I almost cried for the first time in a while in prayer meeting last night…. well, first time in a while at a time when I wasn’t giving the prayer request.
There were some serious prayer requests given, requests that I felt personal connection to: people in pain, in broken relationships (with God and man), in inner torment for what is out of their control, … in eternity. Yes. During our prayer meeting, we received a phone call that a man we had prayed for, for both salvation and physical healing, had passed away.
My heart broke for a young couple and the possibility of a sad diagnosis.
My soul ached for a 2-yr old girl about to enter the foster care system.
My spirit mourned for the death of this man who entered eternity without Truth, without Hope, without Christ.
It’s been that kind of week, a week of re-focusing on what’s important, of having zero hot water and being thankful for it, of constantly re-prioritizing and wondering how I can fit everything into my schedule, of remembering and taking time to be quiet and enjoying silence.
God uses all sorts of things to touch our hearts and teach us lessons. He continually uses the unexpected and reminds us of His plans. He constantly offers us choices to remind us of His empowering Grace. He keeps using our weaknesses to demonstrate His strength and our “strengths” to teach us humility and dependence.
This week God chose to use hot water to remind me just how blessed I am live in such luxury as I do. Even without hot water, I’m still living a life of such wealth.
This week God chose to use a child that I have grown to love over a weekend to break my heart for the fatherless.
This week God chose to use my running schedule and training to remind me that life is a marathon and my spiritual race takes consistent training if I’m to win the prize.
This week God chose to use a simple and growing friendship to remind me that His Word never comes back void.
This week God chose to use simple interactions, lots of laughing, serious talks, and some good hugs to remind me in very clear ways just how blessed I am.
What has God chosen to use this week to teach you, to remind you, to grow you?