There have been moments in my life where I’ll desire something, and I do not necessarily give it directly to God. It’s a lingering desire in my thoughts and my heart. Recently, I’ve been thinking about something deeply.
Ever since I read Rachel’s Journals (see Book Review: here) I’ve been greatly encouraged to really work on reaching out to people. Trying to be positive, be encouraging, and let people know they are thought of.
I’ve been working on letting people know I think of them. Even if it is something small, if I appreciate what they are doing, then it helps for that person to know. It’s an adjustment, for sure, but I know when people reach out to me it is very helpful. All the more reason I want to reach out to others.
Something that caught my eye about Rachel’s story is how often people reached out to her, that they knew they could reach out to her. I’ve been a person, especially when I was younger, who people could reach out to. I still am, but I have taken a few steps back.
Jesus calls us to step out. He encourages us to make our focus on others a priority. It’s easy to look at the world and see physical needs. But I think it is just as important that as much as we work on helping others with physical needs that we work on helping others with emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.
This past week, God has given me the opportunity to see how people started reaching out to me, more than usual. He has been reminding me how He will use me, I just need to be willing.
I know this is a shorter post, but I just thought it was a blessing to see the Lord take something I’ve been thinking about, and illustrate to me how He is using me in my life, and in the lives of others.
Jesus absolutely listens to us all the time. He sees what we are going through. He sees the glory we give Him, and the sins we struggle with. Our Savior can do the impossible, the unthinkable, nothing gets by Him.
Never forget that!
Has there ever been a prayer God answered for you that you didn’t verbalize to Him?
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