A Little More . . .

We are all in a unique season. Usually we are all walking through various trials in our own day to day lives but this time – we are all walking through one trial together.

It’s in the 40’s here in the panhandle of Florida this morning and my heart is thankful. Cool sunshiny mornings are my favorite.

During this new season of a world wide pandemic the Lord has shown me so much. The timing of many personal events makes sense now.

And I am thankful.

Usually we are all walking through trials individually. We all carry our own burdens and walk through desert storms in difference seasons and various times. And even though we might each individually be carrying something right now there is something that is bonding us together like never before – Covid-19.

Believer or unbeliever.

Rich or poor.

Black or white or red or brown.

Popular or unpopular.

Republican or Democrat or Independent.

Somebodies or nobodies.

This virus is affecting us all.

Maybe not in the same way . . . each one of us is dealing with it differently . . . but we are all being affected by it.

Because of that . . . it would seem to me, that in this season of uncertainty, we could all show a little more kindness. A little more love. A little more compassion. A little more grace. A little more generosity. A little more hope. A little more patience.

What if we all showed to someone else just a little of what we need today?

Lord today I thank you for a fresh wind. I thank you for cooler temperatures, a sunshiny day, a solid night’s sleep that offered rest. I thank you for what you are doing in this season of uncertainty in so many of our lives. I thank you for the stillness and rest you’ve given me. Thank you for new green growth around my pond, for the birds singing this morning, for quietness on my porch as the wind chimes sing in the gentle breeze. Thank you for my Crepe Myrtle that has dozens of birds resting securely right now. Thank you for the way you provide for them and for your Word that tells me if you will provide for the birds of the air then you will provide for me . . . for all of us. I pray today for the small businesses in our nation. Lord I pray blessings upon them. Meet their needs as a business but also meet the needs of the employees that have lost jobs through this. I pray for our pastors. Oh Lord, do something new and fresh in their lives through this time of uncertainty. Meet the financial needs of each ministry. Lord I pray for our medical personnel – from the doctors and nurses – to the lab techs – to the administration – to the maintenance and housekeepers that are bravely walking in to each shift with uncertainty – protect them. Protect their families Lord. Lord I pray and I believe you will be glorified through this and I pray for all those who don’t know you as their Lord and Savior. Show yourself today in miraculous ways. Lord, we need a miracle. I pray for our first responders today Lord. Oh Lord they need an Aaron and a Hur – oh Lord send an Aaron and Hur to our medical personnel, our first responders, our military being deployed to serve . . . Lord we need you more than ever. I pray for our national leaders. I ask you to give rest, wisdom, and discernment to them. I ask you to eradicate the hatred between political parties. You’ve allowed this virus to come upon us now I am asking and believing you will use it for good. Bring unity in our nation. I love you Lord. Amen.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:26-34

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