I am so fortunate! I have a wonderful family, friends, home, car and clothes. All the comforts of a middle class US lifestyle are at my fingertips. I don’t need to worry about the water I drink or where I will get my next meal. I sleep in a comfortable bed with plenty of blankets, pillows and a lovely Egyptian cotton sheet. My bed clothes are clean and smell fresh.
The chair I sit in each morning fits me perfectly. It is cushioned exactly to my taste. The arms on the chair are the right height, and I have a nice ottoman that I share with my dog, Pebbles. Next to my chair is a small metal table with a lamp and a coffee warmer. The table is full of books overflowing onto the floor.
I sit here this morning covered up with just the right size and weight blanket as I begin my morning quiet time. The temperature in the room is about 65 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is 50 degrees outside with rays of sunlight dancing off the leaves on the plants and trees. I hear the mating calls of quail and phainopepla. It is spring in the desert southwest.
All of this is so comforting and so beautiful. I am truly blessed!
The Lord has put me in this quiet place to reflect, pray and heal. He has called me to sit quietly while He speaks new promises, new direction and deeper peace to my soul. I have been given these gifts in preparation for the upcoming season.
As I sit at His feet this year, I have no idea what is in my future. I only know that He has called me to bask, bathe and drink in everything around me.
Thank you Lord for these gifts. Thank you for guiding me in your ways and holding me tight along the way. I continue to look with longing, wanting to know you more. Let me continue to walk this new road with joy and peace knowing you have my BEST interests in mind. Thank you for this time of refreshing as I prepare for my new assignment as your Beloved Warrior Bride!
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.” NIV
“Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait on the Lord.” NIV