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Aug 26

Good morning, Lord.
Father, I really need you. That’s no surprise. Nothing has happened, I just feel really in need of your touch, your closeness. I crave your Word, your Hand upon my life and my mind and my heart and my spirit. I crave a moment of decision, when I stand in the fulcrum of choice between your way and my way. I crave that reassuring pat telling me that I have chosen well. I crave action, forward motion, momentum, change. Lord, help me to just be content when things seem at rest all around me. Action is more comfortable to me than suspended animation, work more friendly than play. Help me to grow so that I am content in ALL situations — even when nothing seems to be moving in any direction. Help me to trust in your presence, in your protection, in your workmanship — even when there is no indication of such comforts. Grow me, Lord. Mold me into your little Acceptance with Joy. Amen.

Philippians 4:10-14 ERV

I am so happy, and I thank the Lord that you have again shown your care for me. You continued to care about me, but there was no way for you to show it. 
I am telling you this, but not because I need something. I have learned to be satisfied with what I have and with whatever happens. 
I know how to live when I am poor and when I have plenty. I have learned the secret of how to live through any kind of situation—when I have enough to eat or when I am hungry, when I have everything I need or when I have nothing. 
Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do. 
But it was good that you helped me when I needed help. 

Lord, I admit I feel a lowkey worry, distracting me from being content. I feel I must DO something. And yet I feel so sleepy, so foggy-headed, like my body is fighting off something. In fact, my throat has been sore and my sinuses are acting up. Still, I kick myself for not DOING enough. That is foolish. I know very well that I can rely fully upon you, Lord, both to guide me to use my time wisely, and to accomplish whatever is within your will for me that day. If something does not get done, then that only means it was MY idea, MY expectation — not yours. I trust you completely, my Shepherd. You order my steps, my time, my work, my life. It is you who is the mover of my heart and the hearts of those I love. I can trust you to move each one of us in the direction of our own freedom, becoming more pleasing to you all the time. It is only my own foolish human thinking that is distracting me from being one hundred percent content in this moment. Touch me, Shepherd. Heal me and make me yours. Amen. 😀


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