Good morning, Father.
I am calmly content this morning, but the super-joyfulness seems to have dissipated some time yesterday. I don’t feel down, just a little “blah”. Still I know that you are faithful, and you will guide me in whatever I need to get done today. There are several things to work on, in MY mind, Lord. Please help me to look to you all this day for guidance and support. Thank you, Faithful Lord! 🙂
Psalm 51:10-12 ISV
God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me.
Do not cast me from your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.
Hebrews 12:3-8 ERV
Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying.
You are struggling against sin, but you have not had to give up your life for the cause.
You are children of God, and he speaks words of comfort to you. You have forgotten these words: “My child, don’t think the Lord’s discipline is worth nothing, and don’t stop trying when he corrects you.
The Lord disciplines everyone he loves; he punishes everyone he accepts as a child.”
So accept sufferings like a father’s discipline. God does these things to you like a father correcting his children. You know that all children are disciplined by their fathers.
So, if you never receive the discipline that every child must have, you are not true children and don’t really belong to God.
Thank you, Lord, for the nice conversation I had yesterday with my oldest son. It was AWESOME to hear his voice, and to know he is doing well. I think I am feeling a bit lonely today, and that is why my heart feels shut-up, reserved. I am lonely for my sons. Lonely for my own success and the freedom to visit my sons, and even to travel. But I need to be diligent, and work. Please chasten me (discipline, like a child, above). Help me to not give in to the self-pity that is threatening to rob me of my productivity today. Help me to work for YOU, and to give to you my heart’s desires to travel and to visit my sons. Thank you, Lord!