What a beautiful construct our Lord has established.
What an amazing shift of perspective.
Just when I think I've got my day all planned out; just when I've allocated every resource and moment... someone in need disrupts the balance. The fragile structure of my castle comes crashing down around me.
In a split second, I am given choice. Do I get angry and take it out on the needy, heaping guilt upon their emptiness? Or do I rather see it as an opportunity to loan my kindness to the Lord. For He is the giver of all resources, He is the captain of time.
A man’s steps are determined by the Lord,
so how can anyone understand his own way?
Proverbs 20:24 HCSB
So who am I to hoard what He has given?
Who am I to believe I am in control?
For there have certainly be "someones" who lent to the Lord on my behalf, carrying me to where I am today.
What a beautiful economy of graciousness the Lord has set into motion. And oh, that I may partake in it... not for the reward in the end. But rather for the joy to serve Him, and the satisfaction of knowing I am part of His greater plan.
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.