I sat in church today amidst sunshine spilling through stained glass windows and Christmas carols floating above the organ’s soothing tones. I’m certain the scene and sounds mirrored many such services taking place across America today during this Advent season. The pastor spoke of the infilling of the Holy Spirit in our lives and how God gives us the Spirit to bring about the work of His Kingdom on the earth now.
I knew this from scripture and God has dealt with my walk in His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven for a while. This blog is a part of His work in my life to help other women become more aware of how very much God loves them and their children. His kingdom on earth. . .
The pastor spoke of blessing and being a blessing to others. It’s one of God’s good principles of doing unto others. In blessing others, we are blessed. God healed me, gave me a family of my own and now I seek to be a blessing to those of you who want children and a family. I want to help the women who are making hard choices about children, abortion, adoption and life. I want to bless you.
The ushers passed out the communion elements, the bread and juice representing Jesus’ body and blood given as a gift to us for salvation, healing and blessing. Everytime I partake of communion I receive the blessing of Christ into my body, my mind and my spirit.
I sat in the peace of the moment asking God to bless the elements, for the simple bread and juice received in faith to become inside me what He intended it’s purpose to be. I looked out across the congregation and the Holy Spirit spoke softly, like He usually does. He said,”These are my people. I love them as much as I do you. I love the people who are not here as well, just like I do you.” I answered, “Yes, Lord, I know that.” He said, “I want to give you My heart for these people. Will you receive it?”
I sat very still for a moment, a little stunned as a tear splashed on my hand. What He asked of me was a big request. I’ve walked with God long enough to know I could not accept a gift of this magnitude unless He helped me. “I will.” I answered out loud. “If you will help me receive it.”
I felt His smile in my heart.
He told me, “Some people are here today because they want to be, some are here to please another, some are here because it’s expected, some are here because they’re desperate, and some are here because they don’t know where else to find me. I need My church to become Christ to those around you.”
He reinforced in me that what I was doing by reaching out to women across the world concerning His heart about babies and their lives and the lives of their mothers was His heart, and He blessed me with this affirmation.
The Lord Jesus wants to bless each of us. Will you let Him?