Have you ever thought about where inspiration comes from? As I was getting ready to writes this morning’s blog I began to think about it. The reason that I was thinking about it was that it seemed to me that I didn’t have any.
Some days it’s very easy to write. Things just come together and what I call inspiration seems to be around every corner. Other days, like today, it’s hard to find something that I think will speak some measure of hope or encouragement into your life. I bet you know exactly how that feels. You know when the day-to-day cares of life overwhelm the sense of God’s presence. This week I’ve got a couple of extra things on my plate. My youngest daughter is getting married this weekend. In case you haven’t done that recently or ever, it can get a little crazy.
Some of you are aware of the really big fire that occurred in downtown Alton on Saturday. One of the businesses that was completely destroyed was the baker that was making the wedding cake. Cake paid for, one week out, no cake, wife and daughter flipping out… you get the picture. The list that my wife gave me of things that I need to get done before Sunday has 11 items on it plus preaching Wednesday and Sunday.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m having a blast and the wedding will be awesome, but sometimes life gets busy and if I’m not careful, God’s presence can be number 12 on the list.
Yep, it even happens to me. I’m reminded, once again of Psalm 46:10…
“Be still and know that I am God.”
Hey, maybe inspiration did come! Maybe it, just like the Lord was there all the time.