I was reading a few great verses in the Bible this morning.
One that stirred my heart was Ephesians 2:10. “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
I love this verse, because I really do believe that God has a specific plan for each of our lives. He gives us a circle of influence. He puts us in roles unique to His plan for our lives. Then He gives us little opportunities to be faithful and to listen to His direction.
For me, I don’t work. Maybe you do, and who knows what opportunities God has set right before you to love and encourage those you sit next to each day?
I, on the other hand am a ‘stay at home mum’….but who really is a mum who specifically ‘stays at home’? 😆😂🤣 Am I not allowed to leave my house? That’s hilarious!
Part of my season of life is raising my beautiful children. And I know that God gives me mini opportunities each day to “do the good works He has prepared for me in advance”. Like livng a life of faith and trying my best to listen to God’s little promptings. These are usually little moments or thoughts that are from God. Like: “You should go see this friend today” or “Maybe I could write this person a little card to remind them that I love them.”
I think most God moments are simple, little demonstrations of loving others and being thoughtful. Because God is love.
I can pray for my friends at play group. Or i can just listen to how their week has been….Because God has placed a specific group of women in my life during my years of raising 4 little princesses.
I can pray for my girl’s school, because 2 of my girls go to school. I can have a coffee date with a friend who is also raising little ones, and who knows how God can use our conversations to support each other?
There is also a verse that says: “Let each generation tell it’s children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.” Psalm 145:4
In my days of looking after my girls, I can live out this verse! I can tell my children about God’s mighty acts! Firstly, I can read them stories from the Bible about the miracles God did since the beginning of time.
But my favourite thing is to tell them stories about what God has done for our family! Like God giving us our first baby naturally, when the doctors said that I couldn’t ovulate without medical assistance.
I also love to tell them about our journey to Africa…and how God made that possible.
This past week, I got to tell them another story of the goodness of God.
I told my girls that our dog Rosie needed dental surgery. We adopted Rosie recently, as she was my mum’s dog.
The vet said that Rosie’ s teeth need removing, that they are so bad that they are being held together by tartar or decay. The surgery would be very expensive. Our family didn’t have enough money, but I felt convicted that we should do our best to take care of her.
So, one morning I wrote a prayer in my journal. I prayed: “God, please cover the cost of Rosies dental surgery!” Even though it seemed impossible when I wrote it.
“But guess what, girls!?!?!” I said excitedly! “God answered my prayer!” By the end of that very day that I prayed, God had provided the money. A bill that I was expecting to pay, came in WAY under what was originally quoted. So much So, that I had enough money set aside that could now be used for the surgery. How incredible is that?????
My girl’s eyes lit up!!! And I felt so grateful that I could share this story with them, about the goodness of God and the power of prayer.
So the question is… What good works has God prepared for you to do today?
Who can you love on or encourage in a simple way?
And “What stories can you tell your children about God’s mighty acts?”
I can’t wait to see what today could hold.
Love always Kelly xx