Have you ever been to Kentucky? My friend, Kim, and I traveled to Kentucky yesterday to visit a young woman in a recovery program. The drive was beautiful, all of the rolling hills, the silos, barns, and animals grazing. It was very picturesque.
When we arrived, we were greeted with hugs, kisses and tears. I now understand what Paul meant by greeting one another with a holy kiss [Romans 16:16]. My sweet friend nearly snapped me in two as she clung to me with tears our joy streaming down her face. She was so eager to see familiar faces and to share all God was doing in and through her.
As we sat at dinner listening to her share her story I marveled at the way God works. She has made so much progress already and she’s only been in the program a little over a month. She shared how the local women who volunteer with them as mentors have spoken of God’s love and goodness, which she was now experiencing it. It just proved to me how healing is a long process and how it takes many people pouring into someone’s life to make it a reality. 1 Corinthians 3:6 Paul said,
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.”
None of us is called to do it all. My precious friend came to Solomon House and countless people in Atlanta poured into her. Then she traveled to Kentucky and encountered another group of amazing women here. Once she leaves here, others will continue to into her, just as many pour into my life and yours.
If you reflect back over your life, I’m sure you can think of many who have poured into you and those you’ve poured into as well. God, in His divine wisdom, chooses to minister to us through others.
Take a moment today to thank Him for the many who have poured into you and to pray for those He brings to mind you’ve already poured into in some way. Ask Him if there is someone you’re to be investing in now. We all need one another to successfully maneuver our way through life. Proverbs 27:17 reminds us,
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Who is sharpening you? Who are you being called to sharpen?