Devotion – God’s Love Letters Can Shine Through Any Pain

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)

Sometimes I struggle with knowing what I should and shouldn’t be doing. There are things I know I should do, but sometimes don’t think I have enough energy, or motivation for. I miss opportunities. Then there are things that I know I probably shouldn’t do, because they will aggravate how I feel, or take the energy I really need for something else. I know that I don’t always make the wisest choices or the right decisions.

Since illness has limited my life in many ways, I have tried to still find ways to do what God wants me to do, even if it may be a lot less than I felt called to do for Him before.

I recently came across a quote from Mother Teresa, that says: “We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world.”

I guess as someone who writes, the quote appealed to me, but as I thought about it, it is about so much more than my writing. This says that God is the one doing the writing, not me – I’m only the pencil He uses – but He uses us to show His love to the world.

In my correspondence with people and in writing these devotionals, I pray that I may be writing what God wants me to write, not just something that comes from me and my thoughts. There are times when I find myself telling someone something that I never thought I would, but at that time, it seemed that God wanted me to share it. I don’t always follow those promptings, but I’m trying more and more to be mindful of what God seems to want me to do. I want to chose to do what matters to God.

I’ll fail at that, as I fail at many things, but I want it to be my motivation in my contact with other people. I want to be showing God’s love to the people I come into contact with.

About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life as she lives with chronic pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, travel and photography.

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