Thursday, June 25, 2015

Me, and My Dad...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss e-mails I've received.  Today, is one of those days.

Quite often, the e-mails I discuss have to do with the needs of those being persecuted for their faith. 

The e-mail I received last SONday... Father's Day, was not in reference to that.

It was from a Facebook (FB) friend.

C is someone I have never personally met.  Yet, we have been in touch with each other, many times.  We've been FB friends for quite a while.

She seemed to be surprised about what I wrote here on LwL, on Father's Day.  In case you haven't yet read last Sunday's entry here on LwL, you may want to click on this link for Happy Father's Day!

After discussing by e-mail, C gave me permission to write about it, for a LwL entry.

Truly, I thought it was important.  Her message to me, touched my heart.

Here's what C e-mailed me (I copied and pasted it):

The subject on the e-mail was entitled, You are amazing!

You amaze me Ms. Lynne!  After reading about your dad in your book, I have to say I don't understand how you could love and want to honor him. I am amazed at what the Lord can do in our lives for sure!  Love you!

Me... amazing?????  I think, not.

But, I realize that other people, like my friend C, may think so.

If you read the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You... you would probably have a better idea of what C was referring to. 

You see, I loved both my parents.  Yet, I didn't really feel loved throughout my childhood. 

Am I alone in this?

I don't think so.  There are many people out there, who can relate to me.  At least, in various ways.

In Love Never Fails You... I didn't write about all kinds of things during my childhood, regarding my parents.  I only wrote about a few trials in my life.  Not them all.

However, the issue C was referring to, did greatly affect me.  And, did contribute to me feeling unloved.

Even so, every time things went on in our home, I can recall laying in bed to go to sleep, and thinking about Jesus.  How I loved Him.  And, how He loved me.

For this, I am so very grateful.  Thank You, Lord!

You see, this led me to keep Him in my heart.  Even though I went through part of my life, where I didn't put God first in my life.

Every time I felt unloved, unwanted, and hurt, I seemed to toss those feelings aside.  And, thought about Jesus.

Jesus, who helped me through.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Yes, He helped me through. 

Not just what I wrote about in Love Never Fails You... but, actually through every trial in my life that I've experienced.

I know that I could not have ever gotten through every single trial I've experienced, without Jesus.

He's my Lord.  He's my Saviour.  He's my Everything.

Is He like this to you?

Is Jesus important?  Do you rely upon Him?

My friend, hopefully you do.

Yes, if you trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you shall be saved.

But, in addition, you will also receive the strength you need to get through trials in your life.

May God bless you, as you look to and rely upon Him.

Until next time...

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