Just One

What am I supposed to do with today? Sometimes there’s no choice in the matter, the list is long and life just happens. But other days I find a little free time. How am I’m to use it best? 

“Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities!” Luke 12:48

I feel a sense of urgency with the time I’ve been given. Maybe it’s because we’ve lived through two near-death seasons in our family, one with my husband and the other with our son. I understand it more than ever now, today is a treasure I don’t want to waste! It’s become a prayer of mine to seek out what God wants me to do. And yet I trust He will use me as He sees fit.

Even in our home, I try, but don’t always have meaningful time with every person, every day. And I certainly can’t reach out to each stranger that crosses my path. So I’ve found peace in the idea of just one. Who’s the one I can connect with? I’ve been asking God and He’s been showing me.

I’m determined to focus on the present moment, especially those around me (family, guests, neighbors). Instead of always looking ahead to the next thing on my list, I aim to love the one closest soul. Sometimes He asks nothing more of me than to sit and listen. Other times it’s go and do or give or serve. Either way, I’m trying to be available.

Lord, thank You that You hear me- when I call. Love me- however I come. And use me- with what I have to offer. Give me a sense of purpose today, and show me who to love. In Jesus’ name.

ForGlorySake! -Anna

Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” Matthew 4:19
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