I could almost hear the Heavenly Laugh. Tonight I've traveled home late from a women's event in Winston Salem, NC only to realize that my devotion "Getting to Where You're Going" is being sent out tomorrow morning bright and early.
Having written the devotion over a year ago, I needed a refresher on my own words. How these things come back to haunt you!!! If you didn't read my blog post from Monday, you can go here to see the irony.
Yes, Lord, I hear you!
Do. The. Work.
First James. Then Beth. Followed by The Hole in Our Gospel. Added to by The Reluctant Prophet. Finally, my own finger wagging in my completely amazed face.
I'm being called to action--to work. Specifically, I'm being called to reach out and give aid to hurting, devalued and abused women. I started to give you my actions steps, but I think they're things to be done in secret--at least for right now. When I have some stories that glorify God instead of myself, I promise that I'll share. In the meantime, I promise that these not-so-subtle shoves from God have gotten me out of my talking phase into a doing phase.
You have a call too. Maybe it's to be more intentional about Bible stories and prayer with your children at bedtime. Maybe it's to sacrificially care for a sick family member. Maybe it's to build a church in a third world country. Maybe it's to go deeper with God by starting your day with Him. There's no calling that's more significant than another. There's no work that's more important than another if it's done in obedience to Jesus.
God is speaking. I am listening. No more talking about it. Today I'm doing it.
I'd love to hear your "Do. The. Work." God stories. Let's glorify Him by sharing what He's done! I'll share one of mine on Friday.