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I live a crazy busy life. I know this because my friends tell me so, and also because I can feel it, that whirlwind of running too many directions at the same time. I’m always going – either going somewhere or “going” to do something, usually the next thing on my never ending list.
And yes, sometimes (OK, most times) I feel the need to slow down but at this particular phase of my life there is no slowing down. We’re in the midst of an interstate move, with one spouse in the “new” state and me still here with the kids, trying to work a part-time job, ferry the kids where they need to be, and just generally hold the house together during the workweek. In the middle of all this craziness it can feel like God is nowhere near. I’m so focused on what needs doing next that I can’t seem to “Be still and know that I am God” and I know that I need to do that very thing.
But when those times come that I wonder where God can possibly be in the madness that constitutes my life, He has ways to remind me.
A Voxer from a lovely friend from across the Northern border.
A text, just asking how I am.
An actual phone call. (Remember when people used to do that all the time?)
God uses His people to reach out and let me know that yes, He’s there in the wildness too. He speaks in their voices, through their fingers, to tell me to keep going, that it’s going to be OK. That He’s there.
Don’t underestimate the power of an encouraging word from you. It might feel like cool water to a thirsty soul when all they can see ahead of them is more desert. If God brings someone to your mind, maybe there’s a reason. And if you reach out to them in obedience, you might just set off a wildfire of encouragement that could one day light up the world.