No Idle Chair!

A few of you might remember that we picked up this broken chair sitting along the road on our way to North Carolina a few weeks ago.  We carried it around with us on vacation.

It wasn't pretty.  It was broken.  No one had  purchased it for the $5 it was priced at (apparently for a garage sale).

Not so unlike me when Jesus "rescued" ME! 

The process of matching what God SEES me to be
and what I am becoming is not always pleasant.  
Sometimes pressure has been applied to help the "glue to stick"!  
It hasn't always been quick,
it's seldom been easy,
and it requires a skilled craftsman to accomplish it.
When our grandchildren come, this chair will seat them at our table.
Until then, it is not idle.  It holds some colorful books.  Classics.  Full of adventure.
 This is No Idle Chair!  Even when it doesn't hold children, it is "busy"!
It is useful.
MANY years ago, when my husband and I were eager to "do" something 
BIG & SIGNIFICANT  for God (and believe me, we had our dreams),
a quote on a calendar page caught our attention.  
To this day, I've never been able to track down the exact quote,
but it went something like this:
"God has no bigger fields for those who aren't faithful in the field in which they are planted."
No use looking for greener pastures,
hoping for great audiences,
or wanting to do BIG things for God
unless I'm being useful right where I am.
Every time I look at this "no-idle-chair"
  I'm reminded to be faithful.  NOW!
"If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones."
Luke 16:10


  1. Oh, I love everything about this post. I love how you fixed up something broken and made it beautiful and useful and how that is such an analogy for what Jesus does for us!

    I also am humbled by the quote. It's true. Be faithful in the little things God puts before me before I can ever expect to be promoted to something bigger.

    Wonderful meditation for my day!

  2. Beautiful post Rebecca. Your chair had more than one or two uses. It inspired you to use it today! I'm so glad that chair found you!
    Love Di ♥

  3. Such a wonderful post with excellent thoughts and a beautifully transformed chair! I almost bought one just like it at a thrift store! I always tried to be faithful at my little post, though I suppose there were times I failed. Right now, the husband and I are waiting for the Lord to show us our new post in life at which to be faithful. This one seems somewhat temporary as if there's more to come. How exciting! Good reminders you gave!

  4. Morning Rebecca,
    What a great devotional for the day!
    So very true, we must bloom where we are planted,
    and be faithful in the lil things. It was a great analogy to go along with refurbrishing the chair.
    and the chair looks great by the way.
    and useful!! lol
    Blessings, Nellie

  5. This is such a sweet precious word, Rebecca.
    I, like Cindy, loved everything about it!
    Hope you have a blessed weekend.

  6. Love the chair and its meaning. Gary has done a wonderful job fixing it up.....:-)Hugs

  7. What a beautiful idea. Thank you for sharing it.



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Writing a Song a Week #3
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