January 11, 2012
Life gets busy. Life gets hectic. But Christ doesn't. He doesn’t get to busy or hectic for me. Why do we allow ourselves to get that way for Him?
I'm not one for new year resolutions, but , I am one for fresh starts. When my eyes are turned before God I have inspiration. I have focus. I have purpose. I have this blog. My fresh start is to start sharing with you the moments of inspiration that God blesses me with almost daily. I'm kicking busy out the door and putting hectic on a shelf. Thank you Jesus.
This morning I met with my friend Robin. Let me tell you, what an incredible sister I have in Robin! Such a beautiful heart and spirit to match. Both Robin and I have a great desire to reach the hearts of young women and allow Christ to use us in helping them identify their value. To bring healing to their past. We are in the beginning stages of something new for Elizabeth's House and I'm excited to see where God will lead it. While our baby girls drooled and rolled around on the living room floor, we shared out hearts together. We prayed together and asked the Lord for this new friendship. To bless it and make it prosper for His will and purpose.
I am a firm believer that God brings together friendships. He shows us in scripture that He does. Take for instance David and Jonathan. Jonathan was the son of King Saul and David the son of Jesse of Bethlehem. One the son of a King. The other the son of a shepherd. Scripture paints an incredible picture of the bond between these two young men. It's this bond that stands in respect, humility; ultimately in honour.
I have a few friendships like that in my life. As I seek to grow and mature in my journey with Christ, He brings people into my life that are to help shape and stretch me. I have heard it preached many times that we should surround ourselves with others whom we feel are “better than us”. Individuals who have walked the walk and can hold us up as we stumble along our own path of sanctification.
To be sanctified. To be set apart and made holy. It's not an overnighter folks, it a life-long process. These women know who they are and I love them dearly. We've gone through our honeymoon stages and have had our ups and downs. I am truly thankful for those moments because I can clearly see God working on me in them. Breaking down the barriers that we surround ourselves in is a tough job, but it's through experience that I can tell you that you always come out stronger on the other side. I have also come to learn through experience that I'm usually my biggest problem.
I continue to tell my daughter Avery that her sister Rachel is her best friend. That Rachel will always look up to her, love her, no matter what the world throws her way. It's truly a thing of beauty to witness your children embrace that bond.
Do you have these people in your life? Do you want them? Ask Him. For if you ask, you shall receive. Let the Father bring you your Jonathan.