Edify

Thursday night I went to Lowes for some vertical blinds. It was one of the most valuable trips I had taken in a long time. With the start of the school year and the day-to-day drama of raising four boys (ages 12, 11, and 4) and one 9 year old woman, life has been good. But life, even when good can be a little draining. My trip to Lowes resulted in me being edified. I checked the dictionary but I think my definition is good enough.

Edify – build up

That’s it. The whole thing. When I get a few 100 more words I’ll publish the SLC Dictionary but for now this one word is it. My edification had been coming through blogs like yours, but sometimes that life thing doesn’t give me the time to stop and check in with my blog family. But Thursday night at Lowes I ran into Eric and his wife of 22 years. I met Eric 20 years ago when I though he was radical, crazy, and to be avoided. When I saw him I was hesitant to speak since I wasn’t sure if he was still the combustible individual I once knew. Much to my surprise he had changed. Much to my benefit he was full of Godly wisdom and without me complaining about any of the trivial issues that had drained me, his conversation edified me. It strengthened me and pulled me out of a three day funk; much to the delight of my immediate family. I can say I should not have needed that encounter but then I would have to ask the question, why am I in the Body of Christ? If a part of my body aches, another part of my body, usually my hand takes care of it. In the same way, when I am down, another member of the Body edifies me.

So with that, I’d like to say thanks to Eric, and thanks to whoever is reading this. Something you have posted on your blog, or some comment you have made here has had a greater impact on my world then you will ever know. I pray that I can fight a little harder next time, but if not God will send someone to Lowes, or send to one of your blogs to get the edification I need. And prayerfully, I’ll be able to do the same for some of you.

Thanks for edifying me.

SLC (Inspired by Feels like home…) Thank Sis. I needed that…..

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QueenBee said...

We all need edifying. Our church motto is to call, reclaim and edify. Sometimes we feel like there is nothing left for us to do, but then someone comes along and reaches the bottom of our heart with a word and makes everything better. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Mizrepresent said...

You are so welcome...and thanks for edifying me! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family...see this is why i keep on coming through.

CareyCarey said...

Hello SLC,

You need to post more. I need to hear your thoughts so I can move away from some of mine.

Speaking of hearing from you, I have a voice thang on my post (today). Stop by and sprinkle a little wisdom. I think some of my readers need a voice different than mine.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Edification -- yeah, that's what I need right about now.

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愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。.........................

演唱會 said...

要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快 .........................................

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