Lord, thank you for our marriage. You know how the first 12 years were incredibly difficult. Mostly, because I had no business being married. But God you are good, always good. You transformed us individually and as a couple. I know the pain of being in a miserable marriage all while attending church, leading Bible studies and mentoring women. I also know what it means to be transformed by the renewing of my mind that can only be done through Your Word, the Holy Spirit and Godly fellowship. Even though I’ve been a believer for 47 years, I’ve fallen hard – adultery, bankruptcy, a critical, controlling and judgmental spirit, using food instead of You for comfort, isolating myself from the church family, and the list goes on. You still love me, cherish me and have great plans for me; in spite of me. You see me through the blood of your Son, Jesus – white as snow. I’ve lived an incredibly blessed life and I pray that I will be the salt of the earth and to let my light so shine before men, that they may see my good works and glorify my Father in heaven. (Math. 5:16)
Your Holy Spirit is convicting me more and more of the need to get the salt out of my shaker! To actually shake salt onto others – not just accumulate it. I want to speak boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel for which I am an ambassador. (Eph. 6:19-20). You have given us our business and drive-thru prayer for such a time as this. You have called me to be with people, in this very messy world with all my screwups to show others how awesome, forgiving and wonderful You are. Everyday my goal is to use the gifts of organization, discernment and exhortation for Your glory. My prayer every morning is to know You more, hear the Holy Spirit clearly, obey Your Word and be like Jesus. Help us, Lord, to stay focused on you as we open the drive-thru on May 1st.