Pause

Hold up. What’s on your mind? Is something bugging you? I know it’s easier said than done, but put it aside for a second. Don’t worry, it will still be there later.

Now is the time to have a moment with God. I know… God is always there, but this moment is for just you and God — not the 10 million other things that always seem to interfere.

All the other cares of this world are just that, cares of this world. Put them away and take this moment. Hold it. Cherish it.

Use it to breathe, slow down, and chat with your God — the God of words and wonders.

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Listen

All that you have made gives thanks to you, Lord; all your faithful ones bless you! They speak of the glory of your kingdom; they talk all about your power, to inform all human beings about God’s power and the majestic glory of God’s kingdom. Your kingdom is a kingship that lasts forever; your rule endures for all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all that he says, faithful in all that he does.

Psalm 145:10-13

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Think

God’s kingdom is a pretty big deal — it’s humongous! Can you imagine the billions of faithful people, a.k.a. saints, who are alive today? Add to that all of saints of the past, and the crowd grows. Oh, don’t forget the saints who haven’t been born yet. How big is this crowd? Billions? Trillions? A googolplex?

And you’re one of them! Our God is Lord for all generations. That means when somebody tells you you’re too young, or says that they’re too old, they’re talking about something other than God’s kingdom.

They’re probably trying, just not perfectly. And that’s all right; none of us are perfect. Living in God’s kingdom means you know you’re not perfect, which makes room for God to forgive and bless you. God’s kingdom is at work all around us.

Chris Suehr

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Pray

Hey God — it’s me! When I look around this world I don’t always see you. Bless me with the vision to see your awesome works of creation. Amen.

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Go

“God, whose almighty word,
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight:
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the gospel-day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light!”

From “Thou, Whose Almighty Word,” 1813, by John Marriott

Chris Suehr

Chris Suehr is a husband, a daddy, a Lutheran Pastor, a black belt in Tang Soo Do, and wrote The Haiku Bible. He looks at life with a playful gravity and lives in Harmony (Pennsylvania).

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