Friday, September 16, 2011


Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:9 (NIV)

I don't know about you, but September borders on being a season of overload and chaos for me.  Starting up a new school year, adjusting to new systems, juggling all the details—my head doesn't seem to stop spinning until October.  

This September I'm trying to learn to lean on God.  Really learn.  Fully lean.  With my actions as well as my mind and my heart.  This might be the toughest lesson.  Ever.  

With all that competes for our attention and energy, how do we stay focused as seekers of Christ?  How do YOU remember to "turn your eyes upon Jesus" and "look full in his wonderful face"?  Please share your daily reminders of framing your life with faith.  Share how you keep your eyes on God's great prize.  (See that little "comment" link below?  Don't be bashful!)

Because that's the view I really want.  Everything earthly looks more radiant and promising through the lens of God's love and forgiveness.  And when I have that view, I am able to reflect God's grace to my loved ones, even when the routines are rugged and the calendar feels chaotic and the tick tick tick of the clock sounds more like a time bomb.

The daily grind is so temporary, so hardly worth our worry.  So today I choose the better part, leaning on and loving my God and Father.  


Make me teachable.  Open my heart and mind to your divine, all-knowing transformation, for I know it will bring me closer to you and your glory.  Scrub away the stain of my sin, God.  Cleanse my soul with your love and forgiveness.  Train me to seek you first and always.


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