Thursday, April 7, 2011

Asking but not Accepting

Thank you very much for stopping by the GRILL. I would love to read a comment from you. So settle in read my thoughts and feel free to let me hear back from ya. Actually that would be a sweet surprise and a wonderful gift to wrap up my week. I want to share with you a true story. For some time now I have asked God to show me where I need to be in ministry. Where His will for my gifts and talent can be used. And then all of a sudden I became very aware that each time I am interrupted with a job or project that someone is asking me to handle I am aggravated or feel that it is not my issue to HAVE to handle. Ever been there? All the time asking but not accepting or accepting and complaining all the time. How can God give me more responsibility for His kingdom if I am not joyful to handle the events that need me. Or even worse the everyday common task like cleaning the kitchen after dinner without thinking "THIS ISN'T FAIR I've worked all day and I'm tired". Boo-hoo poor me, asking but not accepting. As this revelation becomes more apparent to me I realize there are things that I am part of that I need to earnestly give appropriate attention to. And really seek my God to help me through each task with the fruit of the spirit that I can and do have thru Jesus Christ. (Gal. 5:22-23) Love, joy, peace, patience (hard for me), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control (hard for me). To kick start this new revelation I've decided to really be more involved in a prayer ministry I'm part of. I've decided to step it up a notch and not only pray for the prayer request but also take a moment and respond to those individuals personally. Small ? Maybe. But I believe it's a move in the right direction for me to change my status to asking AND accepting. Let me add right here if you have a prayer need please please feel free to check out the Proverbs 31 ministry website. They have great daily devotions that you can sign up and receive everyday. And a whole list of other wonderful ministries available to you. Thanks for spending a little time with me this afternoon. Have a sweetly blessed day. Angela

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