Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Dear Colleagues,


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Good Morning!

“Eternal Father of my soul, let my first thought be of You.”

“Let my first impulse be to worship You.”

“Let my speech be Your Name.”

“Let my first action be to kneel before You in prayer…”

“…Let me not, when this morning  prayer is said, think my worship ended and spend the day in forgetfulness of You.  Rather from theses moments of quietness let light go forth, and joy, and power, that will remain with me through all the hours of the day;”

 Keeping me chaste in thought: (“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  Psa. 19:14)

Keeping me temperate and truthful: (“Do not let any unwholesomeness talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”  Eph. 4:29)

 Keeping me humble in my estimation of myself: (“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”  Rom. 12:3b)

 Keeping me honorable and generous in my dealings with others: (“…Freely you have received, freely give…Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves.” Matt. 10:8b; Rom. 12:10)

Keeping me loyal to every hallowed memory of the past: (“Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.”  Pro. 22:28)

 Keeping me mindful of my eternal destiny as a child of yours: (“In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you.”  I Pet. 1:3b,4)

“…Let me then put back into Your hand all that You have given me, rededicating to Your service all the powers of my mind and body, all my worldly goods, all my influence with others.  All these O Father, are yours to use as You will…Speak in my words today, think in my thoughts, and work in my deeds…”  In Jesus Name.  Amen.



My prayer is that you are having a great week!

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