Tuesday, August 9, 2011

40 Days of Now: Day 29

(This post is part of a series. If you'd like to know what it's all about, go here.)

Praise the Lord, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
(Psalm 103:1-5) 

Lord, this is just the kind of day I need my youth renewed. Going in and out of the heat all day, three kids in tow, doing my least favorite kinds of things makes me feel a little less than youthful. And yet, You showed me Yourself  today in a gentle reminder to be thankful. You know how much I love to be at home, and how I dread the errands. But You helped me remember that today is exactly the kind of day I wished I could have again when I was sick. And it is the kind of day that I promised never to complain about again when I was well.

So, with that said, thank you, Jesus. Thank You for energy to get up today and run these errands. Thank You for feet that don't shuffle down the store aisles. Thank you for eyes that can see to drive and read. Thank you for arms that can lift milk and laundry detergent into the cart. Thank You for Your provision that pays for it all. And thank You for this home I love to come back to. Coming home is always sweeter after I've been away on errand day. Hmm...I feel a poem coming on. ~R  

1 comment:

  1. Jesus, I see you in the timeliness of your Word. You whisper to me fragrant, simple yet profound truths that transform me and bring hope. Scripture given in perfect time reminds me that God sees, hears and cares about me!

    "so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11


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