The Cambridge English Dictionary gives us a simple definition for the word dwelling: a place where people live. And yet, we each also dwell within these physical forms–our human bodies that are inherently lonely. No one else can feel the precise emotions we feel. No other person can hear the words that rumble around in our minds. There is not another one who can feel the exact pain of the chronic illnesses that so many of us carry.
But Scriptures tell us so clearly that we are NOT alone. How can that be? The Scriptures uncover the truth of the ONE who is always with us: our Lord Jesus. He came to dwell with-in us. What an amazing thought.
What if we paused in our lonely places and asked Jesus to reveal Himself to us? What if we could lift our alone-ness up to Him as a prayer?
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to go to the Chronic Joy Ministry website to read the rest of this Prayer Prompt?
I have been so honored over the last 6 months, as I have joined with the community at Chronic Joy, sharing weekly written prayers there. So many have posted personal prayer requests at the #PrayerPond, and we have shared notes using #PenToPaper for old fashion communication too.
And in that joining, my heart is stirred to include you, my dear readers of this blog-site. I am so blessed to invite you to visit the Chronic Joy Ministry website and read these Prayer Prompts every month. While you are there, browse the website to see the myriad of encouraging resources gathered there by Pamela Piquette and Cindee Snider Re, the co-founders, who are themselves walking a chronic illness journey. Even if you don’t have a chronic illness yourself, I can venture to say that someone close to you, maybe even in a hidden or quiet place, is suffering in ways that you have not realized.
We are meant to walk with Jesus, and to walk with each other as we follow Him.
Now pay attention; I am standing at the door and knocking. If any of you hear My voice and open the door, then I will come in to visit with you and to share a meal at your table, and you will be with Me.Revelation 3:20, Voice Translation
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