Fixing breakfast, making sandwiches, writing checks for school while swilling coffee this morning. Like every morning, thinking about when I would accomplish the things that need to be done today. My guy tells me about a dream he had last night, and then about what he was reading this morning and what he was praying for. We connect for just a second, it’s going to be a very long day for him. As he is leaving the house he says,”Man, I wish I started everyday like this. Why do I forget so easily how good it is to get up early and read and truly pray?”
How about lying there after sex and exclaiming,”We should do this waaayyy more often!” The connection made is so much more than just sexual, it’s a way that you commune with that one most special person in your life….and yet sometimes it’s easier to just watch TV, read a book or fall asleep on the couch.
Have you ever dreaded a workout, put it off as long as possible….choosing to do anything but actually sweat? When you finally put forth the effort you feel strong and invigorated afterwards? All of the time for me.
Why do we forget? It can be so easy to allow other things to creep in and steal that time. These are the three areas of life that get pushed back during times of stress or just busyness for me, and I don’t think I’m the only one. The irony is that these are the same areas that scripture makes very clear we are to be intentional about. It’s part of the greatest commandment.
Love Your Neighbor.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, love your neighbor as you love yourself. There is no great er commandment than these.