Today’s reading hits me personally. I figure that ministers are to be examples of how to follow Jesus. So, on the first day I read this devotion and come to this:
What is your priority today? Jesus points us from a horizontal lifestyle that focuses on needs, people, calendars, budgets, and a seemingly endless list of "important" activities, toward a vertical posture that fixes our eyes on His love, purpose and presence and soaks in all that He is.
I confess: I suffer from “Martha Syndrome.” I like to “do.” And that sounds suspiciously like the horizontal lifestyle. Repentance is in order.
The “LIVE:” part of the devotional, points me to the remedy for the Martha Syndrome. I like the way Dave puts it, “We need to focus our hearts vertically before acting in the horizontal.”
Steve @ DCC