Dear Brides, I’ve been so encouraged by the Living Lessons, and it’s not just an encouragement to my life but to others around me. I want to thank my HH for His love and grace, for supplying everything that I need, without you my Love I don’t know where I would be, thank you for restoring me to You!!
I can’t tell how many times I used what I read in the LL to encourage someone else this past month, of course first I was the one being encouraged and then putting the principles into practice so others also could see the blessings in my life that gave me the opportunity to share about what I learned and how He changed me or my situation. Thank you Beloved for making me a channel so that more people can pursue a relationship with You \o/
Speaking still about being a channel to bless others, I want to share something that he is doing in my life and heart. I have a dear friend who is married and is pregnant with her first baby girl, during the time that I was jobless and homeless He used her life to supply for what I needed, so I lived with her for about a month, she wasn’t married that time. In a year so many things changed, and when talking to her at the beginning of the year she shared that her mother won’t be able to help her when the baby comes. My friend is from the US and married a Turkish, when I heard that I begin to talk to my HH asking Him to send help to her, I prayed because I saw how stressful it was for my other friend who also had her first child and even with her mom’s help things were still very difficult. I began to ask for someone to be there with her, to serve with love and the list goes one, when I finished I could just hear Him talking to my heart, “Well, why not you?” I paused and I have no idea of how that came to my mind, but then I said no not me, someone else, please…
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
The refusal to go to, was not because I don’t love my friend and don’t want to help, but it is because she lives in my hometown, where I lived with my FH before my divorce and where also his family lives. My friend actually lived in the same neighborhood just minutes walking. Days passed and I actually needed to solve some problem with my paperwork there, and I stayed in her house. During one of our walking together, I have no idea why I said what I said, but I offered to stay with her and help her when the baby comes.
Wow, my friend was very emotional (maybe because of pregnancy) but she could not stop thanking me and she confessed that she was praying for an opportunity to ask me the same thing!!!! That I was the first person she thought of and she had been praying about it, she asked some days so she could ask her husband about it because she also didn’t share with him about not wanting his family’s help but my help. I said okay and left it in His hands, but I confess that I prayed all the time asking Him to send someone else, but He is sending me. I have already packed and will be flying soon and have no idea of what is in front of me.
Even walking by faith, I confess that I am afraid of things to come, maybe He is using this so that I can overcome this fear inside of me. Well, I really don’t know His plans but I will continue to trust in Him, and I will share with you all about His amazing work in my life and heart.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”