If you’re looking for yesterday’s 5-Minute Marriage Podcast you can find it here. (Sorry, we had to re-upload it and broke the other link).
Today’s Scattered Seeds
Have you ever said to yourself, “As soon as this is over I’ll start _________” Or “When things get better, then we can focus on ___________” Here’s one that might be more familiar to you, “On January 1st, I’ll start ______________”
What are you waiting for? Do you really need ideal conditions to begin your mission? Maybe you do (I don’t know your plan), but so often we don’t. Too often we put off our mission, until the timing feels right.
With that, I’m reminded of Joseph–a man on a mission where ever he went. Whether he was in prison or alone in a pit, he allowed God to move in his life and to use him.
I look at the Bible and I see God using people right where they are. Mordecai sitting at the king’s gate day after day. Rahab a prostitute in Jericho. Ruth a widow with no home of her own. Mary a young virgin. James and John two fishermen out on the lake.
Don’t let money hold you back, don’t let time slow you down. For the Bible says, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much…” (Luke 16:10, KJV)
If all you have is $5.00, then perhaps you can use that $5.00 to begin your mission. Writing a book? Buy a journal. Waiting to be a missionary? Buy someone a Bible. Wanting to start a church? Buy coffee and invite some friends over for Bible study (if it’s safe to do so).
Busy with a house full of kids? Think about this… 15 minutes/day for 18 years is equal to 1,642 hours. Oh, and 30 minutes. Imagine all you can accomplish by carving out just a wee bit of time!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Yeah, I know a non-Christian coined that phrase first, but it’s still a good quote and a great reminder that every step counts.
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Read The Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. (Luke 16:10, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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