“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Those words of Timothy, from so long ago, are a big help to me. I am finding that praying for people who upset me helps me see them a bit more as You see them. You love them. You want to help and heal them. Wow! And as I pray for them to receive Your help and love, I find that I am praying for myself, too. It helps me to trade my fear for peace and myanger for compassion.
Still, after years of mostly depending on my fellow human beings — for which I apologize — I am awake enough now to want to put my whole weight on You. What surprises me, God, is how slow I have been to wake up.
What with a huge ice berg about to break off of Antartica and the high tides in in Honolulu washing sand over the wall . . . over the beach walk . . . and onto the grass — given all of that, I ought to have realized some time ago that my species REALLY needs help.
I was going to say that our beloved Planet Earth needs help. But, our Planet has seen mountain ranges rise, oceans fill up the entire central North American and ice ages come and go. So, I guess, God, it is the fear of the world as I know it changing that distresses me.
Change is distressing. But, it is particularly distressing, God, because I know that I have to change, too. I feel that I need a “growth spurt.” I’m not at all clear about what I mean. I just sort of sense that I need to make more ROOM in my day and in my Mind and Heart for YOU.
You are WANTING to help and WAITING to help. Not just me, but all of us. Thank You!