Friday, September 13, 2013
Dear God...I'll take your regular
Today I have an appointment with the doctor. It's just one of those "regular" yearly kind of appointments which for me is anything but regular since I haven't been to one in more years than I care to admit. It just got me thinking about the word regular, a word we use without much thought.
Regular isn’t really one of my favorite words. It's not that I don't like it. Now, there are some words I don’t like. Most of them are four letter words. You know like, hurt, pain, ouch, etc. Got ya didn’t I? No the word regular just doesn’t provoke excitement or anticipation or expectation. It’s more like same old, same old or just the norm. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Some people like things regular. Some people, my hubby, Lawrence for example, don't want you messing with their regular. He won't even think about trying flavored coffee. Recently we were told about a new restaurant that had "gourmet burgers." His reaction to the news was I don't want someone messing up my burger. He just knows what he likes and that's OK.
Now I don’t know about you but my life is anything but regular. There are times when I would gladly welcome a regular day, whatever that is. In my mind it would be smooth, no emergencies, maybe a few “situations” I like to call them, but nothing really major, just a nice day with nothing out of the ordinary. Right, good luck with that. As if having a husband, six kids, 17 grandchildren and 2 dogs equals ordinary. If my life is anything it’s certainly not boring. But then as regularly happens God reminds me of His word.
Hebrews 13:8 tells us Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. God never changes. He is the same every day. His love, his mercy, his grace, his favor, his promises are ours on a regular basis. His mercies are new every morning and He loads us daily with benefits. (Lamentations 3:22 & Psalm 68:19) Wow, that gives new meaning to the word regular. It's God's plan for us, our new normal, experiencing His goodness every day on a regular basis. That's my hope for you today friends.
So the next time you are having “one of those days” take a little prayer break and pray this simple prayer, Dear God…I’ll take your regular. You'll be glad you did!