Thursday, October 8, 2009

thursday randomness

Can one letter make a big difference? Consider...

Give me everything.
Give my everything.

Misreading this one word made me think about why Christ chose the tyrant Saul to become the apostle Paul. Some people are just wired to give everything... all they need is direction. Makes me wonder whether I've included my "highly driven" friends on my prayer list...

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I have probably said the Lord's prayer thousands of times in my life, and there has been one line that I've sometimes had trouble with. When I've prayed "give us our daily bread" I've been asking the Lord to take care of me and my family. Lord, give us food, clothing, shelter. Let my business prosper. Give me, Lord, what I need. And to be honest, sometimes I've felt selfish saying that part of the Lord's prayer.

Last week I was listening to Michael W Smith's song, Breathe. It includes the following verse:

This is my daily bread
This is my daily bread
Your very word spoken to me

Today, when I said the Lord's prayer, I prayed that I would hear and feel his word. That did not seem selfish at all.

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I am a creature of routine and habit... so it's not surprising that a four-day golf trip with the guys managed to put me off kilter. Each day I was away, I could see my "good habits" (Bible reading, prayer time, eating well, exercising) slowly slipping away. Now that I am home, still not back on track. Can't wait for Monday.