I've been thinking about that for a month now - in relation to someone else. But what about me? As the day for the KGK (translate IVF) Christmas Party approached it finally occurred to me that I couldn't put energy into inviting AND cooking in the middle of an already busy life.
KGK is, after all, supposed to be "student led" and although I am technically a student I don't think I'm what KGK founders had in mind when they said "student led". So I started concentrating on the cooking and prayed that God would show me his power by working through the students.
And He did! I could have shouted for joy when Daniel and his 3 guests walked in the door - and maybe I did:-) - because with him was the young man who sits kitty corner from me in Beginning Chinese II A.
This is the core group
taken after we'd sent the guests home & cleaned up
I like what a colleague wrote recently: "When we decline a request she (author of "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World") suggested praying for the person God has chosen for that task. ...As we enter that time of year where almost everyone gets over-extended, I hope you'll find your prayer life enriched even when you have to say, "No."