When I chose to write at midnight, I did so out of spontaneity. I did not plan for this. I did not write down in my messy planner that “tonight at midnight, I am going to begin typing a prolific post about current events and the signs of the times….”, of which I am not going to do. I am sure many of you are like me in that you are so tired of the polarization that has been going on lately. There are so many other things to focus on and talk about and work toward. Some of those things include helping our neighbors, cleaning up the neighborhood of litter and debris, having conversations instead of arguments, donating items to the local food pantry, donating time to various charitable organizations, and so on.
We all can do something to help others. Many of us are so focused on ourselves that we miss the mark when it comes to following Jesus. He said that He came not to be served, but to serve. And as a Christian (Christ follower), I am to follow His example. He led a sinless, perfect life showing us the way in which we should live our lives. We need to look to Him in our daily grind of life. It can be difficult at times to get up and move, but the more we do it, the more strength and stamina build up. And then after a while, we are walking out our faith in obedience to the One who created everything.
I guess you can probably tell that I have been listening to teachings and reading the Bible all day. I have been soaking up the Word of God and various teachings also. I really want to just know more about Him and know what I can do to please Him. I already have salvation through Jesus, the only way to the Father. However, I was to please Him by my obedience. I want to learn so much more. At times, when I am talking to someone about something I recently learned or read, the person I am talking to is able to quote a Scripture or verse, and I catch myself wanting that. I am horrible at memorization. When I understand the principle or teaching – i.e. the main point – behind a passage, that is what I remember. However, it is very difficult to remember word for word the passage I want to know. It is somewhat awe-inspiring to me when someone quotes a long passage of Scripture in a conversation. Again, I look for the main point of the Scripture and remember what it is about. That, and I seek out what verses go with the passage, word studies, references in the rest of Scripture. Then, I practically apply what I have learned that I can apply.
The Word is something I truly enjoy discussing. Truly truly. I love being able to learn about an unrealized until then kind of attribute that had been revealed by God in a “random” conversation with a “random” person. It blows my mind just about every time. So cool. I mean, even little things that most people got right away, It’s almost like when I learn something, it is as an epiphany or a light bulb lighting up kind of moment, and I need to tell the world. However, I am an introvert. And not talking to someone is my favorite. I like to type, text, write… But talking is really not my strong suit especially now.
All of this to say that writing at midnight is not something prolific or awe-inspiring, but it is interesting when you reread it several months later and decide to send it out to the internet.
Gotta go fill up my cup…..