What is it that I will ask for? From the one who has given me life-two times. What is it I need? What is it I ask of the one who has everything to give? Is it my health as I do grow older in age-my physical body? Have I or am I required to do all I can do for my health before asking? My sin has caught up with me-almost overtaken-yet there is still hope.
Shall I grieve over this flesh or shall I live in peace in my spirit, with the Spirit of God living inside of me? Shall the world destroy me, flesh and soul? I think not. To gain the world is no exchange for the soul.
My peace is with me daily from this meditation-the mind upon the Lord. So again, what is it that I ask? The anger now subsides me-in this moment of thought and meditation. I hear the anguish of others near me-I do not have to go there. If I choose, let me choose rightly.
The calm of understanding grows well with the thought of who God is and what he has already done. If my thoughts can remain, there is the key.
Lord, let my prayer be a right one.
Yes, the day does go by and the distractions attempt to steal from me what the Lord has for me, and successfully so at times. Only because I let it be that way. The distractions of anger, frustrations, desires, expectations, and just natural things in life such as aging, hunger, thirst, and then the entitlements I have grown so accustom to having such as clean water, any food I desire, warmth and enclosed from the elements-should they all fall in place and if they do not my mind is drifting to the encapsulation of that thought. Where is my thought in what God’s purposes for me are?
My eyes have become on others and to much so. Tis even difficult for the television to find its right place-and it does not choose-I choose for it. Shall I let that steal my right place in what brings peace to my life? I have.
Lord, this day is yours, and I thank you for it. I fall so short, and with many a reason, yet it is not necessary except for my weakness’s. I am thankful for your grace and in your mercy I do live-I am thankful, for I do truly know what sustains me.
Nothing is impossible with God.
After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given me no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord: and he counted it to him for righteousness.
And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shall go to thy fathers in peace: thou shall be buried in a good old age.
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between these pieces.
In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphratess: The Kenites, and the Keniizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Hephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Lord, this day is yours. All the nations are yours to do as you are pleased. Lord, your mercy is good and I thank you. Forgive us this day-and let our hearts, our mind, our spirit-go beyond our own self and be that of a servant to you-becoming a servant to others. Amen