Thank you to all who acknowledged Life with Lynnie's third (3rd) birthday, yesterday.
This morning, I awoke rather tired. Realizing I didn't really want to get up, I tried to relax and return to sleep. But, it didn't happen.
Once up, but not running, I recognized that I was feeling rather low in spirit. No, it wasn't due to seeing that it had snowed through the night! Just so you know, it disappeared before noon. Thank You, Lord!
As I'm sure you're aware, I've been going through a rather extensive trial of life. Yes, I know. We all have trials in life.
This latest, rather drawn out trial has been dragging me down, lately. And, with not being able to drive to even go worship my Lord on this, His special day, didn't make me feel any better.
In fact, it would be factual to say that this weekend, I feel it came to a head. Like the 'I' of the storm.
The good news is, that I recognized the need for me to be fed. And, I'm not referring to human, physical food.
I recognized the need to be spiritually fed.
Not yet being able to drive, I realized I couldn't physically go worship anywhere. I thought about finding a pastor to listen to, possibly on Facebook (fb). I've come to realize there are some great preacher/teachers on fb. But, in addition, there are some that I would say were wishy-washy.
What I needed was spiritual encouragement. I needed to be fed, since it had been a long time since I have been able to actually worship with a church family.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
The man of God, who was my previous pastor and who pastors Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, in Michigan, USA, has sermons on his church's website. It only took me a few seconds to locate the site. Immediately, I found the media page and looked at what sermons were posted there.
Lord, I knew it could only have come from You!
My eyes were immediately drawn to Pastor Donald McKay's sermon: The 'I' of the Storm: http://www.bloomfieldchurch.org/interact/audio/i-storm
It did me good to listen to Pastor Don preaching/teaching God's Word. But of even more importance, was the encouragement it gave me.
The inspiration I needed, arrived. It's not like I didn't know what was being said. I already knew and relied upon His Word, while in the midst of the storms of life. But, sometimes we all need to be refreshed.
This reminded me of Psalm 138:7, "Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me."
Thank You, Lord! Thank You, for your Word. And, thank You, for the great men of God, who preach/teach Your children.
If you are feeling the need for encouragement, or to be spiritually fed, please know that the sermon I listened to may be of help to you. The site is available to all.
Remember that Jesus loves you... and so do I.
Until next time...
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