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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Break (02/06/06)

TITLE: Lord, Do I Need a Break!
By Tamara Rodrigues


Here we go again Lord. Each day is beginning to meld into the past day. I really need to take a break and spend time with You.

As each day progresses and I encounter challenges, I try to take every thought captive as Your Word has told me to. Lord, do You have any idea how many thoughts I have in one day? Of course You do, that was a silly question to ask of You.

I start each morning in prayer with You, asking for You to go before me each step and lead me down the paths You have chosen for me this day. As I follow, something always seems to break into my following and tears me away from Your chosen path. I struggle to come back to You. I try to push the distractions of the world from my mind.

I take a stolen moment to seek Your guidance. Asking You to relieve me of the days burdens. I feel Your peace. I head back into my day and before long, I know I need to come back to You. I feel like I am a yo-yo. Do You have a hold of the string? Of course You do, You have promised to always have a grip on me. What am I lacking Lord? Why do I find myself so out of sorts?

Ah, yes that’s it Lord. “Be still, and know that I am God.” Your Words are so affirming, so true. I have to not only pray and ask You for guidance, I have to believe that I will have it. I have to reach out and take a hold of Your hand. This is not a one way relationship. I have to be a willing and believing member.

Lord, when I become overwhelmed and forget again, have patience with me. Send someone into my day that will remind me where I need to be. Each day Lord, help me to become stronger in my beliefs and know that You will provide the strength I need to face each day and live in victory with You.

I love You Lord. Thanks for listening to me today.

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Connie Husby02/13/06
I liked your content.

A couple observations: I don't believe Your should have been capitalized. There were some short sentences which could have been added to the previous sentence by using a comma. The second paragraph, I would have ended with the word question.

This sounded like a journal entry, which is great for starting to write. I personaly enjoy writing devotionals..food for thought. Keep the faith my friend, and keep writing.
Zac James02/13/06
Actually, I think "Yours" is consistent with the capitalization of "You". I could be wrong though :).
Jessica Schmit02/14/06
That's a beautiful prayer and the prayer of my heart as well. Good job!
Mary Alice Bowles02/15/06
Wonderful thoughts, thank you for sharing this beautiful sounding prayer.
Keep up the good work and keep on writing. Remember
that God is always in control of each new morning. Thank you!
Nina Phillips02/15/06
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Does read like a daily journal entry, but that is fine too. My prayer and thoughts too. God bless ya, littlelight