FRIDAY, MAY 31
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 6:7-9 NIV
MAKING MEMORIES: OUR DAILY RHYTHM
C.S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity says “The real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger life come flowing in. And so on, all day.”
Lewis’ words still ring true today. We feel too busy to take time to hear from God. We seem to wake up in a hurry. In Deuteronomy 6 Moses encouraged families to make conversations about God a part of their normal routine. Moses said to talk about it when you’re sitting, walking, laying down and getting up. That was another way of saying as part of your normal living.
It may seem overwhelming to think about talking about God all the time with your family. However, I want to encourage you to start somewhere on a regular basis. Adam reminded us on Sunday to Recognize the Rhythm: Daily, Weekly, Occasionally and Annually. Maybe it’s at dinner time. Or after church talking about what God said to you. Maybe it’s before bedtime prayers. Maybe you can’t do it all but we can all do something.