Saturday, April 8, 2017
I like this analogy. I carry around my sunglasses. Where I live, we get some sun most days. Just because the sun is not shining brightly does not mean I ditch my sunglasses. When the sun does shine then I will have my sunglasses with me. I am vigilant about my sunglasses. Prayer is like sunglasses. Both are for everyday. If I skip prayer when life is going my way, when times are not difficult, then when suddenly life gets messy, I won't have my prayer maintenance to fall back on. I will either scramble to pray, or just whine and complain about the situation. Had I maintained some spiritual vigilance on a daily basis, I might find that what seems to be a mess, is simply an opportunity for growth outside of my plans for the day. So I pray regularly, just like I carry around my sunglasses on a daily basis. This way I am ready for the light.