This morning on my drive to work, I was overwhelmed! My eyes welled up with tears that I allowed to flow, my throat closed up – as I gave thanks to the Lord. I could not utter any words other than: Thank You. And I was overcome.
You see, when I think about how good and merciful the Lord has been to me – although I am so undeserving, all I can say is, Thank You. I am moved. I am humbled. And all I can say is, Thank You.
As I lay me down, in submission to His will, I realize there are things that I must leave behind. Still, I say, Thank You.
As I lay me down, to decrease that He might increase. I say, Thank You, for the understanding that little becomes much in the hands of the King.
As I lay me down, I pray for peace of mind, as I journey through this painful process. Because, all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV. For that, I must say, Thank You.
As I lay me down, I say, Thank You, because as His eye is on the sparrow, I know that He watches me too.
As I lay me down, I look at my lifestyle and ask, Am I leading the life He intended for me? I see His hands here and there, guiding, directing, chastening, for that, I say, Thank You. For whom the Lord loveth, He chasteneth. Hebrews 12:6 KJV.
As I lay me down, I look at my children and I ask, am I raising them well? Am I replicating the love of Christ? Am I messing them up? But then, I see them seek His face. At 8 o’clock on the dot, they gather with their Bibles, ready for devotion. For that I must say, THANK YOU! Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 KJV.
As I lay me down, I ponder where I have been, where I am, and where I am going. This, I know: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV.
As I lay me down, and things don’t go according to plan. Things don’t look the way I think they should look. I feel lost and confused – I know that even in this valley, You are with me. I say, Thank You, because: Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 KJV.
As I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my family to keep. But tonight, awake I lay, for friends, families, neighbors, I pray.