Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Acceptance...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know I went to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, to worship.

As I mentioned yesterday, there was quite a large number of people who were also there to worship.

My friend, C met me there.  We arranged this ahead of time.  After all, she has worshipped there, for quite a while, now.

While seated, several people I know actually waved at me.  My friend, J (usually called, B), came and hugged me.  :)

The worship service was wonderful.  And, so was the music.

Something was done that truly touched my heart.

We took communion.

While bread was being given to everyone, I prayed.  Just like I normally do, to confess any/all sins I recall I did.

After all, God wants us to be clean, before we take communion. 

While juice (known as wine) was being given to everyone, I prayed again, asking God to reveal any other sin I may have done, and didn't recall.  I do this normally, to make sure that I have truly confessed any/all sin.

When I finished praying, I found that tears were in my eyes.

When I sniffed, my friend, C asked me if I needed Kleenex.  I guess she realized I was truly broken-hearted about what was happening to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church... by permanently closing.

By reminding myself that I needed to focus on God, and not my human feelings, I found that the sadness disappeared.

Thinking about this, brought to mind Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

Yes, my mind was renewed by focusing upon Him, rather than the sadness of the loss people would experience.

When this happens to me, or indeed to anyone who is part of His family, we come to accept that which is the will of God.  And, realize that His will is perfect.  Not ours.

By the time we were finished taking communion, I felt truly blessed.

Blessed, having been there with those fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, who also wanted to honour God, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and all who cared for His will to be done.

For this, I thank Him.  And, always will.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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