A Work in Progress

Father, I am so grateful for Your presence in my life. I am grateful that it is not just some kind of overview kind of thing where You are “up there” watching what I am doing “down here” with an occasional interjection of wisdom or a needed prodding for correction. No, I am grateful that You are by my side through all the everyday ups and downs, goods and bads, laughs and tears. You guide and direct me. You are an ever present help when it comes to temptation. (Psalm 46:1) I cannot even begin to count the number of times a thought has been brought up short because it’s a line of thought that is not beneficial to my walk with You. Or my eyes catch a glimpse of something and then they are quickly averted for it is something on which I do not need to linger. Father, You know me well and know that I am far from perfect but I am so much better off with You by my side – thank You. I realize I am a work in progress but thanks to Your love and interaction, I am not the man I once was – praise Your holy name! I will always need You. I absolutely cannot go it without You.

A song from many years ago came to me and though I am 53 (yikes!), I am still Your child. And only You know the things we are yet to do – together!

I AM A PROMISE by William and Gloria Gaither ©1973

I am a promise, I am a possibility
I am a promise, with a capital “P”
I am a great big bundle of potentiality

And I am learning to hear God’s voices
And I am trying to make the right choice
I am a promise to be anything God wants me to be.

Feb 18th, Thurs, 7:02 am