More Word-Gifts by Ronda Knuth
“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5b
"I, even I, am He that comforteth you..." Isaiah 51:12a
To Continue from yesterday, where we ended with point 4.
5. What comforted you when you were hurting? Use what you have learned to comfort another. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” II Corinthians 1:3-4
6. Pray together and alone – “May I pray for you?” “I am praying for you.” “Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you're in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special." 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 (MSG)
7. What scripture might you appropriately share, when the time is right? “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” Psalm 119:28 (NIV)
8. What can I do to help my friend? “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
9. Keep in mind that this too shall pass, but it hasn’t yet. Be patient. Be wise. Be in the moment with your friend. “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; who gave himself up for us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” Titus 2:15
Use your words as a gift to uplift, not a hammer to hurt.
“Father, keep my heart tuned to the hearts of others. Sharpen my discernment so that I am aware of need in the lives of those I meet. Help me to think of myself less and others more. Let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. You are my strength and my redeemer.”
Breathe: This Too Shall Pass - "In Breathe: This Too Shall Pass, Ronda has captured the isolation that so many of us feel in life’s experiences, and reminded us we are not alone. We can take the encouragement of this book, and find a resolve, that can lead us through the circumstances that seem to overwhelm us."- Dr. Vince Gappa
When Memory Fades - When Ronda Knuth learned that she was to be the 2014 regional recipient of the "Joy in Service" award for the Assisted Living organization where she is employed she questioned, "How is it that I am being given an award for simply loving?" Ronda is passionate about seniors, and is especially drawn to those who contend daily with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Her book, When Memory Fades: Sunrise Stories of Real People, shares heart-warming stories of senior adults who have touched her life.
Ronda Knuth lives in Lakewood, CO, with her husband Rob. She is a mother of four, grandmother of four, and mother-in-love of three. Ronda is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to the Network 211.com, with many articles published on their Global Christian Center website. She is also a regular contributor in the United Kingdom, to The Way.co.uk on their subscription service daily devotionals; published online.
Ronda Knuth received the Sunrise Senior Living 2013 Western Region ‘Joy in Service Award’, The company recognized her dedication, to making the Sunrise Senior Living at Pinehurst Denver, Colorado, residents’ lives the happiest and best they can be. Her first published book, When Memory Fades: Sunrise Stories from Real People, is available in both print and Kindle editions.
Her second book, Breathe: This Too Shall Pass is also available in both print and Kindle editions.
“In Breathe: This Too Shall Pass, Ronda has captured the isolation that so many of us feel in life’s experiences, and reminded us we are not alone. We can take the encouragement of this book, and find a resolve, that can lead us through the circumstances that seem to overwhelm us.”- Dr. Vince Gappa
Her personal life story has been told in, "The Unmasking: Married to a Rapist" by author Kevin Flynn and in "The Triumph Book: Stories of Tragedy Turned into Triumph" by author Melanie Davis. Learn more about Ronda at her website: http://rondasrestingplace.net
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