There is something to be said for focusing one’s attention on priorities. I have been developing my first Word Press Site, and it has been a terribly drawn-out learning process. It dawned on me I was actually ready to do my first reflection. I am listening to Ferdy K on YouTube. He is taking me to step by step into what I need to do.
This is how God operates. I say this with the greatest of confidence. If one says they want to do His Will, He’s listening and will provide the way. I have all the tools, time, and experience to reflect daily on the Scripture reading of the day: Saturday, December 11, 2021.
My focus is to start here. In today’s Readings, Psalm 80 contains the phrase often used by Jesus to describe himself, Son of Man. “May your help be with the man of your right hand, with the son of man whom you yourself made strong. Then we will no more withdraw from you; give us new life, and we will call upon your name.” The Psalmist apparently is reminding God how He empowered others, and if he does the same thing for him, he won’t run away. Better yet, if God were to give the Psalmist new life he’ll talk to him.
This is the kind of praying I have done my whole life. “God, if you do this for me, I’ll do that for you.” I call it the This for That prayer. Perhaps, at times, it seems kind of childish to bargain with the Almighty, yet it strikes me as a relationship. I just said to my husband, “I’ll do the dishes if you wipe the counters.” It’s a commitment to the gives and takes of a relationship.
I told God I would do His will if he could figure out a way to turn it into an income. So, I am attuned to hearing things like “where is your priority?” When I am thinking I best get my store up first, which will take oodles to learn about and actually do. Whereas I have the gift of writing and according to Ferdy K, the ability to bring my blog up and running today.
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Just testing to see how this works.
I, too, am checking on this.