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“When you feel far away from God, begin to praise Him. You will find Him in the midst of your worship.” – Jerry Leachman, former Team Pastor, Washington Redskins
Lord this morning I felt far away from you. I was tired. I had a long week at work. I did not feel like praying this morning before I left for my soccer game. But I did. I held on to you God. Not because I felt it – but because my love for you is fact. So as I drove to the field and saw the early morning mist lying low on the stadium turf, the sun climbed up behind the fire-coloured fall trees. I felt a tear in the corner of my eye as I took in the beauty of the moment…and I thanked you. As I left my car, I saw a child walking his dog along the road. It made me think of my own sons. I smiled.
After the exhausting game (we lost and my knees hurt), the warm fall day exploded. I put the top down, cranked the tunes and heard an amazing praise song. I have heard it a million times before…but today it took special significance because the song lead me to the cross. Again and again.
Thank you Lord for holding on to me, even when I don’t feel like holding on to you. Have a nice day, Father. Thanks for the sweet morning afterall. I know YOU love me, whether I feel like loving or not. Amen and amen.