Gratitude Day 491
Wed., July 22, 2020
Luke 5:16 – But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
This. This is where I prefer to begin my mornings.
It doesn’t happen every day. Sometimes, two days may go by in a row where I do not prioritize spending time on the front porch. In this chair. Getting my heart right before the day gets going.
But this is where I would like to spend every morning.
On the front porch. Taking care of business with God before I take care of any other business.
Truth? I spend more time reading and journaling than I do praying. Sometimes, well, most every day, I get distracted and spend time scrolling and scrolling rather than focusing and focusing.
It’s just something that I do. For my heart. My soul. My life.
Does it change a lot the rest of the day? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Those minutes on the porch in that chair speak to me. Remind me. Challenge me to not loose focus. Make everything about myself. Remember Whose I am. Recall what a great life I have.
The rest of the day maybe filled with distractions. Too often, I lose focus. Yet, I still believe the time spent here, even if for only a few minutes, is important. Helpful. Defining. Significant.
Where’s the place you go to find the One who created you and offers you unending grace? Send me a photo. I would love to see your place.
For a special place to spend time with God each morning, I am grateful.
Hello God – Thank you for always being with me; whether I purposefully stop and spend time with You. Inspire me to find a little place where You and I can spend time together. Today. Tomorrow. Most days. Amen.
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