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Confession #1–It’s been a long time since I last wrote a post! It was a good summer with the kids, but they’re back in school (cue the angelic choir) and I’m back to the blog 🙂
Confession #2–I can be spiritually blind and deaf
Alright, here’s another confession, since I’m on a roll: I love football. Nobody is more excited about the NFL season opener Thursday night between the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack!) and the Seattle Seahawks than me (well, maybe my son). In the meantime, I’ve been getting my football fix with preseason games. About two weeks ago, my son and I were watching the Packers play the St. Louis Rams and I was standing in the kitchen over a sink full of dirty dishes when I suddenly realized that about five to ten minutes of the game had passed, and I didn’t have a clue what was happening. While my eyes were technically fixed on the screen, and I had seen the players moving around the field, I wasn’t really paying attention. I’ll chalk it up to the wide margin in the score (sorry Rams fans), but it made me think about all of the times that I technically “see” something, but don’t really take the time or invest the brainpower to comprehend or appreciate it.
Many of you may know that our family moved to a new community this summer, and I have the delightful privilege of driving over a bridge nearly every day that spans a beautiful little waterfall. Looking at the water as it rushes over the rocks, smooth like onyx on top and then frothy white at the bottom, literally makes me happy. However, as gorgeous as it is and as much as I love it, sometimes I don’t even look in it’s direction. Or other times I see it in a very vacant, disengaged way, not allowing it’s restorative power to move me. I’m ashamed to admit, I often read my Bible in much the same way. I see the words on the page, but my mind wanders and I fail to comprehend or appreciate what it’s saying to me. I don’t take the time to really listen to what the words are whispering to my heart and forfeit the restorative and life-changing power they can bring.
Today I’m praying to live more fully in each moment, whether it’s taking in a beautiful sunset, waterfall, or football game, or reading the word of God. I want each moment to be filled with appreciation for what’s before me and my mind with comprehension so that I don’t miss out on all the incredible things that God wants to do in and through me. If you relate, drop me a note. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