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Sep 30

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for helping me get so much accomplished yesterday, and even taking a break and playing some pool and having a good meal and helping our new “puppy dog” friend in town. Please help us to show him that it is YOUR Love inside us that is so kind and giving to him, and help him to reach out to you instead of to just us crazy “Homeless Nomads” LOL. Thank you for bringing my brother safely to Iowa and giving us all some good conversation and fellowship time last night. Please help me to somehow make up for lost sleep this week, Lord, and thank you for my current level of energy, which is quite surprising! 🙂

 
Matthew 5:13-16 ERV

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its taste, it cannot be made salty again. Salt is useless if it loses its salty taste. It will be thrown out where people will just walk on it. 
“You are the light that shines for the world to see. You are like a city built on a hill that cannot be hidden. 
People don’t hide a lamp under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand. Then the light shines for everyone in the house. 
In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. 

 
Lord, my prayer for today and forward is that you help me be a Light to those with whom I come into contact. Cleanse me and prune away everything that pollutes your message in me — even the things I may hold dear, things my flesh may desire but that do not edify my spirit. Thank you for your work in me, Lord, your enduring patience and kindness with little me. Please sustain me today, and help me to find a way to be around the approximately 20 people that will be here, without any way for me to actually “escape” and be alone. You know how much I get overwhelmed (silly introvert me!) and yet how I just keep talking, listening, helping, encouraging — until I find myself weepy with exhaustion. Lord, I have had a super-hard month, so many heartbreaks and so little sleep. I have been working myself to the bone, and I fear I may have pretty thin skin right now. I also have this lingering hurt feeling, scared that I will not have a warm place to live and work this winter. So Lord, I give all those things to you right now, along with my concerns for the safety of my “mobile office”, my Lenny that will be exposed to the crowd today without a way to adequately protect it. I ask YOU to protect me, each part of me, from the parts exposed to others, to the parts hidden inside me. I trust you completely, my Shepherd. You have never let me down. I know for certain I will have every single thing I NEED, and whatever I lose or never had are only things I do not need right now. Thank you for your awesome care. Help me to lay myself and my worries aside this day, and shine your Light and Love to others. Amen.

 

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