Shout Outs: Outdo one Another in Showing Honor

[Be devoted to each other like a loving family]

I met Brother B on a Christian networking site called “Shout Life.”  I’m not exactly sure how long we’ve been corresponding, but it’s been a good many years now.

Some of our best conversations have been our theological discussions.  He’s also trusted me with so much about himself and his family. (This is something that I’ve cherished.)

He, like Andrew and I, has his health challenges. Regardless, he’s one of the few people who has consistently checked up on us and shares the going on’s of his life.  He also prays for us, and asks for updates.

I haven’t always been understanding or patient with Brother B.  Sometimes it’s lack of understanding on my part. (I guess I can get off track.) I’m thankful that God sets me straight again because we’ve been friends long enough now that it would be such a shame to underappreciate him.

Brother B has encouraged and reminded me who I am as much as any of my friends.  He’s given me pep talks when I’ve desperately needed them and  he’s worriedly checked in on me when I didn’t respond to one of his emails in a timely manner. I’ve been blessed that he’s included me in his life because he’s been such an integral part of my family.

It’s really nice to know that you matter to someone, so I want him to know that he matters and has made a difference in my life. I’m truly grateful that I’ve had the privilege of calling him one of my best friends. I’d be lost and lonely without the love and support of my brothers and sisters in Christ.

“Be devoted to each other like a loving family. Excel in showing respect for each other. Don’t be lazy in showing your devotion. Use your energy to serve the Lord. Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.  Share what you have with God’s people who are in need. Be hospitable.” –Romans 12:10-13(GOD’s WORD translation)

“Let it rise like a prayer in the night. Shout for love. Shout for hope. Let them hear us… I believe we can’t lose. Even mountains will move. It’s our faith. It’s our life. This is our battlecry. They can’t take us down if we stand our ground. If we live. If we die we will shout out our battlecry.”

 

 

 

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  1. I love all of your friendships you’ve developed through social media, so awesome! It’s easy to bash social media but to see it used as a blessing is heartwarming❤️
    So thankful I met you through blogging!

    1. Awwwww, thanks Alicia! I’m thankful too. If we can’t be friends or neighbors offline, we sure can be friendly over the fence on WordPress. 🙂 I love that.

      Hey, I noticed your email post about a post that got away on you! I never saw the grey hairs post because I can’t access that email very easily now (long story…new tablet…issues setting up a couple apps.) But, I’m very curious about that post now because our conversation about grey hairs must have sparked it. Guess what? It got me thinking too…I also wrote something about beauty. If we wrote anything close to the same, I may scrap what I wrote, or at least not post it. Lol.

      1. Yes I’m thankful for WordPress for amazing friendships and support, I love it, it warms my heart visiting with you and so many others on here❤️
        Yes go to my site and you can see the gray hairs post but you may have already saw it by now! And keep your post, put it out there..I want to read it!!😍

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