Yesterday Morning

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.”
(Luke 4:18 )

I wake up and roll over to see what time it is.
The Spirit
It is earlier than I thought, but I cannot go back to sleep.
The Spirit of the Lord
So I read for a while; it is a good book.
The Spirit of the Lord is
My husband calls and we plan for some things for the next few days. It is good to connect.
The Spirit of the Lord is on
My daughter asks me to make her a good breakfast and I want to do that for her.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me
I clean up in the kitchen and make conversation with my daughter.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because
I make my self some breakfast too and eat while I read my email.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me
While at my computer I check to see what the scripture citation is for tomorrow because I am writing the blog for Saturday.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach
The scripture citation is a verse that is one of my favorites; but that is not unusual because I have a lot of favorites.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news
I am conscious of wanting to do a good job of writing the blog, but lately writing has been more difficult; understanding the reason why I dig deep to meet the challenge.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
The verses themselves stir my imagination and memory, reminding me of how I have felt God’s call and blessing. And I am encouraged to write.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me
I want to do honor and glory to God’s word, and to stir the hearts of my gentle readers to look towards God themselves for inspiration, affirmation and blessing. The dry well that I have felt is filling and I feel God’s blessing.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim
And in thinking of what to write, I am encouraged in the other areas of my life; the very places that have caused me to struggle in my writing.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom
In writing it is my hope and prayer that God touches other hearts and souls, just as I have been encouraged and affirmed today.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed.
Selah!