Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Groundhog's Day every day.

Really, it is.

(This is how I feel every morning.)

The same thing, day in and day out with only a few switcheroos.

The change comes down to us.

What will we do with today that's an improvement on yesterday?
What will make this day stand out as different?

It's us. It's me.

I hate the fact that we can fight the same battles every day. I know it's not only me.
Today, I'd like to win one of those battles and not have to repeat the fight the next day. Not at all. I'd like a few things to be defeated in my life.

I'd also like to trust, love, and have more compassion (which we've heard all about) today. More than yesterday or the day before.

All those things really boil down to me. Not God. But me. He's given me all the tools I need to accomplish them all. I just have to put them in action.

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. - Ephesians 5:1-2