If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any length of time, you'll know that I've been recovering at home.
Yes, I'm in month five (5) of my recovery, which included two (2) surgeries. The first being September 16th and the second being December 20th.
As I'm sure you are aware, it hasn't been easy.
Especially since I am still not healing well. And, will be having a CT scan this coming week, to try and determine what is going on inside me, preventing me from healing.
At first, being home all the time nearly drove me crazy. There are times when it still does. But, God has been good to me.
He's provided for all my needs. And, He's once again answered my ongoing prayer about revealing truth to me. Especially concerning people.
Without going through an extended trial, like the one I've been experiencing, it would be almost impossible to truly see the love of Christ in people. Even so, God has answered my prayer, many times over. He has supplied for all my need.
It has truly been amazing to me, to see the people who have stood by my side. Who have aided me, in various ways. But mostly, who have been there for me. Verbally giving me support. And of course, prayer.
Not just in doing good deeds, either. Although I am finding that there are some people who continue to do good deeds, for me.
Yes, it was shocking when my phone rang last evening around suppertime. The voice on the line asked me if I'd like to have some homemade chili that she had just prepared for her and her husband.
At first, I thought about thanking this friend for the offer, and turning her down. Earlier in the day, I had taken the time to wash lettuce and get items ready for the salad I planned on having for dinner.
And, since this person had brought me dinner a couple of times in the past, and I didn't really feel I wanted to have her think I was taking advantage of them.
She must have felt my hesitation through the phone, and said it was all ready and waiting for me. Knowing these friends live on my floor, on the other side of the elevator, I knew it would be piping hot when I received the loving gift.
In the end, I gratefully accepted a container that provided me with supper last evening and lunch, today!
Thank you K & T, for your generosity to me. You have truly blessed me. May God bless you also, friends.
It may have been shocking, receiving that phone call offering me food. And, knowing it was a loving gesture for my friends to do this, it wasn't the food part that was so fulfilling.
The most fulfilling part of what happened, was that it truly reflected what God told us in Philippians 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
God knew that my friends would supply my dinner, long before I did. And, He knew the love in their hearts that they have for others.
Yes, while I may have been surprised, God wasn't. He just worked through these loving people, as He promised to do, in an effort to supply for all my needs.
I am truly grateful that I/we can trust God and His Word, the Bible. Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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