Monday, April 22, 2013

The Hokey-Pokey

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    Well going to bed is really all about the hokey-pokey for me.  Since I have to sleep in one position all night, then my comfort level is dependent on the arrangement of my body parts.  Every night involves telling someone to 'put my right foot out, put my left foot in.'  Yes, I still remember the days of just falling into bed with no thought on my mind but sleep itself.  I long for the day when I'll be able to do that again in heaven.
    I hope the rest of my life is not centered around a ritualistic pattern.  Sometimes we get into a rut of patterns and just go thru the motions.  Children are taught memorized prayers to get them into the habit of praying but as we grow our prayers should become our own and not just a ritual.  Going to church should be a time of worship and not just a place to be on Sunday.  'Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than a garage makes you into a car.'
    So I encourage you to think about what it's really all about and 'turn yourself around.'