- Do you plan for the first things in the morning the night before?
- Do you plan for the first things after you awake?
- Do you plan for the first things after you’ve arrived at work?
All of us probably start at the third question and then have the opportunity to climb the ladder to the second question and then the first.
We also have the prerogative to stay at question three or question two.
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What we pray for and what we get are usually pretty close.
When we only pray after something bad has happened we generally get the equivalent to what we get in the aftermath of a hurricane or flood if we didn’t heed the warnings and prepare in advance.
Pray isn’t intended to protect us from bad things.
Prayer is intended to assist us in coping with the inevitable.
It is in our response that we thrive or survive.
Think about it.
Last night the same thought played like a broken record, “Not enough time for Church in the morning, too much to do.”
Three days away from Christmas.
How can we not go?
How is it even possible to contemplate?
Or a feeling of decent compromise because the hay is already in the barn?
Walt Disney’s Three Little Pigs cartoon reminds the audience that there is a time and a season. The Byrds sang about it in the 1960’s.
The big question?
Why is this one question so difficult to answer?
It’s such a cliche: When it rains, it pours.
It’s timeless wisdom: The best time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
I think it’s clear, we know deep down inside if we’re a rainy day Christian or not.