PRAYER SUMMER FRIENDS:
I'm suggesting that you use Psalm 23 this week during your 30-60 minute times of praying. I'm doing this all week with the 26 seminary students at Payne Theological Seminary.
Yesterday I received this e-mail from one of our Prayer Summer friends - Gloria, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She writes:
Hi John and Linda,
I am praying for your time in Wilberforce,
and I know that you are likely busier than
usual, but I wanted to share a couple of
things with you.
The other day you mentioned that "this one
thing" for you was prayer. I remembered that
God and I had talked about "this one thing"
a a while back. I checked and sure enough
on 7/13 God said...
Only I can see the whole of things at
one time. Man looks on many things. Few
study....center in on me.
I said, So we must find the "this one
Yes, he said, what is your one thing?
I hope it is you, Lord
What is your one thing to do for me?
Write, I said. Speak. I suppose that one
thing would be words.
Then God said, Of all the things that my
Apostle Paul did, his words were the most
So I said, Then set fire to my words, Lord.
As the psalmist said, "I lay out the pieces
(words) of my life on your altar and watch
for fire to descend." Ps. 5:3 (Message).
In early July, I decided to read a Psalm each day
and pull out one or two verses to write down. So
tomorrow I will be on Palms 23. How neat is that?
I will do as you say and spend the whole week with
this precious psalm which I always say each morning
before I begin my day.
I hope that you two will have a precious time together
while you are away from the everyday things of life.
Love today. Gloria