So, I have decided to make two adjustments to how I spend time with my friends. First, I will focus on them. This seems obvious, but I've found that this is harder than it sounds. Second, I am going to flat-out ask my friends this question: "What has God been doing in your life?"
Friday, December 21, 2007
Applying the First Prayer
In the last post, I said that Christians are commanded by 2 Thessalonians to thank God for their brothers' sanctification. So on Wednesday, I attempted to do this for 15 minutes (though I think I'm going to aim for 5 minutes a day most of the time). I have to be honest--it was the most humbling prayer time I have ever had. Thirty seconds into my prayers, I realized that I couldn't see God working in my brothers' lives. Not that He's not changing their hearts, but I have pridefully focused on myself. In doing so, I have deprived myself of the joy of rejoicing with my brothers and sisters.