Friday, May 8
Chapter 8: Wedding Cake (pg 54)
Quote of the Day:
“At some point I stopped staring at the pile of broken cake on the asphalt that was my life and decided to get some skin in the game. My life had not been shattered into many pieces by a massive tragedy, but it consisted of as many disorganized pieces as it would if it had been. I simply decided that I wasn’t going to let the residual rocks and small pieces of gravel get in the way of me getting served up and used. It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 57
Isaiah 61:3 “To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.”
Putting Love into Action:
Look for something that isn’t perfect – and make a use for it. Be reminded that “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” I love finding things that most people consider trash and bringing them to life. I love taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. We all have the ability to find the beauty around us. Do that today!
Is there a time when God used something broken (or even disastrous) in your life and made it beautiful?
Was there a time God used you in spite of your brokenness?
Tell us and encourage the others in our study!
Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!