Friday, March 23, 2018 – 08:41
Father God, Thank You for this day. Thank You for a full night’s sleep – for me, a change. Thank You for the beautifully warm (indoors, anyway) sunshine streaming through my windows – it brightens my outlook for this day.
Yesterday was good. Hardly any snow, despite the forecast. Dialysis went well. Post-D nap was shortened by a visit from B, N, and WB. And, with the plumber’s quick work, the new washer and dryer are functional! Let the laundry begin! Yes, today is a day for feeling Your blessing and favor.
I surely do hope I don’t muck it up.
PSALM 32 GW
:1 BLESSED IS THE PERSON WHOSE DISOBEDIENCE IS FORGIVEN AND WHOSE SIN IS PARDONED.
:2 BLESSED IS THE PERSON WHOM THE LORD NO LONGER ACCUSES OF SIN AND WHO HAS NO DECEITFUL THOUGHTS.
Head-knowing vs heart-knowing. Self-forgiveness. Simply accepting the most intangible of gifts. Why do we creations of God have such trouble with this?
Maybe it has to do with divine forgiveness vs worldly consequences? Is that what the “world sees as foolishness?” Are we believers not in touch with the reality of the needs for earthly survival?
Perhaps it’s more about complete self-acceptance.
That includes our circumstances and situations, our physical attributes, and our own past, present, and the promise or disappointment ahead of us in the future.
MARK 9:24 NKJV … “LORD, I BELIEVE; HELP MY UNBELIEF!”
God, my true need is simple but hard: to completely trust what you say/have promised. I’ve seen/experienced plenty of evidence to support Your Word, but for some unfathomable reason, I still turn away in doubt. And then I behave contrary to my ideals.
God, how often do I speak of the serenity to accept, the courage to change, and the wisdom to perceive clearly? I could say that prayer before every thought or action, just to be reminded (constantly). Grant me these today!
In Jesus’ Holy name, AMEN