Friday, July 15, 2011

40 Days of Now: Day 4

(This post is part of a series. If you'd like to know what it's all about, go here.)

I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.
(Philemon 1:6)
Now. Lord, I see You today in a young woman. She has sold her belongings, packed up the rest, hugged her precious family and friends, and hopped on a plane. She's on the other side of the world now, settling in, ready to do Your work. She's doing this for You and for Your people, and I can't stop thinking about her. I can't help but wonder what it would be like if she had my life and I had hers. I can't help thinking that what she is doing is more significant, more pleasing, more eternal. But You say something different. You've given her this call. And You've given me mine. And so I pray for her. And in this moment, she and I are partners. Working together! This is the way You planned it, and I think it's beautiful. I think You are beautiful and wonderful as a designer. I'm so thankful that I can share in her ministry. This is such a privilege. In an instant, I can be there in spirit as I pray for her and the new community where she lives.

I wonder if You laugh at how we marvel over our advances in technology that make it possible to instantly communicate with people all over the world. We pat ourselves on the back for our intelligence, when You're the one Who's had instant communication in place for ages. I can talk to You and join with other believers before the words even come out of my mouth, the instant they form in my heart. Now that's high tech! I marvel over You. You are a wonder. ~R

1 comment:

  1. Jesus, I saw you in the middle of the night while everyone slept, but me. I felt your presence as I lay awake for hours. I talked to you about my family and my heart. You listened and heard me, I know. You are the friend who is there for me at any hour and always has the energy, interest and capacity to care for me.


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