Connected to Others
I believe there is someone in your life God has uniquely prepared for you to bless. They have been prepared for you and you have been prepared for them. I believe that it’s time to ask God to lead you to that person. Don’t be surprised if it’s someone you already have a relationship with. Jesus is ready to do his work through you. All He needs is your availability.
Connected to Jesus
In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, I sense a hunger for steadfastness. A quiet strength. Assurance. Not smug. Not stubborn. But solid. This is only possible if we allow ourselves to be connected to Jesus, receiving from Him all that we need.
A few years back, I wrote these words while experiencing an afternoon of solitude and silence with the Lord: “Stop looking down, in, up. Start looking forward, at.” I was convicted by my tendency to avert my gaze from others. I confessed my preference to deliberately look away, be self-absorbed, or even at times to look to God to avoid looking at others. God’s word to me was very clear: “Look at people. Notice their circumstances. Consider what I may want to do for them through you.”
What about you? Do you have genuine admiration for a woman of faith? Praise God! Affirm and bless her. But be careful not to give celebrity status to an individual. Instead, focus on the gospel message demonstrated by the person and work of Christ. Blessing is available for all who respond to God’s message with repentance and obedience. Jesus said so himself.