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Reflections

I broke my fast as Kim hosted the PSHS Math department at our house for their fall get together. Yes, they were a really fun group--not one math problem solved or word problem offered based on the number of hamburger patties and the number of people eating at different rates. It was great to meet each of them and their families, who ranged from singles, couples planning marriages, a couple with twins on the way, a couple with a three-week old, another with elementary-aged children and a teen. And then there were those of us with adult children who were grandparents.

We ate, talked, and the kids swam. While all that was going on, I had in the back of my mind the question for evening reflections, "Who looks to you for guidance?" Students look to these teachers for guidance in math and sometimes life. We all need someone to lead us through the parts of life we do not know. Parents, teachers, pastors, leaders, all have huge responsibilities for guiding those in their care.

As I g…

Afternoon

I prayed part of the Psalm from our prayer guide this afternoon.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.Not pretty. I rarely invite people into my innermost thoughts. I'd have to explain too much, I feel. But, when I invite God (who actually is already there) to "search me...and know my heart" I get real nervous. God seldom leaves dirt on the walls or trash on the floor--stench I've learned to live with. And, then, to ask God to "test" me like a coach tests the strength of his team in tw0-a-days. Am I crazy? Why would I want that? I can seldom past the "do you trust me" test I'm given every day. No wonder I stay away from things like this. Yet, in this prayer is life.


Why would I ask God "if there is any offensive way in me?" That's a given. I offend people everyday...even those I love. But I will ask and wait…

Day of Prayer and Fasting

Legacy Church has set today apart as a day of personal prayer and fasting, and we invite you to join us. As school begins in our area next week, we have chosen today as a time to pursue God passionately and follow him radically.

Go to the church's website for the prayer guide for the day. I will share my thoughts on this blog throughout the day. I invite you to post your comments here as we all seek God and listen with our hearts today.

Morning

Josiah, a young king of Israel, "began to pursue God passionately." He was a king, yet knew his strength and direction came from God. Early in his life he knew the importance of pursuing God everyday. Read the guide to learn more about this important biblical character.

As parents, we can instill this passion for God in our children as we model for them our passionate pursuit of God and instruction/training on how they can make room in their lives to seek God.

As followers of Jesus, we are apprentices to the practices and lifestyle of …