I love fall, the changing of the leaves and the wonderful colors that surround us. The smells of warm apples and fresh baked foods replace the smells of grilling and I am happy. And yet the fall also means back to school and "back to life" and often it means falling out of practice.
You see when life gets busy we easily get so caught up in the goings that we forget about the comings. We fail to remember to look up to God and we fail to take time out of the busy for ourselves.
Just look at my blogging. I haven't been on here since the end of August! And a lot has happened we went on a family vacation, we had school start up, we had two of our craft sales and we had numerous pastoral ventures to attend. We have been busy. We have been so caught up in the new routine of life and school and everything else we haven't taken much time to just enjoy being together, because we are always somewhere or doing something.
But it isn't about just living life in the everyday. It isn't about just accepting life as it comes and taking it one day at a time. That isn't the life of a Christian. That isn't the life God is calling us to have. God is calling us into relationship to forge a new idea of "just living" not one in which we mindless move through the motions but instead one in which we mindfully live. We are called outside the cocoon that it is easy to make for ourselves and fly free like the butterfly.
We are not called to fall into the business of life that we forget the realities of God around us. We are not called to fall into the trap of forgetting about God. We are called to live each day for our God. So I challenge each of you to think about how you are living your life every day for God.
How can you spring up from your trap?