Well it happened again, and I’ve been thinking about blogging about it for 3 weeks so here goes!
It’s about the best hour of my week… so far.
Here’s what you got to get out of your head to make some sense of this: “dude is Joe Pastor so of course this is what he’s going to say.” I get it. I’m thinking it myself. But walk with me a little ways. Another disclaimer, if you like Pastor’s neat & perfect, please stop reading right now. Seriously, this isn’t going to work for you.
O.k. so here it is: The best hour of my week, so far, is my hour on our 24/7 Prayer Wall.
“I knew it!”
Would you give me a second here! Geeezzz!
Today (Wednesday, October 28, 2009) I feel like I am waking up behind. You know that feeling where you already know you can’t get done the stuff you really do need to get done in a given day. I caught myself walking out of my house at 6:40something mumbling, ‘Today’s going to blow!’ Sorry, that’s the truth. Of course, I rebuked myself right there. But that gives you my mindset.
So, I’m asking, begging God to not let this hour, my hour on the wall, be an annoying obstacle to all the things I actually need and to be honest WANT to do. My iCal alarm goes off at 9:45 signaling I’ve got 15 minutes.
So I get my prayer guide out. I’ve decided to submit myself for this hour to the Hour that Changes the World prayer guide that everyone else is using. I don’t want to play “expert” and freelance my way through.
We start the hour with worship. I dial up the Anthem CD that I’ve been loving lately. Ka-Pow! God comes and literally overwhelms me. No lie, I’m grabbing for the Kleenex box, only a little bit out of shame for my earlier attitude. Mostly, I’m overwhelmed with His goodness, His unspeakable grace, His infinite mercy, His utmost patience, the beauty of the Life with God.
The next 59 minutes FLEW by.
There are a few hours left on the 24/7 Prayer Wall that aren’t yet covered. Why don’t you take one! I know you don’t have to sign up for anything to pray. But there is something cool about the accountability of knowing I can’t let go of MY end! There is something momentum building about knowing that someone finished praying right before you & someone is picking it up the very next minute.
To get yourself signed up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m still way behind, but I’m good with that. This day is going to ROCK!