The Other 167

What if I only showed love and care for my wife on the days that Hallmark said I had to?  Let's see that would be Valentine's day, Christmas, her birthday, our anniversary, and Mother's day.  So if I can pick out the perfect card and the perfect gift and nail it on those 5 days of the year I can spend the other 360 days however I want to and life is good right?  Uh, yeah, don't think so.  You know I am no expert in loving my wife (I have blown it way more times than I've gotten it right), but I have started to discover that sometimes it's the random Monday in January or the Saturday morning in April or the Wednesday night in September that matters more than the days that Hallmark says matter.  Maybe what matters is the little phone call you make just because or the chik-fil-a burrito you drop off because you thought about her or taking over the bath, pj putting on, teeth brushing, story reading, prayer time routine when she's exhausted.  

I think loving God is like that.  The expected time of 'worship' is on Sunday morning during the 'worship' songs and of course Christmas and Easter but what about the other 167 hours in the week?  What if we took times throughout our day to thank God for His blessings, provision and protection in our life?  What if we treated people with the dignity that He created them with when we're out and about or at work?  What if we occasionally turned off talk radio and just had a moment in our car to listen to a worship song or two and refocus our thoughts?  What if we started giving a little more than we were receiving?  I think these would all be powerful little worship moments throughout our day.  Romans 12:1 in the Message paraphrase reads "1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering..."  Let's do that today!

in Christ,

Brian