You woke me up this morning. This morning, and every morning before it, You chose to breathe life into me for (at least) one more day.
But You didn’t just give me life, You gave me abundant life. You give me joy, inexplicable as it may be sometimes. I am housed and fed every day, I have countless loving forces in my life, and I am pursuing an education that the majority of the world wishes they could. But not only am I pursuing this education, I am fulfilled by it. You have given me a sense of purpose. You have blessed me with gifts and virtues that I can use to further Your kingdom, some tangible but many that are not.
You have given me all of this, and what I could give you back doesn’t even begin to compare, but that doesn’t matter to You. You ask us to do so little, and we fail time after time. I, in my own abilities, fail every time. But You knew that we would. Not only is our job simple, but Your word promises that if we place our hope in You, we can do all things. You provide the instructions and the encouragement to accomplish everything You ask of us, and we still manage to fall short.
So today, God, and every day that you set aside for me, I ask that You continue to hold onto me, tightly. Keep my ears close enough to Your mouth that I can hear Your voice above all others today. Help me to remember the impermanence of this life and to live it to the fullest. Be my guiding light, and help me see the miracles You perform every day, many which often go unnoticed. Give me a heart that breaks, that gives, that loves the way that Jesus’ would. Selflessly, completely, without reservations.
Help me to remember that nothing is going to happen today that You and I together can’t handle.
Thank you, God :)
(…that brings life fresh perspective.)
It’s not always about the experiences you have, but what you’re willing to gain from them.