Hello everyone…I hope that your day has been a good one…I know mine has! I’m still taking it a little easy right now…but still pressing on and trying to accomplish what God has given me to do each day…and I praise Him so much for His loving care and strength…for without it, I couldn’t do these things!
This morning was such a nice part of my day, as I went outside under the tree near my office and painted a birdhouse that I have wanted to paint for quite some time. I also did a little cooking and then picked a few pink roses from my front flowerbed, to bring in the office. Now I’m relaxing and longing to share something very special with you that happened to me yesterday, while grocery shopping.
You know…one thing I never seem to come to grips with; is how God’s timing truly does play an important part, in every little thing that takes place in our lives each day. It’s so amazing how we tend to forget this…that is until something happens that reminds us of this.
Yesterday, I had planned on going for another grocery shopping spree, as I only go out just as needed…especially since I have been in so much pain lately. Anyways…I had just walked into the store and was looking at some items that I wanted to buy and all of a sudden a lady called out to me. At first, she thought that I was a lady from her church; but as I turned my face in her direction…she quickly came to see that I wasn’t her. You could tell that this lady had been through some difficult times in her life; but her heart seemed to be so on fire, when it came to knowing God.
As we began to talk at a distance, I told her that I did have a ministry, which made her even more excited. Within a short time…she held out her hand and said only a few words…“Drug addict”…“Wedding Ring”…and “Trailer.” At first, I couldn’t quite understand what she was attempting to tell me; then it all came together…she had been a drug addict on the streets…thinking that even God couldn’t love her. You see…her husband had verbally abused her and it appeared as if much more had taken place in her life; but through it all…God used a wedding band and a trailer, to provide a home for her off the streets…and now she’s experiencing God’s love, rather than the effects of drugs.
Later, as Keith and I were talking, I began to say to him that I truly believe that people who take drugs and drink heavily, are usually looking for something to not only make them feel better; but to also fill the emptiness within…from something that has hurt them deeply…just like this woman did; but just as this woman came to see; there is a God who can fill up the empty voids of life and make life complete…something that is not temporary either…but eternal.
Later, as this woman and I parted company, I gave her my name and ministry web address and in response to what I had given her…she asked me, if I would share her testimony with my readers…so here I am today…praising God for sparing another life, from the clutches of evil.
You know…it doesn’t matter what you are going through…or how bad the situation may seem…for there is One who can fill the emptiness of a life gone bad and His name is Jesus Christ. One thing I know…when we let go of everything except for Him; then we will truly come to see that He is all we need. May I encourage you today, to let go of the temporary things that you are attempting to use, as a means of sufficing the soul and let God move in…and from there, He will truly come and make your life complete, just as He has done for this lady and even myself.
Many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain