Serving is something I love and if I had unlimited amount of energy and time, I would be the first to jump at many serving opportunities. The funny thing is, usually what I serve at is what I know I would really enjoy doing. How would you feel if what you volunteered for was more than you expected?
Manual labor is awesomeness!! Sometimes it’s tedious, but once completed there’s a feeling of accomplishment. Through manual labor many insights or parallels come to mind concerning scripture.
Most recently, I was cutting a forest of wild bushes. That’s how I would describe them. They hadn’t been cut in a while. There was no electrical hedge trimmers, just me and these metal scissors.
After some time I began to feel weary and drained. I didn’t drink any water at the time, but praise the Lord for cloud covering and a subtle wind. I was far from over, but this one thing rejuvenated my energy to go on!
So, last month I began looking for an apartment in Chicago. I was encouraged by the story of Abraham, when God told Him FIRST to GO and THEN God WILL SHOW.
As I began looking for apartments the LORD spoke to me and said, “Be patient and wait.” Sometimes instead of being patient and waiting, I would go to Craigslist, Apartment Finder, and every other apartment place known to man. This only made me anxious. The Holy Spirit would then remind me, “be patient and wait.”
Father I know You watch over the sparrow; Watch over me
You clothe the lilies of the valley; Please clothe me
LORD, You created the mind; Take my thoughts captive
You restore the blind; Help me to see
I love to write. These writings come from my time in the Word of God, from observation, and trails in life. I pray that you will be blessed as you read them.
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