... of countless ways in which
Our Creator constantly romances us.
You are faithful and true, never failing, and always working the details out at the perfect timing. Far from being a hands-off, impersonal deity, You’re intimately involved in even our smallest hopes and dreams.
I confess that I have been too “of the world” lately, caught up in the business of survival and business and money-making, and neglecting to just sit at Your feet and soak in Your presence.
Thank You for pulling me back, and thank You for revealing to me another incredible piece of the puzzle of what my life on earth can be about. I am so excited and grateful to be headed slowly but surely towards a filmmaking life-story ministry and business. It just pulls together so many things that I love. Of course You would plan something like that for me. 😉 And thank You so very much for my new Monday afternoon circle of girlfriends and for whatever community, growth, creativity, and contribution that will bring.
Please guide me in how to make the filmmaking thing happen as soon as possible and beneficial to all, and please help me to stay centered and unhurried as You and I walk together towards that reality. Now that I know what’s coming, it’s a little easier to be patient, because that’s something I can even enjoy doing in my 80’s and beyond, and yet also harder to be waiting and not doing it, because it’s something I so want to do and provide! Please open doors in that direction, and speak to me in my heart about it. And please work Your miracles and magic in the lives of Bob, Rosie, and Robby at the Manna Room. They need You–and deliverance from the darkness plaguing them–so desperately. Please make it clear to me what I can do to help them. Thank You for Your love and power.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!
Abba, You are the brilliant Author of Compassion. You created us with a heart that is meant to love and to find its true fulfillment in relationship with each other. What an incredible design! What love! You are incredible. I am in awe of You and how You made us. I adore You and Your incredible ways, Your overwhelming generosity, and Your giant heart that holds space for everyone. Your limitless grace and patience. Your magnificent Universe and all that’s waiting Beyond.
I confess that I have not lived a life of compassion. I have been so caught up in my own little dramas and “adventures” that I have missed out on real life till now. I confess that I still have so so so far to go in learning to let You love through me. There are still so many parts of me striving for “success” and vying for the throne, leading a rebellion against You and Your ways. I am still so undisciplined and spending such a tiny amount of my time in prayer and worship, which is all I really want to do!
Thank You for Your incredible blessings, for my sweet family and my amazing daily community of poor and homeless. I feel so truly taken care of, provided for, and loved. As Gramma says, “You’ve been too kind to me.” Thank You for the heart of compassion that You’re growing in me, and the true FULFILLMENT I’m experiencing as a result of it. Thank You for keeping our family healthy, together, and with a roof over our heads. Thank You for teaching me what true happiness and contentment look like. Thank You for allowing the locusts to take almost everything away, so I could see what mattered, and that all I was left with was all I ever really wanted. Thank You for this crazy adventure and for what’s awaiting us in Heaven.
Today I ask that You would take the parts of my heart that are still stone and melt them into pure love. Take away all the old me–ALL of it–and make me an on-fire, nothing-to-lose, nothing-else-matters Ambassador of Your Kingdom. These beautiful people trust me and love me, and that is a powerful force–may I use it to bring them home to You, Abba. Teach me how to be a minister of Reconciliation and what that looks like, in a non-preachy, not-so-religious, loving, natural way. And help me to keep my mouth shut when necessary! 😉
In Jesus’ powerful name I pray, amen!