This hasn't exactly been the easiest week of my life. I'm not complaining. Nobody has it easy in this life and we've all got our stuff to deal with. So why should I be any different?
This week was one of those weeks where I was really wondering if it's worth it all. I went out to my mailbox on Friday and there was a beautiful letter from a woman we pastored in Maryland. I haven't heard from her in a long time. The letter was one full of thanks and gratitude for what I poured into her life when I was her pastor.
Then I opened my e-mail yesterday and there was an amazing letter from a young woman who came from our church here in Florida and is now in full time pastoral ministry. It was also one of those "thanking God for you" letters, the subject line of which was: "how you have blessed me..."
What prompts a person you haven't heard from in a while to just sit down and write a letter like that? I'm believe it's the Holy Spirit. God knew that I needed those letters this week. Not last week, not a month ago, but NOW. I'm not above asking God to send me letters from people, but I didn't. He just did it. [But two women of God had to obey His prompting to sit down and write. That's something for us all to think about -- how our obedience affects others.]
I believe it's going to be a great day today at Celebration Church. I usually don't go through the week from hell without God having something major up his sleeve, so I'm just waiting to see...who is going to be saved? Who is going to be healed? What amazing thing is going to unfold in our church? in my family? in my life? in Africa?
Good things are in store, because He's a GOOD GOD!!!