Bryan is a spiritual kind of guy. He actually is a member of two congregations at once, always concerned that his offering money makes it to each parish on time. His faith permeates his day, as mine well should, but I always seem to fall short. He fills notebooks full of scripture, prayers and words from books on faith which he has purchased or found on internet sites.
How much of this does Bryan actually comprehend? Only God knows for sure. All I am sure of us that he takes his daily walk with God quite seriously. And I have to think that God smiles at that and knows the inner workings of Bryan’s heart.
When his outward speech fails with stuttering and stammering, his thoughts must find their way to God’s ear. And I bet He is pleased!
In September we went to the shore for a long weekend. I happened to go into his bedroom and find a prayer scrawled on notepaper by Bryan’s bedside. (see above image). Who knows where he found it? Perhaps it will be meaningful for you as it was for me, especially thinking of it with Bryan in mind.
Here is a translation from the scrawl:
Lord, I believe that you created me for a special purpose and that you have a perfect plan for my life. I ask that you fulfill your purpose for me and help me to do (that) daily through prayer and your word. Thank you that as I seek you each day that you will guide me along the best pathway for my life in Jesus’ name. (Amen)