While reading a daily devotional from Proverbs 31 Ministries this morning (www.crosswalk.com) this statement jumped out at me: "Living Life Aware." The article is by Marybeth Whalen and she says this: "My friend was on a daily adventure with God. Her day began with a prayer to help her see Him at work, and her life became one big "yes" to Him."
That is so exciting to me. I have been so busy the last few weeks that I have been thinking entirely about myself and my responsibilities and how I can find time to escape to my bedroom to paint. Even when I've been out and about I've been way too self-centered and I'm sure I've missed some "yes" opportunities that God was trying to make me aware of. (Update for Shirley M. who found my blog~! I've finished my bedroom except for painting our closet doors. They have been scrapped, sanded, and primed and are waiting on me to put the nice white paint on them. It probably isn't going to happen until the end of next week though. Then I can tackle my bathroom cabinets~!)
What does the squirrel have to do with this post? Nothing really, but they are very alert and aware as they scurry about their business. I need to be more like that. I tend to be "it's all about me" when I get too much on my mind. My prayer is that God will help me become more aware of Him at work in my life and respond with a resounding, "Yes, Lord~!"
We'll never comprehend all the great things he does; his miracle-surprises can't be counted.
Somehow, though he moves right in front of me, I don't see him; quietly but surely he's active, and I miss it. (The Message)