Did you do anything new today? Every day is a brand new experience. How much of what gets carried over from the day before has a lot to do with routines, our job and family, the roads we take and the neighborhood in which we live. We can make a habit out of our beliefs, or we can make growing in understanding our habit.
It is convenient to blame our surroundings and circumstance for what we have become, but nobody else is responsible. We make ourselves into what we are by our daily routines and what we accept as Truth.
61. Daily Vows
Hear my cry, O Lord, listen to my prayer,
From the ends of the earth I will call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed.
Lead me to the rock, it is higher than I can reach on my own.
You have been a shelter for me and a strong tower from my enemies.
I will abide in your house forever, I will trust in the safety of your wings, I will.
O God, You have heard my vows, You have given me the heritage of those that fear your name.
You have lengthened the king’s days, his years will span the generations.
He shall be with the Lord forever, the mercy and truth He shows will preserve him.
So now will I sing praises to your name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.
Reading the Psalms, contemplating philosophy or music, or making art and even doing your job can all be useful ways to see yourself and your relation to your surroundings in new ways. We must constantly strive to find new ways to keep interested in growth, or else we shall decline and merely grow older.
We trust our armor every day and we should make a habit of reminding ourselves every day of what our intentions are. If we get good at it, we may eventually escape all harm. For now, it is enough to escape a little harm.