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.
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."