DayBreaks for 8/25/17: Where Are My Keys?
Do you struggle to remember where you put your keys? Or glasses? Wallet or purse? Have you drive away from home and you just can’t remember if you locked the door, turned off the stove or shut the garage door? I have.
We struggle to remember things, don’t we? How long has it been since you brought to mind this past Easter and the power of that week for believers? I bet you’ve not given in much thought since it happened, have you? I haven’t. The busyness of life makes it hard to recall such things.
So, how can we remember “the week that was” and other such things? Wouldn’t it be great if we could live the power of that week all year long?
Maybe we can. Recall that on Palm Sunday Jesus came to town as King. He will do that again, you know. On Thursday, we recall the table and encourages us to love others as he has loved us. Friday is the day that we were freed from our debt. Sunday death was conquered and our own resurrection guaranteed. Now aren’t those things worth remembering all year, all life long?
So, how can we do that when we can’t even remember our keys?!!! It may be easier than you think. How about this: you have a phone with a calendar that has appointment and reminder capabilities. It’s great to use it to remember business meetings, calls, kid’s activities, etc., but we can put it to much greater use. The phone calendar wasn’t created just for the mundane. It is a gift from God to help us mark our days!
How about trying this:
THURSDAY: set a weekly recurring reminder for 10 minutes to ask yourself and the Spirit to reveal to you how well you’ve been doing in loving others and washing their feet?
FRIDAY: set a weekly recurring reminder for a 5 minute prayer time to celebrate your freedom from the debt of sin and the price that was paid so you could be free…forever.
SATURDAY: set a weekly recurring reminder for a 5-minute prayer time to pray for his return because you long for his kingdom to rule on earth even as it is in heaven.
SUNDAY: besides going to church (which should be a given), set an appointment for 30 minutes to recall his resurrection and coming return so you can recalibrate your soul for the coming week. It’ll help you remember what’s truly important.
You see, we can remember the “week that was” if we want to. We can make it part of our life’s rhythm. Let’s take the calendar on our phones captive and use them to look back, look ahead, and look within.
PRAYER: How quickly we forget about what really matters, Lord. Help us remember that all things were created by and for you (Col. 1:16), even calendars on phones. Help us put such seemingly mundane things to uses that are worthy of your name! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright by 2017 by Galen C. Dalrymple. ><}}}”>