Do you ever feel too busy to stop and smell the roses? I did today. I had a busy morning and I rolled out of bed with things to do. I kind of like it that way but I realized later that I had forgotten my morning prayer. It really gives me direction and a better attitude if I take just a few moments out of my morning to quietly speak to God. I took care of it in the shower. That’s the next best place for me to pray. I feel alone and interrupted. Well, most of the time. If it’s not the dog coming in or the kids needing to ask me a question. But essentially, I usually feel alone and can concentrate while I’m showering. But once I’ve made it a habit or part of my morning ritual, I feel lost if I haven’t done it or didn’t have time.
I have several apps on my phone that I refer to for a pick-me-up throughout the day. Today as I had realized my routine was a bit off, I read the passage from biblegateway.com
Ephesians 5:1 – 2
Wake Up from Your Sleep Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.
I’ve read several books in my adult life that have had resonating topics. Love is one of them. And not love as in how you feel about someone or if you’re IN love with someone. Love as a gesture. A friend on Facebook always says “Be Love today” in a daily status. That’s it. I love that. Be love. Do unto others as you would have done to you. Be nice and do nice things for people. You’ll get nice things done to you in return. Nice things can mean anything as simple as a smile to complex as helping someone move or donating money for someone in need. The gesture of love is everything. If you only have love based intentions in everything you do, you can only have positivity in your life.
I think it’s a good lesson to Love like that.