Hello Bro. David
Thanks for the wonderful response. It is so good to hear the experiences others have had in their walk with the Lord. Thanks for encouraging others to do so, it can be such a joy when others see that He does answer and He does guide us and He is faithful in His doing so. It was such an inspiration to see the Lord use His Word to get you to follow His way and will for you and your friend, in such a distant and unknown land. He is faithful and truly "the steps of the righteous ARE ordered by the Lord".
Hello Sister Nacole! It was quite interesting to read all the information you added. I believe it only enhanced the reality of how the Lord operates with us individually. That's just it! He knows those who are His, He meets us just where we are. He guides us one on one and expects us to obey, not go with what is popular at any given moment.
I was not wanted by my mother while I was in her womb, not that I had done anything wrong or right. It was a personal decision on her behalf but she brought me full term by the grace and will of our Almighty Father! Today, we are close as we ever could be. He knew the situation and knew I would need a confidant, a person to love me, a person who knows and understands me better than I know and understand myself. He knew I would need a Savior, someone who would cover me with His feathers and under His wings I would find refuge. He knew just how much I could bear and what it would take for me to hear His voice when He spoke...and I would listen. I now know, when He has spoken and that's why I can say to David, Bro. Sandy and you Nacole, when the voice has been heard...STAND! STAND and KNOW! It does not matter who hasn't heard or understood. That's why I loved the truth of what Bro. Sandy stated "For them it is a lack of hope, for me it is disobedience"! It is true, and it appears you both have an idea and experience to go along with what I mean.
Bro. Sandy's latest video series says it all. The church has adopted the standards of the world, when we truly should be set apart;
We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that we may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Let us deny silly arguments, foolish controversy and things that divide us. Let us go forth in such a time as this and STAND AS ONE BODY. Let us not adhere to the schemes and sinful desires of man, where we seek self glorification, personal adoration, and a heart that is quick to point out the faults and mistakes in others. But let us show the world how it is to love as Jesus loves, forgive as Jesus forgives, to chose grace and extend mercy to one another and not slander, ridicule and inflict a guilty sentence as the world does. This is our moment; right before our deliverance to shine likes the brightness of the heavens. We MUST ask ourselves, have I contributed to the problems we have as a body or have I continued the debate of divisiveness? Will we pass the test? For some, I do not know. The question still remains...
When the Son of Man comes, will I find faith on the earth?
A Most Loved Quote
"Forgiveness is better than Vengeance
Compassion MORE Powerful than Anger"
Bro. David and Sister Nacole, again, thanks for your comments I was blessed in my reading and hope others were as well. These are NOT simple coincidences. May these experiences be used to increase the faith of our brothers and sisters, in the power of our Almighty God, Jesus Christ.
Your Sister, Linda
Blessed Be His Name