If you've taken the time to look at this blog lately (or even just scrolled down to the next post), you'll see that it has been just over a month since the last post. I'd like to blame various things (vacation, driving, youth camp, driving, catching up, driving...you get the idea), but I won't. Suffice to say things are a bit more settled and getting back into routine so posts will be picking up again.
There is something I noticed, however. We can be really good at doing certain things and achieving certain tasks when we are in routine. However, when we fall out of routine, for most of us things tend to explode all over the place until we are back.
In some areas of life this is OK, even necessary. There do come times when certain priorities need to take over in order for them to happen. I couldn't exactly write a blog post while I was a youth camp, and vacation/driving doesn't lend itself to a lot of quiet time for writing (especially with a 1 and a 4 year old running around). It is simply the way life operates.
When we leave the routine of involving God in our daily lives, however, it is more than unnecessary; it is actually harmful to us.
But this post isn't about having the routine of God in our lives. Not directly, anyway. This post is (as the title says), getting Back in the Saddle Again. Like that curve ball?
Chances are you already know how to build your relationship with God. Reading the Bible (God's love letter to us), attending worship (and every other time the church meets), prayer (speaking to the Creator of the Universe), taking God with you wherever you are, etc. There is a good chance that you do not need to be told these things again.
Instead, I want to encourage you. I want to encourage you to see God in every little thing. The rain, the wind, that nice old lady waving at you, the trees, the grass, the sky. Everything.
I want to encourage you, especially if you have fallen out of routine with God, that you get back into routine with Him. He is not going to abandon you because you haven't come around lately. He is waiting with open arms for you to come back to Him. So get back in routine with God.
And when you mess up and fall off, get back in the saddle again. As many time as it takes.
Because that is what it takes.
And He is always there waiting for you.