I realized yesterday that I had begun to drift. It’s like I was in a cave.
This morning it was harder than usual to hit the pavement and swim the laps. But I headed out,
I walked farther than usual and swam harder afterward. I knew that the link between body, mind and spirit is essential to moving forward in my personal discipleship. As I walked, harder than usual, I focused on prayer of praise. I focused on giving God glory as I pushed forward. Then I jumped on the M’Cheyene train and there God was asking rhetorical questions of Job and the human counselors who surrounded him. God was essentially asking which of them was God. I praised Him for the reminder that He is God, sovereign and just, mercy and kind, and holy.
I knew had allows urgent challenges to put my focus on earth…
But as I focused on Him, he lifted my gaze…
I felt the wind filling the sails and thanked God, for He has lifted my focus to Himself, rather than the earth. How great, I was reminded, is our God!
Then I read today’s Psalm, 63.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”Psalms 63:1-8 ESV
Run to Him. Stay close to Him daily, so that when you do realize you’ve drifted, it won’t be so far to row.
“Aim at Heaven!”