Christmas Countdown 2018 Day 15


Hello and welcome to real life on a Saturday that is mid-December 2018. 

Real life.

Because I am needing to leave the house in exactly 48 minutes and I have not showered. I want to send a devotional thought to you because I set my mind and heart to post this countdown … and I needed to quickly place an order for a few snapshots that I will need to finish some Christmas projects.

I scanned through the humongous accumulation of photos from this past year…exported them to my desktop so I could send them to Walgreens and somehow foolishly decided to try and get fancy with my tech skills. 

I put them in a folder and managed to make it impossible to get them uploaded…eighteen photos that I do not have time to now go back through and re-export…

so frustrated. 

And to be honest…in an age with so many time-saving apps and devices to make my life easier…I spend a good deal of my days struggling to get it all done. 

Wherever I am, there are at least three other places I could, should or would like to be..or the people over there think I should be.

I am not an IT person…nor a psychiatrist…nor a politician…nor a lot of other things that somehow I feel the world expects me to be. 

All. The. Time.

I also scratch my head at least a hundred times a day as I observe the world around me and ask…what in the heck is going on here, people? Have we completely lost our minds???

So there are times I read verse 15 of John 17 and kind of wish Jesus would have prayed differently….but He didn’t.

No, He clearly prays a prayer that I would love to edit, but can’t.

“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.”

While I am thankful He prays for us to be kept from the evil one…I wish sometimes we could just be removed from the muck and the mess. 

But apparently…this is exactly where He wants us. 

So if the opportunity arises for you to long to be whisked away to a better environment today…perhaps you are right where you are supposed to be and just hunker down…put on that armor that keeps you protected from the evil one…and carry on, my friend…carry on <3

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