Mar 8, 2013

Hebrews 11:6



But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. — Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

Sometimes, I feel ill-equipped to describe those wonderful heavenly blessings I’m experiencing as a newborn believer in our Lord Jesus Christ? Just this morning, I received a few more.
I began the morning by reading 1 Samuel, chapter six. As I usually do, I imagined myself as being part of the story. Frustrated at the advice given to the Philistines, I said, “Tumors and golden rats? Really? Why didn't you just give God your heart as a trespass offering?" Suddenly, my reading was interrupted by a knock on our trailer door.  A mother of a teenager was requesting transportation for her daughter to school. “I’ll be back in one half hour. I can give her a ride to school then if you would like.” I responded.
Then, just a few minutes after she had walked away, I heard an even softer knock. It was time to pray with another child before taking him and my son to school.  During both times of transportation, I noticed several doves flying over our car. Quietly in my heart I thanked God while out loud, I shared the Gospel with each passenger.
Afterward, I returned home to our trailer. I had received a call from a friend of mine while driving. So, I quickly returned her call. She was in need of prayer. So, I prayed with her. Then, I tried my best to communicate just how much "God loves her." After this, I sent her a link to a song through Facebook. That’s when I saw a message from another friend at church. She mentioned the possibility for me to attend an upcoming women’s retreat.  I quickly called my husband. "Can I go worship the Lord by my friends’ side next weekend?" I asked. Surprisingly, he encouraged me to attend the conference. And, within the hour, I had received another unexpected blessing.
“It’s been a busy few hours.” I thought. Maybe I’ll watch a movie while I wait upon God for my next assignment. So, I placed my favorite movie, "The Gospel of John,” into our dvd player. As I pressed the “play” button, something unbelievable happened. A strong aroma filed our trailer. It was the smell of incense. The fragrant smoke was so strong; it smelt as though it was burning right under my nose.  I looked around. But, I hadn't even lit a candle. “So, where was this sweet smell coming from?” I wondered.  There was no earthly explanation. Therefore, I smiled and began to pray.  "Lord and loving Shepherd, thank You for my faith. Thank You for blessing me as I seek to share this faith with those You send to me. But mostly Lord, thank You for Your presence in my life which I count as the greatest blessing of all. In Your Loving and Holy Name. Amen.”
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