Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I wanted to share with you an e-mail that Nancy Suko (our Pastor's wife and my best friend Hannah's mom) sent to all of us ladies. Every week she sends out a note of encouragement to us and to remind us of what we are studying in Bible Study. This one was so special because last week Hannah shared with us a little about Gabe and what a wonderful man of God he was. I think about how he must be rejoicing right now and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the One Who he lived 100% for.
As we continue this week looking at delighting in God, I would like you to consider these wonderful verses. "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves." Ephesians 1:3-6 Are these verses real and personal to you? If so, they should be a great joy to your soul and a great cause of delighting in the Lord.
Last week in Bible Study Hannah shared something that was a great blessing to all of us. Before Gabe left for Iraq they had talked about their desire to live every day 100% for the Lord. One of the last letters that Gabe sent to Hannah he wrote about what their lives would be like in 50 years if every day they lived 100% for the Lord--not, trying to protect themselves and living a "safe" life, but, out on the edge for the Lord. Not only that, but, he wrote of the joy that such a life involved that could never be found by living a "safe" life. Such living is REAL living and it can only be done when we DELIGHT in the Lord!
Oh, how the Lord has blessed us! Read the verses above again and personalize them by inserting "me" for "us," etc. May our souls ever delight in Him!!
May the Lord be your life!
Joyful in Him,
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart."