Was it cold to you this morning? I got a chill that I could not seem to get rid of! I need to go outside and work on setting up for Sweet Treat, but I am not sure that I want to go out there again – at least not until it warms up a little! Feeling the cold and feeling it in such a major way got me to thinking about how much we don’t feel. When life is working as usual and everything is going the way that we like for it to go – we tend to feel very little. But let something change, even just a little bit and watch out – there are all kinds of feeling and our thoughts are shared freely.
I have not felt the cold in a while and so I have gotton used to the warmth and it has become comfortable to me. Now the cold comes and attempts to mess with and take away my comfort! My first thought is: “I can’t stand this cold!” My second thought is: “I am going to do all that I can to avoid it!” But wait just a minute – I like the cold weather! It puts a spring in my step, I seem to breath easier and I get to wear cloths that have been hanging in my closet looking lonely all summer long!
My problem is not what I feel! My problem is that I have not felt what I am feeling for a while and so I am not used to it and I am tempted to avoid and miss it, when I need to embrace and enjoy it! Our spiritual life is very much the same! We have an expereince that is not what we are used to and we are tempted to go to pieces, but when we stop for just a momnet and think about it, things are not near as bad as we might think! In fact, they might be better than we realize!
So – whatever is going on in your life today = embrace it and look forward to the journey that God has you on!