Thursday, October 31, 2013

Humbleness? Humility?

As I mentioned in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, it was my grandson D's birthday!

Before I finish writing about my busy Monday, I would like to say that I enjoyed spending time with D and all our family members.  It was wonderful getting together to celebrate D's birthday, with a delicious dinner and of course, birthday cake!

As I'm sure you realize, Monday was a very busy day for me.  It seemed like I never had a chance to rest; probably, because it was true!  I was busy.

When I left the legion Monday evening, I didn't head for home.  Instead, I headed towards the United Way (UW) building, in the core area of Windsor.

No, I wasn't going to a meeting concerning the UW.  I was attending a meeting of a writers group I belong to:  Write On Windsor! (WOW).

It had been a very, very long time since I attended a meeting with the group.  In any case, it seemed they were as happy to see me, as I was to see them!

As per normal, writings were read and discussed.  Not mine, for I hadn't brought any with me.  But, we did this for others.

At this meeting, there were some new people.  At least new to me!

I was surprised that I didn't see a fellow writer, there.  I had told him about the group and he let me know he would probably be there.  But, for some reason, he didn't show up.

Oh well!  So be it.  Hopefully, another time he will attend.  That was one reason I joined the group that evening.  So my friend wouldn't have to walk into a meeting where he didn't know anyone.

Since the group meets now, every second (2nd) Monday, I'll have to let him know, in case he decides to attend.  I would hate to find out he went to the meeting location on a Monday when the group didn't meet!

Before we disbanded, it was asked who would bring writings to be read and discussed, for the next meeting.  Several people offered to do so.

Then, I was asked if I could bring some.  I replied that with being ill over the last almost 14 months, I hadn't written anything.  At least, nothing except entries here on LwL.

I was asked to bring some with me, so I will!

The reason I haven't been writing anything but entries here on LwL, is partly because I haven't had the energy to begin a new book.  And, the reason I have continued to write LwL entries, is even though I have not got much energy, I want to honour God.  Honour Him by helping others see how He works in my life. 

Hopefully, they will reflect upon their own lives and see how God is there for them.  And, how He works in their lives!

For some reason, there is at least one person who thinks that when I write LwL entries, I am not being humble.  At least, that's what that person has told me.  That I'm lacking humility.  That I'm trying to honour myself.

That is not true.

I must admit, it takes a lot of humility and humbleness to write the way I do.  If anyone who doesn't agree with me ever tried to do it, they would see for themselves that it isn't easy.  And, it's not a way for anyone to honour themselves

At least, I know that I am doing what is right for my Lord.  In honouring Him, and not me.

Just as He told us in John 8:54, "Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:"

Just as Jesus didn't want to honour Himself, I don't either.

If anyone thinks that I will stop doing this work for my Lord, they must think again.  I won't.  As long as I have the energy and ability to continue writing to honour Him, I will do so.

After all, He is the most important person in my life.  And, I love Him, with every part of me.

Being thankful and being obedient to His calling, is all I ever want to do with my life.

For those who don't agree, please know that I forgive you, for thinking evil of me, or anyone else like me, who does what they can to honour God.  And, I pray for you!

Until next time...

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