This morning I started a physical revival in my life… at least that is the goal. For some time I have been telling myself that I needed to get back into a routine of walking in the mornings. It is always easy to find an excuse for putting it off. Oh, it is cooler here than where I used to live… it rains more here… there are too many dang hills! Ha! I know that is the truth but a greater truth (speaking about the life which we live in the body) is that the older you get, the more important some sort of regular exercise is to you. Anyway, this morning I started an effort to regain that part of my life. I am not ready for the glue factory yet, mind you, but I don’t have the pep that I used to have.
Ok, as is my habit… when I walk like this, I generally listen to some upbeat music as I go and I also prayerwalk and do my best to open my mind up to whatever God would want to impress upon me. I like a lot of different styles of music. You may already know that about me. I listen to everything from Toby Mac to the Kingsmen. This morning I was listening to a song by Toby Mac that always hits me with a sense of urgency. The song is called “City on Our Knees” and a line in it says… “If ya gotta start somewhere, why not here? If ya gotta start some time, why not now?” Lately that is exactly the way I feel… I want to do more but then certain realities start to frustrate you… like, oh well, I can’t speak the language. Or, no… there is not enough money in the budget to pay people to translate for you. It is a very vicious circle. I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.
This morning as I was walking, I went to some new streets and byways and I got stuck in dead ends a couple of times. Oh, well that isn’t a big deal you say? Not really… unless those streets are uphill at about a 45 degree slope! WHEW… this makes the journey a little more intense… kind of like the ministry journey I am on now. Sometimes you follow a path and you hit a dead end. Sometimes you expend a lot of energy doing it and there seems to be very little reward for the effort. Maybe someone somewhere is telling you to not try and do this in your own power. Yes, we do forget sometimes and it should be obvious to us, that we cannot accomplish any good thing (that will last) without the Father blessing it. If we are the master architect, then eventually the house will crumble… but if God Almighty designs it and ordains it, well… we will have something everlasting and beautiful. To wrap up this article, let me simply say… Father, help me to do what I should and give you room to work in what my hands find to do whether it be here in Brno or elsewhere… amen.
Sorry to ramble… thank you for reading.