April #jammed: Grace Studies.
Day 112: Unfocused focus.
There’s a slight epidemic of jittery kids in school right now. It’s a hot topic, and teachers are trying to tell us why. In the midst of all that’s required of our kiddos, they are missing out on some basic life requirements …kids have to move …a lot. They need to run, jump, play, dance, wiggle like maniacs, play tag, climb things and swing. Why doesn’t that fit into the curriculum anymore?
Today’s verse reminds us what to focus on. When we are looking to Him for what’s next, we move freely. How that looks on a grander, more societal scale …I don’t know, and I don’t think we’ll see it this side of heaven. Not all eyes are fixed on Jesus, and that calamity will play out until He comes back.
Life is set up on time. Without it, we’d be too prone to wander and get nothing done …yet with it we’re way prone to be task driven maniacs. The balance of life lies in the way it was created.
The Creator of time is in control of time, and by acknowledging that we take some the stress of managing it out of our hands and into His. The difference between too little and too much plays out different in each individual’s set of God-given dreams and goals. What works for one person simply doesn’t for person sitting next to them. When we learn to take our individuality to God for direction, He stretches each day’s minutes to fit all He’s intended.
It’s difficult to teach children how to cope with a system that they have to go through when it doesn’t jive with who they are. But they develop important coping mechanisms during those school-aged years. If you are parenting an extra jittery little person, make sure they get enough time to connect with who they are. Sports and playtime … the arts and reading … cooking and exploring nature …
Humanity, created as an expression of God’s love, is expressive! Without all of the unique ways we accomplish that, the world would be colorless.
Father, Praise You for Jesus. Thank You for giving us a living example to focus on and look to. We confess that we do not always look to You for answers, and pray that You bless the minutes in our days to include enough time with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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