wrapped in a handkerchief?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hey Y'all.

No, I'm not southern. But seriously I wish I could say Y'all without it sounding weird.
I can't believe it's been about a week since I've come around here. That's what happens with a move, a little KB reunion, two dr. visits for the babe, a baby shower (not for me!), sleep training #2, massive teething, and the rest of life's daily occurrences.

Here is a little glimpse of my babe this week.


I wanted to share a little piece of our sermon this week that I felt like was really worth chewing on.

Pastor Mark preached a sermon on investing out of Luke 19:11-27 yesterday. He talked about how Jesus is a King and he reigns over the Kingdom of God. In God's Kingdom - people are loved, God is honored, and life is valued. Doesn't that sound amazing?

He also explained that God gives each of us talents, time, treasures, and we are to make a good return with what he gives to us. We will receive varying degrees of reward based on how we invest our life. This does NOT mean that we believe in a works based gospel. But your faith in Jesus to cover your sins is shown by a changed life, desire, and motive.

Pastor Mark exhorted us to not waste our lives. To use what God has given us for his glory!

So, through the parable of the ten minas, a nobleman gave large sums of money to ten servants and told them to engage in business until he came back. One man made ten more minas, one made five more, and one hid the mina in a handkerchief and made nothing.

So the question is, what am I hiding in a handkerchief that the Lord wants to bless, grow, expand, and use for his glory?

I could be hiding
-bible reading
-some talent that he has given
-time management
inside my handkerchief.

But I don't want to. I want to figure out what I'm hiding and take it out. To allow the Lord to mold, shape, and transform me in that area. So that I'm not wasting my life. So that I'm glorifying Him in ALL I do.

What are you hiding in your handkerchief?



  1. I will be sure to watch this sermon online. We moved to Arizona in the middle of the Luke series and I miss it so much!

  2. Ah Megan this is so good and so true. At our church our pastor has been working through a sermon series called 'the purple people leader' and he has been talking about the same things - how we can strategically align our God given gifts and talents to effectively serve out His will here on earth. Such good reminders. Thanks for posting!

  3. loved Sundays' sermon! Its been on my mind in so many ways since Sunday. Siena has gotten so big and is SO cute!! How do you put those words ON the pictures? Very neat looking!

  4. I want to say y'all too! So badly! Great post, Meg! :)

  5. First of all, your little miss is SO CUTE! Ah, sigh.

    I love what you wrote about Pastor Mark's sermon. Those are insightful thoughts. I definitely want God to use all that I have for His glory. I'll have to think more on this! Thanks!

  6. Lovely thoughts here .... there is such power in a changed life, heart and motives that will speak louder than words ever can .... when our heart is focused on his glory our lives ultimately grow and expand from this place ....not only do we get to find significance in sowing our time, talent and treasure but we find hope, purpose and an amazing future.