Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Growing My Faith Part 04 - To Me or Through Me?

Kelly locked her door and hurried to the car. Easing into the morning traffic her thoughts went several directions. She began to breathe a prayer for the needs in her life. She needed God’s wisdom in her relationship with Bob. She needed His help in stretching her finances. She needed strength to get through her day and deal with the politics at work. She needed… oh, so much. She needed the Lord to pour out His help and strength to her.

We all need that. We are all invited to come to God and ask for mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. Yet there is more. God wants to pour into us so He can pour out through us.

Today don’t just stop at asking God for His help and strength for your own needs. The God of Peace longs to come into your day and equip you for what you need, but He also wants to equip you for what He needs you to do. Ask Him to give to you so that He can give through you to those you will touch today. All around you are people who need to know God cares. He wants to show them His love through you. You were made to do this in unique ways only you can do.

Inviting God to give TO you and then THROUGH you will energize you in a way that will surprise you. It doesn’t add more to an already too long “to do” list. Instead as we allow His Spirit to work through us, it brings the process full circle and again we find He works in us. Not just meeting the urgent needs of our day but refining who we are.

Listen to this blessing for you today from God’s Word… should I take out the blue?

“May the God of Peace… equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” Hebrews 13:20 & 21

prayer & reflection

Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank you that You, the God of Peace who raised Jesus from the dead, will equip me… with all my faults and failings. Please pour out to me what I need today… and then pour through me to touch others. What an amazing process. As You work through me You will also work in me to refine and smooth my rugged edges. Thank you for caring enough about me not to leave me as I am.
I pray this in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.