God orders our days, to be sure.
When each morning we make the daily oblation, that sacrificial prayer offering our selves as servants for His sake, most of us can testify to His going ahead, charting, making paths clear, bringing the right people to the right place at the right time. Yet there is even more.
I think God gives us tastes of eternity; moments stretched allowing us to do more than we ever expected. Twenty minutes of sharing in which we plumb the depths of another soul at a level that normally requires years.
How often after rising early, spending time in His Presence, and committing the activities of His day to planning, have I looked in amazement at the clock. By all rights it should read “11:30,” according to all that has been accomplished. Yet I discover it is just 9:00.
In some strange way, when we are about His business, He makes the eternity, about which we know so very little, work in our favor.
Through her Hungry Souls ministry, Karen Mains serves as a spiritual coach to many Christian women and men, and teaches a mentor-writing class. And, through the Global Bag Project, she is working to develop a network of African women who sew exquisite cloth reusable shopping bags. This micro-finance women opportunity helps provide a much-needed sustainable income for struggling African families. For more information on this critically important project, please click here.
Karen has long had an interest in Christian hospitality and is the author of the best-selling book, Open Heart, Open Home.
An award-winning author of several other books, Karen continues to write content for her Christian blog, “Thoughts-by-Karen-Mains.” In so doing, she desires to touch the lives of Christian women and men and help them find ways to walk closer with the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, through silent retreats, spiritual teaching, women’s retreats, Christian vacation opportunities, and other ministry activities, Karen helps each Christian woman and man receive vital spiritual food.
For decades, Karen and her husband, David, have served God through religious communications—radio, television, and print publication. The are the co-authors of the Kingdom Tales Trilogy: Tales of the Kingdom, Tales of the Resistance, and Tales of the Restoration. To find many valuable resources for pastors and churches at the Mainstay Ministries main website, please click here.
Likewise, pastors will find special resources to help them prepare effective, life-transforming Sunday sermons by visiting David Mains’ website by clicking here.