After working on a blog piece for two days, I lost it. I don’t really want to talk about it further. It makes me angry. I feel robbed.
So…this afternoon, a dear friend, a woman I call pastor, but more importantly friend, came to visit. To say that our conversation was a sincere and timely blessing to me is a gross understatement. It was absolutely life-giving.
Proverbs 11:25 reminds us that when we water (bless, minister to, love, serve, refresh) others, we ourselves will be watered. After losing my writings, spending time with someone who always brings great godly strength to my life, restored my spirit. Then, I had the opportunity to speak into someone else’s life this evening. Isn’t God good??
I thought I would share my part of the dialogue, for even as I typed words of encouragement to her, I realized it was really all the things I needed to hear myself. If you get lost, I apologize, for I don’t want to reveal anything personal about this other person, but I pray that you will see how amazing God is when He gives us opportunities to encourage one another….I’ve inserted a couple of notes and quotes, but these are all my words in response to someone in crisis. Copied and pasted; I just deleted her part of the conversation. (And a couple of things that the world need not be privy to).
I pray that someone out there needed this too…