“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, — Acts 26:19 NET
It takes great strength to bring your life up square
With your accepted thought and hold it there:
Resisting the inertia that drags it back
From new attempts, to the old habit’s track.
It is so easy to drift back, to sink.
So hard to live abreast of what you think.
— Charlotte Perkins Stetson.
If a person had delivered up your body to anyone whom he met in his way, you would certainly be angry. And do you feel no shame in delivering up your own mind to be disconcerted and confounded by anyone who happens to give you ill language.
My Father, my soul sinks with shame when I think of the great moments that I have given over to mean little things. Help me that I may reckon more on the value of time, and live not to tolerate life, but to have a great need for it, that day by day I may have a deeper consciousness of its appropriate use. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - March 27
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.