“Complacency is the deadly foe of all spiritual growth.” A. W. Tozer

For your consideration….

I often say to my students, “I’m looking for thinkers.”

That’s what is being asked of us today. We are asked to be thinkers and walk our own path.

It is easy to get complacent and let others do the “heavy” thinking. It is easy to just pass things along to the “experts” or “want to be experts.” There is always someone ready to take our power and do our thinking for us.

But remember, if it is put in our path, it is for us to deal with. It is a lesson for us to learn. Does that mean we don’t consult experts? No, we consult but we decide for ourselves after careful consideration. Does that mean we don’t listen to or read the news? No, but it does mean we don’t take what we hear and see for fact either. We have to use that “common sense” we talked about the other day. We have to do our own thinking and make our own decisions.

We are busy and we certainly deserve and require down time. Down time is different from living our life in a state of complacency. In down time we are resting but in a state of awareness. We are reminded that complacency by its very definition is living with a false sense of security…living unaware.

We are asked today to not give our power away and become complacent.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Celebrate…smile…be joyous.

What made me smile yesterday…..

-It didn’t snow again.

-My little science geeks. “Can I touch the veins on your hands.”

-Boys absolutely infatuated with planes.

-An early bedtime.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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