Spirituality and “healing”…
New International Version (NIV)
17 As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.
When you have plans to help another human being, it is important to remember that they are, in fact, human. If something tells you in your gut that maybe now isn’t the best time to talk to that person, listen to that feeling. That might actually be God whispering it’s just not time. Do you ever wonder why things come to you at just the right time? Why a friend messages you just as you were thinking you needed to talk to someone? That’s the way it was with me and a relative of mine. It was until recently. When we read the Bible, and pray for our friends and loved ones, are we doing so out of a sincere desire to help them or we doing so because we simply say “I’ll pray for you.”
What is really driving you? Is it honest devotion to God or is it something else? If we are thinking with the person in mind, we will be driven to call them. Not continuously send them messages that have no real voice or love attached. Why would you continue to message a person and not truly, honestly reach out to someone in a way where it matters? What if you drove right by the person’s house a thousand times and it was well-known you were close, but all you did was message them and say “I’m thinking of you.” Do not let your words be empty. Show how you are, in fact, sharpening another. In Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 it even says 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.
Words mean nothing if behind them lie empty actions. I have a friend who has been with me at my best and at my worst. She is there for me when the pain is so great I have cried. She is there for me when I want to give up. She messages me and says “I will drive to a medical research center with you. There is someone who can help you, I know it.” It is important that your words match your actions. So my spirituality is still good because I know that no matter what, God has put things in my path for a reason. The reason will be clear to me one day. Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
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Well…..that’s telling them LOL 🙂 Take care and whatever you say, I shall still keep praying for you beautiful <3 BTW I so love the way you write <3
Thank you so much Glynne! I almost didn’t write this, but I felt like I needed to explain my feelings as it is difficult to feel people “judge” your path.
Sending you much love! I won’t say I understand, because I am not in your shoes exactly…but I face my own list of chronic illnesses. And trying to deal with them in my own way :-). Actually I too wrote a blog post yesterday about it..I’m dealing with it all now using spirituality, yes my own style. So I got some insights into some of my own stuff and wrote about it if you want to read: http://thepurpleflower.com/forgiveness/
And you will deal with your illness your own way, find your own path. You are right — no one else can fix you. We all need to find our own path. Others can give us tips, advice, comfort, hugs, a hand to hold. But finally its our own path to walk. I know you will walk yours well. You have a beautiful loving kind heart. And I believe that a beautiful loving kind heart is also a very wise heart. So I know you will know what to do. Keep writing…keep sharing.
Thank you for hour honest sharing! The Christian walk is definately a journey. That’s the reason we are here on earth. If it was about perfection we wouldn’t need earth we would just need heaven. I’m glad you are walking your journey and being honest with God about where you and he stand. Like any relationship, honest dialogue is preferable to silence. Please continue sharing your journey with us as it is reassuring to hear someone elses twists and turns. Take care!
Thank you so much Phil, and for recommending that book.
We must be careful how WE sharpen one another .. for if we are being too harsh .. too judgmental we can DULL THEIR BLADE rather than sharpen it”.
This is why Jesus taught us “Agape Love”. For if WE are spitting out scripture to make ourselves sound better than someones else.. WE are not doing Gods work. WE must remember.. even Satan .. knows the Bible.
So… When WE help one another… WE must do it with Agape Love and without selfish intent to hurt or tear down someone. Agape Love: Loving WITHOUT expecting ANYTHING in return.
Thank you Paul! I appreciate it:)