The morning was so beautiful with the fog enveloping the land. I love the feel it gives to an early morning (especially with a cup of coffee in hand). It just seems like a morning for meditation, doesn't it?
Thus I found myself re-reading a few quotes from Brother Lawrence. "God knows very well what we need and that all He does is for our good. If we knew how much He loves us, we would always be ready to face life--both its pleasures and its troubles."
"The difficulties of life do not have to be unbearable. It is the way we look at them--through faith or unbelief--that makes them seem so. We must be convinced that our Father is full of love for us and that He only permits trials to come our way for our own good."
".....I looked upon God as the beginning and the end of all my thoughts and all the feelings of my soul."
"Is it not much shorter and more direct to do everything for the love of God, to make use of all the labors of one's state in life to show Him that love, and to maintain His presence within us by this communion of our hearts with His."
[I am not so sure about what he says about maintain His presence--I think His presence is always there, but is often much more felt if we maintain a communication with Him}
But I like the focus--the focus on God he had and the focus on doing all for Him and on praying to him constantly in the day.