I have been pursuing a bent to purge this whole month and I am actually sticking with it.
As I pull out the innards of various cabinets, drawers and boxes we packed for our move…ahem…two years ago…I am unearthing all kinds of treasures.
A couple of days ago I found my old blackberry phone.
Let me pause here and just share that I LOVED that phone.
I was a whiz at typing and without autocorrect and Siri’s surly personality I managed to communicate effectively and my phone didn’t micromanage my life.
I also loved the record feature because when ideas for writing came it was super easy to just click on that and record my thoughts.
These are treasures from my heart back when all I sent was this email once a week and I looked for things to write you all to encourage you that God is personal in our lives.
Today I am sending you the typed transcript of one of my “meditations” from May 13, 2012.
It’s still relevant right down to me being late to class and hoping I can get my copies made. Every. Sunday.
Okay as I am rushing to church and I’m thinking that I may have to ask somebody to make the copies of our lesson for me for our class.
And I am thinking when you need somebody to do something for you, the person that you ask a lot of times isn’t the person who can do the best job.
Like my thoughts right now aren’t “I want to find somebody who is the best copy maker.”
Because that’s not who I am going to be looking for.
Who I am going to be looking for is someone who loves me, who will do it because they love me, and who will do it because they believe the notes for our class are important.
Somebody who I can entrust them to, who I know will get them to me and who will not be upset or mad with me that I am imposing on them.
They are just going to do it.
They believe in what I believe in. Like Lisa Peck is who I am thinking if I can catch her.
And if they can run a copy machine or not isn’t even an issue.
I can either tell them real quick what they need to do or I know they will find someone who can help them get the thing started up. So they can get it done and get the copies to me while I get the class started and the prayer requests covered.
And I’m thinking that’s how Jesus is.
When He asks us to do things it’s because He trusts us that we love Him, that we are going to do it, that we are committed to the same cause He is. Not because we are the “best” at what it is, but because we can be entrusted with His mission.
Because we are passionate about it, too; partly because He’s passionate about it and partly because we love Him and so we really are passionate about the same things.
I am adding this footnote to my message from 2012…whatever you are doing today…cleaning up macaroni and cheese from the floor for the ten billionth time…taking a phone message down for a boss or co-worker who took the day off….writing…fixing hair…prepping people for surgery…whatever…do it as unto the LORD
Do it with the knowledge that God has entrusted YOU to be doing what you are doing.
Do it well, my friend.
Do it well.
It all matters <3