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Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Is there something you heart is aching over today? Do you have godly people around you to help you walk through it? God cares about every tear you cry and He promises to heal our broken hearts, to give us joy to replace our mourning and to renew our strength! Hold on to your hope in Him!
Maybe today it isn’t you who is mourning something or someone in your life, maybe right now you are coasting along and things seem to be running fairly smoothly. Do you have a few minutes today to come along side someone and ‘weep’ over their situation with them and pray with them or maybe take them a meal or maybe just take them to coffee and allow them to just pour their heart out?
I was talking with a friend yesterday about how our hearts break for the homeless, ‘but by the grace of God that could be any of us.‘ I long to find more ways to be able to help them, they are hurting people who need to be shown the love of God! God makes it very clear over and over in His word that we are to take care of the poor, it is a command, not a mere suggestion. We all need to do a better job of taking the time to reach out to the people around us who need to see Him in all we do, to genuinely care about them because He loves them! Matthew 25:40 ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.‘ We will answer to God one day for how we treat others and it won’t be based on whether or not we thought they deserved our care.
I’m sorry but today seems to be a day of things God has made heavy on my heart. I get so busy somedays trying to keep up with our lives here that I have to remind myself that my call is also to care deeply about the wounded hearts of all women and to show the love of Christ to all and to pray for those who ask for prayer ~ that is the call He gives all of us! Will you please join me today, praying also for all of the women and children who are held as sex slaves! This has become horrifying with how widespread and common this is! This is everywhere ladies! The police found a little girl that was just 12 years old who had been taken and was being used for sex trafficking just up the road from our house! You may be surprised at what is going on near you! This is an overwhelming problem! The sad thing is that if there weren’t so many women and men out there willing to pay for this, then there wouldn’t be a way for them to make money off these innocent people! I highly recommend if you haven’t seen the movie “Priceless” to find it and watch it! (CLICK HERE for the Movie Trailer)
I know this is somewhat an unusual Bible study for us but we need to take the time to care for others and if we don’t have time to do that we are way too busy!
Please take the time today to go to our prayer site and pray for those who have shared their prayer requests! Please also take the time as well if you have a praise for how God has answered prayer lately in your life to encourage others who need to see the power of God at work and add it on the prayer list on the site. I would love for all of us to be covering each other in prayer so we can become the godly, empowered women of God we are called to be! (Men can feel free to join us in our prayer room as well!)
“It’s not the things you get but the hearts you touch that will determine your success in life.” ~ Simple Truths (www.simpletruths.com)