Down Home Blogging
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I was reminded of something very simple today. As we strive to make "Jesus" happen and draw attention to ourselves, God is truly at work in the minute [mahy-noot, -nyoot, mi-] unseen details of life. When is the last time you loved on someone who couldn't do anything for you? When is the last time you served and didn't end up getting some glory for it? Are you doing ministry for your glory or for His? These are questions I ask myself at the beginning of every endeavor I take on. If God doesn't tell you to do it, sit down. Let the one He called rise up. Otherwise, you will waste years of your life in the endless pit of worshipping yourself. Reach out in the quiet. Pray in the quiet. Love in the quiet. Expect your reward from Jesus.
"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."
God gave me a beautiful vision for something I am writing. I am truly excited about this project. Mostly, my excitement begins to come when He starts giving me details. Then I know He is writing and I am just His pencil pusher. This vision has truly made me want to guard my time with Him. This led me to want to put a word into file 13 this year. Eighty-six it. I am tossing out 'busy.' I think we all throw it around to make us feel important. The truth is that is just makes us feel busy. I am getting rid of it. This is the year to clean up the schedule, organize, and leave plenty of room for God to do whatever He wants. I am not going to wipe the slate clean of activity. We truly do have our hands full. I am just planning on glorifying God by not focusing on all I have to do. This is my year to
enjoy the ride.