14 February Penning
How is your prayer life? I must admit mine gets better when life is more challenging. In my prayers I ask, ask, and ask. Far too often I forget to be thankful, or at least tell God I’m thankful. That made me think of things for which I often am not thankful, but when thinking about it, become thankful. For instance:
I AM THANKFUL FOR……
…the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching TV, BECAUSE that means he/she is at home and not on the streets.
…the taxes I pay BECAUSE it means I am employed.
…the mess to clean up after a party BECAUSE it means I have been surrounded by friends.
…the clothes that fit a little snug BECAUSE it means I have enough to eat.
…my shadow that watches me work BECAUSE it means I am in the sunshine.
…the lawn that needs to be mowed and the gutters that need to be fixed BECAUSE that means I have a home.
…the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot BECAUSE it means I am capable of walking and that I have a car.
…my huge heating bill BECAUSE it means I am warm.
…the lady behind me in church that sings off key BECAUSE it means I can hear.
…the pile of laundry and ironing BECAUSE it means I have clothes to wear.
…weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day BECAUSE it means I am capable of working hard.
…the alarm clock that goes off early in the morning hours BECAUSE I t means I am ALIVE!
We thank God for what we have, and our hearts and prayers go out to those who do not have many of these things.
Your continued prayers are requested for Mr. and Mrs. Maser as Mr. Maser prayerfully considers the Call that has been extended to him to be full time principal at Martin Luther Academy. The Masers visited us this past weekend. We pray for clarity of thought for them, and that God’s Will be done!