My Friend

After almost forty seven years, I would like to talk about my dearest friend. He’s been closer to me than any brother or sister. There have been times when I’ve been down, He has picked me up. When I thought I had done a pretty good job, He would remind me that He had done the work. When I felt alone and had no one visit, He would come and be there for me.                                                                                         Once in a while He would have a project and He would ask if I would help, and since I was a novice He would watch me work and teach me as we worked together. Sometimes it would be just to encourage a person. Other times it was to be a comfort, or counsel, or pray for certain needs. Several times to bring a healing, by prayer or laying on hands. I learned many times a lengthy prayer was not needed, just one word was enough, and He, not I, did the healing.

  I never realized when He and I started this journey together that He would use me in so many different ways. When I think of the lives that have been changed, it’s been worth it all. I know I’ll never be the same again. I pray that every time He speaks, I will choose to follow Him. There have been times when I get antsy about doing something. He just waits, and the waiting is teaching me patience, and to just keep walking by faith.

  This is my friend I want everyone to know. Holy Spirit, these are my friends I write to, and I hope they will continue to allow us to be a part of their lives. We love all of you, and may God’s grace rest upon you always. Go and Be a Blessing and Remain Blessed.

 

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The Fly

It was a hot summer afternoon and the kids were playing in another room. My wife was getting supper ready and putting the food on the table. “Suppers ready,” my wife called out, and the kids came running. This is one time you never have to call children twice because they are always hungry. We each took our chair, sitting in our proper places. Holding each others hands, I prayed thanking God for all His many blessings. We were passing the plates of food around when my wife all of a sudden spoke,”Honey, there is a fly in the house. Get the fly swatter and kill that fly.” I said, “No, I won’t need the fly swatter.” Now this was many years ago and I don’t remember what prompted me to do what I did. I stuck my pointer finger straight out and said, “Fly, land,” and the fly came and lit right smack dab on that finger. I got up from the table, walked over to the screen door, opened it and said,”Go.” The fly flew outside, and I walked back to the table and sat down.

   My wife and kids were sitting there dumbfounded, with big eyes and open mouths. It’s a good thing there weren’t anymore flies in the house, because they would have drawn them in. I don’t know why the Lord did that, but it sure made an impression on our family, and helped build up my faith, as I was a new Christian in the walk with Christ. I’ve never forgotten those moments, knowing it was a special time in my life. I know it sounds crazy, but it is what it is. God has been good to me over the years, and He has demonstrated many things, and I just marvel at His love and mercy toward me and my family. Praise be to His glorious  and wonderful name. Be Blessed and Remain a Blessing.