William Allen White, famed Editor of the “Emporia Gazette,” was a staunch member of the Democratic Party. On one occasion, however, he found himself attending a Republican Party convention as a political reporter. At the opening session, the presiding officer saw Mr. White in the audience and asked him if he would give an invocation. William Allen White replied, “No. I will not pray in this place for two reasons. First of all, I am not trained in the fine art of public prayer. Secondly, I don’t want the Lord to know that I am here.”
One measure of our Christian Growth is the extent to which we are narrowing down those areas of our lives in which we try to hide from the Lord. And the more we want to bring every part of our lives into our relationship with God, the more real His presence becomes to us.
We all remember the Gospel Story of the “Widow’s Mite.” Jesus is seated…
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