This journal entry comes from Adventer Gina Villanueva, a resident of Hirschfeld Towers here in Baker. Thank you so much for sharing with us, Gina!
God be thanked that He wakes me up each morning to allow me to talk with Him, and my first words are, "Father God, thank you for delivering me, and Hirschfield Towers from evil, the past night."
Please forgive me my sins, and take me back.
Father, I praise You for another divine morning, punctuated by Your signature of the beautiful Colorado mountains that seem to grow each day, as I gaze at them from my picture window of four frames: two vertical, and two horizontal, showing me that Your creation is both vertical and horizontal. You are the owner all of that You have created, including the birds chirping, reflecting the divine music which You alone compose (Psalm 92:3).
If there is discordance in my life, Lord, please take it away from me, and grant me the grace to stay away from it.
I thank You, Father, for placing me in the Church of the Advent, who continually reaffirm my sense of humanity, who shows me that You are love through their fellowship. I thank you for my church's pro-active, concrete, tangible interface with the Baker neighborhood's everydayness, for keeping my heart in the moment, and for reminding me You are faithful and true.
I thank You for putting me at Hirschfield Towers, and for blessing its management, and all of its residents.
Lord, I thank you for my attempts at making each step that I make toward my neighbors at Hirschfield Towers, leaving a reflection of Your glory, an imprint of Your love, a fragrance of Your presence -- just by making conversation with one soul sitting at the lobby, staring either at Dailey Park, or, even nothingness, for that matter -- in their wheelchair, or, walker, perhaps feeling weary and just waiting to give up their ghost, from love-deficiency: feeling depressed, useless in their mortal casing, unloved, un-visited by relatives or loved ones...(John 15:5).
Most of all, Father God, on behalf of my church, my family, my friends, my neighbors, my national and international earthly leaders, and Your detractors (poised against me, because I am Your royal daughter), I receive Your blessings and forgiveness for this day, as I walk with You.
We ask for Your hand to cover us, Your power to keep us, Your face to shine upon us, Your love to fill us, Your strength to sustain us, and Your sufficiency to be our portion in every need we may face today. We desire the greatest blessing of all, the blessing of Your daily presence, as we listen to Your Word.