“What we think is ordinary is extraordinary in costume. There are no ordinary days, for each one of them is handcrafted by life’s great Artisan. . . . God doesn’t solely number our days for us. We are supposed to number them too. Numbering days is not striving; rather, it is stewardship and a posture of heart.”- Heath Adamson
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”- Psalm 90:12 (NIV)
Chapter 10 (“Go Home”) represents the final chapter of The Sacred Chase. In this chapter, Heath Adamson stresses the daily pursuit of the naturally supernatural. Because it produces compound interest for your soul. Furthermore, you draw near to God in your thoughts, attitudes, and actions. Mr. Adamson continues:
“We number the days we appreciate and enjoy as much as we number the nights when our vision grows dim and we don’t always know what will come. We number them — or stop for a moment and make sure our soul is accounted for, just like a schoolteacher would on that field trip — because our days are actually God’s days. . . . Asking God to teach us how to make the most of each and every day, or ‘[make] the best use of time’ (Eph. 5:16) is much . . . more about a heart posture that, with the slightest glance from God in our direction, says, ‘I just want to know you more, God.’ ” (emphasis author’s)
Above all, life with God involves more than living with the thinking mind alone. In addition, life with God involves living with the thinking and feeling heart. A heat beating in rhythm with God’s.
Finally, we need God’s mercy on our sacred chase. For it’s a journey of interdependence, not independence. Certainly, our passion for a deeper connection with God constitutes a vital ingredient. But, we cannot do it on our own – we need God’s mercy.
God’s mercy invites us to inherit our spiritual legacy of truly knowing His love. Day after day after day. As long as we’re willing to number our days!
Today’s question: How has Jesus shown you the extraordinary in costume? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Spiritual intelligence = Bible application”