A Prayer for Today.

It is fresh.
It is brand new.

The slate has been wiped clean from yesterday and all of its messes, all of its struggles, all of the things that didn't get checked off of the list, and all of the things that shouldn't have happened but did - or vice versa.

Jesus, may we see You in all things today.
May we be present in the now - because that's all we're guaranteed.

May we look past the messes to the sacred that lies beneath.

May we know the wealth and the richness that we truly have in You.

May we lower our expectations - because expectations kill...

And comparison destroys contentment.

May we be satisfied in You alone.

May we cease the striving and just be.

May we see more of You and less of ourselves.
May we go lower.
Might we be empty...so that You alone can fill.

"To receive God's gifts, to live exalted and joy filled, isn't a function of straining higher, harder, doing more, carrying long the burdens of super-Pharisees or ultra-saints. Receiving God's gifts is a gentle, simple movement of stooping lower." ~ Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts

1938. New week - fresh start.
1939. Slowing, seeing, "be"-ing.
1940. Stopping to hear their laughter.
1941. Stooping to look into their eyes.
1942. Taking my eyes off of the clock.
1943. Seeing past messes - into little hearts.
1944. Being reminded of what is important - again - because I forget...

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Awww Amy, I love this one. Such a great reminder. I so often forget to slow down and just be. I want to just remember the truly important things, like my children's hearts for God. That is ALL that matters, because if I miss that, I miss it all. Thanks for the reminder! Love reading your blog! Have a fantastic weekend! :)