i have been praying and thinking about habits and how to form a new one, one in which I start my day with prayer, study and blogging. I finally came to the realisation I wasn't going to do it on my own so I did what I should have done in the first place, I gave it to God. Yesterday, whenever I thought I about forming this new habit I would give it to God, as the day wore on my prayer began to form into a prayer to wake up at 6:30. Plenty of time for prayer, study and blogging.
So here I am 30 minutes after having woke up, with God's help, at 6:30 am. I prayed morning prayer via a great online resource I found called the dailyoffice.org and now I am blogging.
The opening reading for morning prayer for today was "Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, 'I dwell in the high and holy place and also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite.'" Isaiah 57:15
What an amazing God. God, whose name is holy, who is the high and lofty ONE who inhabits eternity could do anything he wanted, could spend His eternity in any fashion he chooses, and how does he chose to spend His time, reviving the spirit of the humble and the heart of the contrite! Praise God!
There is a song "Make me a prayer" I always remember one of the lines in this song, humble my heart so that You may draw near. God is as close as we will allow him to be, if we keep him at arms length he will be there, if we deny him and turn our back on him, he will be there. But if we humble ourselves, and humble our hearts God will draw closer... in other words if we get out of the way he will get closer. That is my prayer for today, humble my heart Lord that you might draw closer and that others might see your light shining in me.
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