Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Daily Prayer: Surrender, Trust, and Choose

There are many well-known Scripture passages that refer to God watching over the birds. I think of those verses quite often when I see birds or paint them.

"Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matthew 6:26)

Today I am sharing a couple of watercolor hummingbirds. They were very easy to paint, each only requiring a few minutes, and their colors are so bright that one might even think there is not a real bird that looks like that.

So, I’ll include the “reference photo” for each of these two birds.

I will conclude with a “daily prayer” that I have had in my notebook for years. It is copied, but I have no idea the original source.

Daily Prayer
I SURRENDER any illusion of control I have about today.
I TRUST you, Lord, with my children. They are yours.
I TRUST you, Lord, with my life and my future.
I CHOOSE this day, and every day, to choose faith over fear.
I CHOOSE to believe your promises are true.
I CHOOSE to be comforted by your presence.
I can’t control the future, but I can CHOOSE to TRUST you.

Yes and Amen.

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