I have been pondering the daily of living. About how we get sucked dry, sucked into drama, suckered by distractions instead of Living full out in our strengths. My favorite Bible teacher, John Dee, calls it reality with a little “r”, as opposed to God Reality with a big “R.” He says that the Big R is much more real than the little r. So I want to be conscious of that and press into God Reality without getting stopped by the daily junk. But how do we do that?
If we are not careful, we will become like hamsters on wheels trying to figure out how to do life full out and still get laundry done. (Can I get an “Amen, Sister”?)
Still there is a focused living that Jesus did so beautifully. He knew what He was about. Um, that would be saving the world. Yet He was so connected to His Father, so empowered by the Holy Spirit, He didn’t have to freak out in the day to day. And when He got tired, He “withdrew to a solitary place to pray.”
Even as I write this, I know that is what I need. Time with God. Nothing will bring more big R Reality to my life that time in His presence. How about you? What reality are you living in today?
I’m off to find a solitary place, right in the middle of my daily drama. Come Lord Jesus.