Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I've been talking to God a lot lately about myself and how I fit into this world He created. What my purpose is here. How I can glorify Him. He's seemed silent, but perhaps I've not been taking the time to calm the bustle of my mind and listen to that still small voice. I know He's there and I know He listens. Sometimes, though, I wish I could have coffee with Him and ask Him questions.

I've taken to carrying my daily devotional, Tabletalk, and a small Bible around in my bag. I read it before I start work or while on a break. Maybe that's too rushed, I haven't figured it all out yet. But I appreciate those minutes of focusing. Today I felt incredibly convicted by what I read.

This is just the application portion:
We might think that we are grateful to God for what He has done for us, but if we never work to serve others, especially His people, then we must question the authenticity of our thankfulness. James 2:14-26 and other passages make it clear that Christian virtues are not mere inward thoughts and feelings but are expressed in concrete acts of love and service. Let us show forth how thankful we are to God by doing good to others.

For a while now I've felt disconnected from knowing how to be involved in serving others where I live now. I don't have the answers. But I know this is something that's been on my mind and I trust that God will show me where I can give thankfulness and glory to Him. I didn't just read those words by coincidence today; they are there as a reminder that God knows my thoughts and my needs and He has a purpose for me where I am right now.


jeremy said...

God loves you (even more than me, hard to believe!)...We are never really alone, are we? ...Though sometimes it feels like the other guy doesn't show up for coffee talk. In actuality he not only grew the coffee beans, owns the coffeehouse, brewed the coffee and even has been waiting while the coffee gets cold. Is it heresy to use the God-as-barista analogy?

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