I find that I am awaking and rising later in the morning than I have been in the habit of doing over many years of my life. This morning I awakened and arose at eight fifteen. It has been my habit since retirement to continue rising no later than seven a.m. Or earlier if I have an early day with much planned.
I do hope it is because of the seasonal change and not the aging process. However, at the same time I find that I have been sleeping more soundly than I have been accustomed to in the past. Possibly the Lord has blessed me with a peace of knowing I can change no part of the past and have no real influence over my future.
The hills I choose to fight on are becoming very few and far between.
I have many items to share of timeless things I have learned in my lifetime, but few words come to describe them. Frustrating – but not very. Many of the things I have learned, I learned by experience of things already described and recorded by those who came before me. And those who come after me will likely re-discover them without any help from me here. So why do I write? I suppose, if for no other reason, to help keep the language active and alive. For, if our language deteriorates far enough it will hasten our descent into a new dark-ages – which seems, to me, to be happening anyway.
Prayer: Lord, remember your people. Remember your promises.
It may seem a redundant prayer since He never forgets, but I do call on Him often for the obvious (to Him) just to remind myself Whose side I am on. And to remind Him to remind me Who I belong to.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
(and I might add: to those whose allegiance honors Him.)