It happens twice a year.  The day after New Year’s Day.  And the day after Labor Day.

Our self-talk goes like this:  “No more pizza and frozen yogurt for you, Slim.  No TV binges.  It’s time to get serious.”  Back to work, back to school, back to the steady drumbeat of the rhythms of real life, aka normal.

But is normal high on your list of pleasurable pursuits?  Are you relieved when you return to those, old familiar ruts?  Or do you grit your teeth and “Just Do It?”

With your trust firmly secured to the Rock, Christ Jesus, those well-worn ruts of routine can become well-lit paths of peace.  At this point in your life is this your experience?  Seriously?
“Listen to Me, My child.  Take seriously what I am telling you, and you will live a long life.  I have taught you wisdom and the right way to live.  Nothing will stand in your way if you walk wisely, and you will not stumble when you run.”   Proverbs 4:10-12