“God! God! I am running to you for dear life” Psalm 7.1
In every life, there are moments of clarity where the past and future appear clear, questions vanquished, and peace ever present. Then there are most days. Yesterday qualified as one of those days. Today is even more so!
I am sure you know the day – far to many things to do, a creeping headache that will not go away, people pushing their envelopes at you, and of course the failures to communicate. The only question is not if, and when, these days will happen but how do I react when they land at my feet?
People throughout history faced the same challenge. David wrote many of the Psalms reflecting on the problems and challenges in life because Saul continued to pursue him. Paul attracted conflict and abuse everywhere he went. Anyone living in New York has experienced enough hassles each day that it is easy to understand why smiles are rare.
Life is full of hurdles and challenges. Life is full of opportunities. Life is. How one makes the decision of living life is the critical choice of each day.
Do we get up in the morning facing or avoiding the world?
Do we smile and face the challenges or fight to overcome?
Do we strive to find the good in people or assume everyone has an attitude?
Do we look to share love or take love?
Do we have a purpose for the day?
Clearly there are more questions but, do the answers make a difference, a real difference, in the way we live?
My experience teaches me there is a more fundamental question that, if answered, changes the need of focusing on the questions above. What is my single priority of the day? What do I want?
If I want God to be the priority then life is different.
If I focus my energy on knowing God more then I am changed.
I form life’s shape by what I will let God do and be.
God is our friend if we want.