Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Posted by Lisa

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Recently God has been taking me on a journey of awakening.  He has taken my hand, walked me out of my comfort zone and with much patience and tenderness has opened my eyes to see His heart.  I need to be transparent and vulnerable with you right now. I was not prepared to share this but in order to break my chains of complacency, I must.

One morning in my quiet time, I felt an overwhelming flood of Love wash over me. In that moment, I saw my life and everything around me literally in God’s hands. The fact I was alive that very morning is God’s gift. The fact I was even born is God’s gift. The fact that I was born in America is God’s gift.

Can you and I chew on that last statement?

I am in a country where there is food on store shelves.  There is clean, drinkable water in the tap. There is a secure door on my home. We have more than one change of clothes. We have a school my daughter can attend. I have access to doctors if any of us are ill. There is not one but TWO vehicles in the driveway. The list goes on and on and on…

I don’t know why God purposed me to be born here and not in a slum in Africa or India or the Philippines or any other part of the world where to simply live would not necessarily be a given.  What I do know is what His Word says to me, “When someone has been given much, much will be required in return;” (Lk 12:48)

I don’t know about you but God is lovingly reminding me that I am an earthen vessel full of His blessings. What good am I to sit still and not pour out?  I become like stagnant water. Instead, I can be life giving by being thankful for what I already have and learning to live simply so others may simply live. I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for this awakening. I am ready to celebrate, share and declare the greatness of God!

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