My sweet friend Kathy sent this to me a few weeks ago and I meant to put it on the blog then and forgot. So, I'm including it now. It's from Beth Moore and might just be the most encouraging thing to cross my path in a long time. Enjoy!
My Beloved Sister in Christ -
May God keep your heart set on your pilgrimage. May He keep your eyes upon the destination and never let you forget that your goal is a person - Jesus Christ and He is waiting for you --in person-- at your finish line. May you always remember what a great cloud of witnesses cheer you on in your journey to Mt. Zion and bids you to “be brave”! The race is not long, Beloved, so run hard! May your eyes be open to snares your enemy sits in your path and should you tumble in the ditch, may your troubled heart be disallowed to condemn you. Jump in the air, twirl around and buck like a bronco with repentance before your God until not a single speck of mud is left on your feet. Let God wash them in the water of His Word and plant them back on your path. When we feel heavy laden in our journeys, may we check first to see if it’s the burden of taking on a role that only belongs to God. May we lay down what has no place in our packs and run with the wind. When life is excruciating, may you find strength in Christ to crawl on your hands and knees, sowing the Word of God and watering it with your tears. May you never forget that you are inconceivably loved and that God will prove infinitely faithful. And on your way to the great feast in the heavenly Jerusalem, may you glance often to your right and to your left and offer a fellow pilgrim a helping hand. May the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, bless you from Zion.
Thank you Kathy! You bless me every day!