[CF Devotionals] 2016-06-03 - Good Enough

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My Mama actually did tell me there would be days like these. She told me there would be some great days, yet some less than great - even terrible ones. But then, there would be wonderful days to follow the terrible, but for the most part, many of them would be pretty average and uneventful. She would call those days “humdrum” or at least something along those lines. My Mom had sayings for items she couldn’t really recall - “thingy mabob”, “hickamawatchit” and they even named a candy bar after something we learned from her, that could mean just about anything: Whatchamacallit was introduced in 1978, according to Wikipedia.com. Her idea of an adjective for an item you cannot recall, turned into a peanut butter-flavored crispy rice treat coated with caramel and then dipped in chocolate. Who knew? And so is the metamorphosis of a word into an idea. Equally as possible is your work on a day-to-day basis becoming transformed, even when it doesn’t seem good enough.

There are times that as we do what makes sense, what we have learned from truth, and what is ultimately intended for God’s glory, that outside forces seep in for awhile, having us begin to feel like we are wasting our time, and nothing we do is or will be good enough. But whether it’s a tough day, a fantastic day, or a “humdrum” day, it can become a “whatchamacallit” day. God can turn us and what we do for Him from a big mess, into a delicious candy bar, so to speak. We just need to keep plugging along, trusting in His promises and guidance, even when it doesn’t seem like it makes any difference. It matters to Him.

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 NIV)

“How many are your works, Lord!
   In wisdom you made them all;
   the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious,
   teeming with creatures beyond number-
   living things both large and small.
There the ships go to and fro,
   and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.

All creatures look to you
   to give them their food at the proper time.
When you give it to them,
   they gather it up;
when you open your hand,
   they are satisfied with good things.
When you hide your face,
   they are terrified;
when you take away their breath,
   they die and return to the dust.
When you send your Spirit,
   they are created,
   and you renew the face of the ground.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
  may the Lord rejoice in his works- he who looks at the earth, and it trembles,
  who touches the mountains, and they smoke.” (Psalm 104:24-32 NIV)

Deborah Durrett

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All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted