Day 28 ~ Controlling Control

How are we doing?

I so wish we could join a Zoom call and check in! Yesterday I was struck by all of the virtual connections people are making (I “attended” parts of at least six different church gatherings) and in some ways we are connecting more and better than ever before. But I’ve also noticed several voices dropping out of the virtual conversation and am mindful that all of the memes that say things like “Check on your brother’s wife; they are not OK!” are only funny because they find an edge of truth that we can all relate to.

I’ve seen this poster shared a few times in social media and think it’s so helpful I wanted to bring it here. Some people do better at isolation than others. We introverts aren’t effected outwardly as much as our extroverted friends and family, but don’t let that fool you. We have our control issues too!

I would add to this thoughtful list a couple more:

I can’t control how happy/well adjusted/spiritual my friends appear in the socials.

I can control how much time I spend scrolling and stay mindful that impressions are seldom the whole picture.

I can’t control being confined to my home and away from family/friends/co-workers…

I can control whether I choose to see this time as punishment or blessing and take advantage of the gift of time and freedom from the normal pace of life.

Jesus knows all about what it’s like to have control taken from him. In the coming days we will walk closely beside him and learn how he managed to remain faithful to God with every step, even when his heart grew anxious at the difficult journey ahead.

So today, at the start of a new week that probably won’t look exactly like last week or the ones that are yet to come, let’s take a moment and settle our hearts and let the truth of God’s word and the comfort that though we may not feel in control, God certainly is!

Courage for the day,

Shellie

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Keep Me In The Moment

Jeremy Camp

I’ve been thinking ’bout time
And where does it go
How can I stop my life from passing me by, I don’t know
I’ve been thinking ’bout family and how it’s going so fast
Will I wake up one morning just wishing that I could go back
I’ve been thinking ’bout lately, maybe
I can make a change and let you change me
So, with all of my heart this is my prayer
Singing oh Lord, keep me in the moment
Help me live with my eyes wide open
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
Singing oh Lord, show me what matters
Throw away what I’m chasing after
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
Keep me in the moment
Oh, keep me in the moment
Keep me in the moment
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
When I wake up in the morning
Lord, search my heart
Don’t let me stray, I just wanna stay where you are
All I got is one shot, one try
One go around in this beautiful life
Nothing is wasted when everything’s placed in your hands
Singing oh Lord, keep me in the moment
Help me live with my eyes wide open
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
Singing oh Lord, show me what matters
Throw away what I’m chasing after
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
Keep me in the moment
Oh, keep me in the moment (Keep me in the moment)
Keep me in the moment
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
I’ve been thinking about heaven
And the promise you hold
So, it’s all eyes on you
Until the day you call me home
Singing oh Lord, keep me in the moment
Help me live with my eyes wide open
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
(I don’t wanna miss, I don’t wanna miss)
Singing oh Lord, show me what matters
Throw away what I’m chasing after
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
Keep me in the moment
Oh, keep me in the moment
Keep me in the moment
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me
Keep me in the moment (Keep me in the moment)
Oh, keep me in the moment (Keep me in the moment)
Keep me in the moment
‘Cause I don’t wanna miss what you have for me (What you have for me)

Songwriters: Matthew West / Jeremy Thomas Camp / Jordan Douglas Sapp
Keep Me In The Moment lyrics © Capitol Cmg Paragon, Only In You Publishing, Songs By Jsapp

About Shellie

Welcome ~ I am a mom, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a dreamer and a writer. But most of all I am a woman of faith - I have a deep longing to know and love....God.
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