2022 February 18

☁️Day.        55⁰     Partly cloudy this morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 50s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
🥶Night     28⁰     Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

🥯Bagel, 🥓bacon, and egg 🍳

Fried and shaped flour tortillas. I draped them over the handle of the George Foreman grill and pinned them in place with small tongs.

🦬 Did I mention that’s ground bison 🦬 in that taco 🌮?

🥣 A bowl of cereal 🥣

God! My God! It’s you I search for you! My whole being thirsts for you! My body desires you in a dry and tired land, no water anywhere. 2 Yes, I’ve seen you in the sanctuary; I’ve seen your power and glory. 3 My lips praise you because your faithful love is better than life itself! 4 So I will bless you as long as I’m alive; I will lift up my hands in your name. 5 I’m fully satisfied as with a rich dinner. My mouth speaks praise with joy on my lips 6 whenever I ponder you on my bed, whenever I meditate on you in the middle of the night 7 because you’ve been a help to me and I shout for joy in the protection of your wings. 8 My whole being clings to you; your strong hand upholds me.

9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.10 They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals. 11 But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God will glory in him,while the mouths of liars will be silenced. (Palm 63)

Eight verses of praise and thanksgiving before David brings forth his petition to the Lord. I’m ashamed to say that my prayers are not like this. I get straight to the point. I inform God of what I want, when I want it, and how I wanted. How presumptive of me to go before the King of the Universe and instruct him as though I am in charge instead of recognizing that the Great I AM is the creator and sustainer of all that was, that is, and will ever be. That is just plain rude. I would not begin a phone call or a letter without so much of a “Howdy, how ya doin’?”. I need to remember my place. He is the Creator. I am the creation. I am powerless. God is the Power. I need not inform Him of my wants and desires. Before I speak a word He knows what I need.


©2022 Thomas E Williams

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