by Sarah Nelson
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
Yesterday I was wrestling with a decision that my husband I were having to make. We both knew what we needed to do, and that God was showing us that our options were gone, and truly the choice was made for us. Yet, my heart and mind were bouncing around with all the “what ifs” and “should haves.” I reached out to a dear friend across the miles who had gone through a similar situation. She lovingly responded to my questions, both asked and unasked. She affirmed that when we follow God in obedience we need to trust Him to work through, above, and beyond what we can see and understand.
While this friend is thousands of miles away from me, she continues to “stir” me up to love and good works as she encourages me and prays for me. Our “meeting together” is not in a shared physical space, but takes place over internet connection. I am so thankful that our prayers for one another reach God’s heart from our homes that are far apart.
Are you struggling today? First, present your burden to the Lord. He is the faithful Friend who is always there. Ask that if He would have someone to come alongside you in your struggle, that He would provide that. Do you have a friend who is going through a challenge? Come alongside her in prayer, encouraging her that God sees her needs and is faithful to meet those needs.
Together let’s stir one another to love and good works, enjoy meeting together, and be dedicated to encouraging one another, all while we eagerly await the return of our Lord and Savior.