Warm Fuzzy Feeling

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore to me  the joy of your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:10, 12 (NASB)

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I woke up and made my way into the kitchen ready to make coffee, pray and begin MY quiet time.  I abruptly stopped in disbelief. How could this be?  My son was sleeping on my couch instead of in his room.  I half-heartedly flipped on the kitchen light and grudgingly scooped coffee into the pot. “Doesn’t he know MY day is planned? Doesn’t he know I get up early to have MY quiet time, MY  God time? I can’t turn my radio on and listen to Christian music. My whole day is ruined.”

Do you ever have a day like this or is it just me?  I have too many.  Days where God gives me new opportunities to show love and how he has transformed my life.  I seem to fail more times than I care to count.  I fail because I center my day, my mood around ME.  I crave that warm, fuzzy feeling. Reverse. Reverse. Reverse.

 I should have begun the day on my knees before even making the coffee.  I should have prayed not MY will Father but yours.  I should have started the day by thanking God that my son was on my couch drug-free.  I should have touched his sweet face with love.

My daily pursuit should not be to have a warm fuzzy feeling; my daily pursuit should be MY Heavenly Father’s presence.   Warm fuzzy feelings are temporary and unreliable.  God is always available; always reliable.  His love is unchanging and lasting. I missed a God opportunity this morning.  I missed a love opportunity this morning.

“Dear Heavenly Father, I know you are continually refining me, but it seems that I always find a way to miss an opportunity to show your love to others.  My desire is to be a woman of  kindness and compassion.  Help me to respond to others in love and to have a willing heart to hear your voice and receive the joy that you so freely give.  In your sweet,  awesome name, Amen.

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3 thoughts on “Warm Fuzzy Feeling

  1. Angela Lamb says:

    This one is your best yet. Your expressions of your walk with God are so encouraging to me. I love watching you grow in the Lord day by day and week by week. God is truely working in your life!

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