The busy little pigeon — and me

fishing off the stone jetty at Kahala

Ah, Mornings!  This is a photo from yesterday morning when I was breakfasting and talking and then PRAYING with a dear friend.

You know, God, we are ALL in need of prayer.  But, every once in a while we KNOW it in an ever so stark way.  At that time it is so GOOD to have prayer connections already in place.  Prayer friends — Friends that allow us the privilege of coming that close to them — coming into YOUR PRESENCE — together. Sigh.

Arugh, You just brought to mind Your suggestion/COMMAND that I name/identify ten areas in which I NEED help and then ask ten people for help in each of those areas.  Yes, God.  You told me to do that eight or . . . more years ago.  No. I haven’t done it.

Solitary, self-important pigeon at San Souci beach

And THAT is why You had me take this photo — also yesterday — of the pigeons on the beach.  But, mostly of the single solitary ones, like this one.  BUSY!  Yes, they are all moving along busily.  But, I hear You say — not too purposefully.  Purpose, generally for our species, requires combined effort.

Hard to say, God, which is harder. To ask for help — or to ask someone to pray for us, WITH US.  BOTH SO HARD.

Not so hard to ask for help and prayer for “Good Causes”.  But for myself?  I find myself constrained by strands of “ought nots” — one ought not be self serving or worse yet, self important.  How foolish of me — or how clever of the Darkness — to cover Humility with the garments of selfishness.  To encourage me to think — Oh, my needs are so small compared to the BIG needs around me.  As if, God, You weren’t eager to help us ALL.  Sigh.  I need to ask people even just to suggest areas in which I need help.  OK. OK.  I’m asking!

Story teller,

Posted in a hand up, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, busy, busy as an attack strategy, choosing HARD, Life isn't supposed to be easy.

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