This Made Me Smile

There’s a fair amount of truth in this statement, no?

And if you’re not a regular pray-er, there’s no time like the present to start. Remember that you don’t need to use any fancy words to impress God; regular ‘ol conversation will do just fine.

Also, I had to share that I’ve had a truly wonderful day today. The weather was perfect (around 77F), the skies were blue, and my morning started with church and a great message from our pastor (also, since my schedule is shifting back to normal this week, I’ll be able to attend church on Saturdays once again. I’m so very excited about that!). 😂 

Following church, I finished out the last part of my training for one of the life goals that I’ve previously mentioned here. Note that I have not yet fully accomplish the goal, but as of today, I concluded a major part of it. It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s been immensely enjoyable, as well. I am grateful for the experience – it’s so important for us to continue to learn and grow!

Today was also our instructor’s birthday, so it was nice for those of us in the program to come together, wish her happy birthday, and celebrate her special day (we got our instructor a birthday card, a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, and prepared homemade brownies). You could tell that she was surprised by our gesture, but really appreciated it as well. We all had a good time today.

So all in all, it was a really good day. I just got home a little while ago, and came across this quote that made me smile, and knew that I had to share here on the blog. What a gift it is to be able to share both our blessings and burdens with the Lord in prayer! 

I must admit – my prayers are pretty informal. They tend to be more like running conversationss throughout the day, where I ask God questions about the everyday things in my life. For instance, today was about a parking space, and yesterday I asked for guidance and direction regarding a project I’m working on, when I wasn’t sure what to do next.

I also try to remember to say “thank You” for whatever comes to mind over the course of the day. Again, my approach is much more conversational rather than ritualistic, and my goal is consistency rather than perfection. So far, this seems to work for me, although I’m sure there are better much better pray-ers out there than me.

Anyway, it was a great day, and I’m thankful. I hope that you had a wonderful day, too!

Dear Lord, thank You for this fantastic day. It wasn’t that any one big thing happened, but rather that I enjoyed the flow of the day from beginning to end. Sometimes, the simple things of life can bring us the greatest delight, so I want to make sure that I took the time to thank You for all of the blessings in my life – both big and small.

Thanks also for being there and for listening to me, 24/7. It’s true – You are a lot easier to talk to than most people! in Your name I pray, Amen.

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