I certainly appreciated the encouragement and the positive message. But what I enjoyed most was the typo. So, in honor of my friend, I'm titling today's post as follows:
MONDAY'S BLOB - by Derek
We're all aware of the saying, "If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one there to hear it, does it make any noise?" My companion question is this, "If a man - or a woman - posts a blog and nobody reads it, then have they actually said anything?" Hence the expression, "BLOB".
So here's my definition of BLOB: "An electronic posting that has not been (and in all likelihood never will be) read."
The good news is this: I believe that something certainly is being been said, even in a blob. Because the very act of entering thoughts and ideas via a keyboard works clarity in the thought processes of the person doing the writing.
For me, this morning routine is a significant element of my devotional posture. In writing, I am conversing with God, listening, paying attention to where my mind and my spirit are at this particular time and place. Even now, at this exact moment, as I declare the value of spending this time in the conscious awareness of my spiritual self, I feel drawn into both the presence and the purposes of the Creator who is still creating in and through this new day - in and through me.
So, blog or blob, the results are real as regards the initial trajectory of this new day. Maybe, if you do actually read these thoughts, it will help you to understand why it is so vital to include time with the Creator in the process of each new creation - each new day.
- But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers... (Psalm 1)