Monday, March 15, 2010

I am rich.

I have been praying for a very long time
about how to use the skills I have been given.
How to use my shop, and my love of creating
for something bigger than myself.

There are hurting people, all over the globe...
and I have been called to help.
Somewhere. Somehow. Just give.

I searched, I read, and searched and read.
And felt moved to first help our local 
Ronald Mcdonald house.
They are really doing a great thing there.
Giving families a comfortable and welcoming
place to stay during their children's treatments 
at local dallas hospitals.
What a burden they are removing from these families,
in what is undoubtedly a difficult time.

I just didn't really know how to get started.
Or whether I should use my current shop,
or start a separate one.
And how was this even going to be possible.
I am just one person. And my readership is small.
And my shop is small....

Then at the church we visited, yesterday.
We heard a sermon that hit hard.

It was about how we're rich.
We don't often see ourselves that way,
but we are some of the richest people in the world.
we are rich, in time and money.
We've been called to give of this time and money.
To give back, because as a believer I know, 
that none of it was mine to begin with.

God has given us a margin.
More than we need.
Not for my sake, but for the sake of others.

 " Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others." 
1 Timothy 6:18 (New English Translation)

I realized, what am I waiting for?
God didn't ask for me to be anything special,
he simply asked me to give.
And though, I feel small, and definitely helpless...
He is mighty.
And so,
I am filling my shop with fresh new designs.

And there are quite a few items on sale....
50% of the proceeds are going to the Ronald Mcdonald House.
My heart's desire is to buy as many things as possible off of their 'Wish List'.


Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

I love this. I love your generous heart. Off to shop.
Happy Day!

Aimee Friedrich said...

Just found your blog and shop. I am going to look at your shop right now. so pretty!!

Mindy M. Harris said...

you are precious.