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Mar 7

Good evening, Father.
I thank you so much for being my stable anchor, my root, my Rock upon which I stand. Thank you for the comfort of your Holy Spirit, and thank you for your Son who made it all possible. Thank you for giving me time off from my computer, and thank you for the simple hours spent in groggy bliss. Thank you for the simple yet awesome dinner we had, leftovers wrapped in pita bread with sour cream — yumm!! I actually think it tasted better just because it was so easy to make, eat, and clean up after. We truly enjoy our frugal little lifestyle, Lord — it feels great!! 😀

Psalm 116:1-9 ERV

I love the LORD for hearing me, for listening to my prayers. 
Yes, he paid attention to me, so I will always call to him whenever I need help. 

Death’s ropes were around me. The grave was closing in on me. I was worried and afraid. 
Then I called on the LORD’S name. I said, “LORD, save me!” 
The LORD is good and merciful; our God is so kind. 
The LORD takes care of helpless people. I was without help, and he saved me. 
My soul, relax! The LORD is caring for you. 
Lord, you saved my soul from death. You stopped my tears. You kept me from falling. 
I will continue to serve the LORD in the land of the living.

Lord, I thank you for making me simple, and able to delight in simple things. Even though the Easy Read Version above uses the word “helpless”, other versions use “simple” and the Strong’s explains it to mean that you “hedge about” the “open, roomy, or simple ones”. I am open and “roomy” to a fault. Sometimes it even gets me in trouble, as you know, Shepherd. I just get so excited and talkative and bubbly that I end up saying too much, or getting too loud. My intensity even scares people sometimes. I am very, very grateful that you gave me a Mate who is likewise loud and intense and almost just as open and simple as myself. I thank you that I am not all guarded and afraid, or suspicious and cold. I am grateful that your Spirit is still working in me, to mold me into a vessel that is pleasing to you, my Lord. Help me to choose your ways, always. Amen.


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