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Friday, June 24, 2011

God is SO Faithful

I just had to share this.

Literally minutes after I posted the last entry, an acquaintance from school--someone I consider a friend but someone I don't know very well--messaged me on facebook that she had just read that post and some others that really "spoke to her."  Here I'd been feeling sorry for myself, and God used my words to make a difference for someone else.  This friend wrote to me, "You are not mediocre you have amazing light that shines...not that you needed to know any of that but God just put your blog there for me to read and I had to tell you."  God is so gracious that wasn't necessary to let me know how he had used me, but this friend chose to tell me anyway.  So, as I was a blessing for her, she was a blessing for me--at the very minute when we both needed it most.  Another friend messaged more words of encouragement, which I wasn't looking for either.

I turned to Philippians 4, to share it with my friend, and found it speaking to me again, as it always does:  "Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 4:4-7)

Thanksgiving is the antidote to worry.  So I am thankful:

Thankful for my INCREDIBLE husband, my greatest blessing.
Thankful for our beautiful home.
Thankful for the food in our (cold again now that it's been repaired) refrigerator!
Thankful for our clothes.
Thankful for his job.
Thankful for our family and friends.
Thankful for the never-failing love and mercy of God, who comes and speaks to us just when we need it most.

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