NEVER LET IT BE ABOUT ME
I (Jason) was sitting in my chair early this morning when I saw the blinking red light flash on my phone informing me I had just received an email. I picked it up and checked for messages. One was from a guy telling me how he could help me lose fat forever. The other one was from my mom. Today was the day she was scheduled to start chemotherapy.
As I sat there in my relatively comfortable but to be honest, messy room, I was having a difficult time praying and concentrating on God’s Word to see what He had to say to me. My mom, on the other hand, was probably not as comfortable, definitely had not slept as soundly as I, nor was her day ahead as carefree as mine, but she was having no difficulty focusing on and enjoying the presence of God.
As soon as I finished the last line of her email I took one of those quick, deep breaths that sound louder than you expected. I was amazed at the faith God had given her. Her email spoke of God’s goodness toward her. She had read Habakkuk this morning and quoted Habakkuk 3:18-19 which says, “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He makes me to go on the heights.” Wow!
Here’s Mom’s prayer: “Lord, use this weak, and cracked vessel to do something, anything for you. Lord, I pray that You would be lifted up. Never let it be about me.”
Here’s my prayer for Mom: “Lord, thank you for my Mom. Thank you for taking such good care of her. You are causing her to look more and more like Your Son everyday. Thank You for being faithful to complete in her what you began in her all those years ago. May you draw her closer and closer to You. May people see her and be amazed at how great You are.”