It keeps happening to me that when I least want to take time to spend with God, pushing through and doing it is most rewarding. Suffice it to say that I had a good ol' chat with God this evening, and then I was reading some prayers from a book my mentor gave me at graduation (The Valley of Vision- I love it). I was struck by these lines and thought I'd share:
Thou hast struck a heavy blow at my pride, at the false god of self, and I lie in pieces before thee.
...Grant me grace to bear thy will without repining, and delight to be not only chiselled, squared, or fashioned, but separated from the old rock where I have been embedded so long, and lifted from the quarry to the upper air, where I may be built in Christ for ever.
*The bold emphasis is my own. I typed up another prayer for a friend earlier this week and there too, I typed every thy as they. Thank goodness for proof-reading!