I come to church today full of scars. I remember the years in church screaming and begging for a breakthru. Instead, life was full of challenges and false starts. I never understood the journey I needed to take but I was strong in my faith (even when life told me I am crazy).
Today, I sit here in church with my breakthru. You would think after waiting for all these years, i would be “over the moon”. The thing is, I feel the same. My love for God is still the same, my trust in God remains. The only difference is I have more scars and more stories to share about how God provided in the end.
Have a great weekend my brothers and sisters in Christ. PJSLB
“So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’…The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’ ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’”
Luke 19:13, 16-17
Good stewardship of our spiritual gifts and financial resources will be rewarded in God’s kingdom. There is accountability for what God has entrusted to us. We will all have our conversation with the King. Knowing what we have been given is our first priority. Living with kingdom values as we invest our resources, relationships, gifts and capacity into Christ’s mission and commission must be our priority! The reward for good faith-filled stewardship of what we’ve been given (health, family, vision, faith and so much more) is much greater than we ever imagined. Jesus calls us to lead cities in his kingdom. No assignment is too small to ignore good stewardship.
Lord Jesus, thank you for all I’ve been given. I desire to live with risk-taking obedience as a faithful steward, for your glory.
Found this on my phone. Have no idea where it’s from. No plagiarism intended. Just wanted to share this powerful message. PJSLB
We are wired for movement. Our society tells us if we want something to happen, we should not rely on anyone but ourselves. It is that mindset that makes this verse so hard to follow. There comes a point in our life when enough is enough and we need to let go. When that time comes, heed the advice of psalms; be still and know that God is an over all. PJSLB
I have been praying for this moment for years. It has been a constant back and forth with God. We had a lot of false starts and false hopes. Each heartbreak was a lesson and my faith remained strong. It all comes down to this week. An unexpected opportunity at a time of need. The world says it’s not possible but the lord has already spoken victory into my heart. Keep you updated. Please pray for me! God bless. PJSLB