"First, God. God is the subject of life. God is foundational for living. If we don't have a sense of the primacy of God, we will never get it right, get life right, get OUR lives right. Not God at the margins; not God as an option; not God on the weekends. God at center and circumference; God first and last; God, God, God." - Eugene Peterson, from "Introduction to Genesis,"
The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language
It's pretty easy to do the opposite, isn't it? To put God in the margins of our life, on the back burner, in the "on deck circle." Always at arms length and easy to grab when needed. But seldom the epicenter of all we are and all we do. It's a lot easier to figure out what MY will is for ME and then try to wrap God's will around that, rather than starting foundationally with God's Will and then grafting in the things of me. That's my prayer for today and every day. Three fleeting bullet points that sort of relate ...
- Jami Smith's song "Be The Centre" is resonating in my head and is my mantra for the day;
- "In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence" - Isaac Newton, English physicist, 1642-1727
- Brief interview with Lee Strobel, author of tons of stuff, but most recently The Case For A Creator; interview can be read by clicking here
For what its worth...