Day 16 – I get by with a little help from my friends…

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Day 16 350x311 Day 16   I get by with a little help from my friends...Have you ever been in a situation where you just needed some help from your friends?

One of the things that I’ve been learning over the past few months, is how to lay my plans down before God and let His purposes happen instead. For a person like me who likes to have her plans written in stone, this is a concept that is taking me a little time to get to grips with.

So, yesterday, I had my plans and as I sat down to start my work, I received a text message. It turned out that good friends of mine were moving house and the promised number of movers from the moving company hadn’t turned up. They had to be out of the house by 1pm and things weren’t looking good! The reply I got was ‘We need bodies”. So, my husband and I put on our ‘painting’ clothes and went straight over.

By the time we got there a few more people from Church had arrived. Everyone was getting their orders and lifting, sweeping, carrying, cleaning and loading – a real hive of activity. When we arrived the rain was a fine mist and everyone just looked a little damp. But, as often happens in Britain, by the time we had gone inside and come back out again, the heavens had opened and it was tipping with rain. Needless to say we all got soaked and inbetween squelching trough the house with ‘mudless’ boots, we filled up on cups of hot tea and lots of laughter.

Half of us went to the new house while others stayed behind to clean the old one. I went off to buy sandwiches etc for everyone because it really is true that an army marches on its stomach – and these men looked hungry!

It was lovely to see everyone using their gifts for various parts of what needed to be done. The guys all broke out the muscle and moved mountains of things, all working together to get it done excellently and on time. The girls all got the cleaning things out and made the two houses shine! The organiser’s made phone calls and got food and the extroverts kept morale high by making everyone feel good.

By the time we left it was already dark and we were all rather tired, wet and sore. BUT… it felt so good to have laid aside my plans and done what God wanted done today. It really lifts your spirits to see people coming to the aid of a friend in need and helping to make their day a little easier.

All in all, an excellent day.

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