Hello, all of my precious ones
Get your prayer done
Get your coffee or tea
And come on back for a
Blogging session with me.
I was taken aback when the keynote speaker, the one mentioned above, mentioned my name and the two key points that I had made when chatting with him. That surprised me and I was surprised further when he said, "You see folks; that is how the Lord works. He will send you a message from an unsuspecting source to coincide with what you had prepared to say." I had made reference to a Biblical character as an example in a certain regard and He had that same character referenced in his speech!
What I had said to him made such an impact upon him that he came back to me at the end of service and thanked me again for the encouraging words that I had shared with him. Once again, I was astounded. Why, you might ask. I was astounded because I recognized the hand of the Lord using me as an encourager, but not just to ordinary people. I began to think, "But I am just me, a nobody. Oh, but right behind that thought was the thought that God had a plan and is ever working that plan through us, His earthen vessels.
I am used to being a conduit vessel, but I am not used to carrying messages to positions that high. This may sound like gibberish to you and I do not mean for it to, but I was astounded by the reaction coming from such a position through someone that I had not met before. You know the lesson that I learned from this encounter? Always be prepared for the wisdom that you asked for as a child to be added to and to come forth when the Lord deems it proper.
Remember back when we were doing our treatise on storms and I told you that you would use some of the things that you had learned from your storm to help somebody else? Well, yesterday was another example of that; however, I have added to that lesson two things:
- Glean all you can during your times of storms because you are being prepared for dropping well chosen words, in other words all storms are preparation.
- Never be surprised that the level of the encouraging words that you speak will reach the normal person and those that have been placed quite high, too.
Thank You, Lord for finding work for and using such as I.Wow, y'all! Sometimes, I get so filled up with His mercy and His grace... Y'all, be blessed.
Doing What I Can, While I Can Because He Allows It,
Alma L. Stepping On Jones
In any new quandary into which
You have been thrown
Look for similarities to past experiences
That you made it through and
By which you have grown.
In any new circumstance, always
Learn as much as you can
Because you never know when you
May need to draw upon your past
To tackles new jobs head on and
To perform accompanying tasks.
(-excerpt from W.O.W. created w.o.w. 'Happenstance')