A misty morning with a white sky waiting for the sun to climb over the horizon and paint it blue. So my soul waits for you, Lord, to bring color into this day. With your brush of love you will paint in the outlines with grace, goodness and generosity. You will bring meaning, purpose and direction. You will paint over frustration and disappointment, turning them into positive opportunities to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving, to let go of the trivial, hold onto the eternal and rise above the clutches of selfishness and negativism. “We know that for those who love God, all things work together for good….” (Rom. 8:28).
You are the supreme artist, able to use the most mundane and poor materials to create lovely scenes, bringing beauty from ashes, life from death, blessing from tragedy and salvation from failure.
Therefore we can trust our day to you. We can join you in your plans to transform the negative cards dealt us by the world, the flesh and the devil into steps up, spiritual advances and deepening of character. So I choose to praise you now for what you will do in the hours to come, trusting you to carry us through, using each moment for good and your honor. You are calling us to join you in your plans, giving us opportunities to reverse Eden, rejecting temptation, trusting you and doing what we know to be right. May you be lifted up, honored and glorified in our obedience through faith today.