Monday, October 20, 2014

Leaning...

As I mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I headed to worship with my church family on our Lord's Day.

Like normal, I attended our Bible study class, which happens earlier than our worship service. 

I must admit, although I miss having our pastor do our teaching, it is so very nice to have our Bible study teacher W, back again.  Although W's feeling improved, he still needs healing.  If you can find it in your heart to continue to pray for him, I would be truly thankful.  And, I'm sure, he would be, too!  May God bless you.

As usual, our worship service was wonderful.  Although our group was a bit smaller, since some people were away on vacation.  Even so, it was a blessing.

Afterwards, I saw my daughter P.  Even though she hasn't been feeling well, I'm grateful that I could see her, even if it was just for a few minutes.  Hopefully, you will also pray for my daughter, P.  Thank you, my friend!  May God bless you.

Later, I made my way to a house that is actually not far from where I worship.

A woman who lives there is an artist.  She and her husband were participating in an 'open house' where people could go and see her artwork.

Truthfully, she was only one (1) of many who were doing this.  However, with my physical limitation, I knew that there was no way I could attend every artist's event.

Unfortunately, I still have trouble climbing stairs.  Still, God helped me as I made it up to their front door on their front porch.

Upon entering, I introduced myself.  Other people arrived within a few seconds after I did.  She took that couple upstairs to her art gallery.

Knowing I could not climb those stairs, I spoke with her husband and looked at some of her artwork that was on the main floor of their home.

Are you seated?  The reason I forced myself to attend that event at their home, was not just to see her artwork, although I did appreciate doing that.

Just as I told them, when I first arrived, I did so, because their last name is the same as my maiden name.  With our family name being not well known, I wondered if in fact they were somehow related to me.

Some people might think that is strange.  But, I don't.

You see, I have cousins and relatives even here in Canada, that I either haven't yet met, or haven't seen since I was a child.  Believe it or not, I feel that I could trip over a relative, and not even know who they are!  :(  :)

Some people might not have even gone and done what I did.  But, I had prayed about it, before I went.  And, I was trusting God to provide for me, and help me not be embarrassed doing this.

Thinking about this, brought to mind Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

How thankful I am that He gave me the desire, encouragement and direction to go and meet this family.  In my heart, I believe He led me, there. 

As it turned out, we are not related.  At least, not in the past couple of generations.

Still, it was a wonderful time I spent there.  I was thankful to see some lovely artwork.  And was thankful that this artist's husband, who shares my maiden name, actually helped me down the porch steps by letting me lean on his arm as I went down the stairs, when I left their home.  May God bless you!

As I drove towards my apartment, I thought that it was nice to have met them.  Even if they weren't related to me!

Knowing I am not very strong, physically... I thanked God for helping me to be able to meet them, at all! And, for the help I received from the fellow with my family name.  Thank you!  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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