Sunday 26 August 2012

Intercessionary Failure

Town planning plus some more painted features:

Street level
Last night's dinner:

Again, forgot to photograph it. This recurrent laxness is a symptom of something.

Anyway, it was beef olives ie sausage meat wrapped in minute steak.

They were actually a bit too high quality for me, the minute steak was more like rump steak. I prefer the sausage meat to dominate. In fact I must get the butcher concerned to give me a pound of sausage meat alone and I'll do something with that.

For those of you who can't imagine what a beef olive looks like here is a picture of SOMEBODY ELSE'S downloaded from the web.

Intercessionary failure:

We're all familiar with the saying, "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and with the passage in the New Testament when Jesus finds his disciples asleep when he has asked them to stay awake and keep him company in his darkest hour.

So, going back to a few blogs ago when I resolved to include in my intercessionary prayers the specific plea to God that he helps me to "want" to do such and such, I am reminded of my own propensity to fall asleep at the drop of a hat. I can actually sleep in a vertical position!

I had quite a lot to do this morning but then about 11 o'clock that wave of sleepiness began to make its presence felt.

In my opinion, God would have wanted me to stay awake and resist the call from the land of nod.

In other words, with my new resolve, I should have prayed to God "for the desire  to stay awake". But I actually couldn't bring myself to ask him to make me change my desires. It was a mental block.

I wanted to fall asleep and I didn't want not to want to fall asleep.


Teenage Fanclub again:

Presumably back then.

Presumably nearer nowadays.

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