Father, I praise you so much and love you so much!! Thank you for Friday and Saturday and for what you’ve begun to teach me tonight.
It still hurts about Joe, father, but I guess you knew that. And, please, I beg you, don’t let this be a “last journey” as in Acts 27, the passage I got when I was praying about Joe. I don’t know if I’m anything special in Joe’s life but he sure is in mine and how it hurts to have him leaving. Could I please get some time to really be with him before he goes? And can I write to him, hoping for an occassional answer? Please, father!
I was really wondering about the shower tonight and the fact that I would miss the prayer meeting. As a matter of fact, I was being pretty rotten about it — sort of spiritually pouting. You know, thinking the meeting would fall apart without me and, more obviously, that I would fall apart without it. I didn’t even get to really seriously pray for the meeting. Well, I praise you and thank you for the passage I got about it.
“For if a man imagines himself to be somebody, when he is nothing, he is deluding himself. Each man should examine his own conduct for himself; then he can measure his achievement by comparing himself with himself and not with anyone else. For everyone has his own proper burden to bear.”
Wow! Lord! All at me and you know it. Praise you.