There was this guy who approached every situation mouth first. I don’t want to be that guy.
I can fill God’s ears with all my dazzling intellect, wit, ideas, thoughts and one-dimensional impressions with the best of ’em.
- He already knows them.
- He sees them in all those extra dimensions where I don’t, where I can’t.
- My “Play of The Day” may be in a much smaller orbit than what He wants me to learn.
Before drenching the Holy Spirit with trivial Gatorade, I want to hear The Coach’s plan for my day.
So. The Holy Spirit first, not people. Even Facebook rides in back. Not yesterday’s leftovers. Not tomorrow’s “What-ifs”. Not my own carefully-tended notions for how today should go. You know notions, right? You get the point.
Quiet time this morning:
“The wise counsel God gives when I’m awake is confirmed by my sleeping heart. Day and night I’ll stick with God; I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go.
“I’m not trying to get my way in the world’s way. I’m trying to get your way, your Word’s way. I’m staying on your trail, I’m putting one foot in front of the other. I’m not giving up.” —Psalm 16:7-8, 17:4-5
I’ve walked with God, paying attention to His quiet directions along the path.
I’ve tried it on my own: “I got this, God.”
The former always turned out better than the latter.
So-o-o . . .
You first, Lord. Coffee mug’s got hot 100% Columbian Peaks in it. Firepit’s nice and warm, got some soft music going on. My heart’s tuned to your freq, and I got my pad and pen right here.
I’m listening. Whatcha got?
© D. Dean Boone, May 2017
–all images public domain, to my knowledge