"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Romans 12:10-12)
In this verse in Romans, it speaks about our commitment to one another and how in that commitment we need to stay devoted to prayer. Pray for one another. Prayer is so powerful. In our leadership roles for FOCC, Danielle and I remained very faithful in our prayer- that God would give us the right board members, that our 501c3 would get approved, that we would receive monthly sponsors and find the right location. Christ has blessed this organization because of our commitment to serving one another through prayer. We have also remained loyal to each other by praying for the others' family, struggles and sins, careers, and patience. You've heard the saying "A family that prays together stays together," well I firmly believe this holds true for friendships also. "The friends that pray together stay together." I am thankful that I have a friend who prays for me, encourages me, listens to me vent, and gently smacks me in the face when I need it.
In the coming weeks, I will be super busy putting the final touches on my full-time employment at FOCC in order to jump on board with another fabulous organization- the Alzheimer's Association. Preparing paperwork and training my team members on day-to-day functions will be stressful and will keep me busy, but I know that my best friend is there in the background cheering me on and more importantly praying for my strength, patience, and spiritual walk. I am so glad that I have such an amazing accountability partner, and although we have not spent much time together this week, I deep-down still feel her presence as I go through my day. Thank you for praying for me, Danielle. Know that I am praying for you too. I love you and thanks for being my best friend! <3