I wanted to share something I read during my 'Quite Time' this morning. It is from the daily devotional, Grace for the Moment, which has tidbits from some books written by Max Lucado. Not only was I excited about the title of today's reading- Blessed Are the Focused - but the content fit in very well with the theme of recovery. I hope you get as much out of it as I did.
Grace and peace,
Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. - 1st Peter 4:10
There is only so much sand in the hourglass. Who gets it?
You know what I am talking about, don't you?
"The PTA needs a new treasurer. With your background and experience and talent and wisdom and love for kids and degree in accounting, YOU are the perfect one for the job!"
It is a tug-of-war, and you are the rope.
"Blessed are the meek," Jesus said. The word meek does not mean weak. It means focused. It is a word used to describe a domesticated stallion. Power under control.
Blessed are those who recognize their God-given responsibilities.
Blessed are those who acknowledge that there is only one God and have quit applying for his position.
Blessed are those who know what on earth they are here on earth to do and set themselves about the business of doing it.
[From the book, In the Eye of the Storm]