This morning on way to work, I stopped at a small lake along the way (if you take the backroads) to pray. I started doing this a couple weeks ago. I like to go out on the dock, take a minute and survey the area. Just enjoy His work. However, this morning there was someone fishing on the dock and I prefer to pray in private without distractions. So, I decided to try another spot. I found a place and spent a few minutes praying, praising God, seeking His guidance, the ability to sense what His will is and for those for whom I feel a burden at the time. Then, time to get to work, but my GPS showed a different route to take instead of doubling back the way to get back to the highway. Okay Lord, You have something to show me. As I took one turn I caught a glimpse out of the corner of my eye up a narrow little valley that could have been easily overlooked. Something interesting, but didn’t see well enough to be certain what it actually was I had seen. SO, I got curious about what I had seen and backed up. The picture above is what was there. Very out of place but it was pleasant to look at, peaceful, serene. I felt a peace, comfort and I sensed Him tell me, “All will be right for You, continue to trust me and have faith. You have given all to me and I will make all as it should be for My good.” Well, that has been part of every prayer, that things be right, that I have faith and trust in Him and that I surrender things to Him so He can do His will and not mine.
Then, after I got to work, I logged on to the computer, started opening the programs and such that I need to use as well as my blog and Kingjamesbibleonline (I love that site) and the verse of the day was Colossians 1:16. As I read it, I noticed the colon at the end, which told me there was more to be read there so I went to the 1st chapter and read it. So much of what was said there spoke to me this morning. I will read it more thoroughly later, spend some time praying and asking what all He is telling me. I did so some already, but will do so again when I can better focus without distraction.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
This just sums up so much about all God has done for me.
Lord, I praise Your Holy Name and am so grateful for all the blessings, mercy, guidance and more than anything, my redemption through Your Son Christ. I continue to ask for more faith, better understanding, greater ability to yield all to You and that You use me as a vessel of Jesus. I pray You work in the hearts and minds of loved ones and do the same in their lives. Help us all move out of Your way. You know before I say all the things for which I have been praying and in the name of Jesus I leave all in Your hands.
My day had started good, but the peace, comfort, and the message from Him all helped make it better. Hoping for all to have many blessings throughout the day, and that all are able to pass a blessing on to others in some way.