As my hubby and I celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary it brings to mind the previous anniversaries we’ve celebrated through the years. With a special date so close to Christmas, we usually stay home and cook a romantic meal together and enjoy the ambience of Christmas lights and holiday music during this magical time of year.
I love the mornings especially when the sun’s rays spill through the shutters in our family room and flood the kitchen with sunlight. It reminds me of the song, Here Comes the Sun; and I feel the excitement of the birth of a new day.
It was a Saturday when my husband came downstairs and said we received an automated call from our bank stating that one of our debit cards was going to be inactivated. To keep this from happening, he was instructed to punch number one on the phone.
I hate when someone injects a sliver of doubt into a conversation. You know, when nothing is said outright, but quite often what is said, is the exact opposite of what they truly mean. At the time you might not think…
I hate to admit it, but I can fail miserably. Not every time and not with every problem, but one specifically that pushes my buttons. I simply react, lash out and ruin my day.
How many times has this happened while surfing the net. You click on a link and it says; “the connection was reset” followed by a list of things that might have gone awry.
The stage was set. A hot air ghostly castle entrance – blown up and staked down. The pumpkins were carved and sat atop overturned flower pots with candles lit. The spider webs were spun atop heavy twine with caution tape and traffic cones to keep kids on the sidewalk and not detour around. Even flickering lights were set up inside the cones to add to the ambiance.
This morning started like many others around here lately. Fast paced, always behind, never catching up, and stressful. And our kids left home going on two decades ago.
As I tried to settle down at my computer and catch up on emails, figure out what my Wednesday’s Midweek Madness project might be, I decided to stop long enough to read a devotional or two.
In the midst, I get an alert from my cell phone. The battery is running low – time to plug in. I unhooked the charger from my Kindle that had been running low the evening before and hooked it up to my cell. I guess you can probably guess where I”m going with this…
What a crazy world we live in sometimes huh? I love how God gets our attention… be it through a series of beeps (and just a couple days ago, the chirping from one of our smoke detectors), but it was time I needed to plug in and recharge my batteries. Plug into God, His word, through prayer, and those devotionals I like to read.
When was the last time you plugged into God’s word or had a one-on-one time with our Lord in prayer? I confess, I haven’t plugged in often enough lately – a devotional reading here and there and quick little prayer that was more thought out in the recesses of my mind, simply aren’t enough.
What a strange way to start a post in where a new revelation has been made to me. Crazy huh?
In one of today’s devotionals I read about the story of Jesus at the wedding where they ran out of wine. But I’m going to cut to the chase – the one line that hit me square between the eyes!
“Sometimes the most powerful prayer sounds something like this: Jesus, they have no wine.”
And Jesus answered that simple request (prayer) in a way that I’m sure even His mother didn’t expect. Abundantly! More than we ask, expect or seek.
It had me thinking of 3 friends who are in dire need of prayer during a period of turmoil and anguish.
“Jesus I come to you on behalf of my friends, Deborah, Sheila, and Vicki; they have no wine. In Jesus name; amen!”
Unforgiveness is drinking a poison and waiting for the other person to die.
My usual morning schedule includes a daily quiet time that includes a bible study, daily reading of the bible, prayer, and reading devotionals. All, I might add, that I need to get me through the day on a more positive note. But my focus here isn’t on my schedule but on the many quotes and thoughts one can sink their teeth into and meditate over. So here we go…