Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
If you have followed Meditations of My Heart for any length of time, you know that my husband, Danny, is the chef in the household. Sure, there are times when we have the simplest of meals, but more often than not, Danny always measures out a twist and a turn here and there, transforming an ordinary dining experience into one of extraordinary pleasure. Let me stop here to share just a few of his enticing dishes.
Is your mouth watering yet? I'm willing to bet it is!
I am blessed to have a husband in love with cooking (and me), and I'm always thankful that my only duty in all of this is to blissfully enjoy the meals and clean up the pots, pans, dishes, and stove. What a small price to pay for such delectable fare! I actually look forward to doing what most perceive as chores considering the epicurean gifts I've been so generously given.
Danny gives. I give. Win-win!
When we give our all to God, we will be given much. He knows the ingredients of our hearts and souls. He knows the measurements to use which will help us nourish His kingdom. He presses us down, as Danny pounds out a chicken breast, making us tender and pliable, more prepared to feed other souls with His Word. God, in His great mercy, shakes us to the very core of our being until we are running over with His love; love pouring, grace-filled, into our laps.
More than we can consume.
More, so that we might freely share His gifts with others.
Measured, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
God transforms us, and we become the feast for a hungry and hurting world.
God has laid His heavenly feast before you. Will you partake? Will you share?
Prayer: Father, as we say grace and ask Your blessing over every meal, let us remember those who do not have enough to eat, the souls who suffer physical hunger, and those who may not be hungry in the flesh, but who hunger and thirst to be filled by Your Word. Bless and keep them all, Lord. Give them comfort, and help us serve and lead them to You as we pave the way to Your kingdom. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.