More from Nancy Meyer
Since I wrote today's devotion, I have had a few health issues and was forced to slow down and not have so much busyness in my life.
What I have learned is that God loves you whether you are busy with the Lord's work, your work, or no work! God loves us just as we are. That has been a hard lesson for me. I often tie my worth to what I’m doing. But like I said in my devotion, God gave each of us a gift just for us. Plus, we must recognize that we don’t all have the same energy levels.
I’ve helped with refugee organizations in a big way for three years. I was chair of the multi-denomination Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART). You can find us at BensonRefugeeTF.com and on Facebook. We offered free clothing to new refugees arriving in Nebraska. We held citizenship classes, computer classes, and English classes. We networked with other organizations to provide needed services to refugees, especially after their first 90 days in the US--which is when direct help from the refugee resettlement agency ends. We also sponsored a couple families and helped set up their apartment, providing all the furniture, linens, etc. This was a very big job!
Now due to my health, I am doing far less, but still using my talents. I collect clothing as well as items from thrift stores and estate sales that refugees can use in their apartments to get them started. I have befriended refugees and thrown birthday parties, delivered Christmas gifts, etc.
I think the important thing to learn from this devotion is not to compare yourself to someone else. You can help in big or small ways when you are using your God-given talents. And all of us can always pray!
- Nancy Meyer
(Pictured above, top to bottom: citizenship classes offered for refugees; a birthday party for one of Nancy's friends, Poa Lu; free clothing drive; one of Nancy's friends setting up her new bedroom)