Just below taken from a book called Choose Joy by Barbour Books, page 97.
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning, I lay my requests before you & wait expectantly.”
“As you wake up in the morning, thank the Lord for a new day. Ask Him to control your thoughts and attitudes as you make the bed. Thank Him for providing for you as you toast your bagel. Ask that your self-image be based on your relationship with Christ as you get dressed and brush your teeth. Continue to pray as you drive to work or school. Spend time in His Word throughout the day. Then end your day by thanking Him for His love and faithfulness.”
“Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of a new day. Help me be aware of your constant presence in my life.”
This speaks to me on so many levels in my current “stand still” life. I feel as though I don’t do this enough, as I want to, not at as should. I should do it, so I do do it, just not how I want to. Not the amount that I want to, is what I’m saying. I’m constantly worrying about making ends meet or making a friendship work out that I don’t truly focus on what’s important. My belief, christianity, teaches me that I should communicate with my creator. I do. Just not as much as I want to. I don’t put the effort in because like I mentioned previously, I’m focused with materialistic items. It’s part of being an adult, right? Worrying about the future and its negatives/positives, especially when you’ve got a family to care for.
I’ve got to remind myself that I should “cast all my anxiety on Him” and let him provide, in his time. Which is always on time.
Christ says so clearly in Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they are?”