She doesn't know it, but Trish gave me food for thought and greatly encouraged me this morning. There are times I've wondered if people can see the difference in me. I have a tendency to focus more on what I lack instead of what God in His great mercy and great grace has given me - and what He enables me to do. Part of that is the faith to trust Him and lean on Him when I'm unable to do whatever it is on my own. Sometimes I'm impatient and too quick to say something before thinking it through. Then I become frustrated and regretful. I have to ask the Lord to forgive me and help me to pause and pray before I speak! And as I've always found to be true, just as soon as I stop trying to do things in my own "power" and begin to depend upon Him to work through me, that is when I become a powerful witness for Jesus and an instrument for His use.
So I'm just saying all this to say be encouraged in your daily walk with the Lord. If you have a heart for God, love Him, trust Him and live a life of daily obedience to Him, you'll find that you are making a difference. Simple? Yes it can be, but oftentimes I need a reminder from a friend like Trish. Thank you, Trish. May the Lord continue to use you and minister through you at work and at home. I'm praying for you.
Here is my little Penguin Christmas card I'm working on. The front is complete, but I need to finish the inside: