Take Another Look – DAY 26

ENJOYING OR ENDURING?
BY SHANE BAXTER
Cruising down the road in a 1970s muscle car, my wife Georgie by my side, and Barnsie blasting through the stereo, I need nothing more to send me to my happy place! Now I know for some this wouldn’t be considered appropriate, but I think if we knew how to find our (righteous) happy places, maybe their would be less people falling along the way to burnout & breakdowns.

My purpose in taking a look at this is in no way to condemn anyone, but rather to highlight the fact that we are body, soul and spirit, and wisdom would tell us that we need to care for all three realms of our life.

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun.’ (Ecclesiastes 8:15)

So if the Lord is commending ‘the enjoyment of life’, as you live your life in Christ, ask yourself what is it that fuels you and makes you happy. I know there is fullness of joy in the presence of the Lord, (don’t go getting all religious on me now), but when you rise up from prayer, when you step away from a glorious time with God, where do you go? What do you do?

Plan every week to step into your happy place ā€“ play golf, ride a bike, paint a masterpiece, cook a culinary delight ā€“ find what it is. What did you love to do before you got ‘too busy’?

TODAY: TAKE ANOTHER LOOKā€¦ find and enjoy your happy place.