Paul, and many witnesses over the years since, assure us that God uses everything in our lives to create good for us, whether it feels that way to us in the moment or not. Offering God what we have increases our awareness of God weaving together the pieces of our lives, especially in the places that feel harder to us. In the guided prayer meditation above, we begin to expand the sense of what we might have to offer God beyond the money or material things we often think of first. As we offer tangible and intangible things to God, we also begin to open more space for God to move in our lives as well as to use us for vessels of God’s grace in the lives of others.
Painting by: Adele Wayman: "Daylily, always coming and going,"oil and oil stick on canvas, 28 x 37 inches, 2006 ©