Thursday, March 10, 2011

03/10/11: Primacy of "God Time"

Yesterday's food:

03/09/11 Bed at 10:30 pm/up at 10:00 am
God time? No
[P] Salami
[P] Chicken
[V] Brussels sprouts
[V] X
[V] X
[F] Apple
[F] X
[F] X
[St] Brown rice
[St] Sweet potatoes
[D] Skim milk
[D] X
[Sn] SF/GF home-made muffins (x 2)
[Sn] SF/GF home-made muffins (x 2)
[Sn] Nightfood bar
[W] Four cups (including tea w/ creamer)

Good morning, everyone! It's 11:56 am EST right now, so I'm doing the limbo again with posting, LOL. Hope you all had a good night's sleep. I did, despite having insomnia until 3:00 am this morning. Blech. But I'm getting better at recovering from that instead of falling into a stupor all day. I've eaten most of my breakfast, showered and dressed, had my God time, finished half of my daily physical therapy exercises, and am now posting to the blog. Normally I wouldn't do half of that at all and wouldn't do the other half until about 3:00 or 4:00 pm. A spiritual mentor once told me that I have good bounce-back-ability. 'Bout time I used it, eh?

The same mentor taught me that the longest 18 inches I will ever travel is from the head to the heart. I would add that it's even a bit longer to the gut, where most of my transformation takes place. I was thinking about that this morning as I was reflecting on what I've learned about the Sabbath in the context of the actions I've taken so far with my household to start observing it beginning this Sunday.

As I prepare to give the Sabbath primacy in my week, I've been thinking more about my struggle with giving my God time primacy in my day. I know that when I seek time in God's presence early in the day, my entire day, and my attitude, are better. Yet, I do not do what I know is best for me to do. I get caught up in thinking that spending time with God in the morning will take time away from getting my work done, from being able to do this or that, etc. I forget that ALL things in my life stem from God and the quality of our relationship. Just as I would try to build a friendship with another human being, I must seek time with God, talk with him, and listen for his guidance, even when I don't "feel" like it, for this is the essence of loving oneself as well as another: doing what is best, what is most growthful, even when I don't want to do it.

To have a good day with God, try seeking His Good Orderly Direction in the morning!

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