Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prayer and Encouragement

Because of the Lord's great love
we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

An update on Dad.
For those of you praying, and I appreciate you so much, Dad had a good and restful night last night. He remains in the Cardiac ICU (12 hours away). This afternoon at 2:00, he is scheduled to receive a pace maker and we are praying for a smooth procedure. We are also praying for safety in driving, and peace for Mom.

On Encouragement.
During this stressful time, I have been the recipient of some wonderful encouragement.

Whether our worries for the day include the health of a family member, or the bills on our desk, we have a Heavenly Father who cares. Amen? We also have brothers and sisters in Christ that surround us, some from many miles away.

Paul writes,

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

What a great privilege to connect with and encourage Christian brothers and sisters all over the world through the power of the Internet. A thoughtful email or kind comment on a sister's blog might be just the encouragement she needs. Can you imagine Paul and a keyboard? He would have loved email!

I encourage you to reach out and encourage someone today. Make a call, send an email, or leave a kind comment in your travels today.

Just stopping by was an encouragement to me. Now, go on.

I'll look forward to having you visit again when you're through.

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