Monday, April 20, 2009
Challenge for the Day
Philemon :7Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.What a challenge! To be called to such a high standard of loving God's people with the forethought always being to bring great joy and encouragement to them. To our husbands and children primarily, but then overflowing to every person we meet. To constantly be refreshing the hearts of the saints. Even the lady at the grocery store checkout. How weird would people think we are?
The discussion of late at our house has been how we carelessly treat each other, but then when company comes we put on the smiles. We are pondering, and trying to apply, the theory of "Treat your family like company, and your company like family". I have the company part down, but fail often at the family part. Guess God has a few things to say about that, too.Philemon :22And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.Are you preparing the guest room in your life to be ready for God to answer the prayers that you know He has laid on your heart? What a way to look at our prayer life! I better get mine started.