Good morning, friends! I spent last evening in reflection. The day began with an answered prayer — encouragement to continue doing what I’m doing with this blog. As I grow stronger in my faith, it’s because God is drawing me closer to him. In every struggle, I feel him there with me urging me to press on. In every triumph over the enemy, I feel his warm embrace.
That answered prayer yesterday led to a message about one’s purpose at my church. My devotional this morning was all about finding out why you were born. To paraphrase, the author said that two of the best days of one’s life is the day you are born and the day you discover why you were born. I must agree with that author. Once you have that little bit of intel, you simply cannot continue running wild. Many are still running in fear and looking for love, comfort, joy, or physical touch. Never underestimate the power of physical touch. I hug a lot, and it’s as much for me as it is for others. Every little thing that you do to shine your light for Christ, saves.
I read a Facebook post last night before bed that made me sit up and praise God. If I could’ve high fived him, I would’ve. He used my former student Joanna as a vessel of his love. She has a beautiful spirit and a gorgeous smile. That’s one of the things I remember most about her when she sat in my tenth grade English class about 10 years ago. Yesterday she learned that the beautiful smile that she offers to everyone who goes through the drive through at her job is life-saving. A customer whose life I know nothing about told her that this meal was going to be her last. She had planned to end her life that very day, but God sent Joanna to work that day to be his hands and feet, and he used her to save this woman’s life. NEVER underestimate the power of God to use you to do his will. No matter what’s going on in your world that seems out of control, there’s a lesson and an invitation to draw close to him.
Accept that invitation and seek him while he can be found. ~Isaiah 55:6
Before you leave today, take a little time to listen to Yolanda Adams’ Never Give Up. It’s an old favorite of mine, but it’s right on time. Share this post with everyone you know on your social media pages and via e-mail. It may literally save a life.
May blessings abound! <3