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Apr 27

Good morning, Father.
Today I find myself about half way between curious speculation (what are you up to? what are you planning for us? why is it taking so much longer than anticipated?) and patient optimism (well, I can do this… and this.. and this… while I wait). I honestly do not know what is BEST for me to feel, what attitude to adopt, other than just a calm acceptance of your will and timing. My mind wants to argue all the reasons why we NEED to be moved out, be on the road by now. But that is just my mind, my very limited human “wisdom” and insight. Lord, please help me to find a resting place within your wisdom, an attitude that is most pleasing to you. Help me to keep my eyes and ears open to your will, your guiding voice. Show me how to use the time you have provided. Amen.

Psalm 104:24-31 ERV

LORD, you created so many things! With your wisdom you made them all. The earth is full of the living things you made. 
Look at the ocean, so big and wide! It is filled with all kinds of sea life. There are creatures large and small—too many to count! 
Ships sail over the ocean, and playing there is Leviathan, the great sea creature you made. 
Lord, all living things depend on you. You give them food at the right time. 
You give it, and they eat it. They are filled with good food from your open hands. 
When you turn away from them, they become frightened. When you take away their breath, they die, and their bodies return to the dust. 
But when you send out your life-giving breath, things come alive, and the world is like new again! 
May the LORD’S glory continue forever! May the LORD enjoy what he made. 

Father, I have a great craving to watch nature shows today and just rejoice in your creation. Yet there are half a dozen other things I feel a pull toward. I give you my time, my mind, my hands, my heart. Guide me in how to serve you today, and help me to just calmly accept your will and your timing. Thank you, patient Shepherd.


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