Daily Delight

Monday, March 7, 2016

A sticky note on my bathroom mirror greets me each day as I rub the sleep from my eyes and brush my teeth. It is a memo from my well-intentioned past self, who had high hopes that my future self would take a moment to read and reflect on it, if even for a brief moment every day.

Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in Your ways. - Psalm 119:36 & 37 (ESV)

It is beautiful. It is absolutely my heart’s desire, but on the mornings that I actually take the time to look at that note and let the words soak in, I remember why it is so easy for me to let that small paper rectangle blend into the mirror and become an object for me to ignore. That is a tall order that I am not sure I can deliver on, so it is easier to pretend it is not there.
But my past self does not let me off the hook so easily; when I walk to my breakfast table, I see that she has framed a lyric from one of my favorite hymns hanging above it: Bind my wandering heart to Thee. 

Incline my heart to Your testimonies? Bind my heart to You? Oh my goodness. I really opened a can of worms here.

What does that look like in my life? What will I be getting myself into if I do that? Are You going to ask me to do something crazy or scary? How is this done? What do You want from me?
My countless questions rapid-fire into His ears until I am out of breath, and then He calmly answers me with a question of His own.

Do you trust Me?

That simple, and loving question stops me dead in my tracks every time. With it, He shows me that I’ve allowed fear to confine me.

I think that my comfort and keeping things the way that I like them allows me so much freedom, but that is a lie. If I truly trust Him, my fearful heart will be quieted and I will see miracles and wonders beyond anything I could ever imagine.

I have limits, He does not.

I am still working on this. I need this reminder everyday of my life. I have a feeling that I will always have a sticky note hanging somewhere to remind me that my life is not my own; it is meant for Him and His glory. 

About the Author

Kelli Galpin≫ ≫Like any good introvert, Kelli enjoys coffee, sitting under a pile of blankets in her reading chair, and writing down the silly thoughts that come into her head. She was born and raised in Iowa, but moved to Middle Tennessee almost a decade ago to escape the cold winters. Her main goal in life is to make you laugh and realize no one has their stuff together. (Thank goodness!) She has a blog that’s approximately one minute old, but she’d love for you to pay it a visit at LateBloomerChronicles.net


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