Before I opened my eyes this morning I prayed. I prayed to God for our relationship, I prayed for my husband, my children, my home, our jobs and the vehicles that get us to our jobs. I thanked God for the opportunity to sit on the couch and watch my 7th Super Bowel, with chili and Hopslam, alongside my husband.
Prayed to him about allowing us to be called to support a fundraiser by buying some superbowl squares. Putting money into the unknown and more than likely not seeing it again, but it was for a good cause. Well, due to missed field goals and extra points…some how the score ended with 2-2 at the half and we won a square! We weren’t optimistic going into the game with those numbers.
Thanks Be to God!
Then I went downstairs and made the coffee and packed my husband’s lunch like I always do. Not because I “have” to or because he can’t do it himself, but because I get to and I can and I like to take care of him!
I made my way back up to bed with my coffee in hand. I pulled my devotional out of the bedside drawer. 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs, I recommend it and I recommend her! I had never heard of her before a few weeks ago. Then someone I follow on Instagram posted the book and I was intrigued. I am 20 days into the 100 days of devotion and I have been listening to her podcast in the morning on the way to work “That Sounds Fun”. You know what, she sounds fun. I would like to meet her.
Anyway, my devotion today was about Faith! Faith means being sure, certain. I have faith in God, I always have. I was raised in the church. Although, I do not go every week like I did when I was a kid, church is still my second home. I have never questioned my faith, not for one second.
I learned more, read more and prayed. I have discovered new things and understood in new ways. Honestly though, I do not remember a time that I questioned his existence. It is just something that I know, in my heart I know that he is here.
That all being said, 2018 has certainly brought my relationship with God to a whole other level. I pray multiple times a day and I can’t remember a time in my life where that happened consistently. Where I made it part of my daily ritual and routine. It is now though and I feel like it gets my day started right.
I have been reading my devotional, which I love and makes me think about things that I may not otherwise. Without realizing it, nearly every book I have read this year have had some steering toward God. Then there is the Young Living Organization that has called me, and that strengthened my relationship with God in a way that I didn’t know would happen at 37.
“You Gotta Have Faith.” Faith in God, Faith that things happen for a reason, Faith that you are here for a purpose ,Faith that you will find the answers and Faith that if you need to ask God to increase your Faith he will.