What determines how you live and use life Monday through Saturday? What values determine what you do, what principles determine who you are, what motives govern your decisions? Do you just follow the routine and go through the motions of the daythe Monday routine, the Thursday routine, the Saturday routine? Do you have to know what day it is to know what you are supposed to do? Or, is your life just a constant blura continual running and trying to catch up with what you should do next?
At times we are so trapped by our right now schedules, we forget who we are. We have a hat rack for job hats, school hats, extracurricular hats, fun hats, and social hats. We live in the hope of having a hat for the occasion. Our lives can be a reaction to the momentary situation instead of deliberately being who I am.
If the situation determines who we are and what we do, likely several things determine our identity and actionssociety, expedience, the need at the moment, the opportunity of the moment, the desire of the moment, the over-powering influence of the moment, the chance to escape, etc.
If that is your way to seek to survive, what is your Sunday routine? Is Sunday a situation that demands that you blow a kiss in the direction of religious responsibility so you can say, We are not complete pagans!? Is Sunday your attempt to let the sleeping giant (God) sleep, so you can tiptoe around Him and not attract His attention?
There are basic things the giant (God) wants for you, and He is not asleep! He wishes to teach you who you are and how to live so you can experience lifes fullness. Make Sunday a thank-you time spent with your spiritual family to count blessingsthe end of a week, well spent because you continue to be a you that youand othersrespect.
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