Days can be hard here. You can feel like you will never be able to show enough love not only to these orphans but to all of the people you come in contact with. On days like today when I am lying flat on my back in bed thinking I am missing a day of just a short time the Lord has allowed me to be here…I am reminded of this.

Sweet Susan teaches me something every day. She said there is so much to be done and you can plan out every morning all that you are going to accomplish. By the end of the day you might look at that list and have not accomplished more than two things, and you think “What have I done today?” But you have to take a step back and look at the details. 

Today I was just able to pray. Today I was just able to get enough strength to go meet with one pastor who had travelled a long way to meet with me. I felt terrible because I could not give him more of my time. Today I was able to open my scripture. 

Just like back home I would often wonder what I did that day for the Kingdom just sitting behind a desk working on Banking Procedures. I look back now and every day was filled with little details that were preparing me for the next chapter. 

Tomorrow I pray I have my stength back because I am going to take another child to get a milkshake. Just a milkshake. But to that child, it’s the best day in the world. 

And today I just prayed. And He reminded me that was just my purpose for today. 

I pray you find a day full of purpose today. Whether it is a simple prayer for someone that is heavy on your heart, a smile to a stranger, a hug to someone who needs it, buying lunch for the car behind you in the drive thru, or just being present where He has placed you. Every encounter was known by Him before time..so that makes everything a little more weighty. He has placed people in our paths, what are we going to do with the tiny details of our day? 

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