Another Sunday morning is awakening here in Florida. It's going to be a warm and beautiful day. Sunday is a good day for finishing your weekend wind down from stress and worries, culminated by taking time to worship our Lord. He wants us to know and appreciate Him and to follow His commandments for good living. To do so takes practice, dedication and, above all, faith. Without faith and His divine grace, nothing heavenly is possible.
As on every Sunday, I try to take the time to look at my animals from the perspective of God's purpose for all things. Sometimes we are troubled, or maybe lose our way, but if we will just take personal time to visit with Him, he will respond to our questions and show us the right path. And Sunday is the one day that it seems easiest to do, so take advantage of it. After all, the pace of life slows just a little bit, we are reminded of the special nature of this day by the ringing of church bells, and this should lighten our heart.
I hope that our time with Him today will give each of us comfort and peace and prepare us to face the workweek tomorrow. And remember, we need to take time daily to keep that Spirit going. Talk to Him in whatever manner you choose, but do so daily.
Remember the lines from the wonderful hymn, The Garden. "And He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own." What a wonderful thought. It's the best therapy there is.
Dear Lord: Help us to always remember Thy central importance in all that we do. And thank you for giving us the Sabbath, that we may always use it wisely as a day of worship and rest. May we always keep it Holy and peaceful so that we might ponder our life and what Thy word directs us to do to further Thy Kingdom. Amen.