Thank you for joining me in my series 31 Days of Finding God. Each day I am going to use a prompt from Kate and incorporate that into how I am finding God in my everyday!
Sometimes I forget how much the little things can make a difference, until I experience it for myself.
Last Wednesday I had shared a prayer request with some friends at church. That evening that we were together the group prayed for me and my family. I am so blessed to be surrounded by a community of people that pray with and for me.
On Sunday one of the women in the group approached me and she asked how things were going. It was an open door to be able to share a little of my heart.
Taking those leaps of faith can be hard can’t they?
I would much rather not share any of the “bad” with you, save my pride and reputation and just look all put together.
But the reality is that I am not all put together most of the time.
Being able to share the difficult and find acceptance is so important. I hope that I will always be a safe place like that for others.
Both of those things really showed me that I was cared for. But then this friend took it another step further and emailed me yesterday…just asking once again how things were and ending the email with “we have all been there at one time or another…”
We can show how much we care for others by just taking the time to make a call, send an email, be that safe place for another to share a struggle.
It makes a difference.
We might not always get that feedback, we might not always find someone who is willing to share the hard things. But if we don’t put ourselves out there as that safe place, we may miss an opportunity to show someone how much we care.
This experience reminded me that I need to be willing to ask how others are doing, follow up with a call or an email, lift them up in prayer and be that person willing to show how much they care.
Can you think of a time when you were cared for in a wonderful way? Please share in the comments!
In Him, Kristin
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