Yesterday I spend the day with mentor and he told me a story about a visit to Ronald Regan's Oval Office. The President was 'off-site' and my friend was receiving a private tour of the White House. The tour was so 'behind the scenes' that my friend was allowed to walk behind the President's desk. On the desk were three small tent cards. Each had a quote. Each helped keep the President focused and humble. The card with the strongest message to me said, "You can get too big for God to use, but you can never be too small."
Prayer for SimplicityLord, help me now to unclutter my life,to organise myself in the direction of simplicity.Lord, teach me to listen to my heart;teach me to welcome change, instead of fearing it.Lord, I give You these stirrings inside me,I give You my discontent,I give You my restlessness,I give You my doubtI give You my despairI give You all the longings I hold inside.Help me to listen to these signs of change, of growth;to listen seriously and follow where they lead,through the breathtaking empty space of an open door.
- Northumbria Community (from Celtic Daily Prayer)