Oh, I so hope you have visited Kim's Daisy Cottage blog. Why? Miracles happen over there. People come away from Daisy Cottage encouraged, hopeful, challenged, dreamy-eyed, nostalgic, healed.
They come away changed.
Now, does Kim preach over there? Does she share complicated biblical truths or deep, psychological lessons? Does she use her blog to force her opinions on others?
Uh, no. Not even. Kim just shares love. She shares herself, her home, her talents and her incredible, colorful ways of decorating. She snaps photos of her friends' imaginative homes and pictures from her everyday life in Florida and people leave her blog with tears in their eyes and encouraged to create peaceful, colorful surroundings for themselves.
There is a powerful, amazing anointing upon people who simply do what God has enabled and called them to do. Kim has that all over her, all over her blog and you can read the results in her right-hand column. That's where she shares snippets of comments she's received from women whose lives are no longer the same since visiting Daisy Cottage.
When we accept what God has called us to do (and where He has called us to do it) we are at His most powerful place. If He has you at home caring for children (yours or other peoples'), then you could race out of the house, instead, and try to become an African missionary, a politician or a pastor, Bible college professor, worship team member or a talk show host--but you'll never experience the amazing results you would have if you'd stayed home with those children and cared for them as God creatively directed.
If God had you at home for that season, well, He made the anointing, the potential for life-changing happenings and joy, possible. It was there because you were there and He was there and Grace was there to accomplish what could never be possible otherwise or anyplace else.
If He's placed you in a specific office or hospital care unit or classroom behind a desk, then it is there where the possibility dwells for Him to change lives because of what He does and speaks through you.
Think I'm exaggerating? Well, go over to Daisy Cottage and read the comments in that right-hand column (scroll down till you find them). Read them closely and hear the familiar cries of gratitude for hope and courage and healing received. You just might come away with some of that for yourself.
You just may begin viewing your own talents in a whole other Light.
"Be what you is, 'cuz if you be what you ain't, then you ain't what you is." ... copied
"To obey is better than sacrifice."