The smell of fresh pine dances in the air. Hands rest on its surface for the first time. White sturdy legs holding a laptop.
Yes, I have a desk! For the first time, I am typing at a desk. It is wonderful! Having my own little space. My laptop, notebooks, and mugs no longer clutter the living room. A space, a place.
As I sat to write this morning, I had to smile to myself. While I have this special place, this spot that is comfortable and new the words were gone. I stared at the white screen…nothing.
Here I am with what I need to write…letter keys, laptop, coffee, and a DESK. Complete. I have all I need. Where are the words?
Funny how that is. How we think we need to gather x, y, and z before we can accomplish, have success. While having the bowl and fork is important if we don’t have the eggs we certainly can’t scramble them.
I remember in my early teens wanting to give my heart to the Lord. I understood I needed a Savior, yet I felt I needed to clean some things up first. I couldn’t just come to God like I was. No, I needed to sweep and mop first. However, no matter how much sweeping and mopping I did I was never ready, never clean enough.
Beauty! The beauty of life, the hope we all have through Jesus Christ. We don’t need the desk first. Or the shiny floors. And the bowl and fork are useless without the egg. What we need is beyond the physical. What we need is freely given to us if we ask. If we stop staring at the screen. If we stop scrubbing vigorously on our hands and knees. Look up. Ask. The ultimate Giver is available, ready to meet our needs.
While I believe God uses things and people mightily. First of all, He wants you…your heart, surrendered.
Have you gathered the fork and spoon? Are you spending efforts whisking the air? Ask for the egg. He is waiting for you…He wants to give, supply your every need.
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. NKJV
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. ESV
Matthew 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! ESV
Romans 5:8-9 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. NLT