Good morning, DearHeart.
Gameday. The stage has been set and the brackets drawn. Our basketball playoffs begin today. We have a future dream of winning the rest of our games this season, and we have a present fact that the only game that matters this one. Today.
Game days bring with them an extra push of excitement. And, when playoffs begin the molecules in the air at our house bounce about a bit hotter. To get out there and compete suddenly has a higher result at stake. When I think of Jesus’ days on earth, it seems like every day was game day.
When you read of him
calling the twelve
and gathering momentum,
can’t you feel the ‘expectancy’ power the disciples must’ve felt while with him?
He gave us the same power to show up with possibility and intention. And, momentum. He gave us that power to alter the essence of our hours at will.
We are wired to train and finesse and create solutions. Jesus and his followers knew the only way to alter the outcome was to step out of the ordinary. They knew the reality … they lived it and they modeled it, and deep down you and I know the reality, too … that the power to show up with intention is more than what we do … it is who we are.
“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV