Sitting in front of a computer screen for almost three hours. Toggling between translations: NIV, NLT, The Message. Two cups of coffee, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Gmail. Facebook. A load of clothes in the dryer. I go old-fashioned and pull out a pen and paper, jotting down key words:
Small, God loves, set apart …
Distracted by menus and resisting urges to make a last-minute grocery list next to words Deuteronomy 7.
Lord, quiet my thoughts.
5:02 and birdsong queued, playing outside the window. Sky lightens.
Unfailing love. Remember what he did. Remember miracles and wonders …
I’m feeling the swell of the day push me along.
God is among you and he is great and awesome. (Deuteronomy 7:21b NLT)
My Friday morning temperament meets God’s unchanging character.
1 Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
2 Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God. (Psalm 90:1-2, NLT, emphasis mine)
I grab word handfuls overflowing of Him, His whispers, to face the day.