Monday, April 8, 2013

Just A Little Effort

It's Monday and truthfully it's felt like it all day!  We had such a lovely weekend, it was difficult this morning to admit it was over.  However, it turned out to be another beautiful spring day here in the Midwest and I did my April Quests with a joyful heart anyway.

Encourage Someone
Sunday, I didn't write a blog post because I was busy enjoying the day with Hubby and our Engineer.  I did, however, make a phone call to encourage Someone I love who needed a little love.  It was a good conversation and I think we were both feeling better as we hung up the phone. 

This morning I sent a message to Someone who had a difficult day ahead of her.  I knew she was going to be facing something she was dreading and I wanted her to know I remembered and was thinking of her. 

Sometimes it doesn't take a huge amount of time or effort to let someone know you care.  That's what I tried to do these last two days.

Pray for Someone
One of my dearest friends sent me two prayer requests for two friends this week.  I have become friends with both of these gals because they were friends with my sweet friend and she introduced us.  Yesterday, I prayed for one of them. 

Sunday's Someone is a loving caring sister, friend, mom, wife, and grandma.  She is always doing for others.  Sometimes this can be a bit stressful and my friend asked me to spend a day praying for her.  She seems to be always worrying and taking care of everyone else around her.  I'm sure many of you can relate! 

Yesterday, I lifted her name up to the Lord, praying for her as she loves and cares for her family and friends.  I pray she felt the comfort that only prayer can bring.

The extra cool part of this request was that this friend I prayed for on Sunday had already sent me a couple of requests for two other people I prayed for last week.  Then, someone else sent me a request to pray for her.  How fun is that?

Today, I prayed for our other friend.  Although I have never met her in person, I have come to know her online and I am thankful for that opportunity.  She is a loving mother, wife, friend, and daughter.  She is currently dealing with life while her husband is on a long military deployment.

She is raising their two children while she supports her husband from afar.  I know that is not easy.  I think of her often, especially in the evenings when he would normally be home with her and the children.  My heart goes out to her.  I am thankful for the sacrificie her husband is making for this country.  I am also thankful for the sacrifice she and her children are making for this country. 

I know today was an especially hard day for her and her children and I prayed for them throughout the day.  I asked God to sustain them for these next few months until he finally returns home.  My heart is with this family.  My heart is with all the military families that wait for their loved ones to return home from deployment.

Do you know a family dealing with a deployment or preparing for one?  If so, I encourage you to take a few minutes and lift them up in prayer and maybe even look for a way to encourage them during the deployment time. 

Do you know Someone you would like me to spend a day praying over?  Do you know Someone who could use some encouragement?  If so, please email or message me with a first name and the request.  I have several of the coming days open, so please feel free to contact me.  It doesn't matter what the concern is...everything that concerns us matters to God.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice!! All of us in military know how deployments are and work to support each other. Sometimes I'm not sure civilians understand.
    Tea Queen

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