Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gods Guest list….

One of my favorite authors is Debbie Macomber.
You can visit her sight and check out all her wonderful books full of stories that will inspire & entertain.
Her latest book I picked up at the library right before Christmas – I went looking for a Christmas novel to read over the holidays – I can’t get enough sappy stories at Christmas! HEHE But I really felt like God lead me to this book at this time in my life. Don’t you love when that happens?
godsguestlist In her book Debbie talks about  the guest  God has placed  in her life. I like to think about it as the guest at your table of life. We have MANY guest in our lives, but some leave a lasting mark on our lives. When I think about the guest that have walked into my life –I think about the wonderful gifts they brought with them. Most guest are wonderful and loving – unfortunately some only bring heart ache and pain. But they walk in –good or bad.
I want to share with you some of “Gods guest list” to my life. These are just a few but some I have thought a lot about lately.
When you look back on life some things get very clear why the guest entered your life –right when we needed them -most of the time we don’t know it till much later in life.

My great aunt Peggy and my friend Leslie taught me how to be single. My aunt was widowed at a early age, but she was a very independent woman who lived life to the fullest and to the very end. She stood on her own two feet and took care of herself. We had a special bond that now I understand – she was teaching me how to be my own woman. Leslie was a  divorced young lady when I met her. She was creative and did anything she wanted(or so I thought) –She was FUN! She too stood on her own feet and was self sufficient. Looking back they are probably the only two single women that have been” guest “ in my life.I think of them often and the way they lived their lives – I hope I can do as well at this single life.

My friends Larry and Lavon entered my life when I was 15 years old. They have walked beside me in EVERY good and bad thing in my life. I can not imagine my life without them. They came into my life as Youth directors in High School and have remained family for the past 37 years. There is nothing that I can not share with them that I know within a minute prayers will be lifted up and love sent my way. What amazing guest to my life they have been.

Kaye entered my life one fall day – she needed a place to move her store and moved in over night into mine. We became friends- kindred spirits. She knows some of my deepest hurts and has loved me through them.  She held my hand as I walked through some of the darkest days of my life. She has been by my side in the past few weeks and helped me go back to the church that I love – she sat beside me and made me feel like I “belonged” once again.Isn’t it crazy that the hardest place to go when you are hurting is to church – I  walked alone with God but the fellowship of other Christians has been so healing. I will always be grateful for God sending her as one of my Guest.

Doris is my special angel that God sent to me in December. I have only met her once but she left a lasting mark on my life. The Monday before Christmas I was invited to a friends home to celebrate Jesus Birth. What I didn’t realize is God sent me a guest to redirect my life. Doris is one of the most Godly Black woman I have ever met. She could stand before any church and preach for hours with every word coming  from her heart. I shared what had been going on in my life and the hurts that life brings and she grabbed me up in a bear hug and prayed over me in a way I will never forget. Her and God breathed a new life in me and I left that day as a new woman in Christ. I will never forget my special Guest Angel.

I could go on for hours about the other “Guest” God has placed in my life –isn’t he amazing in the way he holds our life in his hands and has every detail planned – even the guest he sends our way. Take a minute and thank God for the guest he has placed in your life.
Friends YOU are all guest in my life and I love and thank you for making the journey with me !


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