What I was faced with today:

  1. A crying grandmother
  2. Anger at a family member
  3. A missed class
  4. Chalking for the first time!
  5. Rain
  6. Chalking getting rained away
  7. Divine appointments
  8. Encouragement
  9. Challenges
  10. A great lesson on faith
  11. A stern talking to from God
  12. An eye-opening quiet time

How I dealt with it:

Not that great. Some things I took in stride, others not so much. For example, I was not enthused about my conversation with God. And I remember Him saying, “I know this isn’t what you want to hear.”

All in all, it was an easy day. None of my family died. None of my friends had a crisis. I am healthy. My biggest concern is a simple fix for my God.

Oh, God. Teach me to be thankful. Teach me to approach each day with the attitude of Christ. Help me to be alert and open to lessons and opportunities that you allow to fall into my lap. Thank you for the divine appointments. Thank you for answering my prayer to draw nearer to me. Thank you for the ability to experience Your presence, I welcome your Spirit and a greater sensitivity to the spiritual realm. Help me to be a light to my friends and a friend to the lost. Jesus, continue to convict and change me. I am wholly yours. Do with me as you will. Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Amen.