Sorry this is late. Some days unemployment means I sit around bored out of my mind. Other days it means I run around like a chicken with my head cut off helping everyone and thinking I can do everything because I don't have a job. Well, it's been a headless chicken weekend.
I love Mondays.
"Sure you do, Katie, you're unemployed and you had a busy weekend."
I heard that.
My busy weekend lasts until tomorrow, thank you. And I got up earlier today than I did all weekend.
But no, I love Mondays because all of my once-a-week devotions come out on Mondays. I think weekly devotion writers sit around and think, "Hum, Mondays would be a good day." I see the logic, but Mondays are a busy reading, inhaling day for me. ;-)
Do you ever have those days (or weeks) where God seems to speak through everything you read, every conversation you have? Those are my favorite. When I can sing, "This is My Father's World" and the line, "He speaks to me everywhere" rings true.
But, more often, that line feels like I lie on my lips. Devotions aren't inspiring, conversations are surface-level, and the world seems dry.
Whose fault is that? Mine? God's? The devotion writer? All of the above?
Just because what I'm reading doesn't jump off the page/screen and instantly into our hearts doesn't mean it's a waste. It doesn't mean God isn't using what we read. Sometimes they just take a little more thought.
I'm learning to ask myself: Why did God put this devotion in my path today? What does He want me to get from this scripture? Why is that song stuck in my head even though I haven't heard it in two weeks?
He uses those things we consider worthless or unrelated. How cool is that?
Learning to listen everywhere,