Wednesday, July 31, 2019

...intentional inspiration...

July 31st. Half the year over. Gone. Done. Yikes. This has been a most challenging, wonderful, hard, marvelous, frustrating, confusing, stressful, hopeful year so far. This morning, as I look back not only on the past five years, but the past two weeks, I turn to My God for support, understanding, help and love.

From my little prayer book entitled Praying Through the Tough Times, by Lloyd James Ogilvie, I read this a few minutes ago:

When I Am Weary.

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him. The help of my countenance and my God.

PSALM: 42:11

Almighty God, reign supreme as sovereign Lord in my life today. Enter my mind and heart and show me the way. May I be given supernatural insight and wisdom to discern Your guidance each step of the way through this challenging day. Break deadlocks with people, enable creative compromises, and inspire a spirit of unity. Overcome the weariness of hard work. Give me a second wind to press on.

When there is nowhere else to turn in my human dilemma and difficulties, it is time to return to You. When things don’t work out, I must ask You to twork out things. When my burdens make me downcast, I cast my burdens on You. If You could create the universe and uphold it with Your providential care, You can solve my most complex problems.

Dear Father, I want to know You so well, trust You so completely, seek Your wisdom so urgently, and receive Your inspiration so intentionally that I will be a person totally available for the influence of Your Spirit. Help me to be just as receptive to Your direction. Alarm me with disquiet in my soul if what I plan is less than Your best. With equal force confirm any conviction thar will move forward what You think is best for me. Remind me that You are with me and will guide mr. You are Jehovah-Shammah: You will be there!

Amen.

May you each be blessed today with creative compromises and a spirit of unity!

I hope Y’all have a Wonderful Wednesday! For TLC and me, August will hold Our Favourite Things! We hope you’ll join us...

Hugs and Smooches,
ELC

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