Monday, March 10, 2014

In Truth...

On Saturday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, it was discussed how during a telephone conversation, a friend was having a problem with a fellow Christian.  And, how I did, also.

Was this the first time in my life, when I've had a problem with a fellow Christian?  When someone who claimed to be a follower of Christ, rejected me and/or hurt me in some way?

Absolutely, not!

As I mentioned during the telephone conversation, we children of God need to forgive those who have done wrong towards us.  And, pray for them.  Even if our heart feels broken.  And, even if they are fellow Christians.

Of course, we need to forgive.  He expects this of us.  After all, God told us in His Word, the Bible, to do so.

Didn't God forgive us, His Children, when we realized we were sinners, came to believe upon Jesus and repented from our sin?  Of course He did!

It's all part of the grace we receive from God.

To me, it's amazing how God works.  He seems to always provide.  Just as He promised He would for all who belong to Him.

On the same day that the issue had happened on Facebook (FB) where I had been removed and blocked by the creator of several sites, because even though I wasn't an administrator, the person felt I didn't participate enough.  God sure provided for me.

Yes, I felt upset when that negative situation happened.  However, something happened that lifted me up.  Encouraged me.  And, helped me to see the difference in people.

Another FB friend approached me by private messaging. 

This friend let me know that she and a small group of fellow believers were planning to hold two (2) Christian conferences, this year.  The first week in June, and the last week in October was when they were being scheduled to be held.

She wanted to know if I would be able to not just attend the conferences, but also participate as a singer/speaker. 

It amazed me how one believer could reject me, based on their own desires, while another recognized that my heart's desire is to work for our Lord.

I reflected upon the situation and thought about Joshua 24:14-15, "Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

Yes, it's my heart's desire to serve Him in sincerity and in truth. 

Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I have a bucket list of things that I would like to do for Him.  To serve Him, not to promote myself.

My choice to serve the Lord, was made long ago. 

It is the sole reason I do the things I do.  To promote Him.  To plant those seeds for Christ, that He would have us do.  To encourage others, who need to be lifted up.  And, more.

Negative thinkers may not acknowledge that what I do on FB and elsewhere is for the Lord.  They are free to think that way.

But, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Until next time...

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