The body of Christ is jam-packed with parts. Some are skilled hands, or swiftly beautiful feet or silver tongues. Some are un-filed nails, biting molars or straying lashes.
God’s word is filled with keep-you active instructions for living a long and vibrant life. Sometimes life’s circumstances become overwhelming and we wilt into behavior that numbs us.
“… Choose you this day whom ye will serve … as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
There are always choices to make. Yesterday was one of those days for me. Do you know what I mean? Have you ever had one? Nothing life changing or threatening happened. Things that happened were disappointing, surprising in not so nice a way.
Covering others in prayer is essential. Have you ever had to go somewhere that made you feel a little uncomfortable? Have you asked friends and family to cover you in prayer while you were there?
The non-fiction came about as I shared stories of birds or other critters, that God used to teach me a Scriptural truth. When He sent me a gravely injured hummingbird, who I name Oscar, my friends not only wanted to hear about him, they encouraged me to write the stories.
It seems there was some reason to put a candle under a bushel. Otherwise, the people wouldn’t be able to relate. It isn’t hard to light a candle, after all. There would be a fire burning from which a flame could be used to bring light to the building.