Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sunday, any day...

Sunday, any day...
By John Fischer

What do I need to worship you Lord? Do I need some religious icon set in stained glass to carry my spirit up out of this earth’s vain pull? Do I need music to lift my soul to another plane? Do I need to have someone tell me how I should think about You, and what I should say to You? Do I need someone else’s words to communicate with You? Do I need someone else’s song or can I gurgle out my own grim attempt, and will You somehow sweeten it before it reaches Your ears?

Do I need to be religious to worship You, or can we just walk along and talk like You did with Your disciples? Do I need the proper prayer order—You know: thanksgiving first, then confession, then protection, then petition, then praise—or will “Help!” suffice? Can You fill in all the rest? Aren’t You here, anyway? Right here? I have the feeling I have Your attention, all the time; the bigger question is do You have mine? I have to honestly say You do not.

Not always, and certainly not enough. Forgive me Lord for forgetting—for missing the fact that You are close enough to whisper in my ear. I worry so much about things that You already know about. You know how this is going to turn out, anyway. If I could just learn to trust You…

Hear me today, O Lord. Accept my worship today even though it’s just an ordinary day. Teach me something today that will change me tomorrow. May I bring You pleasure as much by walking through my day today as I would singing in church, or reading my Bible or praying in a fellowship group.

I’m not a religious person, O God, and if You want the truth, I don’t want to be. I just want to know You and know You are with me. I know You are, just help me to see You today.

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