Monday, December 1, 2014

To Know The Love...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned I would be going to worship, with my church family.  I did!

Like usual, I attended Bible Study, prior to our worship service.  What a blessing this is!

And, what a blessing it is to be able to worship with my brothers and sisters in Christ.  People who love Him, much like I do.


Afterwards, I drove home.  Parked my van.  Went into my apartment, and got changed, thinking I would be able to relax.

This wasn't the case. 

After a phone call from one (1) of my daughters, I got myself ready and headed out to do some shopping.  During our call, we had discussed the idea of each of us purchasing wifi/wireless printers.

My other daughter already has a wireless printer, so she didn't need one.

I have a printer/scanner/fax machine, so I am not in desperate need of one.  However, I am thinking about being able to print something when using a tablet and/or through my cell phone.

Before I tell you what happened, I want you to know that a good friend's son works at a store that had such units on sale for a great price.  After contacting him, he told me that he could not accept my credit card information over the phone, to make a sale.

This absolutely shocked me!  Especially, since I make purchases and make payments using this method, on a fairly regular basis.

Knowing that I didn't want to drive 45 minutes each way, to shop at his store, and after finding out that he wouldn't receive commission on a sale like this, I decided to just go to a local store of the same corporation.

Off I went.  At that store, they only had one (1) left, and they had a hugely higher price on it.  :( 

I left that mall, and headed to another location for the same company.  There, they were sold out.  :(

Knowing I was only a few blocks from my daughter's home, I made my way there.

Upon arriving, I saw her, her boyfriend, her daughter (my granddaughter!) and my other daughter, who was visiting there.  Wow!  How nice this was, even if it was only for a few minutes.

Even so, on my way home, I began thinking about how neither daughter felt well enough this past week, to get together with me, to celebrate my birthday.

I praised God that they were feeling better, to be sure.

But, it still me feel like I was experiencing yet another trial in my life.  One, where family seemed to be involved.

Whether or not this is the case, isn't truly important to me. 

Especially, since God is the person who is the most important person in my life.  Knowing He is in my heart, I prayed for my family, while driving home.

Thinking about this situation, brought to mind Ephesians 3:13-19 "Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."

How grateful I am that God has given me strength, and knowledge that nothing is truly important in this life... other than Him.

Much like we read in today's Bible verses, I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He has granted me strength.  Spiritual strength, to get through any/all trials in my life.

Christ dwells in my heart.  And, I am rooted and grounded in love.  His love.

Through His love, I am filled with the fullness of God.

Not just to this regard.  But also, concerning every issue in my life.

For this, I will be eternally grateful.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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