This time of year is filled with so many sparkly, shiny, pretty things. I love looking at the beautiful ideas out there. But when I look back at my tree, just a green plastic tree we bought off Craigslist, packed with ornaments the kids have picked out over the years, I feel a little less than amazing.
Because my world is a lot less than magazine perfect. And I’m not saying that with false humility. It is way less.
Sometimes, I feel like way less. SO much less than what others are. So much less than other women my age who seem to be doing so much more.
I was listening to a teaching about the widow’s mite the other day. How it looked like so much less. We all know the part about it being more than the rest because of the cost to that widow.
But what about this: Jesus wanted what she gave. He wanted those pennies. He planned to achieve his kingdom goals using her tiny little gift. He wanted her to be part of his work.
Jesus wants me. He wants to use me in all my mess. Me, with so little to give. He wants every little bit I have.
It’s important to Him, even if it doesn’t look like much to me. Even if I and my wild little family don’t look like much.
Praying that you will give all you have this week, every little, tiny, crazy, messy, bit, to our loving Jesus who wants you to be part of His great kingdom work ♥