Have you ever gotten ahead of yourself? You know I have. I was taking a tour of the Chicago Lyric Opera. I had so many questions… at one point the tour guide said, “I was getting there…” So I stopped talking and listened to the expert. In Ecclesiastes, the narrator of the book is addressed as a teacher. In chapter five the “teacher” gives a description of worthless ways we can worship God. Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 says, “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.” There is nothing more comforting to me than to be reminded that I am human and God is God. I am on earth. God is in heaven. You may have a to-do list a mile high and a prayer list even longer. Take a deep breath. You are human and God is God.
This was the summer of the scooters. Scooters were everywhere in the city. My cousin told me she thrives on scooters. I laughed so hard at her comment. How do we thrive? Here's a verse I found that will help you thrive not only in the summer but in life.
Hannah Lynn hosts Moody Radio’s That’s Real and is an engineer for Karl and Crew mornings. She grew up as a homeschooler on a tree farm, plays the harp (ask her about harp camp), drives a Prius (don’t judge), and started a fashion blog while a student at Moody Bible Institute (yes, that’s possible). Hannah loves to tell people about Jesus—as a seven-year-old she witnessed to her ballet teacher, then she started a Young Life club while in high school. Now she mentors teens with her husband, John, who serves as a youth pastor.
That’s Real with Hannah Lynn gives a one-minute dose of encouragement and advice to young adults who want to love and live God’s Word. Her fast-paced mix of storytelling and Bible truth helps create understanding between young believers and anyone who wants to follow Jesus one day at a time.