BOOK THREE – Angel’s Story
THE FIRST PRINCIPLE: Prayerwork
from The One Minute Minister: Restoring Spirituality to Time Management
At the next Solomon’s Porch:
“The strange thing about being a human being,” the One Minute Minister said, “is that we shift our focus regularly from what is important to what is not. The whole concept of idolatry is that we lose sight of the importance of God as a person and shift our attention to God’s things, to what is created: money, cars, houses, designer jeans, etc. It’s just basic idolatry when God’s created things become more important than God.”
“Romans 1:25, where people worship the creation more than the creator,” Bill said.
“Matthew 6:33, on all the things the Gentiles seek,” said Frank
“Mark 12:30, you shall love the lord your God with all your heart and mind and strength,” Angel said.
“That’s why our Prayerwork is so important.”
“Prayerwork.” The troubled minister tried out the new word.
“That’s the name we give to the first secret,” the One Minute Minister answered. “You have work to do, but the most important part of your work is to pray. It only takes a minute to get back on course and refocus on the creator rather than the creation.”
“When Jesus said, ‘Follow me’ we believe that He wasn’t kidding,” Angel said. “And if what we are doing during the day is following Jesus, that implies that there is a path laid out for us. When we plan our day, we attempt to discern that path. You have a choice: try to figure it out by looking at the roadway, at all the possible choices you can make … or turn to One who makes the path. Which is more efficient? Which is more effective?”
“The pathmaker is wiser than we are,” Bill said, “and available to us through prayer. Any minute we spend in prayer is a wise investment of our time. So the first part of any task, any work, is the work of prayer.”
Do you believe that God makes a path of wisdom for you through life?
Do you feel that you give a higher priority to the things God made than to your Maker?
How would your use of your time answer the previous question?