Behind the Scenes

“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/bible/1/eph.4.7.kjv

God’s Grace always matches the task at hand.

It was in the nineties again yesterday.

Still hot for Missouri weather in the fall, and the grass needed  to be mowed again.

I had a heart full of activity, as I had been asked to share a message at church that evening.

Not to mention, our church family eats together every Wednesday, so I signed up to bring chili, salad, and not-so- homemade peanut butter cookies.

Lots to do, is what I’m getting at.

Trying to feed the- “sit at Jesus feet” like Mary,

and starve the- “get it all done” like Martha,

I yearned to do only what He would have me to do.

So, while driving home from church last night,

pondering on how the events of the day had went,

I felt his heart towards me, as I asked Him about His thoughts on the service,

and I was surprised at His response.

“You did well, but I was pleased with the fact that you mowed the rest of the yard.”

I smiled.

Oh, How He sees our every thought and motive.

I Did Not,

want to mow the rest of the yard yesterday.

We have a lot of grass….

I mowed what most people who would visit would see,

but then I got hot, and there was all that other stuff to do, including study for an epic message,

and,

I was getting hungry….

I mean-

no one would really notice.

Except for me, I knew it wasn’t complete.

And God, I knew He was directing me to finish what I started,

and my husband, to whom, why would I have even asked to help him out with the yard, if I was going to leave it less than excellent?

It reminded me of a Veggietales book I had been reading with my son the past few weeks.

“Puppies and Guppies”

A lesson in being faithful with little-

before you’re given responsibility over more.

Laura Carrot And Larry the Cucumber wanted a puppy, but a wise teacher helped them understand faithfulness by giving them the simple task of caring first for His pet goldfish.

They forgot to feed them and enjoyed doing what they wanted to do instead.

So, at the end of the week, when asked for their earnings to buy a puppy,

they hadn’t earned much,

due to the lack of finished tasks,

and were only paid for what they had actually accomplished.

Which wasn’t much.

They then had to regroup, and learn to be faithful with the small pets before they graduated to bigger one.

God is always looking on our heart the same way.

What we do in our prayer closet, will reflect what He allows us to share openly.

How we handle situations behind the scenes, is more important to Him, than what goes on in front of people.

He wanted  to know that I can be trusted, by His Grace to finish what I have started.

What an Amazing Father, and Teacher He is.

And, our yard looks very nice as well.

 

 

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