Monday, August 18, 2008

Autopilot

Micah 6: 8

8 He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.


Each day I get up and go about my regular routine. It seldom varies except for when my granddaughters are with me on Friday nights. I find too, many times my mind goes on auto pilot when I'm driving and I catch myself thinking have I ready gone through such and such a town. A couple of times my car has turned down a street I once lived on when I actually had no reason to do that. When I do that it scares me and I wonder if I'm truly alert to everything that is around me.

I don't think God wants us to live out our lives on autopilot. Take for instance getting up and going to church each Sunday. He doesn't want us to do things because it's our routine, but because we love Him, want to worship Him and want to be with fellow believers.

Pray with me today that we won't go on autopilot with our worship times.

2 comments:

Nonnie said...

i am guilty of the same thing, phyllis....and it is a necessary to keep it a fresh, heartfelt service....each day....thanks for the reminder....even though i think of this so often.
hugs,
kimberly

Just Joni said...

yes, autopilot=complacency don't you think? Just the other day someone asked why I did not ask for God's blessing at this particular meal and I said because it had become too routine and while I did desire God to bless my food I desired Him more to bless my quiet time with Him when my heart was sincerely engaged in worship...I am trying to learn to give purposeful devotion to God in a space of time that is free from repetition and routine...very difficult to do but I am finding my prayer time to be much more meaningful...this post reflects what has been on my heart lately...and to know it's in yours makes me feel like God is encouraging us to bring ourselves to Him...not just our words.

I hadn't thought of the term autopilot, but I believe you have named it correctly!

:)

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