|Bellingrath Gardens, April 2011|
My friend shared John 16:33 which says "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." And he also shared John 14:26-27 which says "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." My friend said that these verses had been an encouragement to him that day, and hoped that I would be encouraged, too. Of course I was! First, someone had been thinking about me. Secondly, God had impressed on his heart to share God's Word with me, and he obeyed. So it actually felt like GOD was whispering these words to me, Himself!
Have you allowed yourself to be used by God lately? Pay attention. Listen to Him. Give it a shot through obedience! Who knows how you might encourage another believer!
Guess what? I was able this week to use these same verses to help another friend!