The Routine of Living

Tuesday, July 9, 2002  5:00 a.m.

Dear Diary,

Well, it begins; back to the grindstone.  Vacation is over. The 4th of July is over.  Picnics are over and I’m 5 pounds fatter.  The diet begins.  Isn’t it funny how life goes on regardless of what little interruptions take place.  Everything eventually settles back down into an even keel.  We can only be on the fast track for a little while.  We can only be on the mountain top for a short time, then all must return to the everyday routine of living.  But a vacation wouldn’t be a vacation if we had one every week.  A Picnic wouldn’t be a picnic if we had one everyday.  Life is made up of things ending and other things beginning.  We can’t stay on the mountain top forever.  Yet, it is from the mountain top that we receive the strength to endure in the everyday mundane of life.  So often we expect God to use us in some great way, but as Oswald Chambers said, “God reveals Himself in me, and I serve Him in the ordinary ways of life.”

Thought for Today:  “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

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