Do you ever see and recognize the "handfuls of purpose" that the Lord gives to you? By that I mean the extra, undeserved and unexpected things.....sometimes big, sometimes small.....that God does for you in the everyday. Sometimes they just seem to "happen" along. Sometimes He used family or friends as a "delivery person"!
Just such a thing happened to me last week. When I walked in the door of the pregnancy center where I work once a week, my co-workers all started saying, "Come and look what you have!" I couldn't imagine what they were talking about until I saw the beautiful arrangement of flowers sitting on the counter. There was no special occasion that I could think of so was bewildered who could have sent them. Then I read the card. It was from a friend that I had carried to the doctor a few days before that. She had written on the card..."Thanks so much for ALL you do for me!" But the thing is....I don't feel like I do anything much for her! Certainly nothing spectacular enough to warrant such beautiful flowers! (I'm glad that she thinks so though.)
And although the gift came from a friend....and I called to tell her to say thank you as soon as I got home!.....I almost immediately thought of the book of Ruth and how Boaz told his men who were in charge of his fields to "let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them". (Ruth 2: 16) Isn't that just like God! He gives us "handfuls of purpose" all the time if we just look for them. I didn't deserve the flowers. I didn't pay for the flowers. I just got to enjoy them because my friend took the time to go out of her way to do something special for me. And in doing that, she reminded me that actually, all things come from God.
Look for your "Handfuls of Purpose" today......I know you will see some! And maybe you'd like to comment and share with the rest of us what it was!
God bless you!