Here is my desk this morning.
I am starting a new journal (left side,bottom)
as I have filled up my old one (left side, top journal).
In the middle is my scripture guide and The Word Among Us
On the right is a sample Thank You card
which we have to design
to thank those who condoled with us
on the death of our mother.
"We can make the BEST OF PLANS
but only God can guarantee the future."
from The Word Among Us.
How true this is!
This time last year my mother was strong
and still at the helm of our business.
And now, she is in Our Father's House!
In James 4:15 it reads,
"If the Lord wills it,
we shall live to do this or that."
So it is folly to make plans without
putting the future in God's hands!
"This kind can only come out through prayer."
More things are wrought by prayer
than this world dreams of.
Whatever we are going through,
small or big,
God can bring us through.
"Love your enemies and
pray for those who persecute you...
for He makes His sun rise on the bad and the good...
Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect."
Perfect? How could we possibly be perfect?
The word was translated from the Greek 'teleos'
which means completeness or wholeness.
I prefer to translate it as 'with integrity',
meaning that our actions match our heart.
Jesus was so scathing with the Pharisees
because they were more concerned
about their external actions,
obeying every tiny detail of the law,
but forgetting the most important- LOVE.
God wants us to be like Him,
and God is ALL ABOUT LOVE.
We should live out His heart of love!
So perhaps, we may not know the future,
but if we go through our day,
each and every day,
with love in our hearts,
God will take care of
things we don't prepare for!
"Whoever receives one CHILD in My name,
receives ME, receives not ME,
but the ONE who sent ME."
Luigi, my husband, likes to talk to street children,
remembers their names,
and since he talks to them now and then,
he knows who got married,
who has children already.
My sister Tina tutors street children,
brings them to museums,
takes them swimming, or to carnivals.
I can imagine Jesus approving with a smile.
Not many people think of
giving attention to insignificant people.
People of no influence.
People with no money, or power or fame.
But Jesus always points them out to us.
I think we just need eyes to see,
a heart that cares and a way of thinking
that allows us to see ourselves as "insignificant",
After all, it's not about us.
Life is about following God and
loving the people He loves.
Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a
peek at desks and projects!
I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here: