Devotional March 16, 2017

Numbers 31 | Numbers 32 | John 9:18-41

 

Hey guys, I hope you are doing well on this cold and chilly Thursday! It is around the 40’s here in Florida, so you know I have my coat and scarf on. Any under the 60’s it pretty much is required here in Florida.

Baby Saige had her appointment yesterday and she is weighing in at 11lbs 8oz. She has gained over 6oz in just a week. She is definitely trying to catch up to her brother and sister. Overall she is doing well, we just had to make some adjustment to her formula, as we are transitioning her from breast milk to formula. The twins are the twins. They are doing amazing. I took a bunch of funny videos on Instagram of them dancing and acting goofy.

As for me, I have been good. Still feeling a bit congested, but overall well. For about a week and half I have been taking my mother-in-law and the twins to school early in the morning. There school is in Lake Mary, so that trip is about 30 minutes. I have had to wake up and be ready earlier and still have not been able to get into a routine because of it. My prayer life has been subpar these days. I do my best in the car as I am driving back from Lake Mary, but to me it just doesn’t feel like my best.

I am a very routine type of guy. I do enjoy living on the edge and spontaneous, but I prefer structure. In some ways this is good and some ways it is not. Good because structure is good. It keeps me accountable and stable. You know where, when and how you will perform on a day to day. The bad is that if anything comes up, kids, sickness, travel, etc. it throws you off and anything aside from your normal, in your eyes is not the best or good enough.

Life will happens. Meaning that everyday something different could come and disrupt the flow, but it is not a bad thing. I have to change my perspective and look at it as an opportunity, not a problem or bad thing.

Does life happen to you? It happens to all of us. Things don’t go according to plan. I am learning to maximize what is before me. If I can’t pray at home on my knees because I am rushing in the morning, then I will pray in the car. If I can’t read the word first thing in the morning, then I will read it at lunch or even before bed. If you can’t fulfill your commitment today, fulfill it tomorrow. If you break your diet today, get right back on tomorrow. Don’t sweat it.

Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Do what you can with what you have and let God handle the rest. Each day will bring its own trouble, so set structure, but be ready for a little disruption – especially if you are a parent.


Application

What areas in your life do you feel need more structure? If you already have your areas structured, then have you gone through seasons of disruption? Where nothing is going according to plan.

How do you face it? What advice could you give for these types of days or even season?