Afraid? Pray!

I like to start my days with Bible reading and prayer, so when my grandchildren visit I invite them to join me. One morning Talia (she’s three) and I read how Jesus calmed the storm after the disciples cried out to him in fear (read the story in Matthew 8:23-27).

I asked Talia, “What do you do when you’re afraid?”
Without hesitation, she answered, “I pray to Jesus.”

Our Steps are Numbered

I often check my iPhone health app to see how many steps I’ve taken. (My record so far is 21,932 steps.)

So I paused to reflect when I read this: “Does not he see my ways and number all my steps?” (Job 31:3).

I’m learning to check in with God to see if my steps and my ways have pleased him.