Patrick Day

Blog archives for August, 2016

Archive for August, 2016

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

CONVICTED Reflections on Psalm 139 I sin against You, Lord. I awake in the early morning and spend the first hour with You. Then, far too often, I get caught up in the world and my own self-centered thoughts. BUT: “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence?” When […]

Friday, August 26th, 2016

MY STATUS Driving into Minneapolis last Monday, I prayed a wandering prayer. “Oh Lord, all the cars on the road, all the people in the city, who am I on my own? Only an insignificant identity, nobody, unknown except by a few, of no significance or status, of no great value to the world, a lonely […]

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

PRAYER WORKS I have a friend  (whom I’ll call Jack) who is involved in prison ministry but not as a Gideon. There was a young man (whom I’ll call Arlen) who was distraught about transitioning out of prison and broke down in a study Jack was leading at a county jail. I’ll let him tell […]

Friday, August 19th, 2016

THE SECOND ADAM          All men and women are descended from the first Adam – in the natural world. We follow his sinful ways until we meet the second Adam, Jesus Christ, and accept Him as our leader and representative before the Father – in the spiritual world. How joyful our lives would be if that […]

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

NEW HOPE FOR TYLER Tyler, the young man I have been mentoring, called me yesterday from his new residence for the next three months or so – New Hope Center in Minneapolis. I no longer think he may be merely an awakened soul. He has knowledge of God and the saving work of Jesus Christ […]

Friday, August 12th, 2016

AN AWAKENED SOUL A man loves a woman and tells everyone how wonderful she is. But he never asks her to marry him. That is an unconsummated relationship. A woman suddenly realizes how important Jesus is in her life and tells everyone how wonderful He is. She is now an awakened soul. But until the […]

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

TYLER NO LONGER THINKS OF SUICIDE Ever since Tyler met Jesus, he no longer thinks about suicide and calls me every day from the hospital where he is receiving treatment for drug abuse and depression. I almost have to laugh with the change in him. It’s Jesus this and Jesus that and a Bible verse […]

Friday, August 5th, 2016

A PARADIGM SHIFT A paradigm shift is a change from one way of thinking to another. Let’s say you have been seeing the world from your point of view. Then one day you choose to see the world, the people you interact with, the circumstances and situations you’re involved in, and all else from God’s […]

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

ABOUT AUSTIN I was passing out Bibles at the Wright County Fair last Sunday and was led by the Holy Spirit to talk to a young man whom a County Commissioner candidate told me was from Israel. It turns out that Austin was not from Israel, but his parents had emigrated from there to Florida […]