I must admit that it’s a challenge to remember to give thanks and praise for this awesome opportunity here at the CBTS. I’m working on it, although my inclination is to move to quickly to pray for other people. For example, today, walking on the beach with God. I prayed for two friends who were having surgery: back surgery for one at 7 AM (good report), and foot surgery for another at 1PM (haven’t heard yet). I prayed for successful outcomes and that they and their loved ones would feel God’s presence surrounding them.
This praying for others feels just right for me. Most people I know, including most of you reading this blog, are leading extremely active, busy and complex lives, whereas I am purposefully trying to live a life of silence, solitude and simplicity. I guess I could say that I am finding myself called to be busy in a very different way.