Daily Message

Controlling your mind….wait is that a squirrel…Search me oh God.

It’s Friday. I’m happy, I got some super exciting news yesterday, I feel blessed beyond measure, I slept decently compared to the last couple of weeks, there is no reason it shouldn’t be a solid day. I got a lot to do – important things. I got a book I need to finish, I got work and personal things I need to do; need to decide if I’m gonna pay to keep this blog of all things. I used to be able to just lock in an juggle all these things (and more), but it’s become harder each year, some days just impossible, and it’s just not there at the moment. My mind is everywhere….even by my normal standards; all of these things flowing in some manner or another in this whirlwind of thought. Some of my usual “tricks” aren’t working: planning work, deep breathing, repeating a verse, math in my head, pushups…..frustrating to say the least – like swimming upstream. And so, after 6 hours of a lot of activity and not a lot accomplished, I do the only thing that always works – prayer, find a scripture that pops into my mind/speaks to me, and hopefully – write about it, and maybe – it will bless someone else, while also clearing my mind. Why don’t I just do this first thing? Well, I kind of do…meaning, I start with a devotional of some sort – often I have a something to write, have an idea of what to say, typically, start writing – then feel pulled in other directions….. that’s probably why I have like 10 poorly written posts on here over 4 years instead of the 100’s in draft of some shape or fashion. “Search me Oh God”…. Psalm 139 is a powerful Psalm….I wonder what all was going on when David wrote it…and I’d like to dig deep into that here sometime….I have a lot of notes and research on it but not enough considering my interest, plus it’s kind of a neat story as to how I came to “find” this verse in the first place. Clearly he’s both seeking God’s direction and feeling attacked. “Search me, God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.” That’s not much of a lead in but that’s all I have for now, my mind just isn’t there….gonna do what I can do today and be at peace about it. Be like David and ask God to constantly “search you” you can read here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20139&version=NIV

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