Friday, October 15, 2010

Forgiveness Friday

I have been a little off lately, tangled up.  Like when you go somewhere that you are not familiar with and get lost but keep going thinking that you will find your way if you just keep going down the wrong way.  Sometimes that is great and you find out something very new and fun.  But then there are the times you are late for an appointment and then when you finally get there the people are mad at you because you are late..  (Wow, see my mind is just taking too many left turns!!)
Well, I know in my heart that God takes care of it all and if I follow Him all that negative just goes away.

And so I did by visiting a wonderful blog yesterday, I love her posts and her wonderful pictures.  And then today I came across a little book my sister gave me called "God Always Has a Plan B for women"  A simple little book with POWERFUL messages and stories in it.

So starting today I have Forgiveness Fridays.. I am beginning with the Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

This prayer speaks to my heart and I feel I am heading in the right direction when I pray this.

And I am very thankful for
  • My family
  • My friends
  • My health
  • My job
  • My ability to have patience with myself and just breathe.

1 comment:

Shelinwa said...

AAAH Amanda that is great!!!!
Inspiring to me as well.
That is what w are here for right!!!
To inspire each other.
I love it. Your words Oh so kind!!!!
Love you blog post and your list of five.
Always turning to God first is the key.
Looking forward to more from your heart.
Keepin it real!!