Growing

Maggie was sleeping in her bouncy seat, when all of a sudden she woke up crying because her paci fell out of her mouth.  Laney was with me on the couch and I took a gamble.  “Laney, can you give Sister her paci?  Go give her her paci.”  Laney jumps up and runs over to Maggie, ready to fix the problem.  I was proud of her, seriously.  It’s not every day that you can trust a year and half old.  But sure enough, it was time and Laney did just fine (without pushing the paci in too far or too hard).  She’s growing up, and as time goes on she’ll find more and more ways to be helpful.

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My prayer for you today is that you will use your gifts for God, no matter your skill level or spiritual depth.  Maybe it is time for you to share responsibility and trust others to do good work so they can grow; or it may be time for you to step up and take on a little responsibility, allowing your willingness to grow your gifts.

We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. —2 Thessalonians 1.3 (NRSV)

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