Oh my goodness, Father, this is a rough morning! I just can’t seem to get going. Enable me to listen to what I need to hear today. I am worn and weary but Your word is alive and vibrant. Stir my heart!
James 1:5-8 (<<click here)
Lord, as I read through this passage I truly believe that faith is not so much the issue for me as are the distractions around me. My faith does not waver but my mind seems to. My heart tells me and I am a firm believer in the absolute fact that You can do absolutely anything – “…nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
Sin is anything that keeps me from You. When I am trying to interact with You and everything else pops in my brain and keeps me from listening and focusing… I’m not sure that’s sin – unless it becomes a habit and I start avoiding time with You.
Today’s Puritan prayer is mine as well, “Show me what sins hide thee from me and eclipse that love…” I know our relationship has a variable that is up and down, hot and cold, alert and half awake… and it’s definitely not You. It’s me! Many times I am in sync but often, I am out of step. I am determined to not give up! Our relationship is of the utmost importance to me! Help me, Lord, through rough patches. Help me to forge my way through…even when I am the problem.
August 4th, Thurs, 7:44 am