Daily Worship

A prayer of organising, sorting, inventory and taking stock

Albert Bogle February 24, 2023 2 5
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Luke 14: 28-30 (NRSVA)

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.”

In our reading today Jesus is advising us not to overextend ourselves. Here in these verses he is suggesting we need to have a strategy for living.

I mentioned to you yesterday about the TV show ‘Sort Your Life Out’. It actually has two parts to it. The clearing out and then the sorting out and re-organising of the things coming back into the home. The philosophy is simple. Everything should have its own place in your home. If something new comes in perhaps something else should go out.

It’s a philosophy that we should all consider when it comes to organising our time. We can’t do everything. We need to recognise the time slots in our lives and what it is that we want to put in these slots. Making time for the urgent things always works at the expense of the important things. The important things are seldom urgent, and believe it or not the urgent things are seldom important. I think what Jesus is saying is make time to finish the important things in your life.





It’s so easy to say ‘yes’

It is such a positive word

I don’t like the word ‘no’

The trouble is

Trying to build

My life on yes’s

Is impossible

I now realise I can’t build

A yes tower on ‘yes’ alone

The ‘no’s’ are like the links

That hold the next yes together

And when I pray

And you answer

With a No

I’m beginning to understand

That ‘No’ might just be the link

To my next place of service

Give me the wisdom to Know

When to say No

And when to say Yes

In order that I can

Make space to attend

To the important things.