I’ve been kinda quiet this week on the blog and social media. I’m still on “couch rest” letting my foot heal from having a ganglion cyst removed. I’m very comfortable and have no complaints. But I’ve noticed that my required sedentary condition affects my inspiration.
As I look back on the week, I realized one inspiration that defined the week—how much better I felt when was in contact with friends and family. Whether it is someone coming to help or visit, or a phone call, praying, or text—each immensely encouraged me.
Today started quiet with no expected visits or calls. By later morning I had received calls and texts with two visits in the afternoon. What started as a boring day quickly became a day of receiving love from friends and family.
Not only have I been blessed and encouraged by others’ care and concern, I’ve also been reminded of how powerfully their acts speak love. I don’t always know how to respond when someone in is need. How often do I think—I don’t want to intrude or I don’t know how to help?
But this past week inspired me to lean in more quickly when others are in need. Even a noninvasive text or card or cake dropped on the porch says, “I’m thinking of you.” It means so much.
I can do better. With attention to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, I will.
Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.