What moves you? Or perhaps it's better to ask "what should you be moved by?" In the last couple of posts, I've shared two things that I need to be intentional about. Things that are just too important to leave to chance. Because by nature I am really cruisey; very happy just to let life roll on by. Sometimes the relaxed approach to life is really handy, the old "water off a duck's back" routine. But there are things in life where you need to grab the proverbial bull by the proverbial horns and ride it into the sunset (preferably a proverbial one). I've ridden a mechanical bull once, but that's another story...
So we've been talking about things that need to "move" us. Things that we need to wake up to, and not just "cruise" along with. Another word we could use would be intentional. Deliberate. Purposeful. The first thing we spoke about was our approach to God. We have to be intentional in our approach to God. If you missed the first post, you can find it here.
The other thing I've found is that I need to be intentional about building my relationship with Janie. For those who don't know, Janie is my amazing wife with whom I've been privileged to spend the last 9 years of my life with.
I'm so much like my Poppy was...
I absentmindedly take another sip of my tall black filter coffee as I drive down toward my destination. I've just dropped Jonathan off at daycare. It's about 7 am, and I'm heading towards the church just to spend a little time in prayer. As I pull up at a set of traffic lights and take another sip of coffee, I notice the lady in the white Hyundai next to me takes a sip from her coffee. In the back seat, I see a car seat, much the same as mine, in the same position as mine: the back seat, left-hand side. I glance into my review mirror and notice the lady in the Volkswagen behind me take a sip of her coffee... and that she too has a car seat that looks the same as mine, in the same position as mine.
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