Updated: Jul 29, 2019
Caring for others is one of the most selfless acts that a human being can do, and it is also one of the ways that we show up on earth as the hands and feet of Christ. In Mathew 25 verse 35 & 36 we are reminded of this call to arms as the scripture states “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” This reality came crashing down on me this year. The past couple of months, I have been dealing with an onslaught of health issues. And I had to allow someone else to take care of me. This is a major battle for my fiercely independent nature. I am the one that takes care of others not the other way around. I am in a place where I am having trouble praying and understanding this season. I am constantly fighting the urge to either shut down or shut others out. I don’t know if anyone can relate. A few of the things I have done differently this time around is to:
a. Stay in God’s word, I refuse to allow my relationship with Christ to suffer because of all the things that I don’t understand. So, I turn to the Psalms and use them as my prayers.
b. I ensure that I take time out to do a devotional each day. I am not sure if anyone reading this is in a similar season but if you are, I ask that you comment and join me in prayer by reading one of my favorite Psalms every day this week, Psalms 27. I will continue to pray for each of you and ask that you continue to pray for me and my family.
I will close with this verse from John 15:5 “ I am the vine you are the branches, if you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Thank you all so much for your continued support, I appreciate it.