I was reminded today that whatever we say and whatever we do for God may continue to have some sort of impact on someone at some point in time.
On September 13, 2008, I attended a breakfast at my church. We had a speaker from Teen Challenge that day. I was so stirred by what I heard that I came home and wrote a blog later that day entitled God Honors and Rewards Sacrifice.
This morning (June 3, 2011) I received an email from my husband. He was forwarding a message to me which he had received from someone from our church who is now serving as a missionary in Africa.
I'm preparing for a sermon that I am preaching in a few weeks and one of my points is regarding sacrifice. I thought, "I wish I had the sermon notes from the Teen Challenge leader that spoke at the Kingdom Builders breakfast a few years ago. Then I googled "God Honors Sacrifice" and the third hit that came up was a blog on Christian Blog.com that I think your wife wrote just after that very KB Breakfast.
Its amazing how God connects the dots.
Just thought I'd share.
A blog posted on CB which was inspired by a sermon given in Minnesota almost three years ago was just read by a missionary in Africa who was at that same meeting. He found just what he needed, when he needed it for a particular sermon and he found it at Christianblog.com
This is not the first time something like this has occurred to me here at CB. The son of the man who wrote the song "Jesus Never Fails", found a blog I wrote about the song once and joined in order to let me know how much his dad would have been blessed by my blog. He had passed away a short time back and finding my blog about that song, blessed his son.
Another time, I learned that someone had spotted my blogs and was sharing them with a friend who was battling leukemia. She too joined so that she could just let me know they were being used to minister to someone who did not know the Lord.
Please do not ever think that anything you say or do in the name of the Lord is in vain. If it is for His glory rather than your own, it will not go out in vain. You may not see the results today, tomorrow, next week, next month or never in this world. However, when we place something in God's Hands, you can be assured that He will bless it and use it... in His time.
Thank you for your encouragement! I love testimonies! "They overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony..." somewhere in Rev. =)