I heard a quote recently that I thought was SOOO good, I wrote it down, (though short enough to remember.) I wanted to jot it in the back of my bible, (but I haven’t yet.) I think it good enough to place on the frig among the simple drawings in crayon, (so I will.)
The quote? “When life gets stupid!” Isn’t that so stinkin true! Life just gets crazy wild at times with family, friends, church, ministry, chores, phone calls, emails, grocery shopping, and track – on and on the list goes! Oh I have to add dusting. Since I don’t do it often, I feel better that it even made the list!
When life does get wild and our responses fill with stupid potential, often our stupidity takes it’s liberty and brings along a dear friend who’s name is chaos. What do we do with it (them) stupidity and chaos? Wisdom! Inviting the practical application of our God into our moment. I think James must have had a few of these days, he says “Those of you who lack wisdom ask…” (1:5) He goes on to say “Ask the lady at the check out stand.” No. Ask your very best buddy. Nope. FIRST, ask GOD! God, who gives generously. And there are indeed days, moments that we need to tap into God’s generous offer.
God WHAT is it You want in this very moment; HOW am I to respond, WHY do You have me here, WHERE should Your name be placed, WHO should I reach out to?
When life gets wild and stupidity smiles around the corner, we take a wise pause and invite God into our very moment. One wise guy wrote, “Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away…” (Solomon, Proverbs 4:5)
Slow’r down – ask God.
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love & good deeds.” – Hebrew 10:24)