Thursday, July 21, 2022

Extravagant Gifts - Ordinary Days of Summer

Loving God,   

The night sky is filled with luminaries that 
light the darkness. Angels whisper evening 
songs to my weary soul. I do not notice.

As sleep gently calls, I forget that I have 
breathed the morning air, listened to laughter, 
seen the evening sky appear. Another day!  

Something disturbs the rhythm of my sleep, 
summons my soul. In these sleepless moments, 
the Holy Spirit is waiting and listens for my
response. I whisper, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 

Holy Father, when I fail to see the beauty of 
Your day, remind me with a glorious sunset 
to take my breath away, a soul-laugh that only 
a listening heart can find, and a night sky 
crowded with stars like diamonds that demand 
a lingering look. 

My heart bursts with unmeasured thankfulness!  
These are Your ordinary gifts! I simply miss them in my
hectic hours, my scheduled chaos, my saturated time.

Give my heart the desire to breathe, to
listen, and to see beauty with extraordinary 
intention. Grant my soul the desire to breathe, 
to listen, and to see Your generous gifts of 
Love, Grace, and Joy! Let me seek Your 
extravagant gifts in every day! 

Let me shout, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Refresh my spirit! Refine my faith!  
Restore my love! Renew my strength!  
Rebuild my trust! Reclaim my soul!  

To God be the glory! Amen.  ~dho   

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