Welcome to Walk With Me Wednesday where we share together in the journey through writing. This month I bring to you the theme of community. I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join in the conversation. I’m elated to share their work with you.
Today, I’m excited to welcome a joyous and beautiful soul whom I met at Compel Training. Welcome Megs from Sunny and 80, which she describes as a “living scrapbook.” Go on over and check out the wonderful world of motherhood. Her blogs always have me laughing, crying, and praising.
Hi! I’m Megs, and I cannot wait to be friends with you!! A Christian saved by the grace of God, I have worn a lot of hats over the years…wife, social media marketer, writer, runner, business development manager, mom, coach…but my favorite is ‘mom.’
“I can’t find Blankie-Bear…”
Oh, the wailing and wallowing over where blanket hiked off to while the school day droned on.
“Is it up in your room?” I asked, knowingly.
“Found it!” sounded the victorious cry of an accomplished Kindergartener. “It was on my pillow!”
Funny, how when we’re looking for something in particular, we rarely seek out the person who is best equipped to answer.
I’m comforted knowing that God hears my prayers and seeks to help me (2 Chronicles 16:9), but the first steps of looking up are followed by strides of reaching out. We are to pray and remain in God’s Word, but also seek out the people He has placed in our lives.
Are you still gazing up when you should be reaching out? God illuminated two truths that have helped me a lot:
- The reciprocity test.
“A friend loves at all times, and is born, as a brother, for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
Chosen by God to be King, David was amazed at the encouragement and loyalty his friend Jonathan (the actual bloodline son of King Saul) lent him. Both men had great faith in God, and based their actions on God’s Words. God’s truth led to trust.
Reach out to friends who reciprocate. Don’t trust shaky faith for rock solid discernment. Where there’s a will to unearth a rock, God will make a way for it to be known.
- Mutual callings.
“Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15
I’m an extreme extrovert, but some days the quiet space of my desk is best suited to answer my questions and squash my doubts. When I log on and hang out with my Christian writer friends, my own calling to write is encouraged and challenged.
“When you share what’s really going on in your life, you give others permission to do the same.” Holley Gerth, LifeGrowth Guide for You’re Already Amazing.
When God tells you it’s time to look back down to earth and reach out, look for those whom Christ, who cares for you, has considered worthy of carrying the message. Look for someone awaiting the delivery of the enlightenment you’ve been entrusted. It’s community at Christ’s level. It’s somebody’s “Blankie Bear.”
Thanks so much for accepting my invitation to guest blog at Cisneros Cafe. Your blog fills me with light and with hope. Although my children are tad older, your subject is always relevant and filled with God loving testimony. I pray your journey is beautiful and filled with grace. Have a blessed week and thank you for sharing here.