Today is National Look Alike Day. And it’s also National Multiple Birth Awareness Month. So what better day to offer a prayer for my sisters? I have two great ones – one who is a look alike (#twinning) and another who is creatively unique. I feel so blessed to have them both in my life.
In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he speaks (actually writes) to his brothers and sisters in Christ. He loved other people – both fellow believers and non-believers – so much that I feel sure his devotion equalled what I feel for my blood sisters. This passage is filled with endearing names and sentiments. The depth of his love was, no doubt, one of the keys to his effectiveness in the ministry of the Lord. There is so much we can learn from Paul in how to love and encourage others well.
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”
Philippians 4:1 NIV
Warning: This could get a little mushy. Like Paul, I long to be with my sisters every chance I get. We all live in the same metropolitan area but stay so busy that we don’t see each other nearly as often as I’d like. But when we do get together, they bring me so much joy. There is nothing like a comfortable hang with the people who know you the best. I am so proud to call them my people. So here is my prayer for my sisters.
Replace the pronouns with the appropriate ones for the person (or yourself) that you are praying for.
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Lauren Sparks is a wife and mom of 2 daughters – one with special needs – and one bonus son. She lives, worships Jesus, and teaches yoga in Dallas, TX area. She is a contributing author on 3 devotional books, she shares her adventures, victories, and flub-ups from her laptop at laurensparks.net.