I don’t have cable. There I said it! I don’t have cable because I discovered that with rabbit ears and internet I can get all of the basic local channels and Netflix, Hulu, and other free channels as well.
I have to admit that Netflix allows me to watch many movies and original shows…. without commercials! Initially, I realized that I could sit and watch TV uninterrupted! I loved it! It was great! No commercials means, no waiting to see the next scene, and it cut down on my viewing time by at least 10 minutes per movie or show. But, then I noticed that I couldn’t make my little “runs” that I used to make, you know – to go to the bathroom, get a drink refill or grab a little snack. Although, I had the remote so that I could pause the program, it seemed to me that I enjoyed the commercials for what they offered – a limited time for a break that would keep me focused on completing the task and achieving the goal!
Have you ever experienced interruptions in your life that seemed bothersome or just plain inconvenient? Sometimes life’s interruptions are really much needed commercial breaks!
Psalm 46:10 tells us “Be still and know that I am God!” We think of being still as not moving, but actually the Hebrew definition is to stop striving and to surrender.
When is the last time that you took a break from the busyness that is your life and surrendered your will to God? How often do you stop striving for “things” or just keep going because you have so much to do?
I encourage you to take a commercial break in your life and refocus on what God has for you. Have a planned interruption and reconnect daily with the Lord. You will be pleasantly pleased that as you draw near to God He will draw near to you (James 4:8)
Don’t worry, taking a break won’t interfere with what you are trying to accomplish, it will only clarify your direction. Just be still – He is still God!
As I was walking my dogs this morning, I noticed that they would walk a few steps, then turn to see how far back I was from them. If I was too far, they would walk back towards me, if I was close enough for their comfort they would keep on walking. Their actions impressed upon me that they wanted to make sure where they were according to ME. They knew that if they went too far I would pull the retractable leash and they would have to walk at my heel until I thought that they got the “message” to keep close. But, they knew also that if they kept their eyes on me during the walk that they could walk with a certain amount of freedom to the end of the leash. They could sniff and seek as much as they wanted too.
Do you walk with your eyes on the Lord? How far do you stray before you “check in?” Do you wait until He pulls the leash before you respond? How many times does God have to pull you in on your walk? Do you stay close to Him or does he have to give you the “lesson.”
As Christians we should check in with God before he has to pull the leash and remind us that we have gone too far. Instead of calling our BFF’s we should GOOK – Get On Our Knees - and seek what thus sayeth the Lord!
As liturgical dancers we must check in during every process of creating dances for the Lord! From garments, to music, choreography and your scriptural foundation, we must seek God!
How is your daily walk/dance with the Lord? Have you checked in with Him lately? Do you keep your eyes on Him?
“Delight yourself also in the LORD: and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” (Psalms 37:4-5)
Make a new commitment to God today. Delight yourself in meeting Him daily as you commit this day and all your ways to Him!
Blessings in AbunDANCE!
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