There are times when I feel so close to God. And there are times when I feel I've neglected my relationship with Him.
This weekend as I was praying over others, over my family, over myself - it became very clear when I feel closest to God. When I am talking to Him. When I am in relationship with Him and asking for His hands to be on others, when I am praising Him in the storm, when I am saying Thank you Jesus. It was a reminder, the struggles others go through, aren't only there to draw them closer to God, but to draw others closer as well. Humm ... and all by design.
This morning as my heart is heavy for so many I can't help but feel directly situated right where God would have me. Sure, I've got my own joys and situations, but more importantly, I have the honor to pray over others. What a gift when your friends, your family or co-workers seek you to pray on their behalf.
Honored because they trust you and Honored because God is using you in their struggles or joys to be glorified. And truthfully, I really don't mind much what my part in any of it is, but am so completely honored to be making the ASK or REQUEST or HEALING or HELP or PRAISE on someone's behalf as I know, God is in the glory!
This morning, my heart is prayerful as I think about my dear sweet friend who is scared and unsure what her week may entail as she goes in for tests, my heart prays over her for peace and healing and understanding of the situation. For the doctors to have the knowledge and the process which will make her situation smaller than she is imagining in this moment. I pray for her to find time to seek God and to understand HE IS BIGGER THAN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. I'm honored that she shared her struggle, her burden and her heart ~ and I'm confident God is using this situation to remind her LEAN INTO ME, TRUST ME, LOVE ME and LET ME TAKE CARE OF YOU. She is a nurturer by nature, taking care of others, perhaps God is reminding her it is alright to allow others to take care of her. And it is time to allow Him completely take care of her - mind, body and soul. To come to Him and rest in Him.
God bless her this week, love her and encourage her! PROVERBS 31:25 She is Clothed in Strength and Dignity and Laughs without Fear at the Future. xoxo