We planned for the day for weeks. We looked forward to the day for weeks. Our children dreamed of the day for weeks. But the man who met us on the day had no idea what went into it. He just followed a tugging he felt in his heart.
The day was a "family day" we planned with our children. The day included biking on a local bike trail and a picnic. It was concluded with sleeping out in a tent by our creek.
While we were picnicking in the park after biking, a man came up to us with a book in his hand called Crazy Busy. I've never read the book, but he explained that he had been reading the book, and we caught his eye. He went on to encourage us in what we were doing - spending time as a family. He said, of course, he has no idea what the rest of our lives look like (he could probably find a snapshot of it in the pages of Crazy Busy :), but he felt like he wanted to encourage us in something he felt we were doing right in a crazy busy world. It was a breath of fresh air for us as busy parents who get many things wrong in a day's time.
That man followed a leading in his heart from the Holy Spirit. Many times, I think about things I appreciate or admire in others, but yet I keep silent. Why not speak up? Who doesn't need a word of encouragement?
So, I'm encouraging you to encourage someone today. Find someone today that you can lift up, and do it!
Hebrews 10:25b, "But exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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