Ecclesiastes 4:9&12

Ecclesiastes 4:9. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 12. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”❤

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Upon Learning Bad News About a Friend

Now, I believe friends should talk to each other. I mean true friends. God puts people together for such purposes… to share and help and encourage each other and worship God together. Now, how can that happen if communication is down or one sided? Truly, it cannot.

I was very surprised to learn some disturbing stuff a friend is going through. It seemed all was well. I am not sure if it was their being good at hiding or my complete inattention to details which would have signaled me (I seem doomed to some level of blindness) and my optimistic nature, but I am certain both of us were at fault and I am sorry for my part.

My first reaction was “Why on earth didn’t you tell me so I could have been praying for you?” Secondly, I could have helped or encouraged or something. Thirdly, didn’t you trust me? Now, that last one I readily admit is selfish. But I want you to see how we extroverts think. And I get that introverts hate being helped so loudly. I get that. I understand… most of my few friends are introverts. My mom is an introvert. I get it.

But the praying thing is spot on. If you are going through something, feel free to say, “Now don’t make a big, loud deal out of this, but I need to talk and I need prayers only.” And that is totally doable. That is conditional, sharing your feelings communication right there. See what beautiful things can happen when we are true friends and share the load and pray together. Amazing things!❤

Jesus is Lord

No other name is as sweet or thrills my heart so immediately as the precious name of Jesus Christ/Messiah, my Lord and Savior. His name is powerful when combined with trust and faith in Him. Demons leave, strong are broken, weak are strengthened, proud are humbled and humbled are uplifted. Bridges of holiness are immediately erected that allow a way to God the Father, the Holy One. The name of Jesus Christ is the most powerful name anywhere.

Jesus Christ is the sweetest name. He advocates for us, fights for us, asks for more chances, asks for our forgiveness, pleads our case with love and devotion of a husband for His bride. I never tire of it and it brings comfort to the crushed and encouragement to the downtrodden. Yes, His name is the sweetest name I know.

Jesus Christ is the most glorious name I know. He has the glory and honor of One who died for the lost and rose for them to be found. He envelopes and exhibits the beauty of His own creation, the splendor of the world, animals and people He designed and made. He is magnificent and His name is glorious.

Jesus Christ is my Lord, the beautiful One. And I pray today as I fast that He is your Lord and that you accept His love also. Praise be to Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Savior and Lord.❤