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Friday, October 29, 2010


I am thinking about thoughts this morning, and how powerful they are. Our thoughts are the prayers by which we create and shape our reality. As an example, do we see some situation we may find ourselves in as drudgery or joy? Are all those appointments on our calendar responsibilities or opportunities? Is this situation a burden or a blessing? So much depends on how we think about such things.

It was in the midst of thinking about all these and many more thoughts, that I remembered the following poem. The poem is probably familiar to you. It is old, so perhaps we can overlook the male language for God.

I offer this merely as a thought about an approach to your day, and not as a sermon.

Reject all temptations toward guilt.


I got up early one morning,

And rushed right into the day;

I had so much to accomplish,I didn’t have time to pray.

Troubles just tumbled about me,

And heavier came each task.

"Why doesn’t God help me?" I wondered.

He answered, "You didn’t ask."

I tried to come into God’s presence;

I used all my keys at the lock.

God gently and lovingly chided,

"Why, child, you didn’t knock."

I wanted to see joy and beauty,

But the day toiled on gray and bleak.

I wondered why God didn’t show me.

He said, "You didn’t seek."

I woke up early this morning,

And paused before entering the day.

I had so much to accomplish

That I had to take time to pray.

- Author Unknown

Posted by Carman

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