Lord, could I have a moment of your time, please?

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Father, could I have just a moment of your time – just to sit with you?

Lord, this is just such a beautiful fall day!  Thank you for the vibrant changing colours that remind me that another season is not far off. There’s a hush in the air, as if the earth is waiting for something new – something nearly as glorious as autumn beauty. This is the season I love most.

So I sit in the quiet space of my backyard, warmed by the afternoon sun and meditate on all you have done for me, all you are already doing in my life and all that is too come. I am happy that, despite the troubles I face, your Word promises that you are always with me. I am truly thankful that I have a heavenly Father I can turn to when life gets chaotic and it seems like peace is just a far-off illusion. I seem to forget that in the midst of my storm you are present to reassure me that all will be well.

It’s when I try to take care of things under my own steam, that failure and disappointment take over. When, on the other hand, I place my trust in you, when I am willing to let you take over and lead the way, it is then that everything just seems to fall into place. Forgive me, Father for being such a slow learner and help me to always be willing to wait to hear the still small voice that tells me you are in charge.

As I sit here in such peaceful surroundings I can rest in the knowledge that you are my Abba Father and like a little child, I can curl up beside you where you take care of me.

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I have been a Christ follower for over 40 years and do my best to be more like Him.I live with bipolar disorder and while it can be quite disruptive, I seem to manage quite will – at least most days I manage quite well. I believe that mental health issues are the least talked about illness and my goal has always been to be open about my situation and share my successes and yes, even my failures with others.I am a writer with one published book of poetry. I have 4 grown sons and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I am single (happy with that) and try to be as active as possible.

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