It’s after midnight. My house is silent except for the gusting wind and the occasional pitter-patter of rain against my bedroom window. My mind whirls with thoughts brought on by a day of unbalance. At first I feel guilt, a familiar go-to emotion, but then I’m struck by a simple thought.
What if my main focus each day became showing love to each person I encountered. What if each chore that previously irritated ne became an open expression of love. What if instead of relying on my own strength to accomplish my goals, I trusted in the strength of a Divine God to complete a good work within and through me. What if I cast all my crazy aside and believed that God, as the author and finisher of my faith, would actually write my story with a grand finish, beyond what I could accomplish on my own. What if through this all, I discovered a hidden set of God’s gifts that I’d otherwise been too blind to see?
Joy. My heart leaps with it.
So I will ponder on these things more as I drift off to sleep.
My prayer tonight is simple.
Father, Change the way I think. Transform my mind. Show me who you are. Fill me with your love, to overflowing, that everyone I encounter would leave touched by your very essence. Let my cup never run dry. May all that I do be an expression of who you are. In Jesus name, Amen