I read these words this afternoon, and they just grabbed at my heart. Sometimes I get impatient with difficulties, with trials, and even with my own weaknesses. But the hard things of life are often the things that keep us desperately seeking God and His presence.
Crawford Loritts says in his book, Leadership as an Identity (a book we are reading and discussing together as a Student Venture staff team), "This is an incredible spiritual paradox. You are only filled with Him when you are desperate for Him."
"You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13)
Lord, instead of growing weary with the difficulties and trials of life, I choose to embrace them ... for they are the very things that draw my heart to You. I desire to seek You above all else ... and as we seek You, You give us the desires of our hearts. And I want to look more carefully for Your special gifts for me each day ... special, unexpected blessings, given to me by a loving Father who takes great delight in His children.
... thanks for Cruz, and for the sheer joy on his face as he played in a little "tent" that I ("grama") fixed up for him while I was caring for him today ... may my heart reflect the same joy at the unexpected little blessings that You bring to my days ...