I am a person who likes to have all my ducks in a row – I pack early for a trip, I meal plan and make my grocery list accordingly, I like math because I can find an answer, before my kids leave for college or end their visit home, I plan when I’ll see them again – I want to know, I need that assurance. When I don’t know – when I don’t have that assurance – my natural tendency is to worry. And what is worry but fear – fear of the unknown.
We were having a string of many days of temperatures over 100 degrees. The only time to take our dog out for a walk is in the earlier morning before the temps get too warm. I have been getting up, eating breakfast, and then taking the dog for a walk. Most people have left for work or are still sleeping, so it is a nice quiet walk.
Prayer is a vehicle God uses to transport us from weakness to strength, from timidity to boldness, from self-absorption to self-denial. It is through prayer that are eyes are opened to the lost, our ears are attune to opportunities, and our hearts are courageous to step out of our comfort zones and trust God’s promises.