Abba, You are incredible! You are so so kind to me. You have showered me with so many blessings this past week, it’s absurd. You find those little ways to let me know You’re thinking of me, little breadcrumbs along the trail to remind me of You. You are endlessly romantic and sweet. You personalize the gifts too, so I know it’s not just the abundance of the Universe, but a specific gift from You to me. You are generous and hard-working and never rest or stop loving us. You enjoy providing for us and giving us good gifts. You provide for all our needs and then some. You have given me so so much. You are the Creator and sustainer. The builder and the maintenance man. The inventor and the mechanic. You are outrageously brilliant and spectacularly loving. I adore You.
I confess that I am still so apathetic. I let vast quantities of beauty pass completely unnoticed. I confess that I still tend towards befriending the attractive and ignoring the marginalized. I do not go out of my way to seek out those who most need affection and attention. I don’t even think about them most of the time. I am Your willing handmaiden, ready and wanting to serve You and live Your purposes, yet busily scurrying about with my own agenda instead of sitting at Your feet until You send me. And I confess that I am still seriously neglecting the disciplines that would get me to Your feet and enable me to hear Your voice.
Thank You so much for that sermon yesterday, which was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. Expect tension! Nothing good is ever brought into the world without facing Opposition. So true! And Thank You so so so so so so much for our new second church, Hope Hollywood. What an incredible group of loving people! I loved the atmosphere and the energy there so much. I am so grateful to have a second family and a place to serve and share. Thank You for all the incredible blessings You sent our way last week, from the free high chair and stroller to all the free food! I am overwhelmed. Thank You for our fun group of friends and for life just as it is right now. Thank You that Ben got accepted to his new school and that our life is changing so much in so many beautiful ways. Thank You for the 717 Days project and how powerful that will be!
Please give us wisdom and grace as we enter this new day, new week, new schedule. Bless our minds and our hands to be about Your business and see priorities clearly. Please don’t let us get sidetracked with things that are unessential to Your purpose. Teach us to focus. Speak clearly to us and nudge us onto the right path again when we stray. Keep our minds alert to the spirit world. Keep bringing us back over and over. Please give us favor and streamline our work so that we can accomplish much in little time. Also give us wisdom about delegating and building a support team. Thank You that You will show us how to get more willing hands involved in what You give us to do.
In Jesus’ perfect name I pray, amen!