Wednesday, August 20, 2008

God is doing a work here- Let it Be

I was speaking to my best friend about what I posted yesterday...we shared how great it is to have a friend who will just let you cry...sometimes well meaning friends can interrupt the work that the Lord is doing in our life by trying to "soften" the blow...
Our words have power...in the past I only thought of mean and cruel words as those I needed to be on guard against...but at times I need to curb my desire to "make it all better"... be careful not to use words that build someone up in an area that God never intended for them - sometimes it is best to stand by and support the work that the Lord is doing in someone. Sometimes that may mean they need to go through the pain and need you to just listen,hand them a tissue or give a hug.

3 comments:

JnL4God said...

Hey this is great I need to put this post on my blog so I can see when you add to it. Hey you were quick to respond. What time is it in NY? Have a great weekend I think you are doing awesome.
Love,
Lynn

Sharon said...

I could not agree more with you on this. Amen... I have seen alot of this lately and I myself have backed off of certain ones in our church, and said to myself they will come around again sooner or later, and within 2 to 3 weeks sure enough.. But yes we need to let the Lord work on others and our selves.
Fantastic reminder
Sharon

Van said...

...just like the irritant that settles into the oyster. If we remove that painful distraction, it never has the chance to develop into a pearl- that precious piece of Godly character that our Father wants to develop.