2018: Page 88

Some thoughts, lessons, and/or reflections from the day:

  • It felt like a very short night as I was up for a time during the night as another seizure took hold of my daughter.
  • Even with the interrupted night, I found myself awake shortly before the alarm clock was due to go off.  While continued sleep would have felt nice, work doesn’t get done by itself so I headed that way and went about the morning cleaning and building prep as I prayed for my daughter.
  • The day felt long as my eyes were heavy from a lack of sleep, but as I took care of the building I also worked on the sermon for Sunday and worked ahead on the prayer guide for the following week.
  • The prayer guide that will go out on Easter Sunday is about new life but the one I worked on today for the following week is about being renewed.
  • I suppose the topic was helped along by my weariness today, but it seemed like a good follow-up as God not only wants to give us new life, He also wants to renew us in the times when we become weary.
  • It was an interesting combination to be working on a sermon about being fully alive and a prayer guide about being renewed, but I think God’s ability to renew us each day is a part of what makes being fully alive even possible.
  • At various times today I’ve found myself thinking about the difference between being needed and being wanted.  I’m afraid there are many times when people put a lot of effort into trying to be needed because they don’t believe they will ever be wanted.
  • I am thankful for a God who is not in need of anything, including you and I, but wants us with such a passion that He not only made a way through Jesus to give us new life, He promises to renew us as we daily put our hope in Him.
  • Today’s photo is from yesterday as I didn’t take any new ones today.  It made me think of God’s promise that “they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength and mount up on wings as eagles.”

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2 thoughts on “2018: Page 88

    • Yes, I hear and read a lot about determining the difference between want and need when it comes to “stuff” and in that context most would say the need is most important. Yet when it comes to relationships, I think most of us would much rather be wanted.

      There was someone roaming around near the base of the tree the eagle was in and the eagle was keeping a very close eye on that person. 🙂

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