My fingers seemed frozen this morning as I placed them on the keyboard.

A blank screen.

A song from Moses to the Israelites about the power of God in my morning Bible reading.

The Israelites………….

a chosen people so prone to wandering.

Why was it so difficult for them to stay focused on the Lord of Lords when He spoke to Moses through a burning bush and lead all of them with pillars of fire and clouds????

Why did they wander away from Him so often, like sheep without a shepherd, when they had Moses as their leader?

And then I glance down at the Bible next to me, and I realize I’m no different.

I have His Words with me 24/7.

I have His Spirit inside of me continually and yet my mind is wandering………

to things so insignificant in the scheme of things.

Early duty quickly approaching and Olivia wanting pancakes.

Field trip papers to organize for over 200 students.

A meeting after school to learn more reading strategies.

Laundry in the dryer that needs folded.

And the list goes on and on.

No, I’m no different than the Israelites.

I’m a wandering sheep, longing to be gently pulled back to Him by His loving arms.

So, I take a deep breath and remember, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”

With that knowledge and comfort, I will stand up and go……..

I’ll warm pancakes from last night’s birthday dinner for Maria,

I’ll get ready for school.

I’ll decide if the laundry can wait until I get home.

I’ll smile, because He is with me and He is my everything.

This life is fleeting.

I will remember the words in Moses’ song to the Israelites,

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”

That’s what I want ultimately….

to grow in wisdom.

Today, as you face the many things that this life throws your way, remember, life is short.

Eternity is forever.

Spend some time today storing up treasures there………where it matters.