Thursday, April 24, 2014

What’s next?


I practice quiet time with God while I am in bed; before my feet hit the floor in the morning. I lie in bed and observe my thoughts. They generally turn to the day that lies ahead. As my mind rushes through my to-do list, my “quiet time” becomes more of a check list of obligations and responsibilities than an actual quiet time.

Last week as I lie there in bed in my early morning fog, I spoke with God and began to reconcile my to-do list with His for the day… and He stopped me. God’s direction was for me to be still and just think about what I needed to do next. Well, what I needed to do next was rise out of bed and begin my yoga/devotional time. Once I finished that step, God directed to me to just simply think about what needed to be done next. And so my morning, extending into my day, went… I only thought about and acted upon what needed to be done NEXT.

God is training me to be present in THIS moment and, instead of taking on the day all at once, before my feet even hit the ground, God simply just wants me to think and do what is next. One step at a time… one foot in front of the other… dependent upon God’s peace and guidance.  What’s next?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Faithfulness


Have you ever questioned how the sun rises and sets each and every day? Yeah, me neither.

Without fail, the sun does exactly what I expect it to do… rise and set.  Nothing has ever happened in my lifetime or in the history of the sun to make me doubt whether or not the sun was going to rise and set. It kind of just promises to do its work every day. I don’t question whether that is going to happen or not. I just have complete faith that it will happen because of my prior experiences with the sun.

When I think about my faith in God, this is exactly how I feel about Him. Without fail, God just does exactly what I expect Him to do. Nothing has ever happened in my lifetime or in the Bible to make me doubt whether or not God was going to fulfill His promises to me. I don’t question whether God’s promises are going to happen or not. I just have complete faith that His promises will happen because of my prior experiences with God... and because that is who He is.


This kind of faith is how I can take a leap into the unknown of a new chapter in life. I gave my notice at my teaching job before I had an answer as to what’s next. I began the process of becoming a Christian Yoga Instructor before I knew where or if I will be teaching Yoga. And as I continue to walk into this new and exciting chapter of my life, I have complete and unwavering faith that God is going to fulfill His promises to prosper me and to give me hope and a future; the same kind of faith that we all have in the sun rising and setting each and every day.