Patrick Day

Blog archives for November, 2016

Archive for November, 2016

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

HIS WORLD We too often try to fit God into our world instead of fitting ourselves into His world. Let me give you an example. I am the president of a Christian organization and am thwarted at every turn by a proud man who does not like my style of inclusive leadership. I pray for […]

Friday, November 25th, 2016

RELIGIOUS VS. RELATIONAL I talked to Tyler last Tuesday evening. “I’m in a valley, Pat. Everything seems dull. I’m just going through the motions with my prayer time.” He was calling me because I’m his mentor and he needed some advice to liven up his soul. I asked him some questions to more fully understand […]

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

A THANKSGIVING PRAYER “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” – Ephesians 4:7 Lord, I pray you give all of us who read this word a greater measure of grace to have a thankful heart this week. Follow @patday33

Friday, November 18th, 2016

GOD’S POCKET 2 Let’s set the record straight. No credit is due me for the following story. I have such a distance to go to become the man God wants me to be that I hesitate to even tell it at all, lest I be seen as boasting. Tuesday afternoon I was at a large […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

A DANGEROUS PRAYER I attended Crossroads Church in Woodbury, Minnesota, with my oldest son, his wife, and two children (who were safely deposited in the nursery). Near the end of his message, Pastor Phil gave us the following prayer – “Lord, take me deeper than my feet would ever wander.” I thought at the time, […]

Friday, November 11th, 2016

THE HIDING PLACE God has been at work in the affairs of mankind throughout history. How do I know? The Bible tells me so. Oftentimes His involvement is a hidden story. Where was God when Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Germany was killing six million Jews during World War II? I believe He was weeping that the […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

A GOOD DAY TO DIE Tyler called early Saturday afternoon, so excited and joyful that he could barely contain himself. He was offered a job from Allina Health as a peer-support counselor in the very hospital he was treated at in Minneapolis this summer, following a recovered-addict presentation to a roomful of doctors and health […]

Friday, November 4th, 2016

GRACE Grace is something you can never get but can only be given. There’s no way to earn it or deserve it or bring it about any more than you can deserve the taste of raspberries and cream or earn good looks or bring about your own birth. A crucial eccentricity of the Christian faith […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

THE UNDER MELODY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Pastor Lee looked out at his congregation with the love of Jesus on his face. His eyes pierced my soul, as if he were looking directly at me. His face glowed in an angelic way. He drew in a deep breath and revealed the underlying message of his […]