Right now. Right in the middle of the mess and press and confusion of everyday, ordinary life: that is where the rubber meets the road. Either I invite God into the mess and press and confusion of right-now, or I fend for myself. It’s my choice.
Yesterday, I fended for myself. I shouldered the weight of every problem. I raced from task to task, because getting things done was all up to me. By bedtime, I was exhausted and out of sorts, unfit company for anyone (including myself).
Today, I get a fresh start. I can practice inviting God into my sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life. I don’t have to carry today alone. That is very good news.
“Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God . . . .” Romans 12:2
“God does not force his presence on us. When lesser gods attract, God withdraws, honoring our fatal freedom to ignore Him.” Philip Yancey