BLOG: A spirit connection
NOTE: This is the first entry in a new blog by Melissa Steinour. Steinour’s passion is writing from a Christian perspective, and she is practicing that here. She will share stories from her life, and hopes that people will share theirs with her. Her goal is that the blog will be a source of encouragement.
By MELISSA STEINOUR
Hello! A friend of mine suggested that I begin this blog because I love to write, and I pray that my blog will be an encouragement to you, so consider yourself lucky to be reading “my very first blog”!! (Ha Ha!)
As I write this first blog, my heart is a little extra tender because I said goodbye to a friend today. I met her (my friend) on November 12 after receiving a call from her daughter who wanted someone to come and pray with her because she had masses on her lung and was undergoing a biopsy that day.
I felt God directing me to go visit with her and pray. When I walked into the hospital room, I felt an immediate connection with her. We talked for a little while and then I asked if I could pray for her.
After the prayer we talked more. I have to say that she ended up blessing me in a very big way that day. The connection that I felt was a connection of our spirits – call it a kindred spirit if you wish – but I call it a connection due to our love of God and His spirit alive in us.
Never before have I met someone like her – her faith, her love, her strength comes directly from Jesus. I could feel a peace in that hospital room even in the midst of a procedure about to be undertaken that would change her life.
When I left her room and walked to my car, I broke down in tears for the privilege that God had given me to meet her, come to love her and for the words she spoke into my life. She challenged me to ask God to show me miracles and I have done this – the challenge is on – of which I believe she will be the first.
The biopsy came back cancer and as it turns out it is very widespread. What a battle it has been for her as she embarked on chemotherapy and several hospital admissions.
After much thought and prayer, she and her daughter have decided it is time to move back to their hometown…. 20 hours away from me. They leave tomorrow, and thus my tender heart today.
Have you ever met someone who you had an immediate connection with? I’m not talking about love at first sight; I’m talking about a God connection. Meeting someone for the first time and feeling like you share something special with them. Feeling like you were meant to help them but even more so, they were meant to help you.
I would like my blog to be about me helping you and encouraging you, but also you helping me and encouraging me. I mean, lets face it – life can be tough and we need each other. I would love to hear back from you – hear about your special connection to someone that only God could have orchestrated and how it helped to bless you or lift you up. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to hearing from you this week.
By the way – if I could ask you all to please pray for my friend. She is still in the midst of battling this cancer. Right now she needs prayers for strength and I ask that you speak with us – to the mountain (cancer) and tell it to BE GONE in the Name of our Precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him” Mark 11:23. Then believe with us, and we will sit back and trust God and watch a miracle take place!!
Melissa was raised her entire life in Shippensburg. She is a stay-at-home wife, and mother of two teenage sons, ages 13 and 15. She has been writing Christian short stories for several years and loves sharing whatever God lays on her heart.