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Thursday, February 16, 2012

What God Can Do

She had been single for seventy years when the Lord brought into her life a man she'd known many decades before.  He had been widowed and was now alone.  She had been serving the Lord on the mission field all her adult life, and that is where he found her again.  They dated and then were married within a year.  They have now been married and serving the Lord together for the last four years!

This was the sweet testimony that I heard yesterday from the lips of the "newlywed bride."  What a sweet story, huh?  It was also a sober reminder of how important it is that we keep a right attitude about our current situation in life.  What if this dear lady had gotten bitter towards God for allowing her to be single all those years?  Her future husband, who needed a woman to stand alongside him in his ministry, would not have chosen her to be his wife!  But that, of course, was not the case.  She had been faithful and trusting in the perfect will of her Father...for about 50 years!

What longing do you have that seems like it will never be fulfilled? 
  • Marriage?
  • Children?
  • Ministry opportunity?
  • Health?
  • Salvation of a  family member?
Our God is not limited by time.  He is eternal.  Keep a contented heart.  Keep a sweet spirit.  Keep serving Him - whether or not He does what you think He should do and in the time you think He should do it.  You and I don't know what wonderful things He has planned for us in His time.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20, 21

With love,


Debby said...

Denise, might the name of the missionary lady be Iva Dean?

Iva Dean was a missionary in Barbados when our family was there40+ years ago, and she married a missionary to Mexico just about 4 years ago.

God has it all figured out, doesn't He?

Denise said...

No, this is Bob Ellis'wife, (missionary to Singapore or Taiwan). Yes, He does have it figured out, and so sweetly!

Denise said...

I'm referring to his wife's mission work - not his.