“By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.” Thomas Merton
We used to think that the sky was the limit until we pushed past it. Now we need to be updating our thinking at an alarming rate.
Last week, I attended a technology conference, which always sends my mind in multiple directions. In the end, I want to come away with a practical application that I can use daily, with a plan to extend my learning.
Technology and a changing world can make us feel that we, like Superman, are invincible. As I reflect on man and his goals, though, I’m reminded how we think we’re quite in charge of our own lives. In reality, we’re really not. Men have many plans, but God’s plans will outshine any of those according to His choice. Our best bet is to look up in the sky and beg a connection with this almighty one.
I’ve mentioned quite often a decision I’ve been working through this year. Last week, I put it to rest, and then it was re-opened again. As exciting as it is to think that I call the shots, the bottom line is that I don’t. I pursue them, but if I allow it, God will show me the plan in His perfect way. It is a different and enjoyable way to live life.
Tomorrow, the can of worms will open again. Whatever the outcome, for this decision, I’m at peace.
Are you connecting with God? How is He leading you in your daily decisions?