A  "Less Than Perfect" Day

 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

It never seems to fail.  Never.  I write about facing challenges - and up pops another one in my own life.  It feels as if God is asking me if my words are only words - or if I hold them in my heart.

This is one of the "less than perfect" days.  My heart is acting up a bit and I need to rest in bed.  Gives one a lot of time to think.

How do I reframe this for the good?

That is, in itself, a challenge.

I'm so glad I shared my "prayer imagery" with you all - so you will be able to understand that coming before Christ in prayer was something I felt I needed to do.  Even if my Bible reading didn't get done, even if I let my memorization time go by, even if nothing got posted for todays's blog - that prayer time was utmost in my heart.

I wasn't sure who I'd feel I was letting down - God ... or me  - if I didn't seek Him out today.  And it really wasn't about my heart.  It was about being with Him.

This is pretty new for me.  I feel like I am stepping into new territory - a place of faith where I have not been before.  This compelling need to go to Him.  I didn't even really pray at first.  It wasn't until my heart rhythms had calmed down some that I was able to open my prayer journal and actually pray.

But that time with Him!

I'm learning more about perseverance.  I'm learning more about consistency in my life.

It is such a blessing to know that, even when my heart is banging around in my chest, I only have to close my eyes and I am with Him.

I realize this isn't  as much a devotional as it is me praising God.

Yet, these are the words that have fallen off of my fingers and onto this page.  Hopefully I'll be able to post soon about the rest of Psalm 143.  But for now - I am content to be alone with Him, once again.

Blessings on each one of you, my beloved readers. I may not know your name, but I am praying for you as I write these words. 

Father God, Thank you for the energy you have given me to be able to write these words.  I pray that each one of us, will be able to to find time to be alone with You today.  Amen and amen.

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