Steep your life with your old coffeemaker…

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.” Matthew 6:33

satisfiedToward the end of November, and before the frenzy of Christmas, we have a chance to look at our lives through the lens of gratitude. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Day gets little press because of the hype for Black Friday—the one day a year merchants hope to get out of the “red.”

TV news reporters add to the chaos by interviewing crazy shoppers camping out in front of Best Buy for days before Thanksgiving. And, if we don’t put on TV and newspaper ad blinders, we become caught up in wanting, rather than being satisfied with what we have or what we need.

In the Matthew 6 passage, Jesus tells about how we fuss too much about how we look and what’s on the table. Then he reminds us that birds are “free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description…,” and that we count far more than birds. I guess that means we should relax in the Lord and become unburdened by all the conveniences of life, including the newest coffee machine on my Christmas list that does everything but pour the coffee into your mug.

Lord, help us remember to be thankful every day of our lives for your love and grace. Amen.



About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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