Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nothing? Everything!

On SONday, I mentioned on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I was going to worship.  I did!

Truly, I was happy to be able to go worship.  It had been a while since I had been able to do so.

Of course, I enjoy worshipping my God.  And, I appreciate being lifted up and encouraged by listening to sermons, so I was happy about going to a nearby church.
 
To be honest, this past week had been a rather emotional one for me.  While I won't go into detail, I will say that I had several things happen, that were rather upsetting.

If you know me, you'll be aware that when I have troubles, I give them to Jesus.  And, I pray.  And, forgive.  And, this is exactly what I did.

Of course, this doesn't mean that I don't sometimes feel sad about what transpired.  But, if the thought pops up into my mind again, I give it to my Lord, and once again, forgive.

At the end of the church service, the final song we sang was what I posted yesterday:  Lord of the Lands, followed by singing Oh, Canada!

Afterwards, I joined some people I knew who had worshipped in the same sanctuary.  Not at the church.  We met at a nearby Tim Horton's (TH) coffee shop.

On the last Sunday of each month, all who are not married, are welcome to meet at that TH, where we enjoy fellowship time, together.  People attending worship at various churches, so it is really a nice thing to be able to do.

Especially, since I hadn't been able to attend for quite a while! 

I found it to be quite an encouragement.  Being able to sit and chat with friends is something I enjoy doing.

Leaving TH, I quickly headed for home.  What I haven't yet mentioned is that I had received a phone call prior to leaving for worship.

My brother had called and let me know that he and his girlfriend would be driving to my city, Windsor.  They told me they would arrive about 2:00 p.m.

It was a little later than that, when I got to see them.  After calling me once again, more than an hour past when I thought we were meeting, we agreed to meet at Boston Pizza (BP).  The location would allow them to return to the highway, quickly.

You see, my brother felt like eating ribs.  After thinking about that, we all ended up tastefully devouring some!  Mmmm... tasty!

We enjoyed conversation.  And, I was able to give them gifts for my brother, his girlfriend and his loved ones, that I would normally give to them, later in the year.  Like for birthday and Christmas.

All in all, it was a nice visit, even though rather short. 

I felt blessed being able to see my brother, and his girlfriend.  After all, I do not know if I will ever see my brother again.  And, knowing that he lives quite a distance away from me, I was thankful to be able to visit with his girlfriend and him.

Please don't think that I am thinking negatively about my health situation.  I'm not.

In fact, I'll go so far as to say that I am the type of person who prays and believes for the best.  But, prepares for the worst.

I have felt like I need to be prepared for the situation that may arise.  My death.

I cannot tell if my health is improving, or not.  Even though I am trusting God for my healing, I cannot tell if the infection that has caused this life-threatening situation for me is spreading, or not.  So, I feel I need to show my family and those close to me, that I love and care for them.

After all, life is very much about love. 

The love we have for each other.  As well as the love that God has for us.

He told us so in 1 Corinthians 13:2, "And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing."

In case you're not aware, other translations replace the word 'charity', with 'love'.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again:  to some people, I am nothing.  Meaningless.  Worthless.  Useless.

Those who feel this way, are usually unsaved.  People, who do not have a true relationship with Jesus.

But, to God, I'm everything!  And, I praise Him for this!

Hopefully, you do, as well!  If you do not know Jesus as your Saviour, please... read your Bible.  Begin in the book of John, in the New Testament.

After all, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God!


Until next time...

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