So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:14
I love sharing my spiritual journey with you. We are walking this path in life together and supporting each other’s struggles and triumphs. I appreciate and celebrate your friendship. This morning God spoke to me in the shower. And His words were like a quick turn of the faucet giving me a cold water jolt. Sometimes when I am doing well reaching my next goal and making progress, God gives me a nudge urging me to travel to yet another level of awareness. “Time to stretch your limits and grow again,” God whispered to me this morning.
You see, I was drying off with one of my favorite quick-dry fluffy towels when I noticed a small hole in the corner. “Oh darn, I thought, time to give the towel to Goodwill.” And that is when the bitter cold water of awareness hit! Why would I consider giving a towel with a noticeable tear in the corner to charity? I would be quite haughty if someone gave to me an old, well-used towel. I sat on the rim of the shower seat and pondered. I knew what God was asking me to do. My beautiful, never-used decorative towels on the rack. They were staring at me. I was supposed to surrender the towels, and oh, how I hated to do it. They went perfectly with my décor. Just the right color. I had searched for them for months. And now God was asking me to give Him my best. Whatever you do for others, you have done to me (my paraphrase) Matthew 25: 43-45. So, with humble heart, I took down the towels and packed them for the needy. I am learning that I want God’s approval much more than I need things. This new awareness led me to contemplate, “In what other ways am I withholding my best from others.” How about you, my friend, “Are you giving God your best?