Priority power

One morning the wife of a friend of mine was so under the weather she couldn't get out of bed. She asked her husband to pray for her. He said he would when he got to the office, but emergencies there delayed his prayer an hour or so. Before praying he called home to check on his wife. The cook answered, "Huh! She's up and gone—she had a hair appointment!"

Oh, the power of priority!

I have empathy with her. I have some "pet" priorities of my own! Don't you? Then can't we agree that maintaining a priority, large or small, human or divine, begins with "I can—and now"? As concerns longevity, there's a Bible promise that as our days, so shall our strength be. See Deut. 33:25 . As concerns priority, it helps me to add, "As I order my days, so shall my strength be." In other words, "Never put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today." Some things are unimportant, may never need doing. Of those that need doing, some are more urgent than others. Exercising practical priorities puts off personal sense pressure and helps us demonstrate that divine Mind unfolds its activities in an orderly, never overtaxing way.

Reaping the rewards of weeding
June 20, 1983

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