Devotions from Mark McMinn’s book, Finding Our Way Home
Spiritual remembering often gets lost with the routine of daily life. As we go to bed at night, we may find we forgot to remember God in the midst of our life’s daily demands. We can get caught up in schedules, expectations of others, without stopping to reflect on the most important matters of life.
The spiritual life calls us to slow down and create space to remember God in the midst of our lives. We become deeper, more reflective when we contemplate, sit still, pray, meditate or just take a nap. All these practices help us slow down and become more present to God, ourselves, and each other. The antidote to our superficiality is not to do more but in doing less and finding our spiritual center in the midst of life’s busyness.
The world tells us to speed up and step up and keep up. God whispers an invitation to slow down, to sit down, to center, to remember, to be bathed in grace and love, and to keep Him close to the core of our lives.
Jesus came to bring abundant life; we find abundance not by doing more things but by resting in the center of God’s love.
We have very little control over what happens in our lives, but we have a lot of control over hoe we integrate and remember what happens.
Let us remember God who is always with us and always will be!