Patrick Day

Blog archives for October, 2014

Archive for October, 2014

Friday, October 31st, 2014

THE GARBAGE TRUCK        One Thursday morning I stood looking out my office window at a garbage truck emptying trash put out the night before. The sun was just coming up, and my brain had not yet awakened to the day before me. It was a good time for the planting of metaphors, […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

WE Beverly was confused about what dying-to-self really meant. Her Christian friends and several pastors over the years declared how important this was but gave few specifics. The thought of giving up all she held dear was too much for her.   One morning, as she was praying in her home office, the Holy Spirit […]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

GARY’S PRODIGAL SON Gary Wilkerson, the son of David Wilkerson, wrote these words in an August issue of World Challenge. “Lately, I’ve discovered that the things in life most important to me are the ones I can do nothing about. For instance, even if I summon all my strength, power, and resources, I can’t bring […]

Monday, October 20th, 2014

LITTLE ALICE For two days last August, I took care of my three-year-old granddaughter by myself for the first time. I soon realized it was all about Alice and what she wanted. There was no time for doing my things, and that was fine with me. I love my little Alice deeply and was ready […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

LIKE NEVER BEFORE Paddy went to his favorite church Sunday and settled in to sing praise and worship songs and listen to a lively sermon. The Holy Spirit had something else in mind. Midway through the second song, He delivered a thought to Paddy to stop singing and start praying. This was Paddy’s prayer: Holy […]

Monday, October 13th, 2014

A NEW LEASE ON LIFE Things weren’t going well for Bill. He’d just been diagnosed with skin cancer and was soon to be laid off from his job. That morning he bowed humbly before the Lord and pleaded, “I need a new lease on life.” However it happened, the Holy Spirit led him to John […]

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

EBOLA The spread of Ebola is front-page news in most papers I read lately. It’s one more piece of evidence that we live in a fallen world, as if we needed more examples amidst wars and rumors of wars. Romans 8 tells us that the creation itself is in bondage to decay and “groaning as […]

Monday, October 6th, 2014

REFLECT ON ME HOLY SPIRIT Reflect on me, Holy Spirit, as I reflect on You. Be a mirror before my soul to show me what is of God and what is of me. Follow @patday33

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

SEEKING GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART My friend Joseph was telling me about the days following his conversion at the age of 38. “I was trying to make up for lost time by reading the Bible morning, noon, and night. One morning I got stuck on the 13th verse of Jeremiah 29: ‘You will seek […]