Friday, November 29, 2013

Thankful!

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while now, you'll know that I have been attending Bible study on Thursday evenings, at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC). 

Last evening was the same.  I joined others who normally participate.

There was a difference, though.  Instead of meeting at the church, we met at J & MJ's home.  And, we met a little earlier, than normal.

Why?

Knowing that J works in USA, yesterday he wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving, once again.  Even though they had celebrated Thanksgiving along with everyone else in October, when we Canadians normally celebrate.

So, J had decided to invite all who usually attend Bible study to join them and their family members, for dinner.  And, they invited my friend C (and her daughter), who attended our worship meeting this past Sunday.

I didn't go empty-handed.  With me, I brought cookies I had baked, Wednesday evening. 

My original plan was to have taken them to Bible study, so that all could have a sweet treat after our study and prayer time.  Instead, they contributed towards dessert.

Arriving a few minutes early, I found I was one of the last few to find a parking spot and join them!

Conversation was wonderful!  And, in such a cozy environment!

After thanking God in prayer, we enjoyed a fabulous meal.  Turkey, ham, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, stuffing, cannelloni, and gravy filled each of us.  Along with dessert, of course!

This was truly a blessing to me.  Not just because of the food.

Never before, had I been invited to dinner, and Bible study and prayer, at anyone's home, for an evening.  Ever.

I truly felt blessed.  And, so did my friend C.

After our church pot-luck dinner on Sunday, C had told me she had never been so welcomed, anywhere.

Now, this!  It showed C that when I had told her that this church family was so loving and kind, that it was the truth.

After dinner, we honoured God by studying Psalm 15, together.  And, followed this with prayer, just as we normally do during our Bible study and prayer time, at church.

In retrospect, I can see and hopefully, you can also, that what we did and enjoyed together, was exactly what God wanted us to do.

Just as He told us in Psalm 95:2, "Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms."

Talk about obedience!  Wow!

When my Lord led me to worship with this group of people, He was truly showing me His love for me.  He knew that in my heart, I wanted a group to worship with, that was not just loving, but also realized that each and every one of us need to be obedient, to Him.

Just as our Lord Jesus, was.

Yes, He was obedient to God.  If He hadn't been, He would not have come to earth, to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

If He hadn't been obedient, Jesus would not have allowed Himself to be beaten, humiliated, hung on a wooden cross... to die for the sin of the whole world, for me, you and anyone else who would believe upon Him.

Without our Lord, Jesus Christ's obedience we would have no way of being saved from an eternity in Hell. 

But, by believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you shall be saved.  Read it for yourself, in Acts 16:31.

The choice is yours.  Heaven?  Or, Hell?


Until next time...

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