Sunday, November 9, 2014
A Few More Clues and a Mystery to Solve
A week ago I promised a sequel to the post (click here) "Unusual Discoveries". It is still in the making, but each week seems to be a continuation of what has been previously "discovered"...and I will just advise you to continue to stay tuned for further developments. Here is another clue:
What does this little antique table pictured above have to do with these guest books as discussed in the previously mentioned post?
And also with these two ancestors pictured below?
Well, yes, the little antique table pictured above did belong to these ancestors...who happen to be my husband's maternal grandparents. Actually, his grandfather built that little table...and it was used in their home for many years for something very special. And now it seems to have come full circle...
But I think I will leave it there for now and let you keep guessing. Let us just say that God is still putting this all together...something for His honor and glory and our joy and blessing...and hopefully for the joy and blessing of many others in the days and years to come.
Honestly, I can't tell you the whole story yet because it is still being written. Not by me; but by God Himself. I am just the innocent (and sometimes stubborn) bystander and scribe as the story unfolds.
"Then He (Jesus) said to them, 'Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.'"
Have you ever noticed that verse before? I had never seen it until this morning during our time of Bible Study...here...in our home...(another clue?). And this particular verse wasn't even one of the ones being read...but it was on the tail end of the passage we were reading (Matthew 13:36-50), and I kept reading ahead and saw this verse and it really struck me as being a part of God's message to me today.
I will tell you that I was having a struggle this morning between my flesh and personal sacrifice of energy and time and my spirit and personal joy in what God was planning to do with my energy and time. I almost let my flesh win...and that would have been a huge loss for me and for others. Thankfully, God won out...because He had some true treasures of things new and old that He wanted to get across to me (us).
I will also tell you that this may go down as an example of "Closed Doors and Open Windows"...but we will have to wait and see just how.
Have I given you enough clues to whet your appetite for the rest of the mystery? I hope so...because I'd love for you to come along with me on this adventure and find out exactly what God is up to...right along with me. I am still walking along by faith and not by sight...letting God lead the way one step at a time. So you will have to travel with me to reach our destination. Hopefully we will all end up in a very positive place of joy and blessing.
Again, I say, stay tuned for further developments!
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
(not trying to mislead you here...not planning on buying or selling anything...at least not that I am aware of at the present time...)
That's all for now! Keep praying...and come back again soon. Maybe you'd like to sign my guestbook!