Great Expectations

Luke 12:48 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

A couple of days ago, I sat with my friend *Robin.* Together we laughed and cried and talked about the significant and the insignificant. I shared with her how God has inundated me with blessings. He absolutely spoils me. I listed for her just a few of the things God has done in my life, and I realized He has held nothing back from me. I am overwhelmed with His goodness.

And then she ruined it. (Sort of.) She went and burst my bubble.

She said, “You know, Renae, to whom much is given, much is expected.”

Now, what did she have to go and say that for?

I’m just joking about Robin ruining my moment. Sort of.

But she did make me stop and think.

God has given me so much. So very much.

What am I giving back to Him? Am I living up to the requirements that come with such blessing?

I don’t know if I am or not. I do know that I could never hope to repay God for His goodness to me. I could never even come close. But honestly, I want to try.

I want to live my life as an enormous Thank You to the One who has overwhelmed me with His love and mercy and goodness and generosity. I don’t have much to offer. But all I have, I want to give freely to Him.

Nothing held back.

Dear Father, Thank You. Thank You for everything You’ve done for me. Though I know I can never repay You, may I be, in some small way, worthy of Your goodness as I live out my gratitude for You.


4 Responses to Great Expectations

  1. December 30, 2008 #

    This post is an excellent example of the way you tell it like it is. That’s why I’ve awarded you the Honest Scrap Award. You can read the details on my blog. You are under no obligation to respond unless you choose to do so. I just wanted to recognize you for your honesty and telling it like it is.

  2. December 30, 2008 #

    Thank you, Lillie! What an honor! I will try to respond to it, but it will probably be this weekend. If I forget, please forgive me. My memory’s not what it once was – and that’s the honest truth! 😉

  3. December 30, 2008 #

    Hey – Friend. Hope you had a truly blessed Christmas and will have a wonderful New Year. I miss talking with you. Take Care my friend – Thank you for the reminder in your post today.

    Love – C

  4. December 30, 2008 #

    Cassandra! I miss you too. I think of you often – let’s get together soon, shall we? January?

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