Oh dorcas,Your post wasn't there when I pushed Reply.How beautiful by Spurgeon. Thank you so much for seeing what he wrote and posting it to me. It's so beautifully written. Oh my ! Yes, I've been praying about my "rough edges", so your underlined point is an "Amen Sister". :-)I also loved this ending part too and it brought great comfort and assurance ... [b]"Our time is fixed and settled by eternal decree. Let us not be anxious about it, but wait with patience till the gates of pearl shall open."[/b] [u]Amen ![/u] Thank you dorcas for always being there for all of us, as your family.I pray my "me" disappears too ;-) .Bless [u]you[/u] Always. Amen.
Dear Annie,I have experienced that longing to be in heaven. I know how hard pressed you must have been feeling, but I suspect you have many more souls to touch and bless before your time is up....The sentence after the one I underlined is also very challenging - the idea of never giving way.
Because of mom leaving when I was 2 mo.s old and then going through 7 homes after that and all since I was little were abusive
Annie (and others), I would like to introduce you to Stephanie Fast- a lady who has a ministry in healing from past abuse: Abandoned at the age of four to wander the war-torn Korean countryside, Stephanie Fast has a remarkable story of survival. She was persecuted and tortured because of her bi-racial ethnicity. Abused on the city streets and finally discarded and left to die in a garbage dump, Stephanie was miraculously rescued by a World Vision nurse. The nursing of spiritual health began.For seven years she was a street child eating, sleeping and living on the streets of Korea. Adopted by an American missionary couple at the age of nine, Stephanie became a Christian and pretended that her problems were over until she allowed the Lord to heal her of emotional and physical abuse.Read more about her remarkable story (!) [url=http://www.retirementwithapurpose.com/outcast.html]STEPHANIE FAST: OUTCAST[/url] This is a very enlightening read for everyone. It shows what God can do through the most unlikely possibilities like one abandoned by age 4 - to survive like an animal. Here you can find a short sample of [url=http://www.family.org/resources/itempg.cfm?itemid=329]Short Audioclip of Stephanie Fast[/url] You can find more on the web about her her tapes (Focus on the Family) and books on other sites. PSYou mentioned that you have ME. I assume that you mean Myalgic Encephalopathy. I had that for ten years. My life and entire family fell apart during that time. I remember being on the bottom a lot. But God remade me through it all. Now I am thankful that he allowed it to happen because it brought me to him. Im glad you mentioned that because that helps me understand a bit more of the struggle of your daily life. Diane