Saturday, May 24, 2014

sweet spot

In many sports there is a "sweet spot" that makes the difference. There is a sweet spot on the bat that delivers the most power to the baseball. There is a sweet spot on the golf club face that transmits the power most effectively. The tennis racket carries the best force from the center of the strings. In our lives we may still be searching for our personal "sweet spot" where we feel we are really connecting the best with the challenges of life. Often we think that our best years....our sweet spot years...our out in front of us somewhere. Now that I am officially "over the hill" physically (when you are 61 years old and have grandchildren there is no way that you can claim to be young in any reasonable way...apart from eternity's scale), I realize that much of the "sweet spot" of my life is past. And as I look back it's not like I hit a lot of home runs, holes in one or aced a lot of serves. But the sweet spot of life seemed to come as each challenge was faced and the Lord showed up. It is sweet to experience the help of the Lord in the midst of living. So are you looking for the sweet spot of life to come somewhere down the road? Or are you expectant of the sweetness of the Lord to show up here and now (and often in the most unexpected of ways)?
Psalm 119:103 How sweet your words taste to me;
they are sweeter than honey.
Rob Smith

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