Wednesday, November 07, 2007

lunch break post and thoughts...

I was looking back over old posts from several years ago last night. I was struck by some of the comments. I just feel so thankful for this forum where we can share together. Thank you for reading.

I have a few friends who are going through difficult things right now. I know from experience that it's hard to allow people to walk with you when you're in "the valley". But, what a great joy to have friends in those times. I know that right now, watching certain friends walk through valley times, I want to walk with them. In fact, I consider it a joy to share in their burden. Isn't it amazing how hard that is to see when you're the one going through it and you feel guilty about your friends walking with you?

Do you know someone going through difficulty right now? Have you reaffirmed your presence? Sometimes it takes constant reminder. How is God showing you joy in suffering? Have you stopped to take stock of your relationships today?


Elizabeth S said...

I have someone walking with me through a valley right now. I don't know what I'd do without them. Also, it is a blessing to let someone walk through a valley with you. It blesses them to walk with us just as much as it blesses us to not have to walk alone.

preacherman said...

I just wanted to stop by and encourage you brother. I want to tell you that you are doing wonderful job with your ministry and ignore the critics. Keep pressing forward. Keep praising God. Keep your eyes focused on Him because He is what life is all about. Life is to short. May God poor countless blessings on you, your family and your ministry brother.
In Him,
Kinney Mabry,

Hilary said...

I am not good at letting people walk with me. I feel guilty and self-centered. But recently a friend said to me, "It is our job as a Christians in community to respond to one another's needs. When you won't share your needs, you're not allowing us to fulfill our calling as your brothers and sisters." Suddenly, it seemed selfish also to insist I walk alone. A few days later I found myself in a valley, and I boldly asked for help. The response has been so affirming.