Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thoughts in my mailbox today

I subscribe to Soul Care, a free daily email from the Church of the Nazarene Office of Clergy Development. Each day I receive an email with a scripture, Wisdom from Fellow Pilgrims, and a prayer.

Here is what I received today:

Be Encouraged by God’s Word

May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father, and the Master, Jesus Christ, be yours.

— 1 Corinthians 1:3, MSG

Wisdom from Fellow Pilgrims

Tomorrow God isn't going to ask
What did you dream?
What did you think?
What did you plan?
What did you preach?
He's going to ask What did you do?

— Michel Quoist

Pray Together with Us

Father God,
Help me discover
ministries in interruptions
patience in frustrations
trust in uncertainties
Your presence in loneliness.

— Neil B. Wiseman

I was challenged by the "What did you do?" section first. What have I done? I think that is always a good introspective question to ask. It's often sobering, but worthwhile.

Patience in frustrations is an area of grace the Lord is working on with me. I'm not a patient man, but God is moving there, despite me.

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