“It is the final inning of the final game in the World Series, and the score is tied. The bases are loaded, there are two outs, and the final batter now has three balls and two strikes. The next pitch will most likely decide the game and the Series. The final pitch is thrown, the batter does not swing, and the catcher is holding on to the ball. You can hear a pin drop in the sold-out stadium as everyone waits for the umpire to make the call. When he doesn’t say anything, a fan finally screams, “Well, what is it?” The umpire says, “It ain’t nothing until I call it.” It isn’t stress until you call it stress: and you call’ em like you see ‘em. For your world to improve and your stress to be reduced, you must begin seeing life through a totally different pair of glasses from those you are used to wearing, or at least start changing the prescription for your lenses. To change your prescription, you must change your perception software.” _Ben Lerner, Body by God, pgs. 235-236.
- This quotation pretty much sums up what I am trying to do during this 40-days of prayer and fasting – help you change your perception software. I encourage you to join with me this evening at 7:00 p.m. for our Day 9 service as we continue to learn how to practice “Sabbath Living in the 21st Century.”