After the family left it was just me and Hawk. For some reason it felt like a whole day had passed, but it was only 11 a.m.
Then Hawk got sick of his mom. Didn't want to do anything with me. He's been sleeping on the floor and snoring the last hour and a half.
What is an odd day? One that feels odd most likely.
Have you had one before? Myabe odd days go along with being human.
My 14 year daughter emailed me asking me if I thought she'd look good with burgundy lips.
Maybe an odd day is an awkward day. If we get too caught up in it, in the yucky feelings, we can start feeling we are just odd and awkward and pretty worthless. None of those thoughts are from God. Sometimes feelings are just like clouds passing through. Sometimes we need to let them pass on through and not take anything from them.
I read something pretty amazing in Jeremiah 13 yesterday. God tells Jeremiah to, "Go buy yourself a loincloth of linen, and put it around your loins."
God then goes onto tell Jeremiah to take the loincloth and hide it under a rock for a really long time. After that really long time, God tells Jeremiah to dig it up and get it. Jeremiah does just that and finds out it is "ruined; it was not good for anything."
You're probably wondering what I found amazing about that. It is found in verse 11. God says, "For as the loincloth clings close to the loins of a man, so I brought close to Me the whole House of Israel and the whole House of Judah . . . that they might be My people, for fame, and praise, and splendor. But they would not obey."
A loincloth is darn close. That's what I found amazing -- that God wants to be that close to His children. He isn't a far-off Father. He isn't one disinterested. He wants to be closer to us than anyone. When you get that close to a person, that person has power to hurt or bless you.
And that's what we have with God. That's what He wants with us -- to be that close to us. But it takes us living for Him the way He calls us to for that to happen.
Acts 17:28 says, "for in Him we live and move and exist."
Colossians 1:17 says, "He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together."
That includes you and me -- holding our very cells in place; making sure we breathe, making sure our hearts continue to pump.
I guess you could say this post is a lot like this day . . . odd.