I spend a good bit of time planning and organizing in my daily work and wondering where I’m headed or asking what’s next. Now lets stop and recognize the fact that I’m not a very organized person, nonetheless it seems like I’m always trying to figure what the next activity or task is before I’m done with the present. Why am I bringing this up?
On one hand I’m mentioning my cluttered brain because I need to slow down and on the other, because I feel awful as to how my cluttered thinking has spilled out into other parts of my life. See this got a little crazy when a few weeks ago when a friend and I decided we would start a group that will read Common Prayer: A Liturgy For Ordinary Radicals -which I’ve gone through in the past – as I’ve skimmed the pages and become reacquainted with the book I’ve realized how often I just speed through my morning prayer time, because I want to do it, but I’m running late and I have so much to do. Those are all good excuses but they are just that excuses. Tomorrow morning I will begin using the liturgy, meaning I will wake up earlier, read slowly, breathe deeply, pray slowly, and allow the spirit to take over my time with God, and as an added bonus, I’ll get to drink more coffee.
I hope you will spend more time with the one who created you. Soren Kierkegaard said, “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” I want to be changed, how about you?