Have you ever thought of an idea or or had a realization “striking you with lightning”? Well, the other day I was almost literally struck by lightning.
There was a break in a storm in my neighborhood of Lake Arrowhead in Waleska Georgia. So, I went out to take the trash. On the way back in, a strong bolt of lightning struck with a loud pop and sparks right beside me. I felt the energy course though my body. I ran in the house in a panic. As my mind struggled to come to terms with how closely I avoided random tragedy, I remembered just how fragile life can be.
Why does it take something as dramatic reminder as a lightning strike to compel me to walk with Christ as if it is my last day on Earth? The “busy disease” and “spiritual laziness” that plagues so many of us is not an excuse. I only need to pick up a bible to find clear instructions on this.
Proverbs 21:5– The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
Diligent means: having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.
In pondering this scripture I realized the essential question is: “Is it my work or the Lord’s?” As I work to excel in my role as Team Mom for Reinhardt Football or in my ministry is it His Voice that drives me? As I plan the family vacation to the nth degree have I remembered how blessed we are to have this experience?
Thought For The Day:
“Putting a daily godly sticky note on our hearts keeps the fear at bay.”
May our precious Lord cure the “busy disease” and combat the “spiritual laziness” we sometimes fall into.