Are there people in your life who are just a breath of fresh air to be around? I know I have quite a few in mine, and I am so grateful for them. More importantly, are YOU a breath of fresh air to those closest to you? That is SO what I long to be.
I asked my dad this week to list some qualities of a “refreshing” person. He immediately started a list: “Unselfish. Someone who thinks about others. Someone with a sense of humor, who doesn’t get so uptight about things.” Then he nodded in agreement to the list I had already been forming: “Positive. Encouraging. Helpful. Hopeful. Grateful.”
This week’s video is about the most “refreshing” guy in the Bible, according to Paul. I wonder if you’ve heard of Him.
In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, the master gives one servant five talents of money, another is given two, and the other is given just one. The master then goes away on a trip, and leaves the servants in charge of the money.
My imagination loves to insert myself into just about every Bible story. In this story, I identify most with the 2-talent servant. I think a lot of us fall into that category. I also think there are a lot of 4 or 5-talent servants who think they’re only 2-talent servants, but that’s another trail for another day.
If I would’ve starred as the 2-talent actress in this story though, I would have needed more lines in the script to depict all the comparing myself to the 5-talent servant I’d be doing.
What is it about us – especially us women – that moves us to compare ourselves to others – A LOT?
I invite you to watch this week’s video, and I thank you in advance for investing the time. If you’ve ever been found comparing yourself to others, I wonder if you can identify with any of these camps I describe in the video:
Camp 1 – The “Someday” Camp
Camp 2 – The “If Only” Camp
Camp 3 – The “P.P.P.” Camp
Does Jesus want us to sit and listen to Him, or go out and serve in His name? Guest appearances by Bible sisters Mary and Martha in this week’s video will help answer that question.
Happy New Year!
Last week I asked what is one thing you can start doing or stop doing today to get closer to Jesus. We got some really great answers. Like, praying about everything (Phil 4:6,7), letting go and letting God, memorizing verses, singing, remembering you’re not alone, and spreading His Word. All really good stuff.
Here’s a fun story that may help you get closer to Jesus: