Acts 20:24 ~ "
my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work
assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News
about the wonderful grace of God."
At the age of twelve, I felt the definite call of God on my life. I remember praying and feeling this strong desire to follow Him, but more than that, to be in full-time ministry. I wanted to tell others about His wonderful love and mercy. That call was reaffirmed time and time again throughout my life.
What is the point
of my life if I can't point others to the one that makes life
meaningful? What use is it to go through my weeks, months and years,
if my life isn't used to fulfill the work God has given me to do?
When I stand before the Lord one day, I want to hear Him say, "Well done." It's not always easy. There are days when I face discouragement, when I want to sit back and wallow in self-pity or selfishness. Yet, I keep coming back to this verse in Acts, "I want to use my life to finish the work assigned to me by God." So I keep telling others about Him, about His grace, and His love.
This week I continue to count my blessings.
♥ A dream I've had since a child, realized in the release of my new book, Words of Encouragement for a Discouraged World on Amazon.com.
♥ Warm weather and sunshine.
♥ Making some order out of the chaos of my house.
♥ Reading and sketching by the pond.
♥ The fun of planning a surprise for my husband.
♥ Friends who encourage me by sharing my book with others.
♥ The thrill of good reviews.
♥ Reeds rustling in the wind.
♥ Feeling blessed by my husband.
♥ Hugging a sweet lady, released from a nursing home.
♥ Melted brie on crusty bread.
♥ Bits of red, flitting here and there.
♥ A fun evening with friends.
♥ New little bundles of joy.
♥ Sharing God's grace with others.