In the spring of 2006, I became disenchanted with life in general. My hope for the future was lost, and my desire for relationships faded. Even my heart for the Lord seemed faded, at best.
Early one morning in the waking hours of the day, I picked up the scriptures and began to read, not just read, but meditate on the scriptures and the goodness of God. What followed was an awakening. I read Psalm after Psalm, and I started writing down the meditations as I read.
You are about to read the first in a series of these meditations. I call them Meditations of a Common Man because sometimes I'm a simple guy with a simple lifestyle.
I desire that these meditations will draw you closer to God and that as I was drawn close to a loving Father, you too will find a refueled faith in a living God.
Open and Generous Father, you are so inviting – You welcome me, personally, at any moment, to be with you. This, in itself, should be enough. Yet you welcome me with rich blessings. With blessings of goodness. This is my inheritance! You have lavished them on me and they are mine! I don’t have to beg for them. You gave them to me openly and generously. You didn’t make them to be hidden, or weak. Your riches are everlasting and I can draw on them today.
How to Use Meditations of a Common Man
The sole intent of Meditations of a Common Man is to delight in God and to come away renewed in heart, mind, body, and spirit. As you read, you will find yourself drawn to a word or phrase that I have written or from the scripture. When you come to these moments, rest in them, and take time to ponder. This is the point where you begin to meditate.