Gratitude Day 24:
I’ll be frank with you, I didn’t feel so grateful today. I guess it started last night when I couldn’t seem to fall asleep. When I was finally dozing off I heard an unfamiliar sound and it freaked me out! I checked around the house and everything seemed fine, it was probably our bunny bouncing around upstairs, but by the time I climbed back under the covers I was wide awake and stayed that way until 4:30 am! So when the alarm went off at 8:00 am it was no big surprise that I couldn’t get out of bed. Then when I finally did get up it was really late ! I still had to feed Anya and as luck would have it, I ran out of all the breakfast food she likes. I decided to stay home and try to catch the evening service, but I felt this urge to go to church. So I gave Anya some yogurt, threw on clothes and drove to church, later than I even want to mention. I was able to hear half of the message, but didn’t stay for the bible study because my kid was starving. Then the day just grew more annoying. I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say I really felt the devil working today!
Finally, I had one more stop to make and Anya had fallen asleep in the back seat. Ah, the moment I needed. I went through a drive thru and got a Carmel Mocha and parked in the Target parking lot. I sat in silence and prayed that God forgive me for my lack of patience and the overall annoyance I felt with everyone today (including myself). I still had my bible in the car and decided to read it for the few moments I had before Anya awoke. I opened my bible and my eyes fell on Psalms 51:10-12, “Create in me a pure heart O’ God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.” I remembered how God is always speaking to us and this provided me with that relief you can only get for the Lord. I meditated on this verse and thanked God for providing it to me, just when I needed it most. I am grateful that no matter what my mood may be, God is never changing and always faithful. Today I am grateful for God’s voice in my life.