I came across a quote from C. S. Lewis that fits well with our emphasis on praying, and I had to share it with you. He explains why the real problem of the Christian life comes where we don’t usually look for it:
"It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and fretting; coming in out of the wind.” — C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
That "other point of view”? We serve a loving God who will bring all his people into his good purposes, and bring us all to himself one day for a celebration. Let’s ponder this until we can see it in action in us.
What will your tomorrow morning be like?
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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