discipleship

I'm Just in Line

Thursday, April 17, 2014



Sitting at a computer desk filling out a commercial liability policy for a client, reviewing eligibility and coverage’s today and all I can think is I want to go home to my sick boy. It is 2:39 and home is on the horizon. Sometimes God speaks to you that you are just where he wants you despite what you want.

It all started with an impromptu conversation about Jesus and repairing her broken marriage in my office. I got to be a part of her journey today. Shortly after I got home a message from a beautiful mother whom I look up to telling me she wanted my advice. Me. What? Moments later I get a text from someone I love going through infertility pain, I mean true emotional pain, and she says my words written down on a blog four years ago about my struggle have comforted her today.  Seriously minutes later it is followed by a request for prayer from a lovely mom who is facing deep sadness today.  Being asked to walk with these sweet ladies today has taken me by surprise and I am in awe of what God is doing.  My heart is just full. It is overflowing. Words have always expressed for me what I am thinking but today I am empty of them.



How did I get here? I do not deserve this blessing of encouraging other people when I myself feel like I am still wandering on occasion. I suppose we all feel that way and just look to the person in line in front of us to ask for help. I am that person in line in front of them.  I just moments ago walked where they were and can offer a little truth. I feel immense, immense privilege they trust me enough to hold my journey close to their hearts. I have sincere love for their souls- which I know is given to me directly from Christ. I know he walked me through my valleys to strengthen me and to hold someone else’s hand along the way when they walk there too. Oh how He loves us to give us the blessings of these people along life’s way.

There are so many women in line in front of me, who have walked journeys like mine that I look to for help. So many. My mom, my mother in law, two close friends, writers like Sally Clarkson, Lisa-Jo Baker, and a few others whom I can see the light of Christ shining through the heartbeats of their lives.  His rays of light just come from the words they speak and the way their feet walk. Their honesty, their compassion, their love for others, most importantly the way they live out Christ and love their families.


I encourage you today dear Momma. Find someone in line behind you. Someone you can hold the hand of. It grows you and spurs you on to being better. It inspires you to Christ-likeness. Teachers often learn more than the student. Then find someone in line in front of you. Ask to hold their hand on their journey and follow it closely with Jesus. You are not alone on this journey momma friend. You just aren’t. Let His glorious light shine down as you open your eyes and see the millions of momma’s, women and girls who are standing in line with us. Millions. Grab two of those hands today. You aren't alone. 



But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
    what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
    be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
    take God seriously. Micah 6:8 the message
Titus 2

Honestly with love,
Rach

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