Good morning, Lord. Thanks you for another lovely start to a new day. I find such pleasure in being near you. Why do I so often wander away from you and for such long periods? Why do I find it so hard to return once I’ve wandered off?
I do feel so much more at peace within myself when I’m in closer touch with you. My frantic anxieties, my confusion, and my impulsiveness seem so much less when I am in closer communion with you. You settle me. You orient me. You focus me. I am most fully myself when I am most fully with you.
Lord of heaven and earth, it is good and necessary for me to affirm over and over that you are sovereign in everything. Nothing is over you. You are not obliged to bow to anything or anyone. Your will is constrained by nothing outside of yourself.
My will is constrained by so many things. I am weak, and many of the forces, natural and otherwise, are far stronger than I am. Many of the circumstances of my life I cannot change. My understanding is limited. I cannot plumb the depths of the complexities of my life. My wisdom in itself is no match for the fog and tangle where I live my life.
That is why I have to depend on you. That is why I have to lay my life and my work out on the table of prayer and ask you to show me the way and make me able to follow it. I pray to live, to serve, to bear fruit.
© 2009 Gary A. Chorpenning