You Are Well Able

Recently I watched a broadcast of a group of young children making colorful hand prints on a wall for the "Hand of Hope" missions outreach of Joyce Meyer ministries.
The children were making perfect little multi-colored hand prints.  But the one that drew my attention was the little blue one that was smeared on the wall. The precious child who smeared their hand print was the one that reached out and grabbed my attention, not the multitude of perfect hand prints.
I don't know if this child knows her Heavenly Father yet, but her effort has already left a beautiful image with me. You may not think your life counts or that you are making a difference in the kingdom.  But this small, imperfect attempt at leaving a mark, resonated with me.
Your every day life with its possible triumphs and mistakes are impacting someone.
Don't give up.  God can and will use your "smeared hand print."
In life we put our hands too many things, at times successfully and sometimes with a smear!
We have the comfort of knowing that even when our attempts are less than perfect that God has his perfect hand upon us.
Your attempts may not be perfect, but keep your hands on the plow because the fields are ripened onto harvest.
So possibly your attempt at doing something for God has left you less than enthusiastic.
Don't give up. Lift your eyes and put your hand back on the plow.
Move onward, knowing that God is for us, not against us!
With all our imperfections and second and third and fourth attempts.
We are still so loved.
And through Christ Jesus working in us, 'we are well able' to live our lives in Him.
There is much to do and no man knows the day or the hour of Christ's return.  So eyes up, feet forward and march onward.  

Remember, the precious child who smeared their hand print was the one that reached out and grabbed my attention, not the perfect hand print. 

~ Debbie

Matthew 25:13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Luke 9:62  And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

John 4:34-38 Jesus said unto them,  My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Say not ye,There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?  behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields: for they are white already to harvest.
And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:  that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured and ye are entered into their labours.

Hebrews 12:2-3  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

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