via Daily Prompt: Sympathy
I am at the close of this September day. My family and friends have been very kind to call to offer sympathy because this is my GirlMic’s date of birth. She died two years ago on September 1, 2015 and they have called to encourage me and share pictures of the beautiful life she lived for fifty one years. I know offering sympathy is one of those times in life where words are never enough so I share this family picture to offer my sympathy to the many people who will find themselves sitting on the front pew.
There is a chime of rhyme as I am looking back in time. I would like to make these words rhyme as I look back at the past two years. My writing is used to help me move forward while also remembering some special precious moments. I approach these words, chime, rhyme and time by pulling out the last two letters, me. When I think of what blesses me, I use this visual of a painting by my grandgirl Patrice which hangs above my computer with the scripture from Proverbs 3:6. This message speaks to me and it sets me free.
I have to admit that I am distracted easily by how people react and respond in places where I find myself frequently. I have been praying for restoration and revival to start with my own soul and spirit. I was driving recently and asking the Lord to help me go in the right direction. I must say that I attended several churches in one weekend and when I looked at the prompt word lurch, the first word I thought of was church. I now pray daily for all connected churches , leaders and members to keep us free from church lurch.
The Challenges of raising support for the Breast Cancer Walks that I participate in begins today. I like using the word unfurling as it describes a spread out or a shake out. I have been a card carrying American Cancer Society member since 2001 and I enjoy the experiences and events which allow me to see friends who are survivors, advocates and volunteers. They are chosen to meet the challenges in the community. We all must encourage each other to move through situations to solutions and always know that we walk in purpose. We are chosen to meet all challenges unfurling.
Who are the people? These are the ones you watch very carefully as they are people with a sharp point and an agenda that causes distractions to the completion of what God has purposed. Sometimes they are people who use their power and entitlement to keep us from making progress. It is important that we pray for their evil to be exposed by God. We must continually protect our heart that causes us to become offended because we are in a spiritual war. This requires us to watch and pray. This is my midnight revelation and wisdom for day 21 of 40.
Midnight Move in the Ministry : Reading the Aim for Change for the Sunday School Lesson and the Keep in Mind scripture. Acts 8:35 reads “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” I am focusing on coming out of situation and making a move for my wellness. There are many openings that God has placed before me which I have not entered. I now see that God does say no to keeping still when evidence of integrity and honesty are removed. I know that being uncomfortable is the first step to “barrier breakthrough.”
I think of the airport carousel when it is sitting still until there are bags placed on it and someone pushes the button to get it started. My spiritual analogy is that it is not always time to move even when I have been chosen. The frozen state of mind that I find my self, soul and spirit in is evidence of the need to find the right change carousel and place my baggage on it. I have to remember that every trip cannot be perfect but the final destination begins when I am unfrozen and the chosen work completed.