It’s Friday and the weekend! Time for chatting with our friends over at Kate’s place and Five Minute Friday. (Kate gives the word prompt and we write for Five, linking up over here.) Join us if you’d like! Our word prompt today: QUIET
I wake up to a fully scheduled day and a flat tire.
The phone rang and the message conveyed adds another item to my list.
My patience is slipping away and irritation is taking its place.
My coffee and quiet time didn’t happen and I feel the effects of not having either.
Some days begin in a frenzy.
In our mind, our plan for the day plays out differently but demands of the day begin to push us around.
This is where our fight for what we need takes place.
We can’t rewind the morning but we can realign our direction.
Setting aside my irritation and the noise in the kitchen, I stand at the sink and close my eyes. Quieting my thoughts I whisper a prayer…
“God, you see my day… You know how it’s begun and how it will end. Help me find my strength, joy and peace in You. I place my focus not on the issues but on You. You, God, are the sustainer of my strength and the peace I need for these moments. I look to You. Align my day and lead me gently…. Amen.”
The day’s demands are still pounding but my heart is quiet and my mind is clear.
I pour my coffee and turn toward the day.
It’s a new direction and He’s leading the way.
Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend!