Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transparent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~ Sara Ban Breathnach

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 3 - Evening Review

Whew...I'm tired.  If you are interested, here is the video I watched this evening to help me gather my thoughts of this day: A Beautiful Prayer ...

How open or aware was I to the presence of God in my day?                                       
What kind of nourishment did I receive?                                                              
What kind of nourishment did I give?                         
Does anything need to be emptied out in order for me to be at peace tonight?                     For what do I thank God as I prepare to enter sleep?

I am a bit sad that it is only in reflecting on this day that I see where God was present.  At the time, I didn't really think about it.  God's presence can be as subtle as the light coming from the window, just at the moment when your spirit needs a bit of refreshment.  Looking back at that moment, I can say, "Thank you, God!" But at the moment it occurs, I normally do little more than sit, enjoying the brightness and the warmth of the light.  STILL! If I get so I recognize these moments in hindsight, there is hope that I might actually acknowledge them in the moment they occur!  And when I do? I bet God will smile.

It may seem like an insignificant thing...but I thank God this evening for the gift of wonderful images and videos that capture my heart.  This bear and dog for instance...I just happened to stumble across it and I stopped....I stopped and studied this picture.

I thought of my beloved Rotty who passed away two months today.
I thought of the hugs I receive from my Grandkids.
I wondered if that dog had been the least bit uneasy while being hugged by that bear!!
And then I wondered if I truly trust the Creator of the hug me.  That bear paw would be nothing compared to the hand of God!

As you can see, I'm in a strange journaling spot in my head this evening...I'm doing the kind of journaling that I some times go back to read and wonder, "Where were you!" and that's okay.

Jesus, Lover of my/our soul, thank you for giving us minds that can wander and ask gentle questions.  Thank you for giving us imaginations that enable us to hold an empty cup and to grasp that we are a vessel of your loving amazing energy. Savior, may our efforts of being your vessel be pleasing in your sight.  Amen.

Many Blessings ~ Sandi

1 comment:

  1. "Often we travel too fast through the really important places in our lives, especially if these places look like a desert where nothing seems to grow. Yet, if we slow down, we might jsut find that the landmarks in our spiritual wilderness become meeting places with God." -Watts and Watts

    Lord, forgive me for not slowing down. Lead me to repentance, call me to prepare, call me to remember. I am chosen. I have been given a gift. Help me to respond (daily) to this gift.