If this were the last thing I'd recommend it would also be the first thing I'd recommend.
Love one another.
Today I miserably failed to follow this simple advice. Simple, in that all I needed to do was put others ahead of myself. I was miserable because I did not heed the need of my heart to be heard exhibited by by my not hearing the other person's heart first.
Sad. My selfish heart discounted the other's heart.
Love is just the opposite.
God's first and last plan for you is to love you and let you know there is no law against loving each person indiscriminately and equally. In fact, the very Spirit of God is most happy doing so and we most miserable when not letting Him do so through us.
I received an honest prayer from a friend concerning AK who has Stage 4 cancer and is going through his 4th round of Chemo treatments and also of his friend LJ who recently graduated to your presence. I am deeply moved by its candor and invite you to let this same prayer be made your personal prayer concerning any persons for whom you are concerned.
Lord Jesus, I believe and trust you know all things, see all things, and share our joy and sorrows. I thank you, Lord, for who you are and I thank you for hearing my prayers. I do not always have the most fitting words to say, but you hear my heart's cry.
I place AK before your precious name, JESUS. Oh Lord, my God, I also want to thank you for giving me my friend LJ who has just graduated and is now with you. Even though my heart is broken and pains, I know you have never left me and intend to heal this broken heart.
I ask you that you would please bring comfort to LJ's friends and family along with my friends that knew LJ. I know that they hurt also.
Once more, I want to praise and thank you, LORD, for the new socket for my leg whether I received my new computerized leg or not I will praise You for the possibility to be able to walk and stand with whatever you give me. I praise you for your generosity and blessings, including with whom I am staying. I thank you, LORD, that they trust in you. Truly, you are our provider. I thank you for all you gift me in JESUS's name. As you have gifted so I have received.
Please comment on this post with the initials of someone you know who is facing a physical issue or has fallen asleep. The comment will look like (MC-COVID-19, DH-Cancer, GG-departed, PW-crippling arthritis, MY-personal issues with neuropathy).
You are, if you desire, invited to share this prayer.