Thursday, August 25, 2016
Lord, I have been so remiss
about having quality time for You,
with You, my Creator and Sustainer.
When I am not putting You first,
I get into trouble with myself and my relationships.
… wallow in self pity,
… feel inferior and worthless.
Lord, help me remember
I cannot bring honor and glory
to Your name
when I am so negative.
I hurt others and myself unnecessarily
--actions that make me feel
more disgusted with myself.
Remind me that I am Your child,
What joy it is to know this;
but, even knowing this,
I continue to let petty slights
hurt and sour my day.
Let me look up, not down.
Let me look inward and find rest and peace for my soul.
Remind me I have been created
to glorify you
to do all things
in accordance with Your will.
I am here to serve, not to be served.
I am to be Your hands and feet, Lord;
I need Your strength and guidance.
Thank you for my family,
for a husband who has loved me over fifty years,
for grandchildren who love us,
for daughters who bless us,
for sons-in-law who value their wives and children,
for my church and church family,
for blessings innumerable. (July 21, 2016)