Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Part of my overall wellness initiative for 2013 is to take time at the beginning of each day to meditate and reflect. Iíve found that when I donít my days seem more scattered and less focused. Iím inclined to succumb to impulsive eating and some of those negative voices that only hold me back.
This morning, when I completed my meditation, I opened my Bible to Isaiah Chapter 50. Donít ask me why. I believe what I read each morning is what I am meant to read for that day, ponder the thought and integrate it into my life. Questioning why Iím reading what Iím reading just wastes valuable time. When I reached Verse 10 and 11 I kept reading it over and over:
None of you respect the Lord
or obey his servant.
You walk in the dark
instead of the light;
you donít trust the name
of the Lord your God.[a]
11 Go ahead and walk in the light
of the fires you have set.[b]
I sat back in my chair and looked around my office for a few minutes. I looked at all the ďfiresĒ Iíd light. I started to feel that instead of simply trusting, I was creating a reality and an existence based on what everyone else was doing and not me. Those words ďGo ahead and walk in the light of the fires you have setÖĒ stung me. The fire I light will eventually extinguish and Iíll be left in the dark. My own devices havenít worked in the past, why should they work now. A wise man once said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Maybe thatís what Isaiah was trying to tell me this morning. Maybe my well-built pyre and carefully distributed flames weren't as the modern parlance suggests ďgetting it.Ē
Iím no scripture scholar nor have I studied theology and the like. Iím not a preacher or even wise for that matter. God is personal to me and the more I trust Him the more comfortable I am having Him around. He guides me and then takes a step back so I can make my own choices.
For some reason I felt compelled to share this insight with you. I hope you enjoy it.