Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Psalm 119 verse 14 reminds me...

...that I'm not there yet.

I rejoiced to do your will as though all riches were mine. (Daytime Prayer, Wednesday week I)

Imagine having the feeling of having won the lottery, every single day, just because you have the life you have, and the job you have, and the family situation you have, and the house you have, the car you have, etc. and know  that in this situation you are doing what God wants you to do.

Not the feeling of satisfaction you get when you've successfully done a  work of mercy, or made a really good confession, or made some grand, noble sacrifice because it was the right things to do. Of course you feel pretty darn rich (momentarily) when you're doing that kind of God's will.

But how do we feel about the boring, everyday kind of God's will. The kind that involves cleaning, cooking, bills, whining children,  the stupid car you have to drive to a job that is...not great. Bosses who are not, to put it mildly, at all interested in making your job pleasant or fulfilling.  That kind of God's will.

As though all riches. All riches.

Not there yet.