The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness. ~Henry David Thoreau, originally uploaded by Katherine Gruender.
Our pastor really gave me a challenge Sunday something i really needed. We need to ask God to show us what He wants us to do in this life time and give it our all. I mean...really our all. Not just a little but to God's best ability. Which we know is remarkable.
Two Sundays ago the pastor (David Vaughan) talked about how Christians get us to giving God as little as they can. Not giving to him what he deserves..our best! Why do we do that? It seems we save our best for our friends or our family. We love them the best, serve them the best, make time for them first but God because He will forgive us or we can not see him we give Him the least when in fact He above all deserves far more than we can ever give.
I've become very lazy. I was sick in November, December and January and since then i just have not gotten back int he swing of things. My Bible study is null and void, house work is absent and spending time working with my daughter has been horrible. But these sermons have challenged me and hit me where i needed them to...my heart!
This week I made a list every day. Bible reading first for me and then with my daughter. Then all the things that needed to get done around the house. Tv was not to be turned on no the computer till our lives were completed and we had free time. I told God yesterday that I was so thankful for the peace that had entered our lives from it. The calmness that i felt for the first time in forever.
I met with a lady from EverCare today. She is from the organization that helped to comfort my family when my father died 2 years ago. My brother and i are going to volunteer with them. I felt just joy thinking about being able to give back and help someone in need.
I'm listening God..Is this what you want from me..Speak to me and let me hear.