Mix and Match – Devotional

This post comes from a daily devotional I used to receive from Max Lucado, a man I have great respect for. Hence the back-date on the post, which I reproduce in full below. It shares a sentiment that I have often shared on Facebook – not least in light to the constant facelifts Facebook has.

Mix and Match

Posted: 24 May 2012 10:01 PM PDT

Today’s MP3

If only we could order life the way we order gourmet coffee.  Wouldn’t you love to mix and match the ingredients of your future?  How about a grande happy-latte, with a dollop of love, sprinkled with Caribbean retirement?  Take me to that coffee shop!  Too bad it doesn’t exist.

The truth is, life often hands us a concoction entirely different from the one we requested.  Life comes caffeinated with surprises.  Transitions and alterations.   Some changes are welcome, others are not.

Remember the summary of King Solomon?  For everything there is a season.

  • A time to be born and a time to die
  • A time to plant and a time to harvest
  • A time to cry and a time to laugh

Make friends with whatever’s next!  Embrace it.  Don’t resist it.  As Paul wrote,“These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing.”

Taken from Fearless


About Laurel C Kriegler

A born and bred South African, I was educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, where I graduated with an Honours Degree (post-graduate) in Economics at the end of 2001. After spending several years gaining work experience in the UK, I returned to South Africa to get married. It was during the ensuing period that my pursuits of writing and editing took hold.
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