Friday, March 20, 2009

Encouraging One Another

I cannot believe how time flies between posts! Getting a quiet moment in my house is rare indeed. I reserve the first ones to be with the Lord but to find another in the day is near impossible. Needless to say I have been struggling to catch up to the next post! I'm so glad I have sympathisers out there who understand what it is like to be a wife and mother, it encourages me to know I'm not alone. Speaking of brethren who encourage brings me to the point of this post, of which I must confess may stray slightly off this month's theme. That being said when we do talk about God it is impossible not to overlap themes sometimes!

How amazing it is that the smallest distractions in life can build up so much that your vision becomes very narrow. Let me give you an example from personal experience;
This year began with good intentions. I prayed and determined that I would keep up with all my commitments. I even gave some up because of time. But in time, in no time at all really, everyday concerns, cares and needs had me pressed in on all sides scrambling for more time. My head hit the pillow and that was it, I was out like a light! Until the next morning it started all over again. After a while without realising it my vision would only extend to the everyday concerns that would wrapped around me. Those good intentions seemed to get further and further away! I longed to be out with others witnessing but it wasn't an option. With my husbands long shifts and no family to help with the children there's rarely time to go out anywhere. That zealousness for sharing the gospel you could feel dying down as much as you don't want it to. The desire is still there but not as strong. Circumstances seem to get the better of you until.........

In the briefest of moments God uses someone, a brother or sister to shine like a beacon and reignite that passion you had and encourage you on. You may not even meet this brother/sister face to face but it could be something as simple (yet precious) as a testimony, a song or maybe just a word. They are encouraging without even knowing it!

Enter my most recent beacon of light, Deborah Drapper. A 13 year old girl born into a large Christian family in the south of England. The most amazing documentary of this young girl can be seen below. Watching it really set my heart on fire again to press on through my daily toil and extend my vision once more. And what do you know!...........only yesterday at the most unusual time two Jehovah's Witnesses came to my door! God has brought the opportunities to me!!!

So brethren, be encouraged to know that your devotion and faithfulness to God, when seen by others will bring encouragement to them. Granted I should not have allowed my everyday chores to distract me from seeking first the Kingdom of God!
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day [is] its own trouble.Matthew 6:33-34

3 comments:

Yvonne said...

I really like your blog and how you stand strong on the fundamental teachings of the Bible.

You are an encouragement to others.

"Be strong!"

Yvonne Blake

Natasa said...

I have found these videos a week ago and was blessed by this girl. I hope she will stay faithful.

Clare said...

I was reallty encouraged by Deborah, she is so focused on God it puts me to shame.
I to allowed daily things to get in the way, until I took time out and refocused.