Posted by: ichthuscyclista | July 7, 2010

Ordering days

One of the issues of being a 40- something Christian who yearns to be fitter is how to arrange my days to try and fit everything in.  Being a Father and a husband adds to the complexity.  Whenever I spiral into unproductive busy-ness. this quote from Don Carson, from his book “A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers”, reminds me how it should be:

“In the ranks of ecclesiastical hierarchies, my father is not great man. He has never served a large church, never written a book, never discharged the duties of high denominational office… But with great gratitude to God, I testify that my parents were not hypocrites. That is the worst possible heritage to leave with children: high spiritual pretensions and low performance. My parents were the opposite: few pretensions, and disciplined performance. What they prayed for were the important things, the things that congregate around the prayers of Scripture. And sometimes when I look at my own children, I wonder if, should the Lord give us another thirty years, they will remember their father as a man of prayer, or think of him as someone distant who was away from home rather a lot and who wrote a number of obscure books. That quiet reflection often helps me to order my days.”

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