I awoke after bad dreams.
My heart felt the need to pray.
After a while of laying quietly in bed, I removed to pray where I wouldn’t disturb my husband.
Several people came to mind as I prayed.
Both those who have sent me prayer requests and those who have not.
Of course I prayed for each member of my family.
Eventually, I returned to bed, but not to sleep.
Since, I wasn’t able to sleep I continued to pray.
Just before my husband’s alarm went off, I got up.
Headed to the kitchen to make his lunch.
Made a cup of tea.
I’ve had a desire to make some freezer meals, both for us and our son and daughter who are expecting.
Yesterday, God blessed me with the energy to make some and I’m already well underway at more this morning.
I stopped briefly to eat, take my meds, and reflect.
The early morning light on the back garden is lovely.
And it occurred to me that this is a fresh new day.
Clean, without spot, and Jesus is giving me another opportunity to serve.
Sometimes service means rest and prayer.
Other times it means hard work and patience.
Often it means surrendering my schedule to His plans.
But whatever this day’s service is, I do it for the Lord.
After all, He gave me the day, shouldn’t I use it to honor Him?
Therefore, while I’m doing the task at hand, I’ll be praying and praising God.
After all, He is worthy.
Psalm 18:3 KJV — I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for this fresh new day. Thank You for giving me life and tasks to complete. Lord, thank You for Your Word, which teaches, guides, and encourages me, daily. Lord, I want to live unto You this day. Please help my thoughts, my attitudes, and actions to align with Your will and Your Word. Thank You! Amen.