Let me begin with a week ago…
On Saturday night, I realized that the student I had understood to be doing our lesson in Youth was not going to be at church. I was discouraged some. I immediately started talking to God about what he wanted me to teach. We had church breakfast the next morning which meant I would be at church early and would be able to study some then as well. He gave me ALL OF IT. He showed me the verse, gave me the words, the stories and everything I needed for the lesson. GOD DID THAT! HE ALWAYS DOES IT.
On Monday, I had a meeting with my student leaders which ended up being a totally non-productive meeting. That meeting discouraged me so! I knew I had to meet with the student board and tell them exactly what I felt, discuss with them what leaders truly do and that they needed to step up and make the rest of this year more about unity and service. I prayed and prayed about that meeting. It went perfect. GOD DID THAT! HE ALWAYS DOES IT.
We started a project in my art classes where the kids hand make Valentine cards for children in the hospital and/or people in the nursing home. When discussing it with one of my classes, one of my students acted like it was not a good project. He actually griped about it having to look “good.” Wow, that discouraged me. I don’t understand how young people can be so unfeeling and self-centered. That is something I combat a lot. I’ve prayed for that certain student as well as all of them as they create these cards. Those students made close to 200 cards this week. GOD DID THAT! HE ALWAYS DOES IT.
I found out yesterday that I was to sing at a funeral today. The funeral was of the wonderful lady I blogged about a couple of days ago. Mrs. Pearson was a true blessing. I remember a story she told about a lady in her church when she was growing up. This lady she talked about was a Sunday School teacher and GA leader. She was a Godly woman. Mrs. Pearson prayed to God to make her like this woman and she gave Him all the credit in doing exactly that. That is the way I feel about Mrs. P… I pray God allows me to be as awesome as she was. I loved her so… So, I was very concerned that I wouldn’t be able to sing at her funeral without crying. When I cry, my throat closes up and the only sound that comes out of my throat sounds like the squeal of a mouse. I prayed that they put my song early in the service. I also enlisted some very dependable prayer warriors. They prayed for me, I know they did. I arrived at the church and found I was early in the service–THANK GOD! The entire funeral was a true celebration of Mrs. Pearson’s life. I sang THE LIGHTHOUSE like I did for her when she sat in HER pew. She always thanked me for that song when I sung it. It was her song. I didn’t sound anything like a mouse. God gave me the strength to do that song one last time for our sweet friend. GOD DID THAT! HE ALWAYS DOES IT.
I’ve been trying to write these blessings down all week and I’m so glad I waited until today so I could add the last one.
God blesses us all the time! You just have to believe that HE ALWAYS DOES IT.