Monday, April 14, 2008

Be Here, Now

I have a magnet on my fridge that says "Begin each day as if it were on purpose." Today was not one of those days. I didn't wake up before my kids and get my Bible readin' quiet time in. I didn't get breakfast made before Justin started scaling the pantry shelves in search of food. I didn't make it to the shower before the phone started ringing and friends started dropping by. So, at about 11:00 am, I decided it was time to put on clean sweat pants, fluff yesterday's hair, put on some make-up, and get the day started. When I find that my wheels are spinning and life seems to be happening before I'm ready for it, I tell myself to "Be here now." I know it sounds silly, but it helps me to focus and stop looking backward at what I didn't get done and stop looking ahead at what I hope I can still accomplish. Sometimes I just need to look around and be here, now, before I can go anywhere else. "Today is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

1 comment:

  1. Great blog. Be Here Now! I love it. It's a light bulb moment that so often eludes us but when we turn that light on makes the day manageable. I'm going to use this one during the up coming months when life gets so out of control. Thanks