Abba, You are so loving and kind. You created us so that You could have someone on whom to shower Your love and blessings, someone to share Yourself with. You pursue us relentlessly, all day long, every day. You are endlessly inventive in the ways that You show Your love and attention. You are beautiful and absurdly generous and refreshingly unconditional. You love everyone that way, not just the ones who obey You and return Your love. You ARE love. Always. You complete us.
I confess that I have spent so many years believing I need to do something in order to make my life more beautiful, not appreciating all the magic around me that I had nothing to do with. Not being content with my amazing life just the way it is. Endlessly striving toward “more” and “better,” making it absolutely impossible for me to ever experience the perfection of what was always right here waiting for me. I confess that I had placed “success” and “career” on the throne of my heart.
THANK YOU SO MUCH that You have rescued me from that reality and reclaimed the throne. Thank you for the perfection of my life, the overwhelming generosity, and the abundance of community. So many of my prayers answered. And that was the one I wanted most. Family. Tribe. Friendship. Opportunities to serve and help. Breaking bread together. Celebrating together. Dreaming together while enjoying the bliss of now together. Thank you thank you thank you for my tribe of girlfriends.
Please take this day and make of it what YOU will. I place myself on Your altar and ask You to take all of me. Use me for Your service. Set my heart on fire to love Your children so fiercely that they cannot believe any longer that You’ve forgotten them. Use me as a channel of Your abundance so that we can make the Manna Room a place of beauty and comfort along with all the great food and amazing people. Please give me wisdom as to how to connect with Elsa and help heal her wounds, and how best to budget the money that’s coming soon from welfare!
In Jesus’ almighty and precious name, amen!