In yesterday's entry of Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote about how it seems God has been opening new doors for me, in my life.
All due to the fact that in my writing, I reach out to people. People who may need encouragement, or salvation.
Or, possibly those who enjoy reading about how God works in my life. This way they can reflect upon their own lives and see how He works in theirs!
Of course, there are those who truly just enjoy reading. For those people, I am grateful, too!
Arriving home, I praised God when I prayed before heading to sleep. And, thanked Him.
I must say that I didn't get much sleep that night. In fact, I had very little.
My mind kept wandering.
I kept thinking about how God seems to be showing me that He has a plan for me to live, through my pending surgery, even though it is extremely dangerous. And, about how what had been told to me as being needed as soon as possible by all three (3) surgeons that I saw, has dragged out... over and over, and over, again.
Finally, I drifted off for less than a handful of hours.
It was good that I didn't sleep long Thursday night. It was good that I had set my alarm. I got up, got ready and within a short time after doing so, my friend M arrived Friday morning.
We had a great visit, together!
Then, it was off to the library, before heading to Tim Horton's (TH) to meet another friend of mine, A.
A and I used to just go out for lunch every now and then, but we decided that even though we will still do this, it was nice to get together at TH. This way we could enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and be able to sit and talk, without feeling pressure from any restaurant about leaving, so they could have the use of the table for other lunch time patrons.
While there, a friend from where I used to worship approached us. I introduced my friends to each other, and we chatted for a few minutes. Then, M left to reconnect with her husband R, who was outside waiting in their car.
During A and my conversations, we spoke about many things. Including how we both missed our husbands. Yes, we both are widows.
At one point, we each had tears flowing. Even so, we both were grateful to have had true love in our lives.
Thinking about this, brought to mind 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
Yes, in all things, we must rejoice. We must give thanks. Just as God commanded us to do.
We need to be grateful for all things in our lives: the good, the not so good and the horrible.
God may not have ordained trials in our lives, but He has allowed them to happen. It was His will for us to go through experiences in life, like losing our soul mates.
Being a Bible-believing Christian, I realize that God uses each and every experience in our lives, for good. In one way, or another.
For this, I give thanks. Always.
Until next time...
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