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Dec 26

Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for the awesome, delightful, most perfect weather yesterday! I felt like I was HOME, in Michigan — it even SMELLED good! So peaceful, so comforting, to have it 70 degrees and humid! With the front door wide open and fresh air pouring in the windows, I felt blessed beyond measure! Thank you also for giving me really good phone conversations with two of my sons yesterday as well! Thank you for encouraging me in my work and making it go so smoothly, increasing my confidence, my hope, and my calmness. And then thank you for encouraging a new branch of my art early this morning, as well! Father, please help me adapt to this new sleeping “schedule”. I seem unable to remain sleeping on most nights past 4 or 5am, no matter if I go to bed at 10pm or 1am or anywhere in between. I wake up and want to DO something! I remember that both my parents used to get up “in the middle of the night”, be up for an hour or two, then go back to sleep. This seems to be what my body is trying to do, more and more persistently the older I get. It seems like a good time to draw or work on my websites, or even do research. But sometimes my brain is wide awake, and my body is not. Help me to sort this out, Lord. I do not want to fight you or the natural way in which you made my body, but I also do not want to be deceived and do what I THINK I should do, either. Please give me wisdom and help me to know and do your will. Amen.

 
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 ERV

The foundation that has already been built is Jesus Christ, and no one can build any other foundation.
People can build on that foundation using gold, silver, jewels, wood, grass, or straw.
But the work that each person does will be clearly seen, because the Day will make it plain. That Day will appear with fire, and the fire will test everyone’s work.
If the building they put on the foundation still stands, they will get their reward.
But if their building is burned up, they will suffer loss. They will be saved, but it will be like someone escaping from a fire.

 
Lord, I am suddenly frustrated almost to the point of tears. My computer has gotten so bad now that it took me what, about 20 minutes just to copy & paste & format the verses above?! And it wouldn’t even let me finish. It is completely unresponsive, so that I am now finishing this post on my phone. And last night, almost every night now, I get such bad headaches from using such old, outdated contact lenses, that I have to stop working, stop using my eyes. Sometimes as early as 3pm, it strikes. 🙁 I have even started wishing I had a pair of eye glasses to switch to!! Is that why you are changing my sleep pattern, Lord, so I can adjust to not having good contacts or a good computer? My work seems to be going so well, and you have been blessing my socks off in so many ways! I still trust you completely, Lord. It SEEMS like I do not have things I need, but I know that if I really did need them, you would have provided them. So I thank you sincerely for all the awesome blessings you have given me, all the joy and peace and hope that warm my heart, and I ask you to help me be faithful and use wisely, ALL that you have provided. Amen!

 

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