Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Prayer for today:
Dear Jesus,
You gave us EVERYTHING on that cross.  Thank you.  I can’t believe that you knew all of our sins before they happened and were willing to not only take them for us, but completely absolve us.  That freedom in you and repentance of our sins is your true gift.  I can’t wait to get to heaven, kiss your feet and hug you in ‘person’ for that.
I’m an only child.  Of a single mother.  The first born on our side of the family in 17 years.  The only grand-daughter.  The only niece.  I don’t like to say that I was … spoiled … per se, but I never wanted for much.  My mom cooked for an army, but we never really ate leftovers.  We ate out at least once a week, I had new clothes 3 – 4 times a year.

Greed and selfishness is something that comes easily to me.  I’m not used to ‘wearing clothes out’.  I’m used to getting what I want when I want.  When you have a house, cars, bills, kids, pets, husband (not in order of importance, of course), and other commitments and priorities (tithing and giving), you have to learn to juggle, prioritize and go without.  I am NOT complaining in the least.  In fact, I’m thankful for having to WORK for things and trust in God’s provision (which has come at the EXACT moment when we need it, not a minute sooner or later).  Included in His provision are my family, my friends, my job and many other countless things that I probably can’t even name that have come into play for me over the years.

After Easter Sunday, I’m feeling amazed and loved and cared for…in a personal and individual way even while knowing that what was done was done for all.


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