Thank You, LORD, for the clarity You have brought to my mind today. In the interesting clutter of possibilities of where to settle my attention, You have reminded me, again: You first, relationships second, my interests third. When I am confused between relationships and my plans, thank You when the way is made clear. Sometimes my plans will take precedence, yes. But other times, like today, it was crystal clear I could watch a recorded event later, and be free at the “live time” to attend to other important things. Thank You for that possibility! Perhaps a little thing for some to navigate, yet it seems a daily challenge anymore . . . how to delegate time, set boundaries, make the choices!
Thank You, LORD, that in this whirlwind world You are always a center of peace and calm. Nothing that happens on this earth or in our lives is too big, too startling, too horrendous for You! You are greater and beyond all the messes and failures, the setbacks and broken promises, the discouragements and unending questions of, “Why?” Though we fail and stumble, like a toddler desperately trying to walk, You are ALWAYS there to help us up, hold us when we are hurting, guide us along, cheer us on, teach us how to climb, and rejoice with us in victory!
Thank You, LORD, that You never leave us! And that You are calling us to Yourself even as we wander off; that You carry us when we can go no farther. And that You have given us the capacity to dream, imagine, want to create. Thank You, God, for this glorious place of possibility. You love each of us more than any of us could love each other, or ourselves. Help us to know You, to realize Your embrace, and love you, too. Restore us, most gracious LORD. Help us to grow! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
God IS love! 1 John 4:16 (NKJV) states: And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.