You’ve probably heard the phrase a thousand times, “you never know!” With all the variables that are at work surrounding your daily choices you may always wonder, “Is it right?” “Did I choose well?” – Whether you are deciding how to use your time, how to respond to your daughter or son, or even how to react to hard news from a friend or employer. You may try to anticipate the outcome and attempt to shape your action to control it. May I urge you, however, to treat each moment as a gift from God. Embrace it fully and act authentically in it. Don’t be distracted by attempting to second guess your decisions and manipulate your circumstances. Your goal is to reflect Christ well in each moment trusting that the Lord of your life will weave those authentic moments together in a beautiful tapestry of wholeness that gives your life meaning. If you have any prayer requests, our Prayer Partners would love to pray for you. Just send me a note and I’ll invite them to pray. And I hope you will connect with other graduate and professional students at: www.facebook.com/groups/apusoulquest. Blessings, Kevin
It may be pouring rain at your house as you leave for work or school. And it’s hard to believe that the sun is actually shining anywhere nearby. But as you arrive at the campus or in your parking lot at work, you look around and suddenly realize that there is no rain; everything is dry, and the sun is actually out! It’s what the weatherman calls “scattered showers”.
Your life is much more than the isolated shower you might be living under right now. Sure, school might be particularly tough; a relationship at work may be challenging; or anxiety about one of your children has gripped your heart. But that isolated shower does not mean that everything in your life is gloomy. Think about the blessings God has put in your path – your job, the encouraging word from a friend, the reminder of Jesus’ proximity to you. All of those things are God’s way of reminding you that His grace is at work all around you – even though you may be under an isolated shower for the moment.
I trust your week is beginning as beautifully as the weather! Have you even noticed? Don’t miss it. With all you have going on, you may be breathless just trying to keep up with your schedule — work, kids, home, school, social life. In it, you may find your mind is one or two steps ahead of your body, always anticipating what you need to do next. May I urge you to find God in the present. Let your mind be where your body is. In that moment, God wants to give you abundance. If you are with family, savor it. If you are studying, embrace it. If you are at work, throw yourself into it. Let the Present be sacred, for it is a gift of God to you. If you have a prayer request, please feel free to send it to me. Our Prayer Partners will pray for you! Blessings on you today, Kevin