Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Big Family

Hello people, I know I have been AWOL for a while but thank God I'm able to show my face here again and thankfully I'm now in a better place than I was before. God has certainly been faithful in keeping me safe and secure in his arms. So much has been happening and hopefully with time I may be able to share some of it, if God wills.

Thank you so much for all your prayers and words of encouragement in various forms : on Twitter, email and here on the blog. I really appreciate it guys ... *huge smile* Its great having a community of people around who can support you and encourage you in difficult times. The other day I came across this piece in my devotional Word for Today and it just goes to show how being there for one another is so important.

Why We Need Each Other    
''...Encourage the fainthearted, help the weak...' ' 1 Thessalonians 5:14
A mouse looked out through a crack in a farmhouse wall and was distraught to discover a mousetrap. When he went to tell his buddies, the chicken said, 'Sorry, pal, not my problem.' The pig said, 'I'll pray for you.' The cow was busy and said, 'Come back later.' Dejected, the mouse was left alone to handle his problem. That night, a poisonous snake got caught in the mousetrap and when the farmer's wife went to investigate she got bitten. She developed a raging fever, and everyone knows you treat a fever with chicken soup. So the farmer took his axe to the barn for the main ingredient! As his wife's condition deteriorated and neighbours gathered, he had to butcher the pig to feed them. Finally she died. So many people came to the funeral that he ended up slaughtering the cow to make dinner for them all. In the end, everybody lost! The Bible says, '...Encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.' It only takes one thing to be an encourager: a willingness to '...bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves' (Romans 15:1 NAS). Before deciding somebody else's problem has nothing to do with you, read this: '...If one member suffers, all the members suffer...' (1 Corinthians 12:26 NKJV). You can't sit on the sidelines while someone's hurting; tomorrow it may be you! We are told to 'Share each other's burdens...' (Galatians 6:2 NLT). When one of us is threatened we're all at risk. Our lives are woven together for a reason; each of us is a vital thread in another person's tapestry. ( Word for Today Copyright2011)

This story reminded me of how important it is to always be there for another. May we continue to pray for one another and strengthen one another, you never know some day when you are cast down in the pit, you will need someone to pull you up. Hezekiah Walker's song "I need you to survive" paints the picture nicely.


Sorry I haven't been able to read any blogs but I will be starting again soon so expect a visit from me soon...
Much love to you all!!!

12 comments:

  1. Nice one! Good to have you back.

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  2. Glad you're stronger and back. Encouragement is another name for fellowship, and that's what we all need.

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  3. This is all true.
    When we stand together stand stronger.

    Nice Post.
    Get best soon, dear.
    #kisses

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  4. I love this. Great scriptures for this too. As the song and scripture tell the story...we need each other to survive.

    So glad to hear your voice in words again and love the fact that you were blessed by steadfast relationships and encouragement in your weakness.

    I stand with you, Gospel Girl. I pray for you. You will survive and thrive again. We were created that way - We are over-comers!

    God bless you
    Patrina <")>><

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  5. welcome back. Thank God you are fine now and you found encouragement when you needed it.

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  6. i love the part abouit being there for one another, so true...gud to hear ur feeling better too, welcome bak girl

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  7. Thank you all for your hearty welcome. I missed you guys and your wonderful blogs, will be trawling through them bit by bit, please be patient if I havent been to yours as yet, I have a lot of ground to cover. xxx
    @Jaycee You're right! :)
    @Patrina, thanks for standing with me, yes indeed we are overcomers!!
    @H Thanx and Kisses to you too hun. :)

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  8. Hey, I miss you girl. Be safe.
    Mbini

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