Every day last week ended with me reevaluating the day's events with sober judgment, asking God "what is it you want to teach me?" Each day another event would occur that would bring apologies, acceptance that I'm not always right and that I just might need some constructive guidance, admissions that I don't have it all together and on it went. Painful, humbling and sobering stuff for sure! Have you ever experienced something like my week?!
As I've sought God and asked for forgiveness for my prideful heart, I find He's been quite silent....until this morning. Then I was reminded of our sermon from Pastor Larry where he reminds us that "God will turn over our today in light of our eternity." He will discipline and make things painful until I live in obedience to His call, all of it. Not just the part that is easy or works with my thoughts and goals. I began wondering if that also applies to our daily "ministry".....does He turn over our "today" in light of the eternity of those around us? Maybe I'm particularly at this job to be an invitation to someone where I work, or to my neighbor, or to the team mom, or to the mother of the child I serve. If I don't have my mindset in the correct place.....at His feet, then I will miss the "ministry" opportunity.
I also very clearly heard today......"More of Me and less of you."
I believe God is stripping, molding, disciplining, and putting me through the fire so that all of me is stripped away and those around me will see more of Him. Because that's really all that matters.....that my life is so full of Him that others respond to the invitation to come and meet Him. So, what is He asking of you today.... a renewing of your mind? A new obedience? A view of yourself put into the perspective of others?
I'm praying you will have a great week in Him.....with a renewed mind with more of Him and less of yourself. And honestly, I'm praying for us all that there will not be a Part 3!