Encouragement from all Sources // Coffee Series

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I recently stumbled on something that deeply impacted my worldview.

God speaks (to me) through people.

I know, I know. Not very original. But when I take the time to consider this I’m rattled to the very core. Suddenly, the love of God is more real and more tangible than ever.

One of my favorites, Lux et Amor, shared something which pulled the strings of my heart. I’ve known for years that God speaks His truth and love to me through nature. Waterfalls, fields and light-filled, leafy trees remind me constantly of His greatness, care and interest.

But what if real people speaking real conversations to me are another way God speaks into our lives?

What if my husband’s words, “You are beautiful, Frannie” and “You make me so happy to come home” are not just revealing the heart of my Beloved but the heart of my Heavenly Groom?

Perhaps friend’s phrases are more than just phrases. What if the “I appreciate you” and “I am blessed to have you here” and “You have a lot to offer, Frannie” are more than sincere words from kindred spirits? What if they’re bits of truth from my greatest Friend’s heart?

What if?

What if God, with all His power and ability and care, actually uses people to speak into our lives — not just words of direction or guidance but words of love, care and encouragement?

Well, things suddenly change. Suddenly, wonderfully, I am reminded tangibly of my Maker’s love and interest. Quite quickly I am shown that His kindnesses and friendship isn’t as hard to find as I thought.

Suddenly, I am surrounded by more than good people — I’m surrounded by a God Who is ever present and ever loving.

Isn’t that beautiful?

What do you think? Do you believe God speaks tiny bits of beauty into your life through others? Have you heard something you know are His truths spoken from a friend?

With love, blessings and coffee,

Frannie

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