Monday, November 23, 2015

For All This...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I was going to worship with my church family.

I did.

But, I didn't pick up my granddaughter, A.

Her mom B, my daughter, texted me on SONday morning to let me know that A wasn't at home.  Apparently, she stayed overnight at a friend's home.

This was upsetting to me.  I won't explain why.  But, it wasn't just because A wasn't able to come with me, so she could attend Sunday school.

Anyway, I did go to worship with my church family.

Even though I attended, and joined in to honour Him, I felt badly.  Again, I won't say why.  Although, I will say that something was upsetting my body, physically.

I will say though that something else happened that seemed to be strange, to me.

A fellow talked with me about why and how long I had been worshipping at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC).  This brother in the Lord, spoke to me for quite a while, as his wife was caring for their newly born son.

Not really wanting to discuss why I left the church I worshipped at for 19 years, before joining WEBC, it was rather shocking that he knew some information.  Even so, we chatted a bit, even though I didn't disclose all information.

All three (3) things that I didn't feel comfortable with, happened even though I didn't want any of them, to.

Of course, God is in control.  Not me.

Even so, I didn't truly feel happy.

Thinking about feeling rather unhappy, brought to mind, 1 Peter 3:13-16, "And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"

Just as we read in today's Bible verses, who is he that will harm you, if you become followers of that which is good?  God truly provides.

And, if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you.  Yes, I've been happy.  Even though I feel like I've been somewhat suffering.

Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled, we read here.  Please know, I am not afraid.  Nor, do I feel troubled... or, feel that they are terrorizing me.  Even though in reality, they may or may not... be doing so.

Yes, I sanctify the Lord God in my heart.  And, I'm always ready to give an answer to every man that asketh me a reason of the hope that is within me... with meekness and fear.

For all this, I praise God.

I thank Him.  And, always will.

After all, He is with me always... even 'til the end of the age (Matthew 28:20)!

Until next time...

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