“God’s in charge – always. Zion’s God is God for good! Hallelujah!” Psalm 146.10
The period immediately after Christmas is always very mellow, slowly stretching and filling the time between the two big days. The Christmas lights still sparkle at night but they do not carry the same anticipation. We still play the carols, as if we are reaching backwards to something already gone. New clothes brightly dot the walks, fresh as a new summer wash.
Work for most is relaxed to nonexistent, with the glaring exception of the retail trade. In general, a reflective time for all but the most hard hearted.
I discovered that my mellow approach to life is creeping into my God walk, and it is frightening. The days are mellow; my attention to details is at a low point. My thoughts sparkle but without the same level of experienc3e. I still go through some motions, but it is more of ritual habit than reaching for something present. New books sit as works in progress, almost as I am looking for distractions.
Where does God fit in my life, in yours? Is there a party in hand, or are we looking to go through some motions until the next big day? What do we really want?
I cannot answer for anyone else, especially those close to me. I do know that complacency, a casual approach bordering on carelessness, is not part of something I hold important! I want God to be in charge – always. I want God to be my God – now and then for all time! Anything that gets in the way must go. Anything that might possibly color the face of God, offers shade from His brightness, or reduces the amount of contact time are things that I will not accept or tolerate. Everything that I am and want to be I give to God.
Today you and I face a decision. Are we going to sit back and do little to nothing? Are we going to pursue life and God? My decision is towards God, always! Your invitation is waiting.