It’s that time of year where I can easily get caught up in shopping; I mean
after all, every store you shop has “CLEARANCE” and “WHILE SUPPLIES
LAST” signs everywhere. How can a girl not get sucked in!
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Evinda Lepins and
Trench Classes United.
Seriously, don’t we all run to the sales, whether it be online, the grocery
store, outlet stores, department stores…Stores! Stores! Stores! And then
there’s Amazon! Lord, help me!
It blows my mind when I rewind the camera of my life and see me
shopping, my mouth wide open in shock as I stare at a pair of white jeans
marked down to $4.50, and a dress marked down to $7, and on and on and
on. How can I not, I say to myself! And before I know it, my arms are filled
with all these things that I just thought I had to have.
It’s easy to get sucked in, isn’t it? I mean I better hurry up and buy them
before someone else gets them, right?
Well, last week, a day after one of those type of shopping incidents, our
pastor was speaking about encounters with God. It was a powerful
message, and a wonderful church service. I felt so empowered,
encouraged, and energized spiritually, emotionally and physically. It
satisfied my soul in such a way that…oh my goodness, in such a way that
all the “CLEARANCE” and “GET IT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST” shopping
sprees could not ever do. I mean I felt such euphoria, like I could just dance
with joy, and that stayed with me awhile, inspiring this very thought:
There are things that never go on sale and yet…the supply is endless and
there’s enough for everyone, and there’s only one Manufacturer…Jesus!
Grace, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness…yes these are the things I
want to pursue more enthusiastically this year, especially knowing that they
never run dry and there’s enough for everyone…enough for me and
enough for me to share as long as I am abiding in and with the
Manufacturer. [Galatians 5:22-23]
Oh, to pursue the things that never go on sale, things I’ll never find on the
clearance rack, things that will give contentment that money can’t
buy…even half as much as I chase those sales!