Monday, October 11, 2004

Is This My Day or God's?

I woke up this morning and didn't want to get out of bed. My arthritis has been bad lately, and I had a very late night last night trying to keep up with my reading for my classes as well as getting work done and taking care of family. I was just too tired to move this morning.

Had I considered this day to be my day, I might have just stayed in bed. A few years ago I offered my life to God. Each day I say a prayer that says:

Heavenly Father,
I offer you this day
please help me to
do what You need me to do,
Go where You need me to go,
say what You need me to say.
Please help me to see when
I am doing my will and not Your's,
for Doing Your will is my
greatest blessing.

I would love to say that I am really good at doing God's will, and not my own, but the spirit is willing, and the flesh is weak.

Today though, knowing I was going to say that prayer, and knowing that there were people who were counting on me to do what needs to be done, I was able to get up from my nice warm bed and meet the challenges of this day in service to God.

Because God only wants what we are willing to give Him freely, I will say that prayer, and have that choice again tomorrow. With His help and grace I will get up again.


1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Beautiful little prayer...and as they say, be thankful you can arise from the bed, if there is desire in your heart to do so!

Sometimes I have to say The Guardian Angel prayer faster than you
can blink your eye. It is like that is how I catch my breath!

Hopefully we will both please the Lord today! Please help us to, Oh Lord!