Has your kid ever come up to you and said, “What can I do for you today? How can I help you?”
I asked one mother that question and here eyes grew big. What a concept!
A few weeks ago it occurred to me that I’m someone’s kid too. Should I be asking God what I can do for him?
My first thought was, How arrogant. He’s God. What could I do possibly do for him?
My next thought (maybe from him?) was; You won’t know if you don’t try.
I’ve been blown away.
Here are some of his requests that I’ve recorded in my prayer journal.
- Be loving to all I meet (act it, even if I don’t feel it.)
- Set frustration aside and concentrate on the multitude of blessings God’s provided.
- Rest in God’s peace.
- Ask God before I act on something.
- Rest in saying ‘no’.
- Love deeply.
- Love with compassion.
- Accept myself. (This brings tears. Thank you Jesus. I am acceptable in your sight. I need to be acceptable in mine as well.)
- No judgment of others.
- Stay present.
- Watch and take in the action.
- Hold Jesus’ hand so it’s not so scary.
It’s been startling to feel how powerfully each statement fills my heart. Yes, these are things God seeks from me. And if I did them, how different my life would be!
In carrying out what he asks, I feel as competent as a 4 year old trying to make her own bed. But I know God sees my efforts, my heart, as I seek to please him, so I will accept myself, as he’s asked, and keep growing.
Have you ever asked the Lord what you can do for him today? Ask now. See what he says!