The above picture was taken by my son Justin Thorp. It has to be in front of a tavern. Right?
I'm waiting in line to use the shower in our busy little household as we get ready to go to church. It's a perfect time for me to get my head and heart in a right place where I am ready to meet God and fill up my internal hope tank for another week. I find it too easy to breeze into church, get a cup of coffee, sit down and let it happen.
I know that I need to position myself to be open to God and his love. I have to be ready to receive it. Here's a couple of the things I've been reading to help me with that this morning:
- Oswald Chambers from his devotional book My Utmost for His Highest writes about being Christ aware, rather than self-aware. I find it too easy to focus on circumstance of the present whether in politics or in the culture before I focus and be more aware of Jesus Christ and who he is, what he has done and continues to do.
- From the Twitter and Facebook feed of David Maier, president of the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod who sent this tweet this morning:
Maier shares a serious and very important point. I need to live more intentionally, particularly as I more firmly enter my senior citizen years. The clock is running on my life and I need to make each moment count. It' easy to get distracted.
It's my turn in the shower and then off to church.