Receive This Day

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 NIV

A prayer

for the one

in her ponder

like me.

Father

you put

my plan

into place

then

breathed

me

into life.

Every

sigh and doubt

giggle and dance

tear and tantrum

prayer and petition

even my

thread bare faith

every single thing

called me

is seen

and 

adored

by you.

That blows my mind.

My life’s messy patchwork is a beautiful tapestry to you.

A purposely 

planned 

painting

still in process.

Unfinished

in this world.

Perfect

in the next.

God

you love me

more than

I can ever imagine.

Yet

too often

I try 

to define

the depths

of your love

by

measuring them

with my 

broken

less than enough

yardstick

instead of

by your

grace-laced

more than enough

truth.

For you are so much more than those puny limits I put on you.

More than

my hallelujah song

that seems 

really holy

on a 

Sunday morning 

only to 

forget about 

on a Monday.

Please 

forgive me

again.

Father

I wanna trust you

in tangible ways

that give hope

to another soul.

Isn’t that 

what 

this

love one another

stuff is all about?

My story for your glory, God.

I am

your daughter.

Not just another face in the crowd.

You see me

inside and out

and

love me anyway.

You love

every dear one

reading these words.

Help us 

to surrender

all our junk

for all your joy.

Help us

to love like you.

Arms wide open

to receive

this day 

come what may.

We love you, Lord. Amen. XOXO

Spread your joy,

tina