Reflecting on Day 1....
I was surprised how social I was before the rules were changed. How not talking personally to people was such a big change. Interacting with people is something that is our DNA. It brings comfort, at leas of of the time, and a sense of mattering. I have decided that this lack of communication with people will give me a great opportunity to spend time with my guide (Holy Spirit). (Matthew 6:33 Seek ye first the kingdom of God)
There are some things I learned about this journey we are on:
The road is much more difficult, the curves are sharper, the inclines steeper, and the surface is more slippery than normal. I found out how much I dislike detours. There seems to be construction on every stretch of the way. I like to have my day planned out with lots of tasks to get done, this gives me a sense of accomplishment. (Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have for you; Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God ).
I did notice some people traveling with me are at a complete stand-still. They are gripped in fear. It is no wonder how this could happen with every billboard they pass flashing DANGER, DANGER, DANGER!! I am pretty sure they are not hooked up with my guide service. (Matthew 6:34 Don't worry about tomorrow for today has enough worries of its own.) I saw others, some of these I know, that were having to make tough decisions. They have many people who they are responsible fore on the same trip. All the construction, detours, and speed bumps have caused them to have to alter travel plans.
I am praying that they are using my guide service (Holy Spirit) to make these decisions. It requires so much wisdom and discernment ( Isaiah 48:17 I will direct you).
I can definitely see that the scenery is different. I have found myself on roads I have never been on. Don't get distracted by all the danger signs. There are way too many of them. They are there to distract you. Stay in close contact with you guide. He can help you navigate this journey with less stress and fewer wrong turns.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33