~ One Woman at a Time ~
I am thinking of you and where Jesus has walked with you. I am wondering where you are sacrificing your story, for His glory. I know you are because your heart is set on Him; His ways are always before you and He is the desire of your heart. And so this is what I am wondering …
Where is it that you have been wearied or burdened by life? Has it been in the struggle of an illness, a great loss, the disappointment of expectations unmet, or a dream vanished? And where, along the way, has God ministered to you?
And what did God do in that time?
Did He reach down from the height of heaven and comfort you with His love and provision? Did He gently carry you through and set your feet on solid ground? Or, did He take the hidden things of your heart and cast His Light so you could walk in the freedom of hope and joy?
Whatever God has overcome, has not only been for you …it’s been done for another.
He wants us to take those experiences and He wants us to fling wide our homes, our hearts, our schedules, and our resources and He wants us to give them away. His works are not for us to keep; they are meant to be shared and invested in someone else.
Because of your intimate life-experiences with God, you have an opportunity to minister to the depths of another’s heart. You’ve been given a first-hand perspective of what is needed physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And when you do, you console that person with the faithfulness of God Himself.
When we open our hands to the poor in Spirit and reach out to those who lack, Jesus extends His relief and He lightens the load of those in need.
What grace and mercy does God want you to give away?
Will you ask Him to speak to your heart and unite you with others who are in need of the same?
Jesus, thank you for meeting me in every struggle and heart-ache I’ve faced. You have ministered to the depths of my heart and given me deep joy and hope. Open my eyes to those who are struggling and allow me to be the extension of Your love and kindness. Knit me to those who are in need of my experiences with You, so I can refresh them with Your grace and mercy. It’s in Your Name I go. Amen
Are you in need of hope? A virtual hug? Or, someone to say, “I know.” If so, will you join me over at the One Woman at a Time Facebook Community and subscribe here, (above, right) too? And, would you share a story of God encouraging another through you (click here)? I would love to walk this journey with you, my friend.
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,