mind body spiritFear Not….So I have been wide awake since 2:30am when I normally get up at 5:30 to have my coffee with God to prepare myself for the day ahead before I wake my girls at 6:30, unless they get up before I wake them which is most often the case. I laid in bed until 3:30 and all I could hear was a verse of a song “wide awake, wide awake” that just kept repeating in my head. I have no idea who sings it but I was definitely wide awake so I thought I would get out of bed and spend some time just meditating on the things that are most important in my life according to all God has given me. Greg and I try to live according to God’s will for our lives and that means putting God first and in doing so our marriage, children, family and our life’s work will all fall into place. I have been praying for the order of these things so that I can bring good order back into my life and the life of my family. It is so easy to get side tracked with life and the good things it brings and the bad because life is not always a bed of roses. A lot has been going on since the New Year has started and I feel that my life has gotten blurry because God has not been my main focus. Although He is always with us and never leaves it is easy to get distracted and my prayer life and spiritual life has suffered which I know has impacted everything else. So I believe I really needed this time to reflect on my first love which is being a wife to an amazing husband and a mother to four beautiful daughters. In order for my marriage to be strong then I really need to devote it to God in prayer and pray for those things that make us stronger not only as husband and wife, but as parents. Without a strong foundation of devotion and investing my time into my marriage and children through prayer and knowing the needs of my family and meeting those needs, then everything else, no matter how strong it is now will eventually crumble and fall because our foundation that we have committed to build on will no longer be there. To often families fall apart because they get so busy with other things and I am committed to not being one of those families. My prayer time this morning has given me a renewed love for my husband and my children and I am thankful for all we are and all we have. Most importantly God has renewed my love and devotion to who He has and all He has done in my life. Isaiah 41:13 “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ I know God has been with me since before time began and even though I never acknowledged Him until April 5, 2002 when I was 27 years of age, I know that He has been holding my hand and helping me through all of my life. Isaiah 42:16 “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.” When my prayer life and devotional life are in proper order and I start seeing things through God’s eyes then those things that may seem blurry become clear and I have better perspective of life. I know that my eyes and heart can be easily deceived and just because I see it or feel it doesn’t mean it is always real and can get me off track, but I am thankful that when I turn to God He is faithful to lead me where I need to go and need to be each day moment by moment. He is the light to my path where at times there can be so much darkness that may blind me to see what is right in front of me and the blessings I have been given that are most important and have the most value. I pray everyone is encouraged and blessed today and that God would shine brightly upon you all and be the light you need for your path today and always.Prayer, Devotion, God, Family, Light, Darkness, Spiritual health


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