Yesterday was full (and wet) but it was full of blessings! It was a blessing to share what You had laid on my heart at both churches, Father, It was a blessing to interact once more with the Balcom family at Wayne’s calling hours. It was a blessing to be with Karen through it all and as we buzzed around delivering dessert for the Balcom family’s meal together and other things. You are a good, good Father and I am blessed to be Your child!
As today is the funeral, I am reminded that each day is a blessing and we must always be about Your business, Lord. Time is short and none of us know when our last day will be. Today we lay to rest one of Your children who lived 88 full years. And I just heard of a 2 week old who was supposed to be going into surgery but is not able to due to a very serious complication. We just don’t know how much time we have.
Lord, use me this day. May Your light shine through. May the fruit of Your Holy Spirit be found in me today in abundance – love…joy…peace…patience…kindness…gentleness…faithfulness…and self-control. And…may all the praise go to You! Amen!!
An inspiring passage that goes back a ways for me and reminds me of Steve Green’s song, “He Who Began a Good Work in You”. You are faithful, Lord, what You have begun you will finish. We are always a work in progress; You always have a work for us to do. We are always to be about becoming more and more like You. Verse 9 says that our “love will overflow more and more, and that [we] will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.” Lord, help me to keep on pressing onward and upward! There is much to do and time is short. You may come at any time, I may go at any time – regardless my life is but a breath and I must be about my Father’s business.
Lord, I know I am far from perfect but I know You, through Your Spirit in me, continue to direct and guide my thoughts and actions. I pray that you will continue to do so, not that you are not willing or able, for You surely are but that I will continue to be faithful and obedient. Truly help my love to “overflow more and more”!
May 12th, Tues, 8:30 am
♪♫♪ He Who Began a Good Work in You ♫♪♫
He who began a good work in you He who began a good work in you Will be faithful to complete it He’ll be faithful to complete it He who started the work Will be faithful to complete it in you
If the struggle you’re facing
Is slowly replacing
Your hope with despair
Or the process is long
And you’re losing your song
In the night you can be sure
That the Lord has His hand on you
Safe and secure
He will never abandon you
You are His treasure
And He finds His pleasure in you
Words and Music by Jon Mohr Copyright 1988 Birdwing Music/Jonathan Mark Music (admin. By The Sparrow Corp.) All Rights Reserved. International Copyright secured. – See more at: http://stevegreenministries.org/product/he-who-began-a-good-work-in-you/#sthash.rJyDEFGg.dpuf