Seek and You Will Find

An osprey often glides over and across the green space behind my home.  It is seeking food.  It knows it will find an abundance of critters available for its next meal.  A plethora of choice actually.  Squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks and birds all frequent my back garden.

Oft times I watch the prey creatures going about their business below the hunter and wonder why the osprey is not attacking.  It obviously knows what is good for its own well-being.  It is choosing carefully.

I pondered this and asked myself if I was equally diligent in my choices.  Equally discerning when taking into account my own well-being.

Am I always drawn to what will be good for me?

I think I am, yet in my imperfection I reason that there are times when I lack wisdom.  Knowing and seeking calls for discernment.  So – I pray each day for God’s intervention in my life; that I will follow His guidance because I need help every day.

Just as the magnificent osprey carefully determines what the next move is, I pray that my next action proves to be beneficial to not only me,  but also to those around me.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.  (NKJV)

What do you need help with today?

Patricia

 

 

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Books by Patricia Day

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 A Stolen Childhood, Eleanor’s Story 

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Book for Children:  Tabitha and The Forbidden Forest

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Hidden in the Shadows, Never Give Up

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Choose to Change

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Psalm 121:2  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  (NKJV Nelson Study Bible)

Dark dismal days can depress me.  You might feel the same way.  I need sunshine.  When the sun shines my spirits and energy are revitalized.  Without the sunshine I feel lethargic and morbid.  It takes work to motivate and mobilize myself.

Years ago, I was not a committed believer and so when troubles hit (which they often did with vengeance) I would become so battle-weary that I could have easily ended my miserable existence.  Fortunately I had two very good reasons to not be so weak, or selfish.  My two sons.  They made my life worthwhile.

Then I chose to invite God into my life.  Times were so challenging that I felt it could not make my life any worse, so why not?

Psalm 121:7-8  The Lord shall preserve you from all evil.  He shall preserve your soul.  The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.  (NKJV Nelson Study Bible)

In deciding to take this step, my life was changed.  Not suddenly, but certainly steadily.  I began respecting myself.  I began to like the difference.  Change is hard: it is definitely easier to stay where you are and in situations that you are familiar with.  You know how to react, so even staying in bad environments becomes your comfort zone despite the danger.

………she wondered how differently she would feel the next day.  Would she sense any change in her heart or her situation?  She awoke with great expectation and felt…….well, just the same really.  But wait, she did feel different.  There was complete peace amid all the adversity.  No bells or whistles, no great clamor of celebration, instead she felt loved and warm, and filled with a sense of peace.  Invincible would be a more accurate determination!  She no longer felt alone.  (Taken from my book A Stolen Childhood, Eleanor’s Story).

And so, on what is a grey, overcast day I will work at keeping myself gainfully occupied and be thankful for who is in my life; what I have in my life and for God’s guidance keeping me on track with His biblical disciplines.

Can I invite you to try the same?

Thoughts to ponder (Ideas taken from Lists to Live By for Simple Living, Multnomah Publishers, Oregon)

  • complain less; give (of your time) more
  • Control less; let go more
  • Criticize less; compliment more

Prayer:  Abba Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me.  I thank You for my family, friends and good neighbours.  I thank you for a country of peace and natural beauty.  Most of all, I thank You for Jesus, who gave so much so that I could be more.

I pray that more people will invite You into their hearts, minds and spirits today and that they will begin to understand the difference that you can make.  IMG_2850

Patricia