Not too long ago, I spent a day out shopping today with my 9 year-old daughter. It was a special time for us. We enjoy listening to music, looking for great bargains, and shared a special treat together.
On our way home, my daughter saw a group of homeless men on the side of the road and commented that there was a lot of homeless people in the world. We had a long discussion on the way home.
As I travel on this journey, my heart is filled with passion and emotion that I just don't know how to clearly express. Sometimes tears come easier than words.
Chris Tomlin sums it up pretty well in his song, “God of Wonders.”
Click here to listen.
“God of wonders, beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares Your majesty
You are holy, holy”
This passion and this desire I feel to share the message of God's love continually grows.
There are so many people who need to know there is HOPE, there is HELP, there is LOVE and there is PEACE and it is all found in personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Do you feel the need to share Christ with others? Bloom where you are planted.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. ” Jeremiah 29:11-13
God has special plans for each and every one of us.
What He has planned for me, He may not have planned for you, and that's OK.
Not everyone was meant to be a foreign missionary, an evangelist, a pastor or a teacher.
Some of us are just meant to be ordinary people, going about our everyday livesand through those everyday lives God will open up doors of opportunity to make a difference for His glory.
Are your eyes open to the possibilities?
“His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' Matthew 25:21
Take joy in the little things God has set aside for you: your homelife, spouse, children, your work and your friends. As you find peace and contentment in these daily things, don't be surprised if God begins to reveal more of the world around you. The more you share, the more you feel, the more you give, joy and peace will increase.
I'll close with this. Paul said in Ephesians 1:17-18 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”
Give me your eyes for just one second. May I continue to see this world and the people in it in a whole new way. Click here to listen to the song “Give Me Your Eye”s by Brandon Heath for further inspiration.