A couple of weeks ago I talked about having a word for 2009. Mine was Aware.
Well, don't you know that our wonderful and creative God has been teaching me all about awareness.
I am learning that awareness is about learning something in the midst of something else.
- I pray not for patience, but for awareness in the midst of when I am losing it.
- I pray not for others to change, but for how I can love them in the midst of whatever they are doing that is driving me up the wall.
- I pray not for what I want, not to change my circumstances or my ministry or my house but how to be settled and fulfilled in the midst of where I am now.
- I pray not to lean on my own understanding in any situation, but to look toward you in the midst of my confusion.