Wednesday, April 16, 2008

thinking outside the sphere

Habits and routine are great characteristics of our brain.  Familiar tasks are handled quickly, really without conscious thought, because we've done them thousands of times.  This saves a great deal of energy (Tying our shoes, finding the light switch in the dark, getting off the right exit for work, etc.).  Sometimes we let routine carry us so much that we fail to allow fresh thought and new approaches to enter and life can seem stale.  I think there is a part of our experience that does well to "reinvent" each new day.  Just as the Lord has combined marvelous routines of seasons, growth cycles, tides and phases of the moon with unique occurrences like solar eclipses and comets passing, so we need to allow the opportunity for unique and special events and opportunities in our lives.  Routine and habit should free us for fresh experiences with the Lord.  When it comes to living on this earthly globe, sometimes we need to "think outside the sphere".
Psalm 33:2 Praise the LORD with the harp;
         Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
 3 Sing to Him a new song;
         Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Rob Smith

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