Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hold my place, please......
Encouraging one another may sometimes mean standing in spiritually for someone else. I mean, sometimes people suddenly find themselves in the desert of their spiritual connection - they haven't lost their faith, they've just reached a really hard spot to overcome in their journey. They might/might not need a little help, maybe they just need to reflect for a while on where they are spiritually or not.
I believe that in my times of depression, sorrow, loss, and confusion that God has always had "someone" and I most of the time never knew who that "someone" was, that was praying for me, that was giving me a kind word of reassurance, a word of encouragement. I consider that those persons were standing in for me, holding my place in line until I was ready to find God's presence in my life at the time. I didn't know they were there but I believe they were.
Do you believe someone has "saved your place in God's line" somewhere, some time? Have you ever "saved someone else's place"? Are you "saving someone's place" even as you read this post?