The dryer bell goes off and I begin to fold the sheets and towels. As I fold the pillow cases, one of them is totally inside out, which is not the way they went into the wash or the dryer.
How does that even happen?
One minute I am folding laundry and the next my thoughts are weaving.
As I turn the pillow case right side out, I realize our lives are much like the pillowcase. They can become inside out without our even realizing it.
In these times we are living, we are faced with decisions and choices each and every day. Varied opinions surround us on every side. They vie for our attention, their voices loudly shouting, until we are turned every which way and often, inside out.
So how are we to live?
The question lingers in my thoughts for much of the day until the answer comes in the form of a song …
Â “O God, you are my God, and I will ever praise You.
I will seek You in the morning, and I will learn to walk in Your ways,
And step by step You’ll lead me.
And I will follow You all of my days.”
(Step by Step by Rich Mullens)
The song is an old favorite and gives us wisdom for navigating these days so we are not turned inside out:
- Seek Him in the morning. The psalmist made a point of spending time with God before the start of the day. “O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly”
(Psalm 63:1, NASB). A few minutes to center our hearts and minds on God and His Word will sustain us over the challenges each day.
- Learn to walk in His ways. “Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths” (Psalm 25:4, NASB). When we ask the Lord to make His ways known to us, we are asking Him to show us His will. As He reveals His will, He alone can teach us His truth, rooting and establishing us so we become a people who are stable and unwavering.
- Follow Him for all of our days. “I wait for your salvation, Lord, and I follow your commands” (Psalm 119:166, NIV). As we wait on Him, we continue to follow and obey Him. “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps” (1 Peter 2:21, NASB).
In these days of questions and uncertainties, the psalmist David brings us this reminder: “My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me” (Psalm 63:8, NASB).
As we cling to God,
God is faithfully holding onto us.
Lois Flowers titled her post with the question: Does the World Really Need Our Stories? Be sure to read her post to discover the answer, for parts of our stories truly do matter.
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