I can hardly believe it’s already been two years since the birth of our grandson.
Since we had plans (great grandma’s birthday party) for that day, we had a party yesterday.
He seemed to enjoy it and we did too.
Even though we’d been working all morning to set up, our first guests found us still trying to get things finished.
Wonderful people that they are, they jumped in and helped!
There were the usual things which come with trying to have a party.
The wading pool had to be dumped and refilled.
We had to find a lid for the pulled pork to keep the yellow jackets out of it.
The heat kept causing the balloons to burst at random, startling anyone nearby.
The bubble guns stopped working after floating in the pool for a while.
But the children played, splashed, ate, ran around, drank a lot of juice and water, squealed, laughed, and pretty much enjoyed themselves.
Upon retrospect, I again am impressed how God works in the little things.
Like the moment when I realized I failed to get a bag for our gift and the only wrapping paper we have is Christmas paper.
God, gave me an idea.
Use another bag to cover the printing on the large bag I had on hand.
(If you want to see that project it’s posted here: https://hopestreasurechest.wordpress.com/2022/08/15/another-craft-moment/)
It then became a “teachable moment” in the car this morning as I talked about how God is constantly giving me ways to supply my needs and sometimes my wants, especially when I least expect it.
I had just shared with our teens last week about using what God gives you, and then the Lord gave me another opportunity to walk in that.
Life is not about having, it’s about serving and relationship.
First and foremost, serving God and walking in a daily relationship with Him.
Then our relationship with others is a natural opportunity to live out the relationship you enjoy with Jesus.
1 John 1:7 NKJV — But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Whatever things God places in our lives, we need to be asking Him how He would have us use those and thankful for the opportunity.
Whether it’s a family party or a unseen moment of unexpected provision God supplies through our stewardship, it is both a pleasure and privilege to serve the Lord Jesus, for He first served us.
John 13:14 KJV — If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your service to us. Thank You for not only creating us, teaching us, healing us, You died to save us! Lord Jesus, thank You for reminding me of the privilege and joy of serving others. Thank You for the provision which You supply, often before I realize the need. Lord, thank You for helping me to be creative yesterday. Thank You for showing me that the important things are people, who have eternal souls. Lord, please continue to teach me how to wait upon You for direction and guidance. Please help me not to plan things myself, but rather to lean upon Your Word and look for the answers there first and always. Lord Jesus, I am waiting upon You for these things and I thank You that I need not fear, only patiently wait with hope. I love You, Jesus. Amen.