In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about The Lord's Prayer. And, felt truly blessed, doing so.
After all, prayer is very important.
My whole weekend was filled with Godly things. Including prayer. And, more.
On Saturday, I joined a group of fellow believers at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC), here in Windsor. The pastor, as I've mentioned in the past, is someone I attended Bible study with and more, back in the mid 1990's.
Being the new pastor at WEBC, he's begun some new programmes, there. One was a course entitled, Personal Evangelism - Sharing our Faith with Others.
Even though I am not a member of WEBC, he had let me know I was welcome to attend the new course. And, I did!
There was about 15 of us, who participated in the course. And, who shared a delicious lunch that we all contributed to, before the course began.
I must say, I felt very comfortable with/in the group. Several of the people, I have known for many years. Others, I met, recently.
Even so, I felt very welcomed. I praise God for this!
We'll be meeting again once per month, in October, November, and January. After the course is finished, we will have an exam to write.
Ooohhh, how I hate writing exams!
I must explain that the reason is because I haven't had to write many exams. In high school, I only wrote two (2) exams, due to the fact that my marks were high enough that I was exempted from having to write any other exams.
Then, while taking university courses, I was truly unsure of how to even write an exam. But, I fought off the fear and managed to do it, receiving high marks.
Same with the courses that I had to take to become licensed to sell real estate. Knowing that I needed to have 75% or higher, I fought off nervousness, once again. God helped me through with marks in the 90's. For this, I praised God!
Of course, with my pending surgery, it may turn out that I may not be able to attend and complete the course. If I am able to be able to write the exam, I'll trust God for me to not become tense.
Please note, I mentioned being tense. Not worried. Not fearful.
I try to not be tense, and not worry, nor fear. Even with regards to my current health condition and my pending surgery, for which I still have not received a date for. Being only human, I can say that it isn't always easy. But, I do it, as best I can, for I want to honour Him and be obedient.
After all, God told us not to worry and/or fear. In fact, He told us so, in many Bible verses.
One such verse is 1 Chronicles 28:20, "And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord."
Even though we are only human, and are not gods ourselves, we must be strong and courageous, just as God told us to be.
And, we must just do it! Just as He told us to do!
It's not simple to not have fear, but God commanded us to do so, and to not be dismayed. Even when we face enduring trials in life.
So, we must trust in Him!
After all, God is with us... His children. He told us, that He would not fail us, nor forsake us, until we have finished all the work we will do as service to the Lord.
For this, I praise God! Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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