Monday, August 31, 2009

Don't Hold The Phone

I wanted to share briefly how God is working in my life. Recently, He has really ministered to me through a couple of people that have said, "I am thinking about you." Last week, I got a text on my way to school that was from a dear friend, Susie, who wanted me to know she was praying for me because she was thinking of me. Notice the phrasing: she prayed for me because she thought of me. My mom called Friday and said, "What can I do for you today? I want to help you."
Another was a phone call today from my friend Katherine. Her kind voice was music to my ears: "Hey I was thinking of you...." No one specifically had anything to call about or reason other than they were thinking of me. Their thoughts were controlled by our Heavenly Father. Isn't He so gracious to encourage us through His Spirit prompting others to speak words of love? The words I don't think matter as much as the connection to the "doing." I didn't just cross their minds briefly, they acted on their thought intentionally.
Isn't that what we are called to do as Christians? To love one another? These precious friends took the time to personally contact me. We live in such a hurried society. On to the next thing, it easily becomes a game of how much we can actually fit into the rectangle on our daily planner and even BETTER is to CHECK IT ALL!!!!!
Do we make time to care, to love? I am so thankful for these friends who, by their actions, have reminded me to slow down and ask the Lord to show me who He wants me to speak to-intentionally, without hurrying, without an agenda, to just say, "Hey, I was thinking about you."


J said...

amen. I'm so guilty of pouring myself into the "to do" list. GREAT reminder and encouragement! Thanks!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Makes me think I need to verbalize when God brings someone to mind. I'm thinking of specifically someone who's been on my mind for several weeks sporadically. I think now would be a good time to email her.
Thanks for letting us see the other side of just how important little gestures are.

emily said...

So, true. Thanks for your encoruagement! I love you!

Angie said...

How right you are. When God places someone in our thoughts, we need to stop and pray right then! And better still, tell them! Thank you for the reminder to SLOW DOWN!