On Saturday I gave our house a thorough cleaning and Sunday was a great day with our church family (this day is always a busy/enjoyable one since my husband is the Pastor). But yesterday we really rested! Yesterday we spent the day with some friends in Mississippi at their house on the Bay. The weather was perfect! We ate incredible New Orleans food (Liz, the jambalaya was to die for!) and rode on the boat and even went down an incredible water slide! We all went to bed totally rested and exhausted!
Then Tuesday morning - back to reality - awaits me first thing this morning. Back to the daily grind. Back to commitments and responsibilities. Before opening my Bible, I made a small list and shared it with the Lord. It was a list of things that I must get done before Friday. I must admit my heart skipped a beat thinking of my responsibilities. Have you ever been there before? I know you have! Wishing I could clone myself if just for a day!!!
I love it when the Lord speaks directly to my heart. He knows just what I need and leads me to His still small voice and says just the right thing.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (ESV)
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Don't you just love this word - "ALL." Let's just do a quick inventory here:
1. ALL grace abound to me
2. ALL sufficiency - meaning having all that I will need
3. in ALL things
4. at ALL times
5. abound in EVERY good work - EVERY and ALL are like sisters, so I thought I would include it as well!
Oh! The word abound means to overflow.
Basically the Lord was telling me not to worry. My God is able to allow His grace to overflow in every area of my life. To every part of my list. I will have all that I need (ideas for blogs, time to write, time to study, etc) and in the end I may overflow in every good work.
Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed at reality this morning?
Allow the grace of God to overflow in your heart and life and find comfort in His ALL.
His All-Sufficiency in your all things, at all times, and watch Him abound in your every good work!