Jesus the Fragrant Offering
Poem, The Spirit Within
Kindness & Compassion
Poem, If the Lord permits
Jesus is the Way John 14:6
God's love John 3:16
Trusting God Psalm 137:3-4
Praising the Lord Psalm 138:1-3
Don't Forget to Visit the Purses on Purse Street
I will praise you Lord with my whole heart, for your loving kindness and truth. The day I cried you answered me and strengthened my soul. Psalm 138:1-3
I must confess that many years of my life were spent ignoring the Lord, and even worse, using His name in vulgar ways. I had developed and practiced habits that were not good for me and not acceptable in the eyes of God.
One special person who loved me, spoke now and then about the Lord, Jesus. She was a perceptive, wise and Godly woman, we were friends and we shared a caring relationship. She would call me on the phone every time that Billy Graham was preaching on TV and tell me to put on Channel 3 and listen. I would laugh or threw up my eye brows each time but she never gave up, she understood the value of my soul.
When life's troubles overwhelmed me, as they so often did, she would gently share God's Word, encouraging me to ask the Lord to become a part of my life. I would smugly smile at her, as if to say, "I can fix this problem myself, I don't need God." Of course, time proved me wrong and I was living without hope or joy. During 1994, the Lord took my friend home to be with Him.
Three years later, I gave my life to Christ. As I cried out in desperation, I begged God to hear me. He was quick to listen, so attentive and showered me with His love. He forgave me my sins. He lifted me up and made me new. Through His Holy Bible, He gave me strength and taught me truth. He shared His kindness and He gave me His Holy Spirit, a counselor to dwell within me so I would never be alone.
Now I can live with the joy of knowing the Lord and His promise that I will spend eternity with Him.
I praise God with all my heart for the time He gave me with my beloved friend. Her concerns for my eternal soul, her whispers of God's love and her prayers on my behalf were not in vain. I will be with my cherished friend once again, we will share in the eternal inheritance God has prepared for us.
Thank you dear friend, I truly miss you and your loving kindness. I know that when you met the Lord, He spoke the words to you that I hope to hear one day, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." In the Lord's time, we will celebrate together, once again and forever, Carol
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