I Timothy 5:22b
Keep yourself pure. NIV
This is just good advice.
The Message translates this, “In any event, keep a close check on yourself. And don’t worry too much about what the critics will say.” MSG
This is the 263rd reminder not to worry that I’ve found so far … 102 left to find. This week, I can start the countdown in double digits: 99, 98, 97 …
But, in my lifetime, countdowns are customarily looking toward things that you can’t wait for … 99 days until Christmas; 36 days until I leave for college; 8 days until I get married; 17 minutes until the pizza is done.
But, this countdown is toward the end of a project that has been very special to me. I find that I don’t really want it to end. I’m enjoying immensely this daily search … and I’ve learned so much.
It strikes me that I’m doing it again … I’ve looked right past my very favorite part of the year to my least favorite … the very end of February … dead in the middle of winter, when I will be done.
I will enjoy today. I will think about TODAY’s reminder … I might give some slight consideration to planning for Thanksgiving this afternoon, but, I won’t worry about what comes next.