Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hey, how are you doing??

It's a question we ask almost everyone we see, but do we really want to know HOW they are?  Recently I was sitting at the front reception area where my husband teaches and someone walked by and said "hi, how are you doing" and walked out the door.... I didn't even have time to reply.  Did they really want to know, or were they just being polite?  I say neither.  Now, I have also been very guilty of the same thing.  But after this incident, God convicted me of not being available to listen. To listen to understand.  

I don't want my life to be so busy, that I cannot take a few minutes out of my day to hear a hurting heart, to listen to someone's  cries and to take the time to pray for them...right there...not say I will and then walk away, but to stop what I am doing and to pray.

In this world of social media, we often fall into the trap of thinking that we have lots of friends, or that we are "friends" with someone because we are connected through social media.  Yet, many times we have no problem passing that person in the hall or on the street and not taking the time to connect with them.  To greet them, to love them and to get to know them a little more.  

1 peter 2:17
Honor all people.  Love the brotherhood. Fear God, Honor the king.

Without going all Greek on you....t his love is agapeo.  Thayers Greek Lexicon says that this mead to: have a preference for, to wish well to, and to regard the welfare of

Webster defines Love as: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another

....unselfish concern....

Am I showing that to those that I call my friends?

So, if I pass you in the hall and say, "Hey, how are you doing?".  Feel free to stop me and let me know

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