I don’t know about you, but there’s something so comforting and soothing about a candle burning near by…especially when it smells like Strawberry Cream. It almost makes me crave a Strawberries and Cream drink at Starbucks. It’s just too bad that the Starbucks near us is being closed. Darn it anyway.
But that aside I am enjoying a nice cool morning…with an aroma of strawberries floating in the air…giving thanks to God for another day. And what a great day it is. Connie and I have had a fun week with friends and a fun weekend at home with family. My cousin and his wife renewed their vows yesterday and when we as a family get together (cousins and all) we have a great time. I just wish I could have stayed longer last night but I had a 2 1/2 hour drive to get home. Oh well…some time with family is better than nothing.
Anyway…last week I let my busy schedule get the best of me but not today. I am not going to leave without praying with you this morning. So let’s join our hearts together as fellow members of the body of Christ and offer our prayers to God. Let us pray…
Father in heaven we praise you for your incredible love and mercy. You offer forgiveness; you give us life; you show us your will. But Lord God, we too often follow the ways of this world. We too often conform to the patterns of this world. Instead of standing up for you we take the easy way out. Loving God, we ask for wisdom and courage to follow you so others may see our good works and give you glory. All this dear God, we pray through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. [ Reference: Romans 12:1-8 ]
May God richly bless your day with His abandant love and mercy.