Love In Action

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A Living Still Moment:

I love it when God moves on my heart to step out and do something a bit out of the box.  Last week Shia and I went for a walk and ending up at a park to play.  Shia was playing as normal but my eyes were drawn to this particular mom who had her newborn tucked closely to her chest in a swaddle carrier while she was playing and interacting with her 2 year old son.  I am not much of a people watcher but I am open to be lead by the Spirit to move as He moves me.  My eyes kept noticing how patient, attentive, loving and encouraging she was with her children.  Now days it seems rare to see such beauty in a mother.  She was so into her children that it was refreshing to see.  So I thought God was done with me but as I was packing up our stuff I noticed she was too.  We began to leave the park heading in different directions but then the Spirit spoke to my heart and said go to her, tell her what you think of her as a mother….what I showed you. So naturally I turned around and went the other direction.  By this time she was at least a couple blocks ahead of me, so I picked up the pace.  I got stopped at the cross walk stop light and was even further behind.  I decided to say never mind, I missed the opportunity and started my walk back home in the other direction.  After about 20 feet of walking the Spirit nudged me again and said she needs encouragement, go to her.  So I listened and took off running after her.  Shia started giggling as he loves to go fast in the stroller and she turned around and noticed us and I thought she probably thinks I am a crazy woman running after her but I thought I am going to keep on running to her.  I yelled out excuse me, she stopped and I caught up to her and asked her do you mind if I walk with you for a bit.  Then I proceeded to tell her that I was watching her at the park and that I thought she was a great mother and that it is rare to see a mother that is so attentive and encouraging to their children these days.  I could tell she was really blessed by just those few words as she was moved to almost crying.  We walked for probably 20 more mins, sharing with each other and I walked away from that conversation so blessed.  I later found out that on that particular morning she was having a rough mommy morning and was deeply blessed and encouraged by the crazy lady running after her to tell her she was a great mother.  I share all of this to say don’t be surprised when God calls you to step out of the box for Him.  Don’t be afraid to be peculiar.  Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.  Don’t be afraid to go against the flow of the world and be different.  Be sensitive to the leading of the Spirit and respond in obedience to what He is asking you to do.  You never know what God has planned for you or who you will be blessed to meet. Karaeah thank you for sharing part of your day with me.

Isn’t Love In Action simply beautiful?

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About the Author

Abby

Abby Lewis has a degree in Health and Wellness and her massage therapy license. She is the author of Living Still and producer of A Breath~in Stillness. Her life’s work is to passionately encourage others to experience transformation of spirit, mind and body by learning to practice “living still.”