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Who Will Benefit?

on September 3, 2013

Who do you love that will benefit from the ones who love YOU?  AND…who will you love based on the ONE you love?

Just yesterday, a precious friend of mine came (a great distance) to my house not only to get a hug, but brought with her “something of great monetary value” for one of my children to use and benefit from.

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Our youngest son Brady, is temporarily leaving behind karate and running, due to a bone spur in his foot, and has decided to take up bicycling in hopes that he can still be active and enjoying what life has to offer in spite of any physical setbacks that this life brings to his doorstep.  By the grace of God only, Brady sees his glass 1/2 full and not 1/2 empty.

This idea and encouragement came from my friend Tandy who has been cycling now for 6 years and just recently completed her 5th 100 mile ride!  She has not only encouraged him on this new adventure but provided a way for him, and brings to our home much experience and wisdom.

Tandy came to our home on Labor Day, seeking hugs FIRST, then the chance to spend an hour or so of intentional training and instruction about the “bike” that would carry our 16 year old son on a different journey, that WILL include obstacles he may have not yet encountered.  For her to send a text or email explaining these details, was not enough.  She was determined and purposed to see him face to face, ensuring that he “understood” the depth of instruction, hearing her voice, looking into her face, as his life would depend on his choice to be attentive to his surroundings and listen to instruction.

As I watched this unfold, I was reminded of how the Lord desires for us to look into HIS face, gleaning instruction, heeding warnings as HE always has our best interest at heart.

Tandy shared with Brady two first hand experiences and reasons to take this instruction to heart.  Two of those she rides with had been greatly injured and even killed due to situations out of their control – a place many times the Lord allows us to be, so that we will surrender to HIM and HIS ways.

Have you found yourself disregarding instructions from the ones who love you and have your best interest at heart?  Are you listening to instruction that could save your life?  Are you finding the blessings in those who love you?  Do you acknowledge God’s Hand in all that happens to you?

This morning I received a random text from Tandy asking if my mother had died from Multiple Sclerosis or Muscular Dystrophy?  As I gave answer to the cause of death, she told me she wanted to pin a picture of my mother and I on her back and ride in honor of my mother and her fight of Multiple Sclerosis!

Humbled and full of tears by a “woman of grace” who continues to love me and my family as a result of the ONE she loves.

God’s blessings continue to flow as a result of our love for Him.  Who are you loving and who will benefit?

2 responses to “Who Will Benefit?

  1. Gerald Best says:

    God’s timing and instrictions are always perfect, as is his grace. Wonderful message in this story!

    • dkpearce466 says:

      I love to watch the Lord’s Hand unfold into our daily lives and making it obvious to my children as they learn to KNOW the ONE who loves them the most, caring about every detail, need and desires of their lives!

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