My friend, John

I am amazed by God every single day of my life.   I remember a pastor who used to tell us that we were designated by God to be in exactly the place He wanted us at exactly the time He wanted us here — that we could have been born at any point in history, but weren’t – could have been born any time in history, but we weren’t. God put us right where He wanted us to be.

I’ve been watching posts on Facebook from a guy I went to school with – actually as far back as first grade.   We weren’t necessarily best friends or anything, but he was part of my class the whole way through elementary school and into junior high.  We probably lost most direct contact in high school, but were friendly enough with one another and are connected on Facebook.  Over the past couple of months, I’ve seen him post positivity memes, and memes about surviving tough things.

Today, I decided to reach out just to let him know I noticed – and to tell him God cares about him.  He shared with me some personal things he’s gone through over the past 10 months – something that really threw him for a loop at first, but he’s managing to work through – he said he is really a fairly positive guy so wants other people to be as well – despite hard circumstances.  He was thrilled that someone noticed and took the time to reach out.

I asked him if it was ok to add him to my prayer list – he said “sure”.   My prayer list is long enough to spend hours in prayer each day – I guess that’s the idea, right?

I’ll be praying for John.

blessing to you!


Author: Journey-For-Life

I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend. Suicide breaks my heart; Cancer breaks my heart; Human trafficking breaks my heart; Seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart. I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved from my sins; I am confidently persistent, passionately determined and boldly creative so that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.

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