One is popular. The other peculiar.
Forced together by circumstances and all they can see is “loathing.”
When the comparisons stop. When they look below the surface into each other’s hearts. They become—friends. Good friends. Best friends!
Doing life together until their story ends with the following song:
I’ve heard it said,
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow if we let them.
And we help them in return.
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you.
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime.
So, let me say before we part:
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you.
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart.
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my friend.
Because I knew you
I have been changed…
You may have figured out the two friends above are Elphaba and Glinda from the show – Wicked.
There are so many lessons to be learned from that show, but today I want to pull out just one…
When you and I care more than we compare we make friendships. We leave handprints on each other’s hearts. We change and we change each other.
I love watching their friendship develop as they learn each other’s stories. As they look past obvious differences and start to find inner similarities. As they care they are changing . . . for good.
You and I are called to Friendship.
We’re called to share our stories and care for each other. And I’m excited to tell you about a place where you and I can be even more intentional about sharing and caring.
An Opportunity for Blessing Counters to Pray
I believe prayer is the greatest gift you and I can give someone
because praying for them changes our attitudes toward them.
Think about those friends you’ve made online.
The people whom you’ve never met but lifted up in prayer.
You prayed for them and for their children.
You cried when their news was sad
and rejoiced when it was good.
You got to know their stories
and you lifted them up to the Lord.
A New Opportunity for
Blessing Counters to Pray
…is a page I’ve added to Counting My Blessings.
You can find a link in the bar at the top of the page
or in the graphic on the sidebar.
Blessing Counters Pray is a place where you can
share your prayer needs and pray for the needs of others.
As part of The Faith Project month on Prayer, I keep feeling the Lord tell me,
“Don’t just talk about prayer. Pray!”
I’d like to invite you and give you and opportunity to pray with me.
Please go over and visit the new prayer page.
You can leave a prayer request.
Pray through a list of prayers.
And someday I’m hoping there will also be a list of praise reports.
Invite your friends.
You have our promise that we will pray through the list of prayers
I’m hoping you will visit often to pray as well.
I know you’re a Blessing Counter
Blessing Counters Pray!
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them;
intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Timothy 2:1
One more post to inspire your prayer-life:
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