Sharing a Facebook memory I posted on September 12, 2017…
In everything give thanks. My uncle sent me a last minute reminder about our family reunion “just because”, although he said he knew we probably couldn’t come. However, for the first time in years it worked out that my husband was off and my kids were out of school. This never happens. We decided to come home and surprise everyone when we received the reminder from him.
I am so thankful we did because it allowed me to see and hug my grandmother one last time. I am thankful for a God who cares about us, and even in this allowed it to be so. It was on my mind at one point during our final service together to take a video/picture of her at church, but after dismissal I did not, so instead I will have to hold the memory of that day in my heart.
If it is on your heart to send a text, call, post a message on facebook, etc.than just do it. Your facebook post may be for just one person, but that’s enough. The good shepherd left all to find the one that was lost. You may be laughed at, talked about, ignored, and put down when you do, but if your message reaches the one it was meant for than it is worth it all. I realize when I post bible verses, devotionals, etc. it is not for everyone (or probably even most), but if it reaches that one than that’s okay!
Hold your loved ones close, take the pictures and videos, make the calls, get yourself right with the Lord today, because tomorrow is not promised. Enjoy and give thanks for what you have today, no matter how great or small. Be blessed everyone, and enjoy today!!
Our family has been blessed with strong women of God as role models!! None of us children have an excuse for not living right, because they taught us the way and were living examples before us too!! I remember like it was yesterday watching them pray, teach, and preach with such power and annointing. They didn’t play church or go to be entertained!! They were on a mission, and took their assignments seriously!!
I love hearing the stories of how my great grandmother was still witnessing in the nursing home until her death, and how my grandmother made sure the family knew what needed to be done so everything was in order before simply praying and speaking in tongues as she passed. She died the way she lived as a prayer warrior, so quiet but so fierce in the Lord!! My heart. My everything. Words could never explain.
Now we must say farewell to another sweet soul, but this morning as I rode to work these words were on my heart, “1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”. Our hearts might break, but It’s not over!! We must continue to work while it is yet day, and keep pressing towards the mark for the prize of the high calling, When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be!! When we all see Jesus we will sing and shout the victory!!
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Sharing an old Facebook post today. Please share your thoughts in the comments!!
You may not be able to depend on people to stay with you through the storm to comfort and help you in your time of distress. You might even lose some things or suffer damages in the process, however be of good courage. You have prepared in advance for the storm that has come upon you through prayer, fasting, studying the word, and obedience. Now, sit back and relax, knowing God is there to keep you and comfort you with His strength, power, provision, and never ending love!
Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV)
8 And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.