Monday, December 19, 2011

My Prayer Today

May I have the leading to be a small piece of the redemptive story I know He is weaving in the lives of those around me.

"Heal my heart and make it clean,
Open up my eyes to the things unseen,
Show me how to love like You have loved me.

Break my heart for what breaks Yours,
Everything I am for your kingdom's cause,
As I walk from earth into eternity."

-"Hosanna"  Hillsong United

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas This Year

My house is clean, my tree is decorated, my shopping is almost done, and I'm enjoying a dark, lazy Sunday evening listening to Indie Christmas on Pandora. Christmas heaven! There is more decorating I could do, an endless list of Christmas goodies I could make, and fun parties I could plan but this year I'm trying to chill.  I'm trying to savor the season with rest, quiet and reflection.  This Psalm caught my eye today:

Psalm 131- I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with his mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.

O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.

To have a humble, thankful and calm prayer this Christmas season.