A new chapter has begun! The creation of “Selah: Center for Spiritual Formation.” It is both exciting and daunting. That’s life, isn’t it?! I step into each day without knowing what it will bring. I think I know–or actually, I don’t think about it. I assume I know what the day will bring. That is a bit of the manifestation of the god-complex I have. I look at my calendar and see the events of the day laid out. This brings me a sense of comfort and security. I am in control.
What a gracious God we have! God walks along-side me regardless of the tendency I have to take the reins. It is when things go awry or when I am overwhelmed that I remember–“Ah, this is God’s not mine. I am the instrument and God is God!” What a relief to remember that it is in God’s hands and not mine (although I am SO capable). God patiently walks alongside me and lets me stumble until I remember.
So, God I offer to you Selah and every day you give me. I pledge to move forward with all my intelligence, gifts, and abilities– yet I will seek to remember that it is yours. Thank you, God, for the opportunity to begin and for being God.