“Do something different today. Your soul craves variety” Joyce Meyer
It’s going to be a strange week. My grandkids are in Florida for TWO weeks. Miss them already. We have a holiday in the middle of the week. On Monday, I’m already looking forward to Wednesday morning when I have an early morning prayer and share, but two of my best friends, Terrell and Gary are out of town, and Wednesday is a holiday. Our Wednesday morning meeting won’t be the same.
On Thursday I have an appointment with a new ortho. I like my current guy, but he doesn’t do knee replacements. It’s going to be different.
I have been preparing for and doing Kairos for weeks. That’s over. I miss my Kairos family and the men we were called to serve. It’s going to be different.
We heard a potential new pastor preach on Sunday. He was great. But I like things the way they are. Things will be different.
Maybe I’m just getting old. Different doesn’t have the same draw or excitement that it used to.
My God is the same, yesterday, today and forever. I need to remember that each new day brings new challenges and new opportunties. But God doesn’t change. I need to be thankful that God has given me a life I like and am not eager to change. But things do change. They are changing. Our world is different. Our country is different. It isn’t necessarily better, but it is different. We need to adjust. As we were told on Sunday, we need to find our center, if our center is Jesus.
The world spins around us. Our loved ones get older. Our country deteriorates. Our bodies weaken. Our churches change. But out in that spinning world are good people who need to know about the peace and stability that lives in the center.
Here in the center is the peace that surpasses understanding and the strength and power to continue to engage the spinning world and to continue to be used to make a difference. People desperately need to know about the center.
Stay centered, but stay engaged and