It has been an interesting journey. I have been missing in action from posting because I have been spending time with God. The challenges I have faced have been through the God I serve. The realization that through these circumstances I have come closer to Him in a way that I otherwise would not have is encouraging, uplifting and enlightening.
I will re-enter the blogosphere consistently again real soon here. I have to say that I am endeared to those who have let me know that they felt my absence. God knows as well that there were some things that had to be dealt with on my behalf. It fills my heart to know that He blesses me with those who have prayed for me during my absence. Your prayers have been felt.
The whole of the matter is that the gifts He gives us so generously are for building up the body of Christ. I am ever so grateful for the building blocks for which Jesus is the cornerstone. Praise Him! We are to speak the Good News to draw others into the Kingdom. However, we are not to forget the body that is an integral part of the Kingdom. Know that as you give, it shall be given back to you in good measure, pressed down and running over that you will not have room enough to receive it. We serve an amazing God. We cannot out give God.
We are to help the poor, the needy, the hurting, etc. Remember though, some of these people in need are in the body of Christ. If you were required to help a family member, you would do what you could to help, for the most part. As a believer, your family is extended beyond the physical building that you inhabit. There are times when money is not the only requirement. Prayer is also needed. Communication is needed. The love we so desperately seek requires us to give it. Sometimes it is all you have to give.
Laura, I thank you for letting me know that while I may have been absent on the blogosphere, I was not absent in your heart. My heart is so much more tender than ever. Of course, a thank you goes out to everyone who has considered me in their prayers. As I continue to trust God for meeting my needs, I will have my computer back soon and will realign myself with writing consistently again.
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So glad you are back, there was an empty space in my soul, God bless and lift you up always in his favor. Love and hugs!
Yes, Susan, I am back. God is so good when we look to the hills from whence cometh our help. I am blessed that there is a place in your heart for me. We must keep the body in our thoughts and prayers. You know we are called to pray for the saints. You may not always know what they are going through but prayers are real and answered by our God. His Spirit transcends time and distance. I look forward to posting regularly again. All according to His plan and purpose.
It’s so good to see your post. There was a time in my life when I questioned God of why struggles entered my life so often. But now, I know and realize that it only makes me stronger and brings me closer to Him. I appreciate your openness. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Looking forward to your next post. 🙂
Thanks so much, Laura. You are part of the influence of that post. It warms my heart that you let me know I was in your thoughts and prayers. The hardships we face do bring us closer to Him because the Word says that He purifies us. I was going through Job and it just let me know that there are times our lives are an example to others of God’s mercy and grace. He knows us but I believe we come to know ourselves through Him through our challenges. I should have my computer back by the weekend and look forward to sharing more often as I made this commitment at the beginning of last year. I am still here despite the circumstances. Love you much!
I am about to say it has been a long time. And you spoke my heart that you have been tarrying with the Lord. That is the best thing to do at any point time. I agree with you, we are the LIGHT and SALT of the world. Wherever we find ourselves, let us continue to carry out our duty as parts of the body of Christ. The works of showing people the way as light, and the works of providing and praying for them to prevent them from going back as salt. Welcome back “Glorious Impact”. Miss you!
Thank you so much. I had to tarry. My heart’s desire is to be close to the Lord so that I may share His goodness. It blesses me to know that I have been on the hearts of my brothers and sisters in Christ. All that I have been through is for His purpose and glory. Let us continue on this journey together in prayer and worship of how truly great our God is. I am glad to be back and look forward to sharing what the Spirit gives me.