Sometimes I think it takes a storm to remind us that
we need to order our days rightly.
To be prepared,
yet understand that preparations are not guarantees.
To recognize that life is brief and fragile.
That we hold life in our hand like a sweet dandelion
that is blown in the wind,
spreading seeds of whatever we value most,
into the lives of those we love and encounter along the way.
That moments make up all that we are,
and will ever be.
And that moments are meant to be lived not hoarded, stored, hidden.
Instead our moments are to be spread generously like seeds
of love in the hands of the sower.
Graciously sent out in trust that there will be a return.
Despite the current appearance or state of things.
For we walk by faith and not by sight, under the care of a loving, living God.
Trusting in the unseen realms for hope.
Today I lift up my eyes, knowing where my help comes from...
My Faith Life Preserver is this:
I am called to praise and thank Him in all circumstances.
As we await what is feared to be the worst storm our area has seen in 70 years,
I look to the One who calms the seas.
He's the same one who keeps me.
As our tiny state prepares and holds dear the prayers of friends and loved ones,
I thank God for His Presence and Peace.
I will praise Him in this storm.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
31 Days of Faith Life Preservers
October 1-31, 2012
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