Lydia (6 Feb 2012)
"Ron, Charles, and Watcher Woman"

I had just finished reading a letter of encouragement to Ron Reese when I clicked on Charles' letter about trimming our wicks. Charles wrote: "In watching I almost used all my oil too soon! God showed me to trim my wick and rely on Him and patiently wait!" I immediately thought of Ron, and that this is a timely word for him!

I so agree with all those who have written to encourage Ron not to give up, and have appreciated everyone's words of wisdom. Anyone who has ever truly trusted in the LORD and gone out on a limb in that trust has experienced disappointment when things didn't go as we were sure they would. Been there myself, and still waiting for God's answer, but we are to pray always and never give up. We're not to grow weary in well-doing, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don't give up! Let's hold on patiently, trustingly, until God fulfills His plans and purposes for all things.

Watcher Woman, I, too, had read your post and loved it. What Frank Molver said is true - people don't respond to every post, and it can definitely be disappointing. But having come to know folks on this site over the past 3 or so years, I can promise you that your post was read and was well-received by many, and that for every response you may get, there are probably at least a couple of hundred people that read it and enjoyed it, but didn't reply. Don't be discouraged, dear one, and realize that if God prompts you to post something, you should continue to do it even if you don't get the response you hoped for. There may be just one person who really needed to read what you wrote, and you will never know in this life how your faithfulness has ministered to others. I pray that today you are being encouraged and strengthened by the Holy Spirit, and know, too, that you are part of a much larger family of God that needs you, although you don't know what impact you are having.

Let's all keep looking up, expecting His glorious return!

Lydia F