After making breakfast and the bed, I prayed to God. I asked if the rest of my day could include continued focus and discipline. My “to do” list was long, as I look to find work and obtain additional training while I am unemployed. I don’t often pray for myself but I need wisdom about this process, the list of things to accomplish today and this week is long and my lack of discipline and focus in this life is something I have finally been able to admit.
There’s one routine I do have. After I make the bed each day, I read my two daily devotionals. Many days they say exactly what I need to hear. I believe they are whispers of the Holy Spirit. This is what I read after I knelt in prayer:
– “don’t fear the time of testing God takes you through. It doesn’t have to be miserable. Think of it as a refining that will reveal anything amiss in your life and show you where changes need to be made. The only way God can lead you to where you’ve never been, and can’t get to without him, is to call you to a new place in your life that requires more purity of heart, more faith, and more obedience than you’ve ever known.”
– “good things don’t just happen – God makes them happen.”
Writing is a discipline but now I must go focus on the rest of my day and my continued faith…