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This week I had a blank note card sitting on my counter, and because I was lazy and didn’t want to put it away, I decided to jot a little note on it to one of my dearest friends just to say hey and how ya’ doin’.  As I wrote, the note transformed into more of an encouragement letter than a greeting.

I apologized that I don’t live closer and wished that I could be there for her more when she needs a friend.  I was sorry that I haven’t been able to help strengthen her walk with the Lord and give her guidance through God’s Word when she needs it.  But I have been praying for her daily, and that’s all I was able to offer right now.

It became a note letting her know that even though she’s struggling she can always count on me and our God.  ANY TIME.

I read it over again and had second thoughts about sending it.  I didn’t know if she was struggling at all, and if she wasn’t this card would be kinda’ weird.  But…I also figured there’s a reason I wrote all that stuff, because it definitely wasn’t what I had originally planned to pen.  So, I sent it.

A couple days later I got an email:

“Thank you so much for the awesome card. That really made my day. I could go on and on if I had the time to tell you how much it means to me and all the things that have been happening that make me know that you are praying…that God is there with us every step of the way….there are so many things that pop in my head and then some how – an answer comes…through a song maybe on the radio (no kidding, the other day I was really worrying about something – I can’t remember what now of course and a song came on the radio (I only listen to 102.5) and it was amazing…I’ve never heard the song and it was like God was answering me!) I almost cried…amazing. Then I will have thoughts in my head and then…then…there’s your card.”

Oh, I praise God.  Even when we don’t realize He’s working through us…He is!!  I am so honored to serve such a loving, living, wonderful God, and I thank Him for using me!

“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”   2 Timothy 4:2

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