I need my peeps. For real.
But more than these places and jobs and situations but people.
Women that quickly became my not only my friends, but sisters. Fellow warrior mamas. Women who walked me through my first pregnancy. Couples who surrounded us with so much acceptance, caring, laughter, and adventure.
This is where I belong. My roots extend to their hearts and their roots in mine. We all gather, rustling and dancing in His breeze, this breathtaking family tree.
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
It’s the meeting together. It’s part of how wide and long and high and deep His love is. It helps us know that which surpasses knowledge and be filled to overflowing.
I have to admit, all too often I meet with others in order only to get filled up. I don’t think enough about how I can spur them on, encourage them. That’s not my motivation.
Today’s Challenge… Meet up and spur on
Set aside your need for them, your desire to be listened to, filled, embraced. Make a mental list of questions to ask them, things to find out about their life and heart before you ever mention what’s going on with you.