So, about this Lent thing?
Joyce Meyer said once that if you’re lacking in an area of your life, you must give that very thing away and God will come in to return what you’ve poured out. If I don’t have money, he asks me to give money away. If my time is stretched thin, I give away my time. No food in the pantry? Make a meal with what’s left, and then watch God go in and give back what you’ve offered up.
I didn’t feel like I had much to give when our newest family member came, but on the other side I see that I am overflowing. It wasn’t easy, not because of her but because of my own selfish nature. My longing for routine and my desire to keep the boat steady made it hard to have another person around. But Jesus allowed storms to rock boats, and then he always came and brought peace in the midst of it. He supplied the lack. He brought the overflow. He died so we can not only know and love him, he died and rose again so that my gratitude filled life will make an impact on those around me. That’s his kingdom in action.
It's an invitation he extends to each us this Easter holiday, and everyday. To partner with him in his greater work of using us.