It is Sunday morning and I don't usually write a blog on Sunday. However, my preparations for this morning have gone rather quickly and I had time to reflect and pray. I did a future reflection rather than reflecting on the day previous. I thought about all that will happen with the class I'm teaching, the sermon I'm preaching, the announcements I'm making, and the interactions I will have with many different people. And as I was reflecting on all of these things, this phrase came to me, "Lord, I give myself to Thee." I realize that is from an old hymn, "All To Jesus I Surrender." The phrase, even without its song, was a soft reminder to be present this morning. Sure I knew that I should give myself to my family. I should give myself to the church. But sometimes we ministers forget to give ourselves to God first. So, Lord, I give myself to you this morning! In the midst of running around doing and giving myself to others in being, I pray that mostly I am giving myself to you. In my preparations, in my conversations, in my speaking, in my singing, in my facial expressions, and in the depths of my heart. Thank you for this day to worship you with the body here.
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