I’ve been sort of a slacker about sticking to my Bible reading lately, so I’m making a commitment to post my reflections on here, in hopes that it will help me stick better to myschedule. Yesterday I had planned to do my Daily Text reading/writing early in the morning – as soon as I got to work, but for one reason or another I didn’t, and all of a sudden it was 10 pm and I still hadn’t opened my Bible. I REALLY wanted to watch more Gilmore Girls, but I tore myself away and read. 2 Corinthians 6:2 was so poignant – “See now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!” When I read that, I thought “There’s no day but today.” There were a couple of things that came to my attention as I read it:
1) I don’t spend time with God like I should. I hesitate merely because I am lazy – there is no other reason. There’s no day but today to change that. Now is the time.
2) Yesterday was Earth Day. Ironically, as I was reading Sex God by Rob Bell, one of the things he says in it is “How you treat the creation reflects how you feel about the Creator.” I don’t do enough to protect God’s creation. That’s true for God’s human creation too, but since yesterday was Earth Day I focused on the nature part of God’s creation. Again, I hesitate for no good reason.
The prayer included in the Daily Text included the line “Forgive my hesitation and be my motivation.” I LOVE that line. I prayed it several times last night over and over again.