Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've posted about worshipping with my church family. And, I discussed yesterday, about how my pastor told me I am an encouragement to him, and others.
In addition to hearing this from my pastor, I also heard it from three (3) Facebook (FB) friends.
F messaged me, letting me know that same thing that I heard from my pastor on Sunday. Yesterday, I heard from J, who messaged me with the same info.
Then, there is Stephen Piersall, a pastor and blog writer of God's Preservation Ministry Soul Care: http://www.gpmsc.org/, and http://stephenmartyracts6-8.blogspot.ca/ . He regularly uses some of my writings, for use in his ministry efforts, and letting me know that I am an encourager.
At the time, I wondered why this was happening.
Then, something happened to me, that I won't discuss here on LwL. I will say that what happened was truly upsetting to me.
In fact, I was so very upset, that I found myself crying. Not just with tears rolling down my cheeks.
I also cried out to God, asking why He even allowed me to live through that dangerous, severe surgery that I had at the end of March, this year.
After all, just as I wrote here on LwL in the past, I thought that I would probably wake up in heaven, instead of here on earth. And, even as I was waking up in the recovery room, I questioned God, being shocked that I was alive, and waking up, here on earth.
As I've said in the past, I realize that God allowed me to survive that surgery that I and my daughter had been told that many people would not live through, for a reason. He obviously has a purpose for keeping me here on earth.
Even though, I am nothing. I am of very little value, here on earth. At least, to some people.
But, how wonderful it is, that God loves me! For this, I am truly thankful!
After I experienced the upset, I prayed. Of course, God revealed to me the truth, as to why He had put it on the hearts and minds of fellow Christian friends, to encourage me, by saying I am an encouragement to others.
For this, I am truly thankful. Especially, since God knew what I needed to have happen, even before it happened to me. Yes, receiving encouragement was truly a blessing to me. Thank you, my friends and brothers in the Lord.
Thinking of how little I am valued by so many people here on earth, made me think about Jesus. And, what He told us, in Mark 6:4, "But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house."
How thankful I am to God, in many ways. After all, He not only knows what our needs are, but Jesus also experienced some of the trials we have to deal with, in life.
I'm thankful to/for my fellow Christians who care for me, enough to be supportive. Even, when I don't realize I need the encouragement.
God has shown me through this trial and others, that I am no different from what He said. And, Jesus experienced this, also.
It seems that some people recognize what I do for him, and are thankful. Even if it is not with people close to me, that I love and care for.
Of course, those who were an encouragement to me, love Him, too!
Those FB friends who encouraged me, are people who evangelize. As I mentioned earlier, Stephen lives in USA and has a ministry to honour God. J is also an American who evangelizes, as God has directed him (and indeed all of us) to do. While F, is a Canadian, who lives here in the same city I live in. He also is a writer, but of poetry. And, he evangelizes, and loves our Lord, just as the others and I do.
Talking about evangelizing, I thought of something you should watch.
This YouTube video is something I'm sure you will enjoy. It's entitled VBS 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUogqsB15ic.
Many were blessed being involved in Vacation Bible School (VBS).
Not just those who attended, although those who attended, were blessed. Others who were blessed either contributed towards and/or worked evangelizing with children who attended VBS.
I must admit, it is truly a blessing, belonging to God. Being His child.
If you are not yet saved from spending eternity in hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape, then I would suggest you come to Him, now. Believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).
You'll be glad you did.
Until next time...
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