An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Good Posturing

(Pro 6:10 KJV)  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

How important is our physical stance?  Those of us in an older generation have certain stereotypes seared into our brains:  Kneeling for prayer, closing our eyes when we pray, getting saved at an altar, singing from an hymnal, sitting in rows.  Younger people might think of always standing to sing, not being able to worship without a cup of coffee or a water bottle and open collars with faded denim pants.  I am sure there are cultural developments on many of these things and thus they are in that neutral world of actions which can be righteous or carnal depending on our reasoning.  

I find that certain positions tend to put me in this verse.  My big recliner is a great place to pray and contemplate spiritual things.  It is also a great place to fall asleep.  You have heard that idle hands are the devils workshop to which I like to add, busy hands are his proving grounds.  Today I might add that the weeds won’t get pulled if our hands are folded.

So?  I find that sometimes I need to get out of my chair so the Lord can speak to me.  You might have other distractions.  Working in your garage might be how you fold your hands.  Anything can get in the way of communication. 

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