This morning I have opened the 2010 devotional book. This book was available for purchase last September. The design was done and all the entries by various authors were completed. So my questioning begins on how do these authors know exactly what I am going to need to hear each day of the New Year. It always seems that whatever struggle or concern I have, the devotional theme will offer some comfort or solution.
It all goes back to the elementary school lesson about crossing the street, Stop, Look and Listen. We can find inspiration through reading devotionals, The Bible, novels or things our blog friends write. We can listen to sermons or have meaningful conversations with family or we can find help in a movie script. But before we find any answers, we have to stop, look and listen.
I am often accused of barreling through life without paying attention. In my effort to get something done, I fail to be aware of my surroundings. I trip and fall or wreck my bicycle (if you recall), or break eggs if I gather them too fast, etc. My goal for 2010 will be to tread more cautiously and pay attention as I stop, look and listen for direction in this awesome world.