Romans 12:15 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 for Miriam, the lady in Sudan who is in prison with her two year old (the two year old is an American Citizen), Miriam is a Christian so the government told her to renounce her beliefs or they are going to kill her, she is pregnant and as soon as she has the baby they are giving it to a Muslim couple to raise and they will beat her and kill her, they won’t give the children to their father because he is a Christian. ( I cannot fathom……) Pray also for Saeed who is in prison in Iran, to be released from prison and brought to America to be with His wife.
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!
Now, tonight I will be composing a new prayer list and I would love for you to send me any and all requests you may have. Please 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. I will add old prayer requests I have as well so if your prayer request that I have posted in the past needs updating please let me know that as well! 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! (Actually, feel free to send prayer requests if you are a man as well, this is not about gender it is about prayer and supporting each other!) You can message me here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quote: “It’s not the things you get but the hearts you touch that will determine your success in life.”