Martin Luther thought similarly. Our default position in life is to be selfish. When we awake in the morning, we do so as a person with a choice - autopilot (and sooner or later crash) or turn to God in the most intimate and dependent way. It is like our computer. Knowing a virus is likely, we start in "Safe Mode" rather than starting as if we were not in danger. We are in danger.
Each morning, I "reboot" Jim. As tempting (and "expedient" to quote Pilate) as it is to burst on the scene under my own steam, I am dead if I don't start in safe mode. Safe mode is not rote prayer or handing God a laundry list of "to do" items. Safe mode is an ongoing, loving relationship with Christ where I hang on his every word.
I tell you the truth, no one can see the
John 3:3 (NIV)