A kindhearted woman gains respect. Proverbs 11:16
The Lord has blessed my life in many ways. Everyday that is true, but there are some days when I choose not to see it that way. It usually happens when I fix my eyes on my trials & tribulations. Remember the story of Jesus walking on the water? Peter wanted to walk on the water too, but the minute he fixed his eyes on the waves, he began to sink. How do we keep from sinking? By fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. And what is it that Jesus said we should do? He said that we should wash each others feet. We should come along side someone else that is struggling. Bear each others burdens, be a servant.
Since moving to Colorado, the Lord has opened doors to several friendships. I have some amazing ladies in my life. First there is Colette. She and her husband are having money troubles, so they are having to sell their house of 15 years. The fixing and packing has been overwhelming for her. Second is my friend Bonnie, who lost her job and has a son that has been mixed up in drugs. Third is my friend Tara who is an amazing school teacher. Sometimes all the rules and regulations of teaching had her bogged down. And last, but not least, my friend Cindy who has been helping her husband with the struggles of his business. All these women have their trials & tribulations. All of them call out to the Lord for help. What amazes me is that the Lord uses little old me to answer some of their prayers.
For instances, Bonnie prayed and asked the Lord for someone to go with her to visit her son in jail. And the Lord laid it on my heart to tell her I would go with her. Colette needed someone to help with her overgrown garden and when I stopped by for a visit we weeded it together. Tara needed someone to spend individual time with each student reading and the Lord picked me. And Cindy was in need of a friend to give her encouragement which the Lord has graciously allowed me to do. I have to tell you, my cup is overflowing!!
Oh what a blessed God we serve, who uses us to lift others out of the waves of despair and at the same time lifts me. Being a kindhearted woman is the best job in the world!
"When God blesses you, He rarely has you in mind." ~E. V. Hill