Monday, November 3, 2014

Welcome November

A new week and a new day. 
And the first week day of a new month. 
And I am starting off these fresh gifts of 'new', in need. 
In great need. Of You, Lord.

October is past. It was a glorious month. And it was a month where emotional and physical energy was stretched almost beyond it's limits. It was a month of our restful, refreshing trip to Colorado Springs, of life-giving weekly Devo Days with my hubby, of the gorgeous brilliant colors of fall that fill up our souls. And it was a month of transition as now a third (grown) child lives states away from us, of emotional grieving as my 93 year-old father faced new trauma and as he went from independent living apartment to hospital to health center nursing home (maybe for a short time, maybe longer) and we became acting Power of Attorney. It was a good month, and it was a hard month.

November is here. It will also be filled with the good and the hard. For God's good gifts are all around us, even in the midst of trial and pain. He promises to be all that we need. And I am thankful. And in the midst of a full life and a full month and as the holidays draw closer, when things can get stressful and our energies can become depleted, this is my prayer ...

May I live each day in the moment,
not governed by to-do-lists,
tasks to be completed

But may my days and my moments
be lived in the present,
fully focused on You, following You

And my God will meet
all your needs
according to His glorious riches
in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

What does this new month of November bring with it for you? May it be filled with His Love and His Presence. Each day and each moment ... 

1 comment:

  1. I love new months. Sorry to hear about your sweet dad.