I am thinking about something this morning…my power source…when I come downstairs in the morning, I flip a switch and the light comes on, I push a button and the coffee pot starts, I lift the lid and the computer comes to life, I will push a button and my hair dryer will start to hum, the curling iron will light up…all because I have power coming into my home. But what happens when storms come and tear down the power lines and the house is dark, there is no light, no coffee pot, no computer, no hair dryer, no curling iron…I have to make do. I have to find candles and find another POWER SOURCE. Yet, when the storms of life come and my life gets upset and out of whack, my power source never leaves me…He never takes a vacation, He never has to wait for the electric company to restore the power…He IS the power. Even in the darkest of times, He is there to light the way, to lead me out of the darkness, I need only to reach out and grasp his hand.
Lord, please help me to continue reaching out to grasp your hand, to let you take control and lead me. Help me to have the strength to trust you. To trust that you are working in the lives of those I care about, those that I hold dear to my heart. Help me to accept that your ways are not my ways, your time is not my time and your will MAY NOT be like MY will. I AM trying, Lord. Help me to grasp this concept.
Monday morning and I again, I find myself grateful for a restful weekend. On Friday, I said I was going to clean house and I did get a lot of that done and now it is back to work, but not before adding to my list, trying to reach 1000 gifts…
109. a special young lady’s First Communion party.
110. a beautiful drive through farm country make a delivery for work.
111. blessing that I don’t even remember.
112. restful sleep.
113. a good walk.
114. lost checks found.
115. good friends that share their children with me.
116. hugs from 5 special little girls & young ladies on Sunday night.
117. fresh avocados.
118. meals planned and groceries bought.
119. money for food.
121. a husband that helps.
122. an opportunity to learn that “good enough” IS enough.