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Poor In Spirit

Out of the Hubbub

I don't know about you, but more often than not I find myself lacking the resources and abilities to address the "hubbub" of life that swirls around me.  I just don't always think right, feel right or do right.

Yeah, "nobody is perfect," but I know that I can do better.

I want to do better because I am God's and He deserves better from me.  In other words, I want my life to give glory to God in every way.

I am thankful that God doesn't leave me on my own when it comes to the issue of tackling myself and my interactions with the world around me.  Numerous times throughout the Bible God implores His people to "call upon the Lord,"--to pray.

Our strength for living--the right way-comes only from the Lord.

This morning I was reminded to pray more honestly and challenged to pray more regularly as I read the following comments from Joel Miller on his blog,  Here are some of his thoughts that I found instructive:

The Psalmist talks about being in constant prayer: "Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and [God] hears my voice" (Psalm 55:17).  Then there's Daniel.  Daniel, exiled in Babylon, became a ruler over several dozen regional governors, and excelled in his performance because, as it says, "an excellent spirit was in him" (Daniel 6:3).  It also says that Daniel "got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God" (6:10).  One complains, the other thanks.  Both take themselves out of the hubbub of the day and put themselves into the presence of God.

It is time for me to step out of the hubbub and into His presence.  I needed the reminder.  Maybe you do too.


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