Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Letter to the Lord

Loving God,

Thank you for this day. Thank you for the smell and sound of rain, for people who wake up early to make me coffee with a smile and a "how are you?".

It really means the world.

Thanks also for Fall, God! It's truly one of my favorite seasons.

And God,

Today especially, thank you for your relentless love.

God, it all just hit me super fast, one minute I was fine, and the next I felt like it was all crashing down on me.

It's hitting me today too Lord. That I can't do it on my own and that i'm not supposed to. That you didn't design us as machines to operate nonstop and without breaks but that you designed us uniquely and creatively to be salt and light to the earth but also to live out of our Belovedness as sons and daughters and not to get our worth out of our work-how much we do or who people say that we are.

So today Lord, would you draw near? Would you give me the strength and food I need to live this day faithfully, not out of a desire to be known for my own sake or to do my own will but yours, Lord?

On Earth as it is in heaven, give me, give us, Your ears to hear things the way you do, Your eyes to see what we would otherwise be quick to ignore and Your hands to do your work.

Lord, all that I am, I lay it down.


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