No, I wasn’t playing basketball, actually, not even a fan, but I had a couple HUGE scores today. One, on my way to work, took a back road instead of the interstate, just, well, because I felt like it. As I was driving, I see a sign for a public conservation area, well, hmmm, I check the clock, I have tons of time before work, so I decided to check it out. Followed the sign, turned, went down the winding road and came to a lake, not a huge lake, but a nice one. Little floating dock out there, looked peaceful, so I decided to stop and talk with God a while. Before I go on, I have found that since I have been making it a point to pray, I enjoy it and want to do it more. In the past, if I prayed, it was a needful thing because I had needs that I was asking for God to answer and it was almost a chore. Now, it is something I look forward to and will sometimes, for no real reason, just take a minute or so and talk to God, if nothing else to thank Him for all He has done for me. SO, I did. I was sort of hoping for another experience like the other day. Well, as I prayed, talked with Christ, thanked Him, and….tried to think of something I wanted for me. I really had no particular wants at that moment. But, I know some people that need Him, that need blessings, healings and such. So, I prayed for them. Asked God to give them what the need. After that, I realized I did want something from Him. I really like the song “More than Anything.” It speaks to me. I hadn’t heard it for a while, but the part where she sings help me want the healer, more than the healing, made me think that is what I want. I want to want to seek Him. So, that is what I asked for today for myself. I’ve asked before, but mixed in with other things I wanted. Today, that was really all I asked for me. And, I waited while I prayed. I did not have a similar experience to the other day. But, I did feel peace like I haven’t felt for a long while, it was a little cool out, but I felt warm. Not hot, but comfortably warm instead of a bit chilled. I just felt Jesus there with me. I have to say, it was such a wonderful feeling. At ease, comfortable, relaxed, joyful.
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. 1 Chronicles 16:11
Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Psalms 105:3
So, that was one big score for me today. If that had been the only one for the day, I would not have been disappointed, but just now, I found out I am done for day at noon. Everyone else is going to a ballgame or something and I have no desire to go so I just get to take the afternoon off. I will probably end up working at my folks house, but hey, maybe a nap too. Just nice to have a few extra hours for me. So, I thank Him for that too.
Thank You so much for all the blessings. I still have struggles, but with You by my side they are so much easier. I thank You for Your presence at my side. I ask You to work in me more, make me better for You. Give me the desire to seek You more than anything. I pray for Your work in the lives of loved ones as well. Give them that desire too. Help those in despair, in pain, illness, heal them. Whatever is causing their problems.
Thanks, just wanted to share the good day I am having. I hope others receive and give, blessings today as well.