Nothing major, but, “whine, whine, why, why?”
My friend encouraged me, heard me, sympathized with me, and by the time we hung up, I was back to my right mind. Sorta.
After we hung up, I learned, she prayed for me.
God answered her prayer fast!
About two minutes later, I heard the Father voice of God, “If you don’t like what I’ve given you, I can give it to someone else.”
He had my attention.
I literally felt like a kid standing in front of her father, full of love and kindness, but speaking to her very sternly.
“No sir, I’m very, very happy with what I have.”
I could not repent fast enough.
See, my heart was weary over a few things and comparing myself to others. Instead of really going to Him, I let my discouragement fester.
Then I spewed all over my friend.
Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Not just in time and money, but in words. In deeds.
He has been so very gracious to us by clothing us in His righteousness that the bar for giving is high.
But I think the Lord had a point to make with me.
He knows my heart grows weary. He understands my frame, my weakness, but He also wants me to live above it.
By His grace He’s saying, “Rachel, you can NOT let sin beset you. You can press into Me and not get bogged down.”
The Father was calling me to a higher, narrower way.
I accept the challenge.
To give with my words, to give with my time, my money… (Oh, she’s stepping in it now, Fred!)
Be a giver. You never know how God will use you to bless others. How He will bless you.
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