Let me pitch this idea to y'all before I really say what I want to say: someone should write a version of the Bible that has modern-day currency and measuring systems. There can be different versions for every country with its own variations. But it would just be great if, for example, when I read the account of how big the ark was I could just understand the first time I read it instead of looking to another source.
And by the way, in case it's not apparent, I'm kidding. But if someone out there wants to do it then I'm not kidding.
The real thing I'm thinking today though is that I'm really, really small....awkward... Most of the time I don't feel like I have much to give. I'm tired, I'm amateur, I'm confused, I'm sick, I'm just not enough. That's how I feel, in a small nutshell...like I don't have a lot to give.
But today I read about the woman who gave everything she had to God. She walked into the temple and surrendered her only 2 little cents (again with the currency thing). Maybe she was going through a weird thing like I am where she didn't feel like she had a lot to give, maybe she wasn't, but either way she didn't worry about how much she was giving, she just gave.
Those two little coins...who knows what happened with those...who knows if it ever made much of an impact. But it was the heart of the woman that made the impact. Jesus looks to the heart and He saw that she had given every single thing she had and that's a lot.
Maybe posting a little blog post every day when I find the time isn't a lot. Don't get me wrong, it is a lot to post every day and sometimes I wonder if I'm crazy for committing to it. But each post doesn't feel like much. It often feels like I don't have a lot to give to each post.
Waking up every day to go to work and pray I can be a light in the world really doesn't feel like much. Because I can't see if it's making a difference.
But that is what is encouraging me today. Because that little lady couldn't have known if her two coins would make a difference...but it wasn't about that. Jesus wants our hearts and He wants our lives. He wants today, tomorrow, and the day after. He wants to walk with me. I don't have to worry. I'm not performing for Him, I'm just living life with Him. And it's all very very much enough.