In the midst of moving back into our house after almost moving out of it but not selling it and therefore staying in it so moving back into it, we have a few projects going on around our place to make more storage and some rearranging happen.
One of those projects in which I am currently engaged is the assembly of some furniture upstairs, specifically some wardrobes and bookcases that will take care of storage needs upstairs. Easy enough, right? Yes. Easy enough.
But I woke up Saturday morning after a Friday of assembly with sore knees. It was then I realized that it was because I was on my knees most of the morning doing the assembly work. No knee pads are needed, because I'm on carpet, right?
Well, I was still sore.
And once I got some coffee and Bible in me on Saturday, the Spirit spoke clear as a bell: what if I had knees that sore from praying?
It wasn't one of those guilt trip, lay it on thick kind of moments. It was a reality check. We, as a church staff, have been reading E.M. Bounds' classic Power through Prayer. It's been challenging all of us. The Spirit was more challenging - even encouraging. And what if my knees were really that sore from the time I spent in prayer?
My guess is my world would be different. So, Lord Jesus, make me into that kind of praying man.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...