I want to love those around me well. I bet you do too. It doesn’t matter if I know someone or not, God’s heart for them is that they are loved well by His children.
I have reflected on my life in its various seasons. In every hard season, He was always been faithful to bring someone into my life to love me well. And I remember the significance of how my friends have served me. Their help has ranged from:
- praying for me
- giving me wise counsel
- buying me groceries
- helping me move to a new apartment
- paying for my rent when I was laid off
- letting me sleep on their sofa so I wouldn’t be homeless
Now, I will be the first to admit that I struggle with a little thing called pride. I am ridiculously independent and self sufficient. I actually pride myself in it. But, the Lord has gently humbled me over the years. I have learned to ask for help, especially when I don’t want to — and to accept help when it is offered. I won’t lie and say that it is easy for me to do that now, but I pretty much just take a deep breath and let it happen.
There is a blessing in both receiving and in giving.
The Lord let some simple, yet deep truths settle in to my heart.
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