“She thought for a moment then replied:
“'The reason I started coming in the first place was because the Lord told me that you needed me and it was time. But the more I came to visit, the more puzzled I became. I realized I didn't know how to help you. I could tell that I wasn't helping you at all and I asked the Lord, 'what do I do?' He told me that I just needed to listen; listen and love you. That's all I needed to do.'"
“How ironic that the Lord spoke to each of us, telling us that the other person needed our help. When I understood what had brought about the change, suddenly I was able to trust Dixie more and more. I knew that she could hear the Lord, and began to learn that no matter what I said or did, she could go to the Lord and He would help her understand me.
“Up to this point in my life, the only person I trusted was God. He was a perfect being and I knew He would not hurt me. I was far from having that trust level with people, for obvious reasons. Therefore, it became very important to me that the people who were part of my healing "team" were listening to the Lord.
“I knew that Dixie listened to the Lord and she became the safest person I had ever known in my entire life. Little by little I let her see views of my world of pain. With Dixie, it eventually became possible to tell ALL.” (My Tears Fall Inside, page 77-78)
Relationships with others are greatly enhanced through a joint relationship with God. Having God involved adds a whole new dimension and can help all parties in that relationship to grow and learn together. Just as Dixie asked God how to help me, so we can ask Him how He wants us to become involved in others’ lives.