BLOWING IN THE WIND
Well, the snow has finally melted and now it is time to clean up what was underneath. My deck has a lot of leaves, small sticks and the left overs from what the
birds ate out of the feeders close by, so I went to the garage and brought out my trusty leaf blower to take care of the job.
There is only one problem with using a leaf blower on a deck with rails: the rails and create a lot of turbulence in the air stream which causes the leaves and
sticks to blow up and swirl around. Sometimes I feel that I’m just chasing leaves back and forth rather than actually blowing them off the deck!
I was reading Psalm 1 this morning, and noticed the difference between the wicked and the righteous. The righteous delights in the law of the Lord, “and on his
law he meditates day and night.” The wicked, however, “are like chaff that the wind blows away.”
As I was reading this I realized how much my mind is like my leaf blowing experience. It seems that throughout the day there are various breezes that blow
through my head and my thoughts seem to go wherever the winds blow. For instance, I’ll start typing this article, then I’ll get an email, so I’ll check that, then decide to check my Facebook, then
back to the email where I’ll notice a sale on Amazon, so I’ll check that out, and before long I’m watching a Duck Dynasty rerun on my computer! Like chaff that blows in the wind.
Imagine what it would be to remain focused on the things of God all day and night. The Psalm tells us that when we do we will be like a tree planted by streams
of water, we will yield fruit and our leaves will not wither. Whatever we do prospers.
So when I finish this article I’m turning my computer off. I’m setting my phone to vibrate and will only answer calls; no texts, tweets or Facebook status
updates. I’m going to open my Bible and focus on God. That’s my goal this week. (Yes, I will give myself a specific amount of time to check all my messages, but it will only be for that specific
How bout it? You up for the challenge?
Think about it.