Today I recorded a video on my phone (the video is above) of a few thoughts that flowed through my mind last night. I was moving a few things around in my office and stumbled across my Day Timer. It had a little dust on it, because almost everything I do now is online or saved on some technology device. As I turned to the back of my DayTimer I came across a sheet protector, that was filled with precious notes and photos that I received from dear friends and loved ones. What I did not plan on doing was coming across cards and notes from friends who are now with Jesus. My feelings were mixed as I picked them up and set them in a pile on my desk.
I sat in my chair and began to read and within a few minutes I began to cry. I read words from my friend Nancy. A few excerpts from her many words in little cards I share here. > Nancy, Yes, I am still alive and well!! God blesses me and keeps me in His tender care! She shared a story with me and ended it with these words, “God doesn’t make mistakes so there is a purpose in all this I know!” Last night as I read her words I was thinking how tired I am was, and how quitting what I was working on sounded so good at the moment! Nancy’s words to me, “I continue to pray for your mission! “Keep the faith, walk and talk the talk, you will get there !!! Love you, Nan. Once again, although Nancy is with Jesus, her words speak to me! I realized as I set down the card and picked up another, that no matter what my thoughts were at this very moment I must continue on.
Next I picked up a photo of my sweet little nephew who went home to be with Jesus. I recalled how many years ago Christopher left us, and realized my tears were tiny a they slid down my cheeks. I still miss him, but the pain is not as deep as in the past. I picked up a photo of a leader in our city who spoke words to me a few years ago at the time when I hit the wall and lost everything of material value on my life. As others spoke words to me that were more painful that healing or encouraging, this man spoke these words after he prayed for me. Remember even though you are going through this in your life, pour out to others and God will continue to pour rivers of living water into your heart and life.
The final envelope I picked up was from a leader on the West Coast. He was someone who God placed on my heart to pray for off and on for a few years. This envelope unexpectedly arrived with words of encouragement written inside.
People would be surprised if I shared the many names who connected with me through the years. In fact many in the Christian community would recognize their names. Yet, I do not share the names anywhere, because my life is not about sharing names to say, “Look at me! Look who talks to me!” No, this was about a woman who prays, who cries and loves those who sent the many cards, and a woman who is thankful for those who loved me and gave me words that continue to be precious to me. My precious ones are no longer with me, yet I continue to cherish their words.
As for the prophecy that I mention in the video above, it is not time for me to release the words that were given to me. The time will come and I will share these special words too!
Praying for all who listen to this video and read this post. ~Nancy J.~