Our Little Mary
Pearl 72: Interrupted

Pearl 71: Elegant and Simple

TOPIC: Time and Values

"But now that there is no more place for me
to work in these regions, and since I have been
longing for many years to visit you, I plan to do
so when I go to Spain. I hope to see you while
passing through and to have you assist me on
my journey there, after I have enjoyed your
company for a while" - Romans 15:23-25.

Paul had a value not to work in another man's field but only to go where no church existed. That value determined for him that his work was finished in the areas where he had been, and it was therefore time to go to Spain. He would stop in Rome on the way, but not to plant a church but to simply visit the saints. What an elegant and simple plan, but that is what values will and can do for you, your lifestyle and your time management. Do you have elegant and simple values that can direct your decisions and time use as Paul did? Do you see values as spiritual and capable of simplifying your life's work? Can you trust your values to guide your daily decisions?

Lord, I want to be led by Your Spirit and I now see that you can identify and establish a value in my life and that value can then do Your work of leading and guiding me on a daily basis. I can trust this process because You are not trying to trick me, but want me to know and do Your will. Thank You for Your work in me.


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