Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Peace

Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

John 14:2 - "In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?"

John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."

II Corinthians 4:7 - But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

Dear God, thank You for the peace, the perfect peace, You have in store for me each day. And in saying that, thank You for starting my new year tomorrow with Your peace. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

One of a Kind

John 15:4 - "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me." 

II Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 

Ephesians 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. 

I John 4:7-8 - Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 

I John 4:7 (ICB) - Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. The person who loves has become God's child and knows God.

Dear God, help me to always stay on my path so I can become the person You created me to be, and help me to never let anyone try to change my path and deter me from being who You created me to be! Not everyone is supposed to be on the same path or the same journey, though their paths may indeed cross. If everyone was supposed to be the same, the world would be so dull and boring. It's like with the film, The Giver, where they stripped away color and emotion because they had decided that humans basically abused them and should all be the same. Yes, humans do abuse color and emotion, but to make everyone and everything the same? That film was good at teaching the importance of differences. And on that note, God, I want to ask that if You do not mind, I would love very much if Tom would forgive me knowing now that I am ready to forgive him when he is ready. And on another note, please, God, open the hearts of the people who keep protesting about black lives. Please open their hearts and their minds. They are being the racists of today and they are a mean bunch of hypocritical people at that. They read racism into everything if it doesn't agree with their mindset, and they are hurting their cause. Please, God, also protect the police officers. One of my former friends was a police officer and if not for him, who knows what would have happened after my car accident. He was off duty that night, but he still came to help me. Also, God, protect the innocent. We have lost special needs individuals at the hands of untrained police officers, unarmed, innocent of any crime. Police need to go back to what it was before-shoot to disarm, but don't shoot to kill. But considering how things are now, is it really smart to let a bunch of untrained citizens have guns as well? God, thank You for Your love and for adopting me. Keep us all safe. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen! 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tiny Steps of Trust

Psalm 40:4 - Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

Psalm 56:3-4 - When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 62:8 - Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Isaiah 26:3-4 - You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Dear God, help me as I take my tiny steps of trust in You. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Your Refuge and Strength

Psalm 46:1-3 - To the Choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. 
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

Psalm 89:15-16 - Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.

Dear God, in the midst of what the media portrays as a mean world, help me to not forget that You are there to comfort me and to shield me. Thank Ypu for being my refuge and strength. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

While You Wait

Psalm 36:9 - For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Isaiah 64:4 - From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. 

Isaiah 64:4 (NLT) - Since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!

John 15:5 - "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."

Dear God, help me to never get so busy that I forget to spend time with You so that I can focus on the most important things that need to get done. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

It Really Is Unconditional

Deuteronomy 33:27 - The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.

Psalm 13:5 - But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 

I John 4:15-18 - Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Dear God, thank You for love so perfect, love that is unconditional no matter what I do or what I feel. Thank You. Now if only those who claim to be Your children could really evidence that kind of love for each other and for others as well. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

I Became Poor

Luke 2:13-14 - And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"

II Corinthians 4:6 - For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 

II Corinthians 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

Philippians 2:5-7 - Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the for, of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 

Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son to earth as a baby who would grow up in poverty, not because He had to so much as He wanted to, so that I could become rich through Your grace and Your love. Now that IS glorious! In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Celebrate the Gift

Psalm 90:2 - Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Colossians 1:27 - To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 3:15 - And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Dear God, words cannot express how thankful I am for the gift of Your Son coming to earth as a tiny little cute baby boy who would then grow to be a man that would face injustices and pain and then die on a cross so that I can come to You with love and adoration and experience Your peace and forgiveness and joy in exchange. How great a gift indeed! Thank You for that present. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Both God and Man

Psalm 95:6-9 - Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work. 

Romans 8:32 - He who did not spare his own Son but who gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 

I Timothy 6:13-16 - I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who is in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time–he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 

II Peter 1:19 - For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 

Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus, Your Son, to be both God and Man, holy and unblemished yet also capable of suffering so He could empathize with me and with what I would go through. I trust that. You will indeed provide everything my family and I need. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Do as the Wise Men Did

Matthew 2:9-11 - After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 

Luke 1:35 - And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy–the Son of God."

Luke 1:76-79 - "And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."

John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 

Dear God, I am ready to follow the Star. Help me stay focused on it. Praise be to the God Almighty in Heaven above and to His Son who died upon the cross for my sins. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!


Psalm 63:2 - So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, be holding your power and glory. 

John 11:40 - Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" 

II Corinthians 5:6-7 - So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. 

Dear God, help me to embrace my weaknesses so that when Your power and Your glory shine through them, I will have more reasons to thank You and to trust You. And don't let me miss the miracles You have in store for me along the path You have for me each day. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

I Did It for You

Psalm 92:1-5 - A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to song praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I song for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!

Luke 23:35-37 - And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!" The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"

John 2:11 - This, the first of his signs, Jesus did it at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. 

Dear God, You let Your Son die for me. Your glory shone through the cross. Your Son on the cross. For me. Oh, how I wish I could thank You enough, but there is simply enough thanks to be able to give You. The greatest thing anyone could ever do for me, and You did it. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Clearing the Clutter

Proverbs 16:3 - Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Matthew 6:33 - But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 

Dear God, help me to clear the clutter from my mind so that I can just enjoy being in Your presence. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eternal Glory

Isaiah 30:20-21 - And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

II Corinthians 4:17-18 - For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Dear God, please show me what You have in store for me when I face ongoing problems. Help me remember to thank You for the lessons. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

A Perfect Day to Trust

Psalm 150:6 - Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Matthew 5:3 - "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 5:3 (NLT) - God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Matthew 5:6 - "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."

