As I woke up this morning and settled in to write a letter, I began in my Gratitude journal – a gift from my son and daughter-in-law this past Christmas. I was writing about my gratitude for being able to get feedback and instructions from the One Who created us when I got a flash-back to a childhood memory. My dad was probably the most intelligent man I knew when I was a kid. He knew lots of things about almost everything. One way he saved money was fixing his own vehicles.
I read a devotional this morning about how God uses every day things to teach us deep spiritual truths. The example the author gave for this is how her 110 lb Labrador Retriever lays down quietly near his water bowl and waits for her to refill it when it’s empty instead of whining, barking or rattling the dish to get her attention, confident in her care for him that in time, she will notice and will refill it for him. That story was both adorable and convicting! I am more oft
This morning, I came upstairs in the dark for my reading time, to pray, to listen to some resources online and start my day. A friend recently told me if I use the acronym ACTS when I pray, it would change my prayers. She wasn’t wrong! From day one, it has changed my focus, the content of my prayers and my confidence in my God! A is Adoration. Begin your prayers by adoring God, by declaring Who He is and reminding yourself all the things He is. Jehovah Shalom, the God of Pea