#slowitdownSunday / be ready when God gives an opportunity

the daily Starr slow it down Sunday

As I think back on this past week, I’ve experienced my share of the mountains and the valleys.

Or should I say the encouraging highs and the frustrating lows?

I’ve seen God open doors of opportunity and I’ve seen God shut doors that weren’t meant to be. And maybe I wasn’t exactly thrilled about those doors that were slammed shut. Anyone else relate?

I want to go back for one moment on this #slowitdownSunday and focus in on the doors of opportunity in my path.

My prayer more often these days is for God to use our family in extraordinary ways – whatever, whenever and however He chooses.

And He’s answering my prayer so often.

He’s opened doors for our family to serve others in ways I couldn’t have imagined.

From a homeless family needing basic necessities for the apartment they’ve been blessed with, to helping fellow neighbors and companies give back to the hurricane victims. The opportunities are there. We just have to slow down and say YES.

Yes, Lord. Use us. We’re here. We’re willing. We’re able and we’re ready.

Prepare me to say yes to those opportunities you put in our path. Help me be an encouragement to others and live an example of serving to my children.

I heard this quote from a chef in Texas when speaking about the hurricane this past week. He was being interviewed because people were starving with no food all around him. He got in touch with all of his fellow chefs around the city and they just started cooking and serving – to the tune of 10,000 people a day!!!!! How. Amazing. Is. That.

His quote that hasn’t left my brain:

It's what we do. We are in the service industry. We serve people.

Yep. That sums it all up.

We serve the Lord. We serve people. Period.

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