I’ve needed to get back into my routine, Father, so here I am. I am up earlier than I have been recently. I’ve already taken care of couple early morning things and now it is time to give my full attention to You. Father, I would ask that You would enable me to once again get into the habit of this early morning practice. Amen.
As I sit here praying, I cannot help but hear the traffic as it zooms by the house. Many people, already at it earlier than I, are hustling to whatever they must do at this wee hour of the morning. And, of all things, an old song came to mind. Diana Ross sang this as the theme to the 1975 movie Mahogany. The opening lyrics are what came to mind.
Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?
Our world never seems to slow down much less stop. School, jobs, responsibilities, sports, kids – the list goes on and on and on. Even when we “retire”, as I’ve heard many say, it seems to get even worse! We may be constantly on the go but “Where are you going to? Do you know?” Quite often life just feels like we are pedaling madly on a stationary bike. We’re wearing ourselves out but getting absolutely nowhere.
A big part of our problem is that we are not going the right direction or maybe it would be better to say that we’re not going for the right reason.
Lord, as You were preparing Your disciples for Your departure, You said that You were “going to prepare a place for [us]” and that “when everything [was] ready, [You would] come and get [us}”. You want us with You! You concluded by saying, “And you know the way to where I am going.”
The Apostle Thomas was quick to reply, “No, we don’t know, Lord…we have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
And this is the part so many of us miss, or forget…or ignore,
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:1-6 (<<click the green)
Lord, only by knowing You can we know where we’re going to. No more guessing, no more hoping in vain that we can get it right. Finally, we can get off that stationary bike for You are our destination. Help us to stay the path. Amen.
Aug 25th, Fri, 6:14 am