Monday, May 18, 2009

Flowers By Steps

Cinderella Released, Below is today's reading from Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest. I thought of you (and me too) when I read this.

I, like you, want to do for God. Do this, do that, do something. But, here I am at home with Jordan... Reading this, my heart burst with joy.... what better place to be... here... able to minister to my little boy, focus on the Creator of the universe, in His Word, pray, sing songs of praise... concentrating on Him only to grow spiritually as the lillies. I am going to buy and plant some flowers at my back door steps... this is one thing I can do and concentrate on my creator at the same time. When I come in and go out, I will be reminded of how the God of all creation cares and loves me (and you). The second italicized portion below reminds me of you - you have always been a faithful woman of God, like the stars at night there each night shining out, consistent as a friend, a mother, a daughter. Shine on. Take care my friend. See you soon. Love, deb

"Behold the fowls of the air." . . . "Consider the lilies of the field." Matthew 6:26, 28
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars and the moon - all these are, and what a ministration they exert. So often we mar God's designed influence through us by our self-conscious effort to be consistent and useful. Jesus says that there is only one way to develop spiritually, and that is by concentration on God. "Do not bother about being of use to others; believe on Me" - pay attention to the Source, and out of you will flow rivers of living water. We cannot get at the springs of our natural life by common sense, and Jesus is teaching that growth in spiritual life does not depend on our watching it, but on concentration on our Father in heaven. Our heavenly Father knows the circumstances we are in, and if we keep concentrated on Him we will grow spiritually as the lilies.

The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the field, perfectly simply and unaffectedly. Those are the lives that mold us.

If you want to be of use to God, get rightly related to Jesus Christ and He will make you of use unconsciously every minute you live.

From Debby, living by the Grace of God. How can a seed grow unless it is first planted? visit Seed Sower site:

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