I just heard a story about a certain New Jersey Governor whose staff follow him around with “flip” video cameras. If they catch a “moment” worth sharing (i.e., the Governor giving his strong opinion to a teacher, or making an emphatic point in a chance meeting with folks on the other side, etc.) they post the video to YouTube.
That story made me wonder, what would happen if someone recorded every moment of my day? Would I like to have my moments posted on the internet for all to see? Would there be any moments worth watching? I began to think about how I would want my day to play out. I would definitely want to minimize my mistakes and my moments of frustration, anger, laziness, etc. I would also hope that there were moments of generosity and compassion and focus on God’s vision for me and our church.
It was an interesting exercise for looking ahead. I found myself going through my day and imagining where things might go wrong and how they could go really right. It caused me to give more thought to what I will do during my day – and it feels like a good way to make the most of what’s ahead.
The Apostle Paul talked about his actions and gave this advice:
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
What would your video look like at the end of today?
Holy high-five to you,