After two weeks of indulging in holiday delights, I was excited to wake up yesterday morning to a new year. My excitement rapidly waned when I realized the coffee pot was vacant and the wireless internet was down. I could hardly look anyone in the eyes. How was I supposed to begin a day, much less a new year, without two of life’s morning essentials?
Well, making a fresh pot of java and PLUGGING THE ROUTER’S POWER CORD IN prevented any potential meltdown.
Oh, the conveniences we so quickly become dependent upon.
Lunch provided the traditional black-eyed peas and collard greens with my mom’s fresh ham. HEAVEN. And, I spent the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing meditating and rejuvenating the soul.
As I think about 2009 and any resolutions I may or may not keep, I am reminded to listen to my Father’s voice. It’s so easy to make our own plans. And, while planning is often essential and wise, I don’t want to miss the whispers. Resolving to take better care of my physical body is one thing. Resolving to be attentive to my spiritual well-being – well, that’s a whole other story.
I’m not as attentive as I probably should be every day. As a matter of fact, I have days where the first time I say God’s name is during my children’s bedtime prayers. He can handle it. He knows exactly where I am and still knows how many hairs are on my highlighted blonde head. That’s one of the amazing things about God. He knows everything single thing about us – even my calorie consumption yesterday. And, even when I fail to recognize His presence in my life, He still sits and waits with bated breath for me to call His name.
I hope He hears His name a lot more in 2009.