Theme: Being Flexible
For the past few days I have been learning that having a made up mind is of great importance. This lesson allowed me to be strengthened through gaining perspective on a very hectic day that I experienced yesterday. In fact, another theme resulted – Being Flexible.
In some ways, it lines up with having a made up mind. I am reminded to not lock myself into such a tight schedule or agenda, especially when it comes to spending quality time with God at a certain time each morning. My plan was to carve out a set time each morning for devotion and worship. As a mom with responsibilities, that time is not always available – life does really have bumps along the road. So, instead of giving up and not pursuing this path altogether, choosing flexibility allows me to do what needs to be done for my family, while still ensuring that I spend time with Abba before the day truly begins (or gets too far along).
Yahweh cannot be boxed in. He also is not so rigid that missing that set time with Him leaves Him feeling abandoned or neglected until that next set time comes around. What I continue to learn is that His desire is that I come to Him – always.
“There is far more at stake here than religion. If you had any idea what this Scripture meant—’I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual’—you wouldn’t be nitpicking like this” (The Message, Matt 12:6-7)
Questions for ponder: What will happen if we always refuse to be flexible — to give up our own view of the situation, our own way of doing things, our own plans?