Good Morning, God!
It is Tuesday morning and my brain is back “online.” Now, as I survey the devastation of a “week without picking up,” I am ready to engage.
Maybe even eager? Not quite as focused as this night heron I caught stalking his prey at the Hilton Hawaiian Village yesterday. But ready.
Last night, after coming home from the Outback Steak House, I just fell into bed. Sleep does “knit the raveled sleeve of care,” or recharge the batteries as we say today.
This is a good thing, God. We’re concerned about two wet spots in our carpets at home, apparently due to roof problems — sigh. But, that is something we can get help with. Putting away stuff is our job.
Still, with the stuff, our daughter Sandy is here to help — mostly to help us give things away. I confess, God, that I love things. So, parting with them is difficult. Magazines I haven’t read — or books I have read — pants that used to fit or might fit — all these require an “opening of the hand and heart.”
Hmm. Opening my hands and heart takes energy. Almost everything takes energy, God. Digesting food takes a lot of energy. That may be why rats on a very low-calorie diet live a lot longer. And worrying and fretting [fearing] takes energy, too. You tell us, FEAR NOT! Such good words, God.
However, “Fearing Not”, does require keeping my eyes focused on You. And that takes both energy and intent. The good news is that when I do focus on You, more energy flows into me. The bad news is, I have to remember to do it.
HABITS! I heard that, God! Please help me to build the Healthy Heart Habits of Trust and Connection.