As I was waking up this morning, there was this thought that happened to me. I realize what a wierd sentence that is. But it didn’t feel like I just realized something. It felt more like the thought was there, just waiting for me to wake up.
The thought was that I ought to give today to God.
I realize that I ought to give every day to God. But that is so enormous that I can’t wrap my brain around it: every day for the rest of my life? And I realize that in some other sense the sabbath is for that. But this is another area where in I have simply not done what I am supposed to do. The idea of every day– or even just every Sunday, not only have I been unable to do this in the past. The idea of the rest of my life stretches out before… probably thousands of days, probably thousands of Sundays. The idea is so vast.
But just one day? I can conceptulize that.
And for me, that’s my goal. To give today to God.
As I ponder what this means, I realize it actually sounds like a great day. A day where I step around my ordinary patterns. I won’t engage in sarcasm and bitterness. I won’t be selfish. I won’t be independent. I won’t let provacative phrases leave my lips.
I’ll act in love and kindness and with a focus toward the big picture. I’ll engage in practices that are healthy, in every sense of the word. I’ll be loving and encouraging.
I believe that there is a reason for the things that happen to us. Even to this very moment, as you read this blog. I wonder if you’d like to join me. Dedicate today to God.
I’ll post a follow up in the next day or so, describing how this goes. If you’d care to leave a comment telling me how your day for God went, that’d be great.