The Master of Recycling

The Master of Recycling

Something you hear a lot about these days is recycling, and here in Hawaii it is really big, I mean you will see people going through the trash and dumpsters to find things to recycle! There are trucks set up for recycling, people bring their stuff and they get their money. They can make just about anything out of plastic, paper, cardboard, and glass, it amazes me! I took the kids to a free activity at the community college last week, and they were handing out rulers made out of old phone books and pencils that were made of recycled denim!!! Cool huh? I believe in recycling because I think it shows good stewardship, but honestly, I don’t recycle all that I should! I realized a neat thing about recycling, God is the master of it! Think about it for a minute, we first come to him, a mess and not at all we should be, but He takes what we have and creates something new in us, He recycles that negative attitude, that addiction, the sinful outlooks we had into useful tools to reach our world!! The kids and I have been walking to and from school a lot lately, and along the way the sidewalks are just littered with bottles and wrappers, in fact, Briana mentioned she wanted to bring a trash bag next time to clean up as we go, then recycle what we could, and then throw the rest out. Now that I think about it, there is a lesson in it, yes it is great that they want to pick up the trash, but also about how God has come through each of our life’s “picking” up the trash, He recycled the useful things and got rid of the rest! Who would have thought that there would be any use for that old phone book or used denim? That is how people used to see us, we weren’t worth much we had no real use, but God looked and saw the potential for “recycling” in us! Recycling is just turning old things into new things, that is truly God’s business! He gives us beauty for ashes, turning that old junky stuff into new beautiful useful gifts to use for His glory! Let God look into your heart daily, so He can get rid of the trash and make you a glorious example of His “recycling” power!!!

I love y’all…

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