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A Day in the Life

A Seeker’s Life…

HOME4:30-5:30A.M. — I have to get up. Oh, how I hate that alarm clock sound. Which demon came up with the grating, digital madness I hear this morning? Good morning, Lord. I love you, but I don’t feel like getting up. I think I’ll just sit here for a bit, and quiet my mind…

I remember the time I was lying in the barracks in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I was so scared, Lord. I had spent years playing games with you. I really was about to fly out with my unit to an unknown danger half a world away from my wife, my home. You intervened, though. I asked you to save me that day. I believed you gave your life for me, and I was too scared of the unknown ahead of me not to live the rest of mine for you. I thank you, Father. You are the lover of my soul. All glory, all honor, all power to you.

I have to get going.

TRIP TO WORK5:30-6:15 A.M. — My windshield is frosted, and I don’t want to be late for work. It’s so co-co-cold.

I praise you Lo-Lo-Lord of Lords and King of Ki-Kings.  In the midst of this day, be glorified in all I do. Prepare the way.

What’s that squeaking noise from under the hood?

God, I thank you that my car runs perfectly, and will continue to. You are such an awesome provider. Thank you for this car!

AT WORK6:15 A.M.-3:00 P.M.–There he is. God help me. I don’t like that guy. I’ve written him up once, and if he steps out of line again, I’m gonna have to let him go. I’m sorry, Lord. I know you love him. I want to have a different view of him-to see him the way you do. I say he is a blessing to me, and everyone on the job. Whatever he touches prospers, and he walks in health all the days of his life. That’s enough of that. I’m going to get some work done. I worship you.  I step into my role as a king and a priest in this part of your territory.

GOING HOME3:00-4:00 P.M.—I am sapped. It was a crazy day. I thank you, God, for great success at work. My boss is blessed and he sees as you see. All the men are safe and full of God ideas that will help us remain on top in this industry. You stayed in the middle of everything I did today.

AT HOME, THEN DINNER4:00- 6:40 P.M.—Hot Pockets. I remember Hot Pockets, and Reese’s Cups. “Supper was delicious. I didn’t know cabbage could taste like that.” God, you are an abundant provider. We worship you and are thankful for a full pantry.

TRIP TO CHURCH6:40-9:30 P.M.—“Let’s go, Boys! We need to be out the door. The bus leaves at 5:50 just like last week and the week before that. Would any one of you prove to me that you can tell time?”

Father God, you are so merciful and filled with all grace. You are my peace, and my song. In You, there is no lack. Weariness is a lie for me, because You fill me with the grace to accomplish the things I can’t on my own. Thank you.

AT HOME FOR THE EVENING9:30-10:00 P.M.—“Goodnight, Son. You did a good job making that new boy feel comfortable tonight. Thanks. You’re the best. Say your prayers.”

A FEW WORDS AND TO BED10:00-10:30 P.M.—“Honey, we have to talk about the taxman. But, I just don’t have it in me tonight. I want to go to bed. I Love you. We can talk tomorrow. Let’s schedule it, shall we?”

Father, I wanted to spend some time apart from the routine today, just worshipping you. I took a few minutes here and there, but…

I hear you, Lord. I hadn’t really thought of it that way.  I spent my day with You instead of just a little time… or rather, You spent Your day with me. Thank You, Lord. I love You.


~Guy Parker


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