 2011
I've started a new morning routine that I think is better than what I've been doing for some months now. When Hub tumps me out on the curb at about 6:50 a.m. I now walk 1/2 block and sit down at a small round table under a covered deck that is open to the morning on all sides. There has been a breeze and a territorial mocking bird present each morning as I have begun to establish this habit. I pull out my breakfast (a scone, or dry cereal, something simple) and drink my coffee in my mug that has kept it hot since 6:00 a.m. Then, I spend a while with the LORD in His Word.
This location lacks the distractions of my office, or the Union or Jester (where I've been eating breakfast as I watch morning news routinely.) Already I've seen benefits of beginning this way. My mind is being SET on Him and not on troubles of this present world.
Yesterday, when I finished my table time with Him, I was walking up the steps toward the building and saw a girl sitting on a bench, with her legs up under her, leaning forward, with her head down. I thought, she's praying. But, when I got closer, I saw that what she was actually doing, was texting.
That, in the midst of what I was discussing with Him, gave me this!
If we are in the Word, God can 'text' us! That's how we know what He's trying to tell us. So, praying is more like a phone call with him; it has been compared to that often. But, reading His Word is like accessing His texts to us!
Now, I hope you realize that I don't even have texting with my phone; so, this analogy was purely due to what was in my mind as it was set on Him. Amen? Also, if you look at the image of her texting, you'll notice the background contains massive, substantial steps going up, and further back, a more typical, narrow narrow staircase going down into? You can't see where either goes. When we are looking to the LORD for direction, His texts will guide us upward. When we are consulting with the world, that direction is definitely a downer.
The scriptures in this post are ones He texted to me this week!