Me: Pie Factory looks tempting!
Prodigal: Yes, maybe a little will not hurt.
Me: Sometimes we have to slow down for the good moments in the day.
This is from the book God Works the Night Shift by Ron Mehl
The Lord knows what’s in our lives that shouldn’t be, and what isn’t that should. He sees the obvious and the hidden. While others may evaluate our lives by external measurements in the bright light of day, the Lord is busy on the night shift, working away at the hidden areas others can’t see.
First of all,it’s encouraging to remember He sees the strengths in my heart no one else may ever observe or note.
Our world doesn’t make values and commitments and faithfulness high priorities, but God does. The world doesn’t see those agonizing decisions made in secret, but He does. The world doesn’t see the victories in my thought life, but He sees. The world isn’t aware of my faithfulness to a whispered promise, but He’s aware. The hidden things mean everything to Him. He sees under the sometimes scuffed paint and peeling wallpaper of my life to give me credit for good wood underneath.
That is what I like about friendships. I get to see some of the hidden sometimes. I must say that my friends really do a lot behind the scenes. I am forever grateful and encouraged with all you do. God sees also and is honored at how you love others.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Jennifer Van Allen