Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Every Once In Awhile

It's day three of my April Quests and I feel as sunny as the SUN that streamed in the windows this afternoon.  It was a beautiful day in the Midwest and I soaked up the sunshine as I went about my day and worked on my Quests. 

Pray for Someone
This morning I headed downstairs for a run on the treadmill and my Someone for the day was already on my mind.  I had prayed for her this morning before I even lifted my head off the pillow.  As I stepped onto the treadmill, I decided to turn on my little laptop and pull up the message she sent me. 

Once again I found myself so thankful for Hubby's efforts in fixing up our treadmill area in the basement, because I had just found another use for it.  While I ran, I pulled up her message, and prayed out loud the very words she sent me as I read them from the screen. 

I asked God to comfort her, show her encouragement today through the people she works with, to offer her opportunities where she can be a blessing to others, to strengthen her where she wants to grow stronger in her faith, and to sustain her as she does what she does not want to do, but feels she must. 

I spent a good part of my run praying for her and the needs she shared with me.  I also prayed for the concerns she did not share, but God knows what those are.  I have continued to pray for her throughout this day.  I am grateful that even though she doesn't know me well, she shared her requests with me, and asked me to pray for her today.  I hope she feels extra blessed.

Encourage Someone
This afternoon as school was winding down with our Engineer, I grabbed a specially chosen card, and laid it on my desk to write to my friend, Heart Mom, who lives far away.   I haven't seen her in nearly two years.  I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her and that I was also choosing her to be my Someone to pray for this weekend.

I'll share more of Heart Mom's story then, but today, I wrote to her to let her know that I valued her friendship, missed her, and admired her.  I really wanted to make sure she knew those three things.  God brought her to mind today and I just knew she had to be my Someone to encourage.

I'm sure you have had those days...when God brings someone to mind.  Maybe you haven't thought about that person in awhile and it makes you wonder how they are doing.  Maybe you run across an old photo, letter, or memento that reminds you of the person and it brings back memories. 

Because we have lived in many different places in several different states, I have a long list of people that were in my daily life for a season...but then they moved on...or we moved on...and now they are no longer in my day to day life.  I am so grateful for those times when God brings them to my mind, and for a bit of time they are back in my life again.

When this happens, I usually spend some time thinking about them and remembering.  Then I will pray for them and maybe even contact them through a card, note, message, text, or phone call. 

And every once in awhile...I might even write about them in a blog post....

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