As I am sure you could surmise, from time to time I receive comments regarding Life with Lynnie (LwL). To date, I have only had one person respond in a negative manner. Many, many, many people have been supportive and encouraging.
To all, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, for it is YOU who has helped mold LwL into the blog it is, today. Whenever I received remarks/comments I would pray about them, asking God for direction. His direction has encouraged me to open my life up, as an open book, to others, for His sake.
Until recently, I had only received remarks I mentioned above. Recently, I received a different sort of e-mail message. This one asked, "dear Lynnie, I read your letter about going to see a pastors wife. it is interesting, but I still do not know what you are doing for the Lord? are you helping people or just typing like writing in your diary?"
Thinking this was a good question, I wanted to reply with a comprehensive response. Since my reply turned out to be rather lengthy, I decided to also use it as an entry here on LwL. This way, if other readers ever wondered and hadn't e-mailed, their question will be answered.
Please note, I have not used the person(s) names, for privacy reasons. Here was my e-mail response:
Forgive me for not replying sooner. Unfortunately, I do not always check e-mail for Life with Lynnie, daily. And, I don't always have time to immediately respond.
Yes, I believe I am helping people. Mainly Christian people. At least, based upon comments I receive, I believe this is the case. And, I pray that it is God's will that unbelievers will come to Christ. If this is His will, it will happen!
When I first began to write Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wasn't sure which road LwL would take. Originally, I had hoped it would become a travel blog, but it seems God had other plans.
In the beginning, it seemed that whenever I wrote about life's trials, others could relate.
Once my head cleared from some of the brain fog of grief I experienced, I realized that by writing not just about my issues of life, but also about how God helped me, through His Word, or through fellow Christian support, or through some other support mechanism, others were being lifted up and encouraged.
As I wrote about my issues of life, it seemed that other people were facing similar struggles. At least, that's what I heard from readers. As I said, God revealed to me, through readers comments and through conversations with friends on Facebook (FB), that in a way I never expected, others were being helped.
Why He did this, I have no idea. I suppose once I'm in heaven with Him, I will find out.
But, one fact remains with us here on earth. We are not alone. Not in our life. Not in our struggles. Not in any way. If we have Jesus Christ in our heart, He is there for us and with us.
Life's experiences can sometimes be overwhelming. Even to God's elect. Even when we have God's Word in our heart and have memorized enough to draw upon during life's trials.
If you or anyone is a born-again Christian, a child of our King, you will face trials in life. God told us so, in His Word, the Bible. This is not supposition, it is reality. A fact.
Unfortunately, there are many groups out there, who do not preach/teach this. There are even some who only preach about love, and nothing more, leading those who committed themselves to Christ, to think that their lives will become a bowl of cherries, with no problems in life.
So, the point to me writing about some of my life's trials, is not to draw attention to myself, simply for drawing compassion. Quite the contrary.
God has shown me that when I write about my daily issues of life, and apply God's Word to it, that readers are either lifted up and encouraged, or helped in some other way. Being supportive of my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and showing them that we can indeed survive the traumas of life, by simply trusting in God and applying His Word to our lives, is what I hope and pray I am doing, when I open myself and my life to all who have access to the internet.
Honouring God, is my main agenda.
While I could quote many encouraging comments, I believe that this one that I received about the same time I heard from you, says it all, "So when you talk about what God has done that's good for it honours our Almighty Father and it makes you to know Him well from the changes He has set for you." Thank you to the reader of LwL, who e-mailed me that remark; I copied and pasted it, into this message. May God bless you, my friend.
God told us in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
In closing, may I say that I will continue to pray for you, and your health concerns that you told me about when you first e-mailed me.
And, may God bless you, my friend(s).
Well, there you have it. You know exactly what is in my heart, daily. At least you do, when you read each daily entry of Life with Lynnie.
Thank you to all, who continue to read. May God bless each of you, my friends.
Until next time...
If you would like to comment, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org