11 I really want to see you to pass along some spiritual gift to you so that you can be strengthened. 12 What I mean is that we can mutually encourage each other while I am with you. We can be encouraged by the faithfulness we find in each other, both your faithfulness and mine.
Romans 1: 11-12
One thing I do during Lent is to give thanks for the amazing people God has put in my life. There are too many to list here, but if you are reading this, you are on that list because somehow, someway, God has crossed our paths together at some point. So, I thank God for you today.
One motivating factor for me creating this blog is to inspire you and build you up with a word of God’s grace. One of the benefits I get is from your comments and conversations.
One benefit I get is from your comments and conversations.
I think that’s what Paul is suggesting in the beginning of his letter to the Church in Rome. He wants to be with them to inspire them and be inspired by them through the power of sharing the Gospel, the message of God’s love and grace for us. And he’s clear, we don’t do this alone. We do it together. It’s always better together, in community, in relationship…not easier, but better.
I hope this little tidbit for today, reminds you that God loves you, that God is with you, whatever you are going through, and whatever you are going through, you are not alone, we will face life together, picking each other up, building each other up.
Grace and Peace.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the gift of other faithful folks who have helped me along life’s journey. May I be a blessing to others as they have been a blessing to me.