Tomorrow is the first day of Fall.
I love Fall.
My favorite season by far.
It reminds me:
“Seasons come and seasons go.”
It is part of life.
It is the way life works.
Heck, if the earth does it, why should we expect people to not experience seasons?
Half in/half out
Full on Lamentations 3 stuff -
(that the Byrds made famous by the way)
Just as seasons come and go,
Priorities do also.
Priorities - everyone has them, like everyone has a diet.
Your diet is what you eat.
Your priorities is what you do.
And sometimes priorities change
Nothing wrong with that.
What I would like to draw attention to is this:
When our priorities do not align with our deepest beliefs and values.
When there is incongruence between what we say matters most and what actually matters most
Because what matters most to us - really - those are our priorities.
Priorities are what we do.
My prayer today, Psalm 25:
My head is high, God, held high;
I’m looking to you, God;
No hangdog skulking for me.
3 I’ve thrown in my lot with you;
You won’t embarrass me, will you?
Or let my enemies get the best of me?
Don’t embarrass any of us
Who went out on a limb for you.
It’s the traitors who should be humiliated.
4 Show me how you work, God;
School me in your ways.
5 Take me by the hand;
Lead me down the path of truth.
You are my Savior, aren’t you?
6 Mark the milestones of your mercy and love, God;
Rebuild the ancient landmarks!
7 Forget that I sowed wild oats;
Mark me with your sign of love.
Plan only the best for me, God!
8 God is fair and just;
He corrects the misdirected,
Sends them in the right direction.
9 He gives the rejects his hand,
And leads them step-by-step.
10 From now on every road you travel
Will take you to God.
Follow the Covenant signs;
Read the charted directions.
Peterson, E. H. (2005). The Message: the Bible in contemporary language (Ps 25:1–10). NavPress.
Strength and courage,