Routine

Posted by Scott Foster on

     Back to the grind.
     Same ol’ same ol’.
     9 to 5.
     Work-a-day world.

     Pick your favorite cliché.
     Easter’s over.

     I was talking to a colleague during Holy Week and he said something funny. He said, “You know I never want to do too much on Easter. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love having all kinds of extra bells and whistles on Easter Sunday. I love that it’s special. But, next Sunday it’s back to the same ol’ same ol’ and it’s a let-down.”

My constant conversation partner, Oswald Chambers, speaks to that in this way:

“The routine of life is actually God’s way of saving us between our times of great inspiration…”

     Routine is how God saves us between times of inspiration.

     True that.
     Time and time again.

     So it’s back to the grind. And I’m trying to make sure that I get into my daily lectionary devotional routine and stick to it: journaling, reading Ozzy, and prayer. It’s like a workout for my Spirit.

     Routine.
     Janet Foster wrote a great piece for our session meeting devotional on Monday night. I loved it so much that we published it on the church’s website. We posted a link on Facebook. It's great!

     She speaks to playing through post-Easter routine so well.
     And it makes me think.

     What are your routines?
     Do you write?
     How does inspiration work for you?
     Would you be willing to share and create content for our website?
     I know we have a lot talented people.
     Can you share?

     What’s your routine? It feels like we’re getting back into a groove and what a great routine it is.

    Don't miss Janet's piece — Click here.

    Grace & Peace,
    Scott

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