Sorry I missed posting yesterday. Barbara required a lot of care in her first day home from the hospital. She is doing well, able to walk around the house, but still has a lot of pain. Thank you for all those who are praying for her.
Psalm 37:23 “If the LORD delights in a man’s way,”
[Lord, it is a wonder that you can delight in our ways when we are so prone to sinful, selfish motives, thoughts, words and actions.
Praise you that you view us with the perfect and proper balance of love and forgiveness, chastening and grace. Help me to walk in such a way as to give you delight, to be responsive to your leading, your Word, your conviction, your wisdom. Correct me immediately with your staff as I begin to wander. I praise you now for the direction you will give.]
“he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.”
[Praise you, Lord, that you are actively, powerfully, wisely at work in my life, smoothing the way, protecting my steps, keeping my spiritual ankles from turning.
In spite of this, I stumble at times–but you are there to catch me and keep me from falling. I praise you for your personal, intimate, gracious, constant involvement in my life. You, Lord, are the One I can trust, the One I can rest in, the One I can praise at every happening, whether it is pleasant or painful.
You are the Sovereign One: wise, good and firm, always doing what is best, right and gracious. Help me to walk with you today, Lord, to move forward in your protection, in your love, in your preparation. Help me not to run out before you, but to wait for your timing. Help me to walk in a way that is delightful to you, that will bring you glory before the angels, demons and people around me. Thank you that you will answer my prayers.
Picture: Barbara fresh home from the hospital, doing crossword puzzles, showing her brain is sharp!