What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

More Clues...if you need them...

Last week's post left a few clues here... 
I mentioned last week that this little table was built by my husband's maternal grandfather, and was used for something very special in their home throughout the years.  My Mother-in-law, who is now 91 years old, has been spending her days between my brother-in-law's home and ours.  She has been with us for several weekends lately, and has shared her memories with us regarding the use of this little table in the home in which she grew up.


Today's clues are pretty revealing I think...

















My husband's grandparents were members of a Bible fellowship known as the "Plymouth Brethren", which met in their home, and had a traveling evangelist come periodically to share God's Word and serve Holy Communion.  It was a time of true Christian worship, fellowship, and prayer, much like the very first church described in the 2nd Chapter of Acts...

"And they continued steadfastly 
in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship,
in the
BREAKING OF BREAD,
and in PRAYERS.
Then fear came upon every soul, 
and many wonders and signs were done
through the apostles.

Now all who believed were together,
and had all things in common,
and sold their possessions and goods,
and divided them among all,
as anyone had need.

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple,
and
BREAKING BREAD FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE,
they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
PRAISING GOD AND HAVING FAVOR WITH ALL THE PEOPLE.
And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved."
Acts 2:42-47

My husband has some very early memories of that precious time of fellowship with his mother and grandparents when he was a young child.  The influence of those Godly men and women who came to their home was very powerful, and helped plant the seeds in my husband's heart that later blossomed into the Call to serve God and to preach the Word...which he did faithfully for many years.

I am not sure just exactly what God is planning to do in our home at this time...but I will tell you this much, that which Jesus taught His disciples in the Gospel of Matthew 18:18-20...

"Assuredly, I say to you, that whatever you bind on earth 
will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Again I say to you that 
if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask,
it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together
IN MY NAME,
I AM there in the midst of them."

This little table has come full circle... 
It is now a part of our home, and the blessing which was bestowed upon it so many years ago in the home of my husband's grandparents is being continued in our home.

All the clues are not complete yet, but we are walking day by day in faith,
trusting God to lead us and show us His plans.  This is just the continuation of the work that He began so many years ago... like over 2000 years ago!

Again, I say, Stay tuned for further developments...
and keep praying! God is at work in our midst.


I'd like to close this particular post today with the words to the song that we sang together this morning here in our home as we gathered together to worship the Lord...I found this song very comforting in light of the things that are happening in our world and nation today. Perhaps you will appreciate them also:

"O soul, are you weary and troubled? 
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Chorus:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion--
For more than conquerors we are!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

His Word shall not fail you-He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well;
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace."

Written by: Helen H. Lemmel, 1922


6 comments:

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    1. Thank you Susie. So far, it has been a blessing to our home. Waiting on God to show us the next step.

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  2. I am loving these clues...and I am remembering your family in prayer as you take on responsibilities that require changes in the normal routines of your life. Some day those rhythms may change for all of us. I appreciate your gentle way of dealing with life's changes. Hugs to you, my friend.

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    1. I am learning as I go. A lot of what I write is to remind myself of what is right...and sometimes it is not as easy to feel that way as it is to write it. So bear with me. I am human, and I have moments where all is not bliss. So thankful for a loving Savior Who helps to carry the cross for me...and loves me anyway.

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  3. Hi Pamela! What a beautiful table, and it brings back such great memories of faith and family. So special! I loved the photos with the bread on it, meant to share with the faithful of your family and community.
    I hope that you will feel soon what God's plan is for you, but in the meantime, I pray for your patience. It's often hard to wait!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Yes, patience is not one of my strong suits, but this is a journey that is unfolding as we go, and I am learning to take it one day at a time, one step at a time...because I believe God is in it with us, and He is directing our steps and bringing things to pass in His time...so I can't lose that way. Thank you for coming alongside and enjoying the journey with me!

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