Gift: Piety (Reverence) – With the gift of reverence, sometimes called piety, we have a deep sense of respect for God and the Church. A person with reverence recognizes our total reliance on God and comes before God with humility, trust, and love.
Reading: My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit;
a contrite, humbled heart, O God, you will not scorn. (Psalm 51:19)
Observation: I was trying to decide whether to post a video or post my regular journal this morning, when I got a tweet from Rick Warren this morning that said that I should not let anyone else make a decision for me. The truth is, I post the videos because I think that is the way most people might eventually be exposed to the concept of journaling, but for now the focus is on the work that God is doing in me. The potential for what he could do in others, will have to wait until God has better prepared me to do it.
Personification: Peace. The journaling that I try to do every morning, gives me such a peace about the work that God is doing in me. I hope to be able to share that peace with my family today and anyone who I may come in contact with. I just received another tweet from Rick Warren, exactly two minutes ago that said, “Personal discipline always yields more freedom. The fruit of the Spirit is #Self Control. Gal 5:23…I should be focusing on self control as well today, and the hope is that it will yield more true freedom.
Prayer: Lord, create in me a clean heart, so that my contrition will be a worthy offering to you and your work will be done in and through me today. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…Amen!
- Rick Warren cancels candidate forum, cites uncivil discourse (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
- Rick Warren cancels Obama-Romney Civil Forum (ocregister.com)
- Rick Warren Cancels Obama-Romney Forum: Too Much “Mean-Spirited Slander” (alan.com)