These little guys are a learning tool for my ladies. When you shake these cute creatures, they light up and blink for about 30 seconds. The lesson I am trying to convey is that Christ-followers should shine best under pressure. Resourcefulness is something I had to learn being a military spouse. I am proud to tell you I once put my dining room table together with a butter knife. When you have no idea which box has the tools you learn to improvise. I can honestly say, now, I kind of enjoy using objects unconventionally. To me, it keeps life interesting. It also created in me an innovative spirit that does not take roadblocks easily. I have this inner voice that says, “I know there is a way. I just can’t see it.” Which then leads me to seek God intently. The dollar tree toy was God’s idea given to me while I was shopping.“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much” Luke 16:10. Right now, we are witnessing faith followers debate all kinds of COVID-19 issues publicly. I was even sent an article yesterday and asked if I agreed. Here is a part of my answer. “I actually think that seeking God is lost. Not asking God to bless your plan but asking God what to do next. I can see a scenario where they asked God, and He said, “Close the doors,” or He said, “Open yours.” I think we assume God’s plan is across the board and applicable to all. Personally, I feel some people are comfortable, and they are not willing to become uncomfortable. Prosperity teaching and cotton candy preachers have spoiled us. They are the prophets of old crying “peace” while God was destroying the land. People refuse to look at God’s complete character. What looks like a curse could be God’s blessing hidden inside. God wants us loyal, strong, bold, and with an in-tune ear. I have kind of walked away from debates because I feel each church, like in Revelations, either has some explaining to do or praising to do.”
It is called a personal relationship for a reason. Each one of us must make our own decisions and then accept the consequences. When people come to me for advice, they often start their sentences the same. “Other than prayer, what do you think I should do?” Please explain to me why we think the person next to us; that fragile human that breathes just like us knows God’s plan without asking Him. God’s people can become incredibly resourceful and innovative if we start asking the One that created us. Just a recommendation, but you decide for yourself. But also, be prepared. Resourcefulness may mean there is no air conditioning, heat, toilet, running water, or even good weather. Are you willing?