Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Cascades of obligations rain down on me, yet I stay in my closet and seek you.

Duty calls; am I shirking?

Eyes look for me; am I hiding?

My will hangs limp like a banner in summer.

Strengthen my faith, Lord. Time with you is its own accomplishment.

(Letter #2,033)

Sunday, August 2, 2020

The gardener does not do the growing. The seeds sprout, the roses bloom on their own. The ground has been prepared, the weeds removed – but you, Lord, bring life into the rows.

Let me learn humility. I tidy my room and think it accomplishment.

Let me step back and marvel at the growing things.

(Letter #2,031)

Friday, July 31, 2020

While I walk, you guide my feet and place my steps.

When laboring, the needed materials appear at my side.

In speech, the right words come, when moments before I stammered in fear.

Dear Lord, thank you for your loving rescue, always just in time.

(Letter #2,029)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Am I to walk this road, or march along it? Am I to coexist or conquer?

Where, Lord, am I to overcome, and where accept?

Let me listen for your message. Grant me knowledge of which fork to walk down.

(Letter #2,026)

Monday, July 27, 2020

Alone with myself, how can I improve? From where will come the needed push to change course? From where will new thoughts come?

Lord, become present to me. I have deluded myself that I am solitary.

Take off my blinders. I am with others, even when alone.

(Letter #2,025)

Sunday, July 26, 2020

What do I have to share? Only what you have given me. Your gifts are meant to be passed on.

Yet I am a miser, gripping my well-being and ease so tightly. Let me spread the love you have given me, freely and widely.

Open my heart, Lord.

(Letter #2,024)