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May 28

Good morning, Lord.
Thank you for the fresh cool air this morning, and thank you for allowing me to be somewhere with air conditioning, so that I can continue to work on my Lenny without it overheating. Thank you for good enough contact lenses, even though my vision seems to be getting a bit worse — or at least I am finding myself more often unable to read things on my devices with my contacts in (or else keep my face 4 inches from them when my contacts are out, lol). Lord, you know what I need, and I trust you to take care of me. I put myself, my work, my health, and my future into your capable hands, and I ask you to continue to lead me faithfully every step of every day. It is a delight to belong to you, Lord Jesus!! 😀

 
Psalm 37:3-24 ISV

Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness. 
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 
Commit your way to the LORD; Trust him, and he will act. 
He will bring forth your righteousness as a light, and your justice as the noonday sun. 
Be silent in the LORD’s presence and wait patiently for him. Don’t be angry because of the one whose way prospers or the one who implements evil schemes. 
Calm your anger and abandon wrath. Don’t be angry—it only leads to evil. 
Those who do evil will perish. But those who wait on the LORD will inherit the land. 
Yet a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more. You will search for his place, but he will not be there. 
The humble will inherit the land; they will take in abundant peace. 
The wicked person plots against the righteous, and grinds his teeth at him. 
But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming! 
The wicked take out a sword and bend the bow, to bring down the humble and the poor to slay those who are righteous in conduct. 
But their sword will pierce their own heart, and their bows will be broken! 
Better is the little that the righteous have than the abundance of many wicked people. 
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. 
The LORD knows the day of the blameless, and their inheritance will last forever. 
They will not experience shame in times of trouble; in times of famine they will have plenty. 
Indeed, the wicked will perish. The LORD’s enemies will be consumed like flowers in the fields. They will vanish like smoke. 
The wicked borrow but never pay back; but the righteous are generous and give. 
For those blessed by God will inherit the land, but those cursed by him will be cut off. 
A man’s steps are established by the LORD, and the LORD delights in his way. 
Though he stumbles, he will not fall down flat, for the LORD will hold up his hand. 

 
Lord, it grieves my heart that this nation and its people can set aside a Memorial Day to remember and appreciate what certain humans have done and are doing… yet every day that is supposedly set aside to think of YOU (like “Christ-mas” and Easter) has been systematically destroyed by the enemy’s tactics of greed and speed and commercialism. I am jealous for you, Oh Mighty One, but I am giving that to you as well, letting GO of any anger or bitterness I have toward people, so that I can (hopefully) better serve them and you, Lord. It is NOT my battle. I am too little for any of that — I can only do what YOU give me to do, and that is ENOUGH for little me.

 
Lord, there is so much goodness in the Psalm above, that it seems saturated with wisdom like the Proverbs! I thank you for never letting me fall down flat, instead rescuing me every time I stumble, and helping me to land safely in the next stage of my life. It may hurt a bit, but you always conduct me carefully to my next destination. Father, I thank you for helping me release two videos in one day yesterday — even though one was just for my Mate to see a few campers I saw at a local RV Park yesterday, the latter two being what WE consider ideal for our purposes. And Father, as the Psalm above mentions more than once, I REALLY would like to “inherit” some land upon which to set up a “home base” that we can do with whatever we wish. I would LIKE that to be near this lovely little town in Iowa, Lord. I would LIKE to have it ASAP. Yet I am nearly penniless, and so is my Mate. It seems impossible that we could keep doing whatever YOU give us to do, and yet earn enough money to purchase a camper, let alone some land to put it on. Yet with you ALL things are possible. I rest in that Truth, Oh Lord. I trust you completely. I am truly content with having little, and leaving the abundance and growth and provision to YOU, my faithful Shepherd. Please accept the offering of our willingness, our delight in serving you — and help us to not do anything to mess up your will for us, Lord. Give us humility, teachability, and courage to do your will, no matter how much it hurts or feels impossible. Show us how to order our time, take care of our bodies and minds and spirits, and do our work cheerfully. Give us favor with people and teach us how to serve them. Amen, thank you Lord Jesus. 😀

 

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