Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: if we do the right things for God, He will do the right things back to us. Reap what you sow and all that. Now, yes, the idea is scriptural, but not this idea. Prayer is not a transaction; it’s not a place where we bring what we’ve done to God, claiming to have done it for His glory, when we were truly doing it for our benefit. So what does your morning look like?
Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.