I haven’t been able to go number 2 – the actual writing of the posts, of getting from journal to blog. I love pen and paper, typing a little less.
So, just to get back into this good habit, here’s a little of today’s entry and morning prayer.
Hebrews 12:24 …You have come to the sprinkled blood that tells us better things than the blood of Abel.
And from Utmost (Oswald Chambers):
Hebrews 13:5 He Himself has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
“What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am I simply repeating what He says or am I truly learning to hear Him and then respond…
“Sometimes it is not the difficulty of life but the drudgery of it that makes me think God will forsake me. When there is no major difficulty to overcome, no vision from God, nothing wonderful or beautiful, just the everyday activities of life – do I hear God’s assurance even in these?
“We have the idea (me: and the expectation) that God is going to do some exceptional thing – that he is preparing and and equipping us for some extraordinary work in the future. (and I can easily take pride in this) But as we grow in His grace, we find that God is glorifying himself here and now, at this very moment (in/through whatever we do). If we have God’s assurance behind us, we (persevere, endure) and learn to sing (literally and figuratively), glorifying Him even in the ordinary days and ways of life.”
Heavenly Father, Creator God of all in heaven and earth. How Majestic and awesome you are! I am still and knowing – knowing how little I really know of your greatness, your Indescribability. And I am filled with awe and thankfulness over the things you promise us. I dare to love you because you love us. And you promise to bring us to you in a better place and age, by the sprinkled blood that does better things than the spilt blood of all murdered, all senselessly, tragically killed.
What Great News this is!
Lord, hear my prayer for your blessing and intervention – your simply making yourself known to all – for bringing
comfort where there must be loss,
healing where there is sickness,
endurance where there is much to do,
charity where there is great need,
and knowledge and awareness of you where there is hate and hopelessness.
Father, bring love where there is anger,
inspiration where there is dull existence,
security where there is fear,
and thankfulness for the beauty we can see if only we look for it.
Lord, let me sing, everyday, in every way – especially in the ordinary days and ways of life.
In Jesus’ life-saving and life-changing name…
In every joyous moment of this day you have made…