II Corinthians 4:6 - For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 2:9-10 - For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 

Dear God, thank You for Your peace and joy. Grow my trust in You! In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Listen to Me

Isaiah 50:4 - The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakes my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Isaiah 60:2 - For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 

Revelation 2:4 - "But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first."

Dear God, help me to always put You first. And help me to remember that when I forget to do so, my day might not be as good as it could have been had I started it with You. Thank You for the joy, the peace, the life, and the love You have for me each day. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Grab Hold of Hope!

Romans 8:18-25 - For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sins, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Hebrews 6:17-20 - So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fats tot he hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Dear God, help me to remember that the troubles of this life are temporary and pale in comparison to the hope, the promise, of heaven that You have given me because of Your adoption of me as a daughter. I may not always have an easy time of doing that on my own. Heaven surely will be wonderful as compared to this present life, but I do want to experience the blessings of this life as well. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

I Never Change

Proverbs 3:6 - In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Ecclesiastes 1:2 - Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 

Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Dear God, thank You for the beautiful music of Your peace. Thank You for NEVER changing. Thank You for holding my hand and leading me down the path You have chosen for me each day. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time to Be Holy

Psalm 27:4 - One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 - Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Ephesians 3:20-21 - Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

II Thessalonians 1:9-10 - They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.

Dear God, thank You for developing me into exactly who and how You want me to be. If you can use an autistic like me, then You can use anyone. No one is unable to be used by You. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

The Tip of the Iceberg

Job 42:1-3 - Then Job answered the Lord and said: "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."

Romans 8:28 - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

II Corinthians 5:6-7 - So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. 

I Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Dear God, help me to always remember to walk by faith and not by sight. Help me to rest secure that You are working all things together for my good. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Faith Is Knowing

Genesis 21:1-7 - The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son Isaac. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me." And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."

Psalm 36:9 - For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Dear God, if the things I am hoping for are as real as the things I can already see, then I have faith in You to bring resolution and reconciliation between myself and Tom. I have always believed that. And one of the first steps toward that is about to happen. Hopes and dreams. Hope and dream is that I can find a church that truly accepts autistic adults, to find a safe job that uses my abilities, that my family can get the hearing aids I need, that my family can go to Disney World before Jesus would return (I know that seems small potato, but it is my lifelong hope and dream and we are finally saving toward it). Thank You for allowing me to have hopes and dreams. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Safe and Secure

Psalm 139:9-10 - If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

Isaiah 41:8-10 - But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, "You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off"; fear not, for it am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

James 1:2-3 - Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Dear God, don't let go! Not ever! I don't like the troubles of this world, but if I need to go through them to better trust You, then so be it. Just don't let go. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Out on a Limb

Psalm 9:10 - And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have nor forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 23:4 - Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

John 12:26 - "If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him."

Dear God, help me to never be afraid to step out of my comfort zone. No matter what I may face. Thank You for being with me when I do step out on a limb. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Be Glad You Are Needy

Philippians 4:19 - And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 

Colossians 2:1-3 - For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understand in and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 

Dear God, thank You that Ypu created me to need You. I would rather be filled with Your riches than all the things of this world. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Every Detail

Matthew 10:29-31 - "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the found apart from your Father. But even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows."

II Corinthians 4:17-18 - For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Hebrews 11:27 - By faith he [Moses] left Egypt! not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Dear God, help me to remember that You are always there and always care even when I am in the middle of a troubling and exhausting day. Thank You for caring about me, even down to how many hairs I have on my head. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Friday, December 5, 2014

What I Want Most

Deuteronomy 6:5 - You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with your soul and with all your might. 

Psalm 16:11 - You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

Dear God, awaken my soul to Your daily presence where I can relish in Your joy and give You the glory! Maybe the reason so many young people like me abandon the church is because it has become too stiff. Too routine. Too pragmatic. Too rules driven. You must do this. You must do that. If you have autism, you must become normal. If you do not fit into our little box, then you simply do not belong. Church awaken! You're driving us out! We want to worship. We want to give back to God, but you have become too legalistic for us! Let us hear some TobyMac or Newsboys every now and then. Let us help create the worship setting. You don't need an orchestra to worship. Just a simple guitar will do. And if you don't assimilate the special needs, well, stop. Thank You, God, that I can worship You whenever and however I want and that I am not bound by any particular rules for how I do it or when I do it or where I do it or how I look when I do it. You accept my worship even when I am in pajamas. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

A Prayer I Love to Answer

Genesis 28:11-16 - And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, "I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it."

Psalm 31:20 - In the cover of your presence you died them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.

Dear God, I want to always remember that You are everywhere that I go. That You are only a prayer away from me. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Small Sacrifice

Psalm 116:7 - Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Isaiah 55:8-9 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Colossians 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Dear God, as I spend time with You each day, teach me Your thoughts and Your ways. Surely, giving You even just a small amount of my time every day is really just a small sacrifice especially when compared with the large sacrifice You made through Your Son, Jesus. So giving You my time each day is the least I can do. Thank You. In Jesus' Name, Amen!