Pondering prayer and steadfast effort

Some days it is difficult to discern what direction to go and what order to do things. How do you prioritize your day? Before venturing on a trip do you program your GPS or look at maps? Do you make reservations at hotels or reserve a car if you are flying? Do you make sure your car is ready for a trip? Do you fill the gas tank? Of course you do. Do you do all those things before heading to your neighborhood grocery store? My guess is you do not.

William Booth says, “Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer.” While that rings true, it doesn’t necessarily organize your tasks, does it? All I can say about that is make lists and lay out your time blocks. It does help. It helps to stop and pray at various times throughout the day. When I tell people I will pray for specific situations on their behalf, I typically tell them I will pray at the top and bottom of every waking hour. That gives focus to my day. Have you ever tried that?

Here is a quote I really liked today. It made me smile “God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.” ~ Josiah G. Holland. As best we can, we need to handle what we can. We do it for ourselves, our loved ones, to make the world a better place, and for Him.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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