2016: Page 33

Earthdate: 20160202 — These are the ramblings of one traveler’s journey on earth as he makes his way toward a heavenly home.

If you’re like me, sometimes the work days seem ordinary and the uniqueness of each day gets lost in the routines of life.  One of the benefits of committing to this routine of writing each day’s page in this journey of life is that it makes me pause at the end of the day and consider the lessons God has been trying to teach me.  While each work day for me generally begins with the same tasks, I have to choose each day what my attitude about doing those tasks will be.  I have discovered that if I approach each task with a prayerful attitude then it is easier to take things as they come and try to see how God will use them to accomplish His purposes.  

As I worked on details for some possible opportunities to represent Impact Prayer Ministry, the birds returned to the trees and bushes outside my office window after being absent yesterday for some reason.  At one point two cardinals came as sat next to each other causing me to think of the old saying, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”.  I’ve always understood this to mean that a sure thing is worth as much, or more, than multiple possibilities that may, or may not, come to pass.  Sometimes it is easy to give in to the temptation to skip things that seem small with the hope that bigger things will come along.  Once again I was reminded of the consistent teaching of Jesus that calls me to be faithful with the little things or I don’t even have a chance to be trusted with larger things.  Potential opportunities are good, but I’ve learned to spend time with God fully considering each opportunity that comes my way and address it based not on its prestige or perceived potential, but on what I become convinced God wants me to do.  As I made inquiries into potential conferences and conventions where I believe the prayer-based materials I have written would be useful, I continually prayed that God would give me great wisdom and clarity in both understanding and accepting the answers He knows are best.  

God instructs us to make the most of every opportunity and I pray that you and I do so on a consistent basis.  I also pray that we don’t miss the opportunity that is in our hand because we are distracted by multiple opportunities in the bush.  May you and I prove faithful in everything that God calls us to without concern for its apparent size. 

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