“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” Luke 8:39
I was praying this morning and asking the Lord to show me the work He would have me do today. Some of it I already knew, but I felt there was more. Just as soon as this had entered my mind I read, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” That is my assignment for today. And since we are all quarantined at home and the Bible says so, I think this is each of our assignments too. What has God for you? Do you find it easier to tell others outside your home, all He has done, than those who live or lived with you? I know I went through a time where this was true of me. Others would be impressed, but those at home, not so much. Others would say thank you and that sometimes goes unsaid from kids at home. However, there is the key to humility, do not miss it. We serve the Lord when we serve others. It is Him who will give us our reward and others kind words or actions should be considered a bonus.
Think of how encouraging sharing the faithfulness of God could be to those younger than us. Will it not show them that even through hard things, God is faithful and can be trusted? Will it not spur them on to keep going and trust that God is who His Word says He is and that He does not cancel His promises? I do not know about your heart, but mine could always use reminding. I seem to do better when my heart is trusting the One who, “existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together.” (Colossians 1:17).
May this time at home be one we remember as hearing stories of how good God has been to us. May our homes be filled with laughter, praise, prayer and light. Yes, we have been given the task of teaching our kids their normal school subjects, but I think we would do well to add telling all that God has done for us. The generations behind us will come out of this quarintine spiritually stronger and healthier. And may each person you tell fall more and more in love with Jesus!
*In the middle of our table that has our Christmas cards/prayer cards, I placed a big jar. We write down things we are thankful for, things to remember and slips of paper that say, “Jesus, I trust you.” I am praying that this jar is so full, that we have much to tell for generations to come.