Last week I was talking about how God had spoken to me throughMiriam in Numbers on the importance of living intentionally and the dangers that lie before us-and our families-when we don't. I haven't been able to shake that, probably because I'm not supposed to. Still, the day would get hectic as they tend to always do and I felt like I was losing focus. I needed something tangible, something visible, to remind me of what was important, and what was not. To remind me to live out the hours in my day with intention, even when things don't go like I planned. To remind myself of my calling and my purpose, instead of getting caught up in the "me" game.
Fast forward to the next day or so when I came across Numbers 15. As soon as I read these verses, I knew what I had to do.
The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. Then you will remember to obey all my commands and will be consecrated to your God. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the Lord your God.’”
a blue cord on each tassel
That was it. I didn't have a tassel to put a blue cord on. But I did have blue yarn to make a tassel out of! So I made a tassel to tie on my key chain to remind me that living my life with Godly purpose meant beginning by living my day with Godly intention.
Before I go further let me stop and say...I don't see this object, this blue tassel, as something with power in itself. I'm not going anywhere near that. It is simply a reminder of HIS power that I need help remembering in the moment to moment of my day. Because when things are going terribly wrong, I know who He is as I hit my knees in prayer and flood my rug with tears.
When things are going wonderful, I know who He is when I realize I simply cannot thank Him enough.
But what about all the moment's in between? Am I still recognizing Him as Lord of all and living my life accordingly?
I don't want to just believe that, I want to live that with every fiber of my being, every second of my day.
So here's where you come in...I'd love to make a blue tassel for you as well. I think it's something we all struggle with as life get's busy, and if it helps me to have a visible reminder, maybe it will for you as well. It's just a small, simple thing that maybe you can just drop in your purse, or tie onto a handle on a cabinet in the kitchen or onto your keys. Whatever works for you. For all who would like to paricipate, I will also be committing to pray for you daily for the next 40 days. If there's anything specific that you would like to share, feel free to email me, but either way I promise to lift you and your life up in prayer daily.
Now for the logistics-there really are none? Everything will be free, no costs for you at all. No strings attatched either. You don't have to follow this site, or anything like that. (Of course if you'd like to, I'd love to have you!) But that's simply not what this is about. This is just about being more intentional about living out our day to day, hour to hour, lives for the glory of God. Because couldn't we all use some more of that?
If you'd like to participate, just leave a comment with your email address and I will be in contact with you shortly.