“For Those Who Honor Me, I Will Honor”
1 Samuel 2:12-36
This pass week my long time army buddy called me to tell me she had plans to move to Texas. She didn’t know what city I lived in, but her plans were taking her to the Dallas area.
We hadn’t shared a long conversation in such a long time. She shared with me her up coming moving plans, and we laughed about the snow that Dallas normally gets. She is from Jacksonville, Florida, a huge difference in weather.
I asked her what she thought about the election. She was reluctant to speak on it, but she did. If fact, she gave some interesting insights. She addressed issues from a biblical prospective. I could understand that, being a Christian myself. One of the topics that came up for decision was Roe vs Wade. She mentioned that she had thought about having an abortion herself many years ago although that admission was not an acknowledgement that it was the right thing to do. I have to admit this conversation got me to thinking, not only about the election but my own life’s decisions.
My thoughts about our conversation lingered on as I lay in bed. The Holy Spirit spoke to me this night, giving me words of encouragements.
I have never shared this with anyone, but as I lay in bed after my conversation with my friend, the Holy Spirit reminded me that I too had contemplated having an abortion.
As I sat in a clinic over 32 years ago, I remember thinking this could be my little girl that I have always wanted. I was given an ultrasound, and I found out that I was pregnant with not one but two babies. I got up from the table, put my clothes on, and walked out. I never looked back. The Holy Spirit spoke to me; I had honored God and He had honored my girls.
God said he had a plan for us. Thirty two years ago, I was a young wife and mother. I had accepted the Lord as my Savior as a young child, but I didn’t know what that meant. As I reflect on God and His goodness, I am reminded that even then God was there.
God had (and has) a plan for my girls, one in which they would prosper and be in good health. As I reflect on the goodness of God and how He is totally in control of our lives, I know that God is not finished blessing them in ways they can’t imagine. When I see my girls, I see God’s handiwork, His master craftsmanship, His splendor and so much more.
As I look at these two young ladies, I am amazed at who they have grown to be. They have accomplished more than I could have imagined at my age. God is working in their lives even when we don’t know it. As I lay on that table 32 years ago, God was working things out. He was ordering the ultrasound, showing me what was inside of me (not the sex of my precious babies. Back in those days, you didn’t find out until the birth day!). God’s hands was all over me that lonely day.
Be reminded that God is in control of our lives whether we think so or not. He is making things to happen or not to happen; we just have to trust the process.