So, it's been a long time between posts... which I tend to do once in a while. I hate that I do it, but then I think about how far-from-perfect we all are and I cut myself some slack. Onto today...
Today is one of those gifts from above, like where you step out to your porch in the morning and go, "Wow. This is the day the Lord has made!" Amidst the mundane moments of March, and the apathetic April that we had begun, God decided to remind us of what He truly loves to do for His children. So He swooped down this morning to touch our faces with the light and warmth of the sun.
Our temperatures here in America's Dairyland (Wisconsin, for the dairy-free crowd) rose to more than 80˚ F. Yes they did.
Currently, the sun is shining, and there are, really, no clouds in the sky. It is a picture-perfect reminder of the perfection that our Lord truly is. And today, I sit in the coffee shop, typing away, sipping on an extraordinary iced drink, and think to myself... "why in the name of Mike am I indoors?"
This is what I am looking at right now.
Well, something I ponder today is commitment. I meet each week with some dazzling ladies, to grow together while honing our sharp-shooting skills as writers. And today is our day. Rain or... shine. So many people might say, "Well, yeah, but for the next ten or so days it will be back down in the 50s again. Go out and enjoy this day!"
And while I understand that mentality, today's pondering has brought me to an entirely different place. I am glad that God, in His infinite and perfect, unending love and patience, did not skip out on me because I lacked... something. Because truly, He has everything He needs.
God has all of the angels in the heavenly realms to worship Him, and if there is something down on this green (and getting greener!) earth to be done, He has ultimate power to do anything on His own. If perfection is what He's after, well... Enter Jesus.
So why is it that He still holds my hand, keeping me from falling, (Psalm 37:23-24) and loving me each step of the way in this journey called life? Because I am something--someone--that He loves to pour Himself into. I am His beloved and He is mine. He is committed to me in each step I take.
So while today is a beautiful day, and I have been glancing outward every few moments... I will continue to make good on my commitments... Even if something "better" comes along. Because His love has stayed by my side every day, never faltering, never swaying. Like the warm, heady breeze that beckons me... Haha, maybe we'll have writers' group outside today. ;-)
Enjoy whatever day He has given you today! For each day you wake up and you're still here is because He still has a purpose for you.
(In case you're wondering... Psalm 37:23-24 says this: The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in His way; though he fall, he shall not be cast head-long, for the Lord upholds his hand.)