sHoRtChAnGeD or oVeRpAiD


Would You give me a “real life lesson” anytime I ask?  I just asked yesterday!

And then this morning while on the treadmill at the gym I noticed some bills that someone had left behind.  I left them in the cup holder as I worked out, thinking the owner might return for them.  In an effort to make the most of my time and multi-task, I read a post on Facebook as I walked my rolling hills.  The post said,

“None of us have been shortchanged … we have all been overpaid — especially those of us who have found a friend in Jesus!” (Thx Joi)

I looked down at the bills and the lesson was very clear!  I thought to myself, I must do something with this “overpayment.”  And I will!  I will carry it around until You point out what I am to do with it!

In the meantime, I have a lesson in my pocket — much bigger than two $5 bills!  In the spiritual sense, I have been WAY overpaid!!  Every day I’m awake, every hour I move, every moment I’m alive . . . because Jesus paid a debt I owed and could not pay, with His own precious blood when He died for my sins on the cross.

And so that moves me to consider what do I do with this “overpayment?”  Because although I could never repay it, much good could be accomplished for the kingdom, if I lived out my days trying!

God please cause me to live out this challenge every single day of my life.

“But commended His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!”  Romans 5:8

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”  II Cor 5:20