7.15.2011

Being The Change I Long To See

 

   

 

  

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of” ~ Helen Keller


I confess, I am truly challenged at times in my little life. I long to soar on wings of eagles but instead find myself cackling among the crows. I desire to do extraordinary things ...instead I see before me laundry, dirty dishes and unmatched socks! I have learned that Jesus can bring great joy into the mundane. The key is my willingness to let him. Daily I surrender. Daily I resist. Slowly I am being transformed by His grace, truth and faithful love. (2 Corinthians 17-18) I guess I'd like it to be quick. I've never been patient. I'd love for the process itself to be less arduous (This is my favorite word of late). I'd like to find a shortcut. Instead my Savior guides me into that which is needful, not always what is wanted. He sees the end. I see only a part. He holds the vision, I see my temporary circumstance. He broadens my vision until eternity is continually within my view. I know not the length and duration of my stay but only the yielding daily of my way to His way.



"Be the change you want to see in the world."  Gandhi

I long for my husband to hear me, so make the effort to listen better to him when he speaks.
I long for my daughter to obey and trust her parents and God, so I learn to submit myself and lean on
the One who I can't see but who sees me. I long for others to be less judgmental, more accepting, less mean and more compassionate, so I strive to be gracious, kind and respectful to all, trusting in Him when I fail and fall.

Therefore as God's chosen people, dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity. ~ Colossians 3:12-14

My God is with me and He is mighty to save!
He takes great delight in me and all the while he quiets me with His love and rejoices over me with singing.
(Zephaniah 3:17)

I know he can quiet you with his love, as well, my friend. He loves you to the uttermost. Oh, how He does love us, indeed!

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." ~ Mother Theresa

When we do our small things with great love my friends, the world takes notice. Let us endeavor then to be that change we so long to see in another. Let us get on with the noble task of living the life that God has given us with the same servant heart of the one who came to serve, live, love and die for us. I know it won't be easy but we have a MIGHTY God on our side. And we have each other to encourage!

Reflect on The Word: Ephesians 5: 1-2, 21,  Galatians 6: 7-10, 1 Corinthians 13

Grateful that all TRUTH is God's TRUTH. There is no other.
Until next time, Keep digging beneath the surface,
Dawn

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2 comments:

  1. Dawn, well said and straight from the heart. The world is so full of distractions that it's hard for us to just take the time, sit back and see God's beauty all around us. Patience can be a hard virtue to achieve, but with God all things are possible. Mother Theresa says it well, let's do all things with love for the glory of God~
    Mary

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  2. What a lovely post; all of our gifts, whether they are big or small, are important and significant to Him, and benefit someone in a very special way if we perform them with patience and love. :)
    Denise

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