Word 4 Today November 15, 2011

DRAWER OF INSPIRATION

A few years back, I received an email from a dear friend thanking us for our daily devotionals. The email read:

“Thank you for the daily inspiration.  I just wanted to let you know how much it has helped me.  Several months ago I started printing them each day and taking them to work.  I cut them in strips and drop them in an empty drawer.  Whenever I am having a difficult time (my job is high stress), I pull one at random.  (Random for me—I’m sure God is guiding my hand.)  Invariably it is just the pick-me-up, or the reminder, I need of who is in charge and how I should conduct myself.

Occasionally I realize how worldly my view of something is and how God wants me to react.  It works so well for me I have been offering my fellow workers a dip in the ‘Drawer of Inspiration.’  Some of them have been dipping regularly.  They all have permission to dip when I am not at work as well.  This way they can enjoy the messages at just the right time.

So you see God has ways of using us without us even being aware of how far-reaching our ripples can be.  Some of my coworkers aren’t Christians (yet), but they still find comfort, hope, and inspiration to be better.”  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort” (2 Cor. 1:3). 

PRAYER FOR TODAY

What a great way to plant seeds.  God is our Creator!  Isn’t it wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father not only demonstrates His great power through the creation of Heaven and earth; He also expressed His great love for us through the death, burial, and resurrection of His only Son.  Now His creative process must continue through us, so that we may creatively draw others to Him.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Comfort may be left anywhere … even in a drawer!

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