The accessibility of travel has dramatically changed over my lifetime,
bringing home a simple point: I can get practically anywhere from where I am.
It is easy to feel stuck in life, but with decision and determination, we can
move forward from wherever we are. The belief that we CAN is vital to taking
the first steps. The words of Paul ring loudly: “I CAN do all things…” Equally
important to belief is the rest of Paul’s message: “…through Christ who gives
me strength.” Surrender to the Person, Power and WILL of God is key. In other
words, I am limited only to God, nothing else. Lord, thank You for pointing to
the means and direction for pursuing Your best.
continually amazed at how little I actually know about God. Each new discovery
opens another universe of more to know. Children seem to have the advantage in
divine discovery since they are not encumbered with a need to know how it all
works. Interestingly, as I grow older I seem to be reverting back to a childlike
approach. It is reassuring to realize that this whole process of spiritual
growth is in God’s hands and not my own. He initiates the divine spark in us,
then guides the process of learning; His Word and Spirit navigating us through
inexplicable mystery. Father, You have brought me thus far, I hunger for more.
Teach me Your ways.
multiple children informs parents of how dangerous life can be; parking lots
become minefields of danger. Every stop begins with a stern reminder of the rules
of disembarkation. Number one rule: “Hold Daddy’s hand.” I am well acquainted
with God’s Holy Grip. When I press in it is gentle, soft but firm. In moments
when I am being pulled away, or straining against it, I feel His Grasp
tightening. There are startling moments of feet dangling over a precipice, yet
I am still in held firmly in the Savior’s clutch. Father, thank You for Your
Mighty Hand. You uphold, guide, prod, restrain and comfort me. Your love
The diversity of people is as much a gift of God as any
other treasure He offers. While differences engender many difficulties, they also
provide ample opportunity to learn the many angles of love. Like a diamond
turned in light, each person reveals another facet of God’s imprint upon each
of us.Even those wholly unaware of His Person and Presence become a necessary part of
discovering the breadth and depth of God’s love. Lover of My Soul, I praise Your
for the beauty of Your image upon all Your creation, especially upon those You
created in Your image.
sunrise looked as if God dipped His finger in florescent paint and stroked a
soft orange, backlit ribbon across a silvery blue background. What else has the
Master crafted into this day? I will watch for His work. Perhaps He will stroke
the canvas of my soul, covering over useless space only to delicately create
something exquisite in its place. Lord, I desire Your Holy craftsmanship. May
my heart be a ready landscape; I welcome the touch of Your holy brush.