Thank You Saints of God

Precious Ones,

I am so grateful and my heart is full of thanksgiving for YOU!  

You, who I have only met online as we have clicked our words into cyberspace.  I have revealed the raw, the ugly and beautiful; some words have described pain, sorrow, fear, uncertainty, and anxiety over our situation.

Your words clicked back to me have spoken hope, encouragement, strength, compassion, love, prayers, kindness, sincerity…the power in your words have been real.

Your words at times have been my lifeline of hope.  I remember sitting anxiously in hospital waiting rooms and sending off little update messages.  You have no idea, for I have not the words to really tell you, the force of strength and hope you imparted by your replies.  You went before the Father on our behalf and told me so.   Peace would settle upon my soul.

Your prayers and words, just being there in that little Facebook bar have carried me through some of my darkest moments. I want you to know that I am thankful, I am grateful.  I feel I have emerged into the light.  I feel a strength surging in my soul and a determination to stand firm on the Word of God.  Because of you.

You have brought reality and tangibility to what being the Body of Christ is all about. You have lifted up your shields of faith to cover me in the battle, you have held up my arms when I have felt weak and weary and your words of encouragement have refreshed me.  Thank you.

God has more than adequately met every physical, financial and emotional need we have encountered.  We have never once lacked and the greatest blessing has been to have an abundance to give to others in their time of need.  From the very beginning of this journey, I have been aware of the “all things” that He has given us, those promises pound in my heart and soul, throbbing in my spirit; He has made provision already for Bruce’s physical healing through the work of the Cross.

With joy, I have watched as an even greater, deeper and more intimate love relationship has grown between Bruce, our Heavenly Father and me.  He freely shares the love of Jesus and it is so precious to see the love and kindness of Jesus burn in his eyes.  His face glows, he feels strong and healthy.

We have hope and excitement for our future.  We still have much to walk through but  there is depth and tenacity to our walk with God that just keeps getting stronger.  Because of YOU and your prayers.  They have made a difference in our lives and I want you to know that you are precious to me.

We may be “friends” on Facebook but we are brothers and sisters in Christ who bear one another’s burdens, sharing the love of God.  It is real; never underestimate the power in your written words of love, hope and encouragement.  Thank you for carrying me, imparting strength in my weakness.

I have learned so much this past six months.  The knowing of my God, the confidence in the Word of God, loving you, my brothers and sisters has added richness to my life in ways I never dreamt possible.

Thank you for walking this journey of faith with me.  Thank you for your love, support, kind words and simple “likes”.

I borrow the words of Paul in 2Corinthians 13:14 – Amplified.

May the grace, favor and spiritual blessing of the of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship, the communion and sharing together and participation in the Holy Spirit be with you all.

If I never meet you here on earth, I look forward to supping with you at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Thank you for being there.  You are loved.

Embracing the pain for the promise of beauty,

Jeannie

 

My pot of joy and sunshine

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Comments

  1. Mel Thompson says

    THANK YOU! You too have been an encouragement to me in my writing by the use of your eloquent speech and your heart warming personal stories. Your writing style is much different than mine but they seem to connect in different ways by the Holy Spirit. THANK YOU Jeannie!

  2. marygems says

    Jeannie- praying for You and for Bruce has been a pleasure- it is the least I can do for someone whose writing blesses my life daily.
    May you go from faith to faith, strength to strength and glory to GLORY~!
    We will continue to lift you up to the throne of Grace.
    It is wonderful indeed that you have received in such measure that you have been able to continue to reach out and bless others. This verse comes to mind for you:

    Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food
    will also supply and increase your store of seed
    and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
    You will be enriched in every way
    so that you can be generous on every occasion,
    and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
    ~2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (NIV)

    God’s richest blessings be upon you both.
    Love, Mary, NZ

  3. Pastor Sherry says

    Jeannie, what an amazing testimony to both God’s power and to the power of community! Your writing is so beautiful and powerful that reading draws one into an experience with God.

    It never ceases to amaze me that FB can be such a powerful influence, but God is using this medium to supplement face-to-face friends. I’m so thankful that it has been so for you. I lift you up to God today.




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