After i dropped my kids off at school this morning, i did something i never do. i took the long way home, (and by long way, an extra 3 minutes). You know what, it was beautiful! All the fall leaves changing colors, and blowing in the wind. Just watching it all made me feel so lucky to be alive, and experience this moment.
We get so used to doing things our way, going the same route everyday. i think we forget that there are other routes too.
i don't know about you, but sometimes i feel like i'm trying to shove a square shape, in a circle opening with my faith. But do i try it another way? No! Why? Because thats the way i do it. if our way isn't working, why not take a different view, another route. it might be a little longer, but the view might be nicer too.
1 Corithians 12:6 "There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work."
Let's not get so caught up in logistics, that we can't embrace new ways of doing things. We are all individuals, and we all learn differently. Philippians 3:15 "All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you." Change is ok. it's great, because it means we are growing. i certainly don't know it all.
Dear Lord, i pray you let me know when to change route. Don't let me get stale in my walk with you. Thank you for the christian friends you have placed in my life. i pray God you bless those who read this, and show them the beautiful new route to try, if even for only today.
Thank you Lord, amen.