Devotions from Margaret Silf’s book, The Wayfarer
When we look at our lives and our personal giftings, we come to realize that His love that is being poured into us is alive and active. God pours himself into the funnel of our lives, and enters the core of our being through the narrow channel that we call our life, our experience. He acts upon us in certain ways, and shares Himself with us, whether we realize it or not. If our lives are free enough to let God pass through them, in a flow of grace, then something will pour out of the other end. It will show itself in the ways we act and share ourselves. Will we respond by bringing life and love where there is none? Will we act co-operatively? Will we act healingly? Will we act uniquely, offering our own personal gifting to the world?
We come into the world with nothing and receive everything. All we can ever hope to do for God is to give Him back what is His own.
When our personal existence here on earth is over we will all have made a difference. We are free to choose if we will leave this world a little fuller of Life than when we arrived or if we leave it diminished.
In our hearts may we desire to be funnels of God’s love in the world. Let us reflect each day if His love is flowing through us and if we are adding flavor to the world around us.
May we be able to pray, “You gave me every gift, and to you I return them. Use each one entirely according to your will. Give me only your love, and your grace, and that is enough for me.”