What stands out in this passage to me today is this: "And all the people answered with one voice, 'Everything the Lord has said we will do.'”
I don't know about you, but I know that I far too often cry out with a loud voice, "I will do it!" Then I struggle to follow through. I might keep it up for a little while, but eventually other priorities push their way in and next thing I know, I've laid aside one good thing for another. Or sometimes, if I'm really honest, laid aside one good thing for something of very little worth.
This week, my prayer is that I will pray first about opportunities before I commit. That I will remember the wise, wise words of our pastor, JD Greear, "Not everything from heaven has your name on it, but something does." That I will look for the things that God is calling me to rather than settling for the things that sound fun, seem like a good idea, or that I feel as if I "ought" to be doing.
A good friend reminded me today of the saying, "Good mornings start the night before." So Good Night!