Not without several pep talks, mind you.
I even emailed myself a rather scathing message about it being time to stop procrastinating. It worked, though I am still a little offended about the way I talked to myself….
As I cleaned, I kept thinking of a dear friend and mentor that I haven’t seen for several years. Nothing about her would be connected to the housework I was doing, but I could not shake the remembrance of her.
I thought about calling, but there was that stern email I had received from me that kept my nose firmly to the grindstone as I checked things off the list.
So since I didn’t take the time to call, I would pray.
I really didn’t know what I was praying for, but I figured God did. Each time she came to mind, I would debate calling, lose the debate and pray for her.
At the very end of the day, I sat down in a pleasantly clean and tidy house and there she was on my mind again. I was concerned it was too late to call her, but I just knew I had to.
One more prayer that it wasn’t past bedtime and I found her in my contacts and dialed…
And you know what…it turns out that this had been a kind of hard day for her.
We talked about a lot of things but when it all came down to the end, she told me that the fact I had been thinking of her was evidence that God was very much at work in the difficult news of the day.
She was encouraged and blessed to know that once again God was sending His love through someone in the Body.
Funny thing is…I needed to know that, too.
I needed to be reassured that God is very much at work in my life and in the lives of those I love.
I was encouraged that I had encouraged her, because it was God who put her on my heart all day. Which means, I am on His mind too…and I like that. A lot.
And that’s how it works, isn’t it?
God places on your heart to do something to spread His love, and He loves you right back through what you did.
I pray you will be blessed today in the giving and receiving of blessings through obedience <3