This year at Thanksgiving, I’m very grateful to God. I’m grateful for the blessing He’s given me in you – my readers, and my blogger friends. I’m especially grateful for the “Word for Wednesday” bloggers, and this post is for you.
Since I was saved, I have looked for others of like mind, others whose heart’s cry is to know God, to talk about God, to serve God. With a few exceptions, my search has been fruitless. Many times, I have felt like Elijah:
Then he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.” (1 Kings 19:14)
When I started the Word for Wednesday meme, though, that wasn’t what I was thinking about. I was thinking about the dearth of God’s Word on the internet, and the wealth of satan’s word on the internet, and trying to make a dent in that balance.
God, however, had a bigger plan:
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
That plan included encouragement for me. Can you imagine that? The Creator of the Universe made a plan that included encouragement for me, a nobody in upstate New York. That plan included introducing me to some of His children, to those of a like mind and Spirit, those who seek His truth and His heart. It included Herky and Jim, Rebecca and Lisa, Jon-Paul and Alice, Miss S and Jay, Renee and AkaAngrywhiteman, and the Brickster. You have all made a difference in my life, and I feel honored to have come to know you.
So this Thanksgiving, in addition to thanks for the many other blessing in my life, I offer a special prayer for my new WFW friends.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)