The Little Shovel and the Big Shovel
In today’s episode in Mark Peter questions whether or not it was a good choice for him to give up everything for Jesus. Listen to how the Lord responds.
“Peter began to say to Jesus, ‘Look, we’ve left everything and followed you.’ Jesus replied, ‘Count on it! I tell you that no one who leaves home, or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and the Good News will come out short. For certain they will receive a hundred times as much in this present time (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” Mark 10:28-31
Joan Horner, one of the founders of Premier Designs, is home with the Lord, but when she was here with us she always wore a special necklace. Many years ago, the founder of Home Interiors and Joan’s mentor, Mary Crowley, helped a student from South Africa through Dallas Seminary. On graduation day, he gave her a gift of gratitude. It was a pair of small silver shovels on a chain. One shovel was very tiny and the other much larger. Just like hers, Joan’s necklace had a big shovel on it and a little shovel. When you asked her what’s up with the shovels, Joan, like Mary, would say, “They remind me that when I shovel it out, God shovels it in.”And guess who has the bigger shovel?”
LORD, the rich young ruler thought he was preserving his wealth but he lost everything when he walked away from you. Help me not to be possessed by my possessions but to be like Peter and give everything over to you, pour out myself to these Kenyans, and then watch you bless.
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