By Randi Spearman
I didn’t write any blogs this week, I want to say, “Life is getting back to normal.” But since when is normal being so busy that I don’t give God His time? That might have been the “norm” 4 years ago, but not now.
Yesterday I walked into Wal-Mart and walked straight for where the office supplies used to be…I walked with a purpose…like I knew what I was doing. Of course they’ve rearranged the store after 4 years, so I was still walking aimlessly, but it felt normal…like I go to Wal-Mart all the time. So my shopping “skills” are getting back to normal.
At work I am on the computer all day and I’m remembering all the short cuts and how to navigate around. So my computer “skills” are getting back to normal.
My eating “skills” are definitely getting back to normal…which is a very bad thing cause I had horrible eating habits, considering I had an illegal weight loss supplement (Meth.) I could eat fast food every day and get away with it…I guess that’s not normal. Which brings me to my question. What is normal? And what do I want my “norm” to be now that I am living in Christ?
Sitting here with my Bible in the early morning hours is normal for me. Waiting patiently for God to make the next move is normal to me, although it doesn’t feel normal and it is hard. Normal is getting lost in the music…losing myself in worship to the One Who is worthy of my praise.
What is normal to the world is not the norm in the life of a Christian. We are a “chosen generation, a Royal Priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people.” (1 Peter 2:9). Therefore, we should set our minds on the things above and base our norm on what pleases the heart of God.It’s not been an easy thing. It’s much easier to get wrapped up in the busyness of life and put off what is really important.
Lord, help me to keep my eyes fixed on You. May I never forget that You set me apart as Your own. I am no longer of this world, therefore, the normal things of the world are abnormal to me. I want to keep You first in my life and everything else will find its place…as long as You are the center!