Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
This was the verse I was holding onto this weekend.
Because I was walking in faith that I’d be able to do what God had asked me to do: host a Christmas Tea for our ladies.
There were days leading up to the week before where I struggled.
Moments when I felt overwhelmed or frustrated, because I’d let go of faith and had slid into striving in my own strength.
Praise God, He called me on it each time.
By the week of Thanksgiving, I was waiting upon Him.
The day before I felt Him clearly leading me to simply enjoy the whole thing, because none of it had anything to do with me, it was His.
1 Corinthians 1:9 KJV — God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Whether you are obeying Him in small things or large, He is faithful.
We had a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement.
Several of the ladies were especially blessed to have our men serving us.
Whether it was making the sandwiches, serving the food, or refilling the tea pots, the five men who volunteered were such a blessing.
One lady nearly brought me to tears.
“I felt so special. I’ve never felt anything like that before. Thank you.“
I knew the feeling wasn’t from the atmosphere or the menu, it was the Lord.
He was honored throughout our time together.
My heart was especially warmed at one point when I’d gone to the kitchen to speak with the men.
Voices, beautiful voices, began singing a Christmas hymn.
The ladies were making Christmas cards from a kit premade by other ladies and one table of teenage girls began singing.
That’s what it should be, our voices lifted in song, a praise to our Lord and Savior, remembering not just His birth but His life, death, and resurrection.
Afterwards, realization of God’s faithfulness occurred to me.
Not only had I been able to do all that was required, I had enjoyed every minute.
For my service had been to God and He had used it to bring blessings to all of us.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your faithfulness. I am so blessed to know You and to walk with You daily. Thank You for teaching me more about Yourself each day. Thank You for leading me in Your ways and helping me learn to trust You in all things at all times. May Your name be glorified, Jesus! Amen.