A friend wrote this morning: What if just for one day, you were grateful for everything?
I loved that! I commented that I am grateful for lots of things, but struggle to be grateful for not having a job. Well, just now, I came across these verses:
“Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you” – Ephesians 6:21-22. To update people and encourage them was his purpose. That was the work Tychicus had to do for the people of God. No salary, except the peace of knowing he was doing what the Lord wanted.
I still struggle with knowing I don’t earn the money I get, but even in that, I can give thanks because I know God loves me and I have some use in His kingdom, despite being unemployed. It’s enough to make you smile.