“Wow love what you are doing with your hair!” What an awesome pick me up. It takes only a few seconds but what a return on your time. We can uplift, enlighten, elevate and nurture or we can destroy or break down. It only takes a second.
There are a lot of mind-grueling, exhausting moments in a mother’s life. I have personally been brought back from the brink, with a simple smile, an offer to hold a baby or even someone taking my cart back for me at Walmart. I am going to challenge myself this next week to do 2 things a day to brighten someone’s life. I will report back my finding and reactions in the next blog.
We are uplifted with a simple comment on our physical appearance how much more would we be emotionally transformed if and when we receive a compliment on our inner beings. When someone who truly knows you makes a comment about your soul it leaves you breathless and awed to be privy to their inner thoughts and leveled with thanksgiving for their trust and companionship. I am in a bible study and one of the questions asked was, “What would your closest friends say is driving your life?” I asked four people, three said, “Christ” and the fourth said,”Your children”. To be told Christ was driving my life was the greatest compliment I have ever received. My greatest calling is to be a mother so for my friend to believe that I was living out this calling as the primary drive of my life left me feeling supported and encouraged. I felt that what I was doing was noticed and appreciated.
Pray: Lord we want to uplift and not break down. But sometimes are hearts are far from our mouths. Help us to immediately ask for forgiveness and an opportunity to correct our destructive words. I pray for you to give me opportunities in my daily life to uplift. Lord Jesus help us to remember that your Godly calling on our life is to support and love like You do. Help us to dig deep and release the love that you have stored within us.
Love, your daughter Amen.
Pray: Lord Jesus what do you think about me? Can you show me in a tangible way that I am noticed and loved. I need your companionship and support in my life. I love you, Amen.
1 Thessalonians 5:11,Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing (NIV).