I usually type these articles on Tuesdays. I’m most often out of the office on Mondays and so my normal mode of operation is to begin soon after our ministry team meetings on Tuesday mornings. I don’t usually have any agenda or preconceived idea when I sit down in front of my laptop. I just begin to try to put into words whatever it is that’s on my heart and in my mind at the moment.
On Tuesdays I’m thinking about our journey together as a church the previous Sunday. I’m thinking about worship. I’m thinking about conversations. I’m thinking about hearts and lives, people whose lives I am honored to walk along side of. Families whose journeys I am blessed to be a part of. I’m normally off or at least out of the office on Saturdays and Mondays and I read even more on those days. Especially in the mornings. And so on Tuesdays I’m processing whatever it is that I’ve been reading. On Tuesdays I think about what I have going on the rest of the week. What sermons and lessons I’m working on. What ideas and thoughts and Scriptures I still need for God to bring together. Praying for our Father to do what He does when He is real and present and active and revealed in the lives of His people.
What I love about Tuesdays is that everything is wide open. I have no idea what God is going to do but I know it’s going to be His design and His will. I simply strive to be open to Him and to just get out of His way.
Have you ever thought about what goes into baking a cake? It’s amazing anything that tastes good comes from that? Right? Eggs and oil and milk and flour and sugar all just dumped in and mixed up. But when it comes out of the oven, it’s a cake!
As we live life, all you and I can do is to strive to see to it that the ingredients are all there. Our task is simply to be faithful to God, and to live out our faith in the ways He has gifted us. But at the end of the day it’s God who makes anything happen. On Tuesdays, or any other day.
Glory to God!