Welcome to 2018! Our new year began with very cold weather and then in the next few days snow and ice arrived. I know that many of you had something similar or worse.
We can complain about the weather or we can adapt and make it an adventure. Living in Pennsylvania means we have all types of weather. I have learned to adapt and even enjoy it all. Even if something gets canceled, we know that something else will take its place. God always has His timing and His ways.
I am a mother, grandmother, aunt, Director of Loving and Caring, counselor, Christian, substitute parent for many women, board member and sometimes, lead devotions for Water Street Rescue Mission. All of this keeps me pretty busy, and I love it all.
There are times I feel overwhelmed by it all, but then I am reminded how blessed I am to be able to make a small difference in a great big world. One of the things I try to do is pay attention to the people around me and ask God if I have an assignment to fulfill.
We so often rush through grocery stores and other local establishments without paying attention to those around us. One day I was in the grocery store and saw a very short lady trying to reach something on a high counter. I stepped forward and said, “Let me help you”. It was so easy for me and she smiled and thanked me.
Sometimes I over tip at restaurants, not because I have the means, but because I try and pay attention to those serving me and ask God what should I do?
I think Jesus was so aware of those around him, that it made a way for miracles, grace, healing, and love to flow.
As we work in the pro-life world, we encounter so many different people with unique needs. Sometimes our programs can get so organized and efficient there is little room for unique interactions. We may get the session done perfectly according to the plan, but it is possible to miss a unique moment to stop and address something that started to come forth that would be life-changing.
I know this is sometimes so hard to do, but in my life, I find if I just take a minute and ask God to guide me, no matter what it does to my agenda; I am often amazed by what He does.
I spend hours working on my talks for conferences, but as I get up I release it all into the hands of God even saying I will go where you want me to go with this time we have together. Lord, I am your servant and delight in what you have planned for us.
Always remember to plan in detail what you will say and do, but then release it and allow God to make the final decision. Sometimes everything goes as planned and at other times I am amazed at what He does.
Be blessed and encouraged my dear friends. We are all on a great adventure with the greatest leader of all; JESUS CHRIST!