Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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There's something I haven't discussed yet, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  But, I've decided it's a good thing to discuss, today.

Last Saturday, December 5th, 2015, I spent some time with my friend, A.  Just so you know, we've known each other over 25 years!  And, she's truly a blessing to me.

Being both widows, we talk on the phone more than we ever did in the past.  And, enjoy our time, together.

However, last Saturday's time together wasn't set up to be just friendly with each other.  It was actually the third (3rd) time we spent time together at a Craft and Christmas sale held at the same location on the first Saturday of October, November and December.

Just as in the past, we had the same location for tables, beside each other.

Things were different, though.  Not many people showed up.

In fact, there were so few that A never sold any items she brought with her.  These were beautiful Christmas wreaths that she had made.

I felt bad for her.

And, I felt bad for me.  But, for a different reason.

As you may know, whenever I attend a sale of this nature, I try to sell copies of the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You...  This is in addition to other items I decide to sell, as well.

Well, I must admit, I felt sad for A.  Especially since I was able to sell a copy of Love Never Fails You... in addition to a fairly large item that I was happy I wouldn't have to pack up and bring home, again!

While the sales made me happy, I felt badly for A. 

You see, in the past, she painted some pictures that sold well, and sold some other items.  But, being close to Christmas, she was sure her crafted wreaths would be popular.

Believe it or not, A actually sold a wreath before she drove to where we met up.  You see, another occupant of the building she lives in, saw them, and adored them.  So, she bought one (1) from A!  Hearing this, made me happy!

Even so, I must admit, I was rather discouraged in another way.

Not just because so few people showed up.  After all, it was so foggy, we were sure people wouldn't really want to drive much that day.

I felt discouraged, because every time I do things like this, I do it as a fundraiser for Lupus.  And, usually I am able to collect donations from some people. 

But, on that day, only one (1) person donated.  And, the total amount was... $1.00.

Sigh...

Believe me, I wasn't too happy knowing how hard it was for me to be there from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. that day.  After all, this didn't help me physically, for I have pain that I have to deal with, always.

Plus it was disappointing, not being able to obtain a larger amount of funds for Lupus Ontario.

Of course, I don't have control over what happens.  Nor, do I even know when things are due to improve, and fulfill my desires.

Even so, I realize I must accept what happens.  And, be humble.

Thinking of this, reminded me of 1 Peter 5:6, "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:"

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, we need to humble ourselves, for we are under the mighty hand of God... who will exalt us, in due time.  In His time.

Accepting this, I will not feel upset.  I will wait... and trust Him to provide at some point in the future.  In His time.

Knowing that I am important to our Lord, truly makes me feel blessed.

For this, I will always be happy.  And, thankful for living under the mighty hand of God. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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