“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we begin each day with the idea of knowing our powerlessness, than indeed every day can be the best day of the year. Simply by affirming that God is in charge of our lives we can surrender our hidden agendas and move into the flow of our daily lives.
When we think about the flow of life, we may imagine a river fluidly taking its course. Surely, we will have days where things seem to flow smoothly. However, the flow of life can also be quite tumultuous some days. It may help to remember that far beneath the surface tumult is a calm place of peace.
Surrendering our will, and letting our lives be guided by God can quiet the tumult. Surrender requires prayer, focus, perseverance, and grace. Surrender does not mean giving up, or doing nothing; on the contrary, it means we become engaged with our Creator. We are listening and responding to the direction we are receiving from within. That flow comes directly from the Holy Spirit. We are led toward what is right for us. Sometimes the flow requires our patience, sometimes action, sometimes sacrifice, other times gratitude.
Going with the flow means that we are no longer fighting our circumstances, but accepting them for what they are, our teachers. Direct all your requests, gratitude, frustrations, and praise deep within, knowing that God exists in that quiet and tranquil place. It is then that you will experience the joy of powerlessness and be open to receiving whatever it is God wants to give you to move through your day.
It is our Lord who said, “ My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.”
Today, let us recognize in all things the difference between the Creator and the created.