December 30 Prayer
‘Fill us with wonder’
Anna waited and worshiped her whole life as a young widow in God's house.
I wonder if she lives inside or next to the church and what her duties were.
What were her prayer habits and conversations with God like?
As she grew old did she ever grow weary in waiting ?
Then the Promised one arrives at her door to be presented to the Lord.
How her heart must have overflowed with joy and wonder to actually see what she had been waiting for all of those 77 years.
So much joy that she told everyone she met about Jesus.
As we sit at the threshold of a new year allow the spirit of God to fill you with wonder.
Present your whole self to Him now with everything you are wondering about and worrying about.
Breathe deeply and slowly to receive his presence of peace, healing and joy for the future.
God’s path ahead is an open space for you to freely walk on.
Lay aside the past and throw off anything that would hinder you from moving forward.
His way is right, steadfast,
His way revives the soul,
Gives wisdom to the simple,
Gladdens the heart,
Gives light to the eyes,
Abides with us forever -
So let us have a simple heart like Anna
to seek the way of the Lord and see the promised One before us now as we prepare for a new year.
Present your hopes before The Faithful One,
And let your heart begin to fill with the joy of wonder once again.
“I shall walk freely upon your spacious path for me for I will seek your ways and will not be ashamed.”
I receive every good and perfect gift to walk with You, O Lord.