I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
~ Psalm 145:1 - 3
This morning I awoke to a number of thoughts. It is almost as if my brain was two steps ahead of my body, and my soul was somewhere between. It's funny how our mind, body and soul are connected, but yet are so separate at times from one another.
Sometimes we struggle to understand how these all may work together, but God knows each of us completely.
I guess that's why when there are days when we struggle to get our "whole self," working together, that we must seek out a way to trust that all will be well.
Sometimes the hardest thing about any day is learning to begin it by acknowledging that we must depend on God to somehow, "make it happen."
The way that we do this is really up to each of us. I know people who pray each morning, some even before their feet touch the floor. Some spend time with God as they make their way to school, or while sitting in traffic. I know for myself, spending that first hour of each day reading scripture and writing has become my time to allow for my mind, body and soul to catch up to one another so that when I walk out the door to head to my first appointment I feel ready to start the day.
Allowing our self to be wholly available to others begins with allowing our mind, body and soul to be wholly available to us.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.