The One with Backpack Buddies

I can’t tell you how much my heart grows when my boy says “We go to packpack buddies today?!!” and jumps up and down squealing with delight.  He is learning that serving is a joy and it is contagious!

On Episode 10, Stephanie Grissom and I talked a lot about being a powerful person.  We all have a past, we all have pain, we all have short-comings, but we all have the ability to become powerful.  We just have to be taught how to use our power.

Power can mean many things to many people.  The power I am talking about is the power of Christ in us. The same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives in us. If we learn to listen to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to guide us, imagine what we could do in and for the Kingdom!

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As Stephanie was talking, I kept thinking:

In order to be a person of influence you have to be generous in spirit.

She gave the language to put my thoughts in order.  I desire to influence others with my past, my present, and the future the Lord promises me.  In order to do that, I have to be willing to give some of myself away.  I have to share my story, my shame, and my scars in spite of my fears.  I have to give away love and forgiveness.  I have to be generous with my time and my Jesus.  I have to share Him!

I am being taught by my preschooler that sharing our people isn’t easy.  We’ve been going through some transitions and it has been so hard on both of us.  He has no problem with separation and never has, but now he is seeing me with other kids instead of him.  He’s having to share Mommy with other kids and he does not like it.  After a few days of acting out and lots of tears, the Lord is revealing some things about myself to me. While trying to teach BAM that Mommy can play with other kids and still have all of the love for him, I realized Jesus is the same.  I cannot run out of Him by sharing Him with others.  If anything, it multiplies my experience of Him.

What makes you hold on to Jesus in a jealous way?  What keeps you from sharing Him with others?  I promise there’s enough of Him for everyone!