The days continue to be gloriously golden with warm sunshine, cooling breezes and the intoxicating smell of ripening wild grapes in the air. Each day is another jewel, a gift from your hand, Lord, to enjoy, to revel in the beauty you share with us and to move through with you in love and grace. I praise you for your presence, for your power in protection and provision, for your goodness and grace in forgiving fully and loving us lavishly.
I praise you for your intimate involvement in every aspect of our lives, for the wonderful and astonishing attention you give to every detail as you lay out each day, prepare us for what will come and coach us through each step. I thank you for all that you did and allowed yesterday, including my stabbing myself deeply in my left thumb with my drill when it slipped off a screw. It was painful, bloody and startling, but allowed by you. I am now hampered in what I can do, and that is good, as you will use this for guiding me in how to spend the time you give me.
You, Lord, are gracious and wise, good and wonderful, great and worthy of all worship. May you be glorified in my life today. Help me to check in with you frequently, to seek your wisdom and direction in each decision so that you may be honored, praised and glorified before the unseen hosts and any people who may be around to see it.