It was a dark and dreary day… At least that’s how the novel starts, right?
I got up early today to take my son Dan to the airport (he is headed home a day earlier than the rest of the family). The rain was pouring down. It stopped before I got back to the beach, but it was still very overcast when I headed out for a run. Heading back from the airport, I was listening to a couple of talks by Father Michael from a series called “Teach Us to Pray” based on the Lord’s Prayer. You can find it at https://heartoheartblog.org/
In Part 3, he talks about “Thy will be done” and what that really means. Namely, trusting God in all circumstances. In Part 4, he talks about “Give us this day our daily bread” and bread represents our daily needs. God provides for our needs (not our wants) and provides day by day – not necessarily in advance of the need.
As I went for run, I was thinking about trusting in God, which seems pretty easy when everything is going smoothly in life. Which is most of the time. Despite a life of plenty, it is easy to want more. Like, wouldn’t it be nice to have a house on the beach?
Much of the Part 4 talk was about addictions and whether things in our lives are serving God or self. And that is really what ties it together for me – trusting that God is supplying my needs which in turn are the things ultimately bring honor to God.
(Below Added 7/9/16)
I was listening to song by Sidewalk Prophets and the words fit nicely with this reflection.
“I want to live like that
And give it all I have
So that everything I say and do
Points to You”