I posted this to our Practical Application Facebook Group in reference to our thought for Day 13 – Decide for God. We are in the midst of our 40 Days of Light, however you can still join us. Go to 40daysoflight.org.
Deciding for God. It comes down to just that moment by moment for me. Really, all of us. As I keep sitting with the Light, I see how simplistic my life needs to be. There is nothing to chase and hunt down, nothing to focus on but what the Holy Spirit would have me do. Yes, I still get up in the morning, do the self-care that needs done, do work for my web clients, do the ministry work, spend time with family, sleep, and so forth. But to decide with THE Teacher to guide my way, my words and what I will do.
It’s peaceful. I find the usual distractions aren’t begging for attention. The items that would cause upset, are nothing at all. This happened this morning. I ran an errand and needed to stop and pick up some produce and other items on the way home. I stopped at our co-op store which is the closest to our home, but the produce and dairy areas had an electrical malfunction so no items were stocked. Instead of fussing over how I would have to drive to one of two other stores and I had work to do when I got home like sometimes I have done, I simply went to the next closest store calmly and picked up what I needed and headed home. I didn’t have to feel put out in any way.
We determine how we will interpret any event. Was it really an inconvenience? Or, another opportunity for me to remember in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter where I shop? And do that shopping with a smile and meet those I need to meet, and I did.
These seemingly small things we chalk up to daily life, but we always have a choice in how we view it. I know for me I am more mindful of every experience, every situation and every thought. I hope you are too.