May 24, 2017

The Beauty of Simple

Several months ago I moved and I can’t lie, it has not been easy​, the move itself or the adjusting​.

Physically it has been my first real taste of realizing I am not as young as I used to be, downsizing from a one bedroom apartment to one bedroom takes it tolls on the body.

Emotionally, leaving my home of 22 years takes it tolls as well, missing some of the freedoms, feeling as though I ​may have ​left me behind.

Spiritually, trying to keep the same routine in a new environment simply was not working.

Through I was presented with a ​40​-Day Prayer Challenge from Max Lucado and his book “Before Amen”.  

I didn’t fit it into my normal ​devotions​ I let it be ​my ​devotions in hopes of getting back to my normal rhythm​.  Each day we began with the prayer below, read one Scripture and another short prayer.  Truly all probably takes less than 5 minutes.  It has been most refreshing​ and reviving....turns out I didn't leave me anywhere, slowly I am coming around to that routine that I love so, beginning each day with One I truly do love.  And all I needed was to ​begin each day with ​ sweet ​praise and petition:

Father, You are good.
I need help.
They need help.
Thank you.  
In Jesus’ name, Amen

There is such beauty in simple.