Having a QT this foggy morning after being abruptly woken by a barking dog. Our dog doesn’t bark all that much so I though I better investigate…. And low and behold what do I see—absolutely NOTHING!!!  I could so be sleeping in..ugh! Oh well might as well start my day

As I was reading my daily Psalm  today happens to be

Psalm 115:4-8

English Standard Version (ESV)

 4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
5They have mouths, but do not speak;
eyes, but do not see.
6They have ears, but do not hear;
noses, but do not smell.
7They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8Those who make them become like them;
so do all who trust in them.

As I was reading I got what I call a “thought picture” in my mind…. A lady walking around going through her daily life–justa about as lifeless as the idols in Ps. 115  She wasn’t speaking, seeing, hearing, smelling  or any of the things that real live people do. Get the Pix?
Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily responsibilities, the same ol’ thing day after day, after day, after day, after day, after day, after day… tedious huh? Have we forgotten how to live our life. We probably see the same ol’ people every day that we don’t even notice them any more-sad:(. Do we actually speak to them more than a casual, superficial, daily pleasantry? Nice weather huh?…If they aren’t so caught up in their responsibilities and they take the time to speak with us, Do we really listen? Or do we make an appropriate response and keep moving?    Hay! I’m just askin…
It is so easy to go through our day in a daze- not really aware of what is goin on or who is around us. How often do we go home go to bed and don’t even remember or day?  It’s like we are sleepwalking! Sleepwalkers can actually function but they are not aware of what they are doing. They can walk, talk, see, hear, but they don’t remember it when they wake up (scary huh?)
I guess what I am trying to say is…..WAKE UP!!!  Live your life! Your real life. Be aware! Ya just never know when The Good Lord Himself will “use” you for His service.  We are the ones, the way, He chooses to use!! WooHoo!!!
We can be a great use to God when we are AWAKE, AWARE,  and WILLING!!

Father God I pray for my friends : help us all to have eyes that see
ears that hear a mouth that blesses and encourages hands that heal and feet to go where you call us and the courage, grace, mercy and love to keep on living!!

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