The lure of the dishes left in the sink last night calls me out of bed as does making lunches... Opening the new bag of espresso, Ah, the good stuff, I breathe it in!
I need more of the good stuff, the God stuff... the stuff that will really get me through this incredibly long day I have just started. The devotionals are amazing...
But not as amazing as the voice I hear in my head, the whisper that says Psalm 34... the verses that jump from the page as if in 3D and sit tight on my heart, weaving their words in... hiding themselves for me to all up when I need.
I want to share with you...
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me. And delivered me from all my fears
13 keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good: seek peace and pursue it.
18 the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
22 the Lord redeems the soul of his servants, and none of those who trust in him shall be condemned.
My God! Thank you for all you have blessed me with. Thank you for who you are, above all else. Thank you for the blessings in this life. My husband, my children, our health. Thank you for a roof over our heads, cars to drive and food on our tables. Thank you for the jobs that provide these things. Thank you for the opportunity each day to get up and choose to put your word before the day, before the to-do list starts.
Thank you for your glimpses of Heaven on earth... the morning sky, the colors - light pink and blue, purple... yellow... breaking the dark of night. Thank you for the birds that sing. The sun which will warm the day. Thank you for the flowers that have started to bloom from the dead of winter...
Thank you for your love and saving Grace... Love and Grace I did not deserve, but you came down anyway to seek me out, to seek us all out. I thank you for that love. Please help me to be a blessing to others today. Please help me see all the good in this life and help me to be more like you.
In your sons holy name I pray... Amen.