Today God put on my heart to write a letter of encouragement to someone that I do not know very well. It is someone who is in my life, but not really a part of my life. We all have so many of those don't we? He is a very nice man. It has always been a bit hard to understand him because English isn't the best, but I have always been patient with him when talking to him. I give him high respect for the person that he is. I may not know him personally but I know just by chit chatting with him that he has gone through a lot to do what he needed to do for his family. That takes a lot of love. To give up everything you know, everything you have, and hope that everything works out in the end... I can tell he has a huge heart and would do anything for someone he loves. Though the love he has doesn't hide the pain and suffering he has gone through over the years. I can tell that he has been through a lot and probably has a lot of scars. He doesn't wear a suit to work or drive a car with air conditioning, but he is a blessing to me because every time I get the chance to talk to him, I am greatly humbled. I absolutely love spending time with people who live simply. I learn so much from them. Their hearts scream with a passion of strength and love. Two things that I strive so much for. When I first began to write this letter, I thought.. "today I am going to bless this person." but just thinking of this person, not knowing much of anything about him or his life, I feel so blessed just being reminded once again that there is a much bigger world seen through the eyes of our Lord. If we just allowed ourselves to be in tune with His Spirit and His calling for our lives, we would never live a day for ourselves. I don't want to live for me. I want to live for Him. My prayer is that he can open this letter and receive a message of hope, love and encouragement. My intention is to plant a seed, and if it is God's will to use me again in this situation than I will welcome that opportunity with an eager heart. But I trust in the Lord that He will use this as a stepping stool to get to this mans heart in a deeper way. Because the Lord love him, I Love him and care for his heart and troubles he undergoes.
Pray about what God would like you to do today. There are so many opportunities. So many people who need to read a letter of encouragement.. Remember, we are all one in Christ.
"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called- one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."