Can you stop reading this right now and pray for one minute?
If you cannot, you are in serious trouble;
you are addicted to work and action as to a drug.
You are a slave.
If you can but you will not, you are in even more serious trouble;
for that means you do not love God as much as you love whatever else you are doing.
from his book Prayer for Beginner
(the beautiful housewarming paper gift from Beverly over on https://moreinkpleaseblog.com)
The words from yesterday’s thought for the day pretty much stopped in my tracks.
Do not pass go.
This is truly a matter of life and death.
Most mornings, I groggily drag myself to the kitchen to put on the coffee.
I’ll click on those early morning thoughts and verses of the day for a quick spiritual
kick off to the day…all the while walking as I
skim over the words that I file away for later in the day–
hoping I will be able to recall and reflect when time allows.
Now the questions remains…does time really allow?
Will we allow for the time…
Or will we simply be a slave to the world?
I suggest you…me, we us, stop what you’re/ we’re currently doing and really think
about conversing with your / our Creator…conversing, talking, communing…
what most of us simply call prayer.
Prayer and or praise…
Is anyone among you in trouble?
Let them pray. Is anyone happy?
Let them sing songs of praise.