Thursday, May 29, 2008

Any Old Thing

The Lord is my white-out, my post-it note, my thumb drive. My God is my white-out, by whom all my sins are erased... Hmmm. Just doesn't have the same ring as David's song in 2 Sam. 22...

2 Sam. 22:1-4 – “David sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2He said: ‘The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; 3my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior-- from violent men you save me. 4I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.’”
David was sitting around the rocky hills of his hideout with his band of merry men, and he started looking at the ordinary things around him. Rocks, shields, his fortress - and he began to interpret God in his everyday surroundings.
Okay, try it. How is God like a post-it note? How is God like a computer thumb drive? You don't know what that is? Well, pick something else, but look around your ordinary life, and find something to contemplate. Here are a few ideas:
  • God is like my water bottle: He brings me refreshment.
  • God is like my coffee cup warmer plate: He maintains those things that bring joy to my life.
  • God is like my cell phone: He's with me wherever I go.
Now, this may seem silly to you, but think about the good things this simple little exercise accomplishes. It makes us think about the Lord throughout the day, and it also stretches our minds to contemplate aspects of God we might not have considered before. I'll bet if David had a cell phone or post-it notes, his Psalms would have sounded much different - but the praise sounds just as sweet to the Lord.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a crazy picture!! Leave it to you - but I certainly have to LOVE your creative idea of thinking about how God is like something in my life, to help us
dwell on Him more during the day.

What comes to mind is my dear husband - who loves me all the time,
no matter what. I know God does that in greater ways, though he gets befuddled with me, as my hubby does, they both still love me, in spite of me. How thankful I am for that!

Thanks again for your practical ideas that help me 'see' life in clearer ways because of the perspective you stir in me.