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Sep 23

Good morning, Lord.
Thank you for the amazing peace and even delightful JOY I have, despite having all our money stolen and our dream home smashed and burned. It is truly amazing, the level of positivity I still have despite all that and various other negatives in my life at this moment, in my business and in my physical body. I even have a broken toe from dancing with my Mate, hahahahahaha. But it was FUN. The truth is, I still have TWO awesome, amazing husbands — one eternal and one temporal — and I have peace and good standing with both, so what could I possibly BE upset about?! You even saved $500 of our investment from being stolen — the exact amount we owe my sister — so you made it so that SHE lost nothing in this deal gone bad — how cool is THAT?! Sure, our hearts are heavy with disappointment and we may have permanently lost all the money we had at this time. We are back to square one on obtaining a home on wheels. But we honestly, sincerely trusted in you the whole time, gave the whole thing to you, prayed and followed you the best we could every step of the way… so we have full assurrance that you are still caring for us, and will make sure we have every single thing we NEED. I suppose that means we did not need that particular camper trailer. Perhaps it being so pretty would have attracted the wrong kind of attention, I don’t know. All I know is, fool to the world that I might be, I have plenty of peace and joy and faith that are strong enough to drown out all my sorrow at the moment. I won’t go seeking out my disappointment, I’ll just give that to you as well. I AM your little Acceptance with Joy. 🙂

 
2 Timothy 4:3-8 ERV

The time will come when people will not listen to the true teaching. But people will find more and more teachers who please them. They will find teachers who say what they want to hear. 
People will stop listening to the truth. They will begin to follow the teaching in false stories. 
But you should control yourself at all times. When troubles come, accept them. Do the work of telling the Good News. Do all the duties of a servant of God. 
My life is being given as an offering for God. The time has come for me to leave this life here. 
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have served the Lord faithfully. 
Now, a prize is waiting for me—the crown that will show I am right with God. The Lord, the judge who judges rightly, will give it to me on that Day. Yes, he will give it to me and to everyone else who is eagerly looking forward to his coming. 

 
2 Timothy 2:10-13 ERV

So I patiently accept all these troubles. I do this to help the people God has chosen so that they can have the salvation that is in Christ Jesus. With this salvation comes glory that never ends. 
Here is a true statement: If we died with him, we will also live with him. 
If we remain faithful even in suffering, we will also rule with him. If we refuse to say we know him, he will refuse to say he knows us. 
If we are not faithful, he will still be faithful, because he cannot be false to himself. 

 
1 Corinthians 4:12 ERV

We work hard with our own hands to feed ourselves. When people insult us, we ask God to bless them. When people treat us badly, we accept it.

 
Lord, you see it all. You know as much as we do that if we had all the money that was unjustly taken from the two of us in the last few years alone, we would have more than enough to buy a brand-new version of that lovely camper trailer. You remember far better than we do ourselves, all the times we blessed instead of cursed, went out of our way to help people from YOUR Love reaching out from within us, and all the times we gave way more time, money, and other resources than we could comfortably afford to give — even in the last couple months!! So I know your face can smile on us, and we can be FREE, no matter how much it SEEMS that we have lost. What difference does it really make, that we are homeless in this world, when the Creator of the Universe is our Father, and His Spirit is our Teacher and Comforter?! And Lord, it delights me so deeply that one of my husband’s main prayers in this thing is that these events not make our hearts grow cold or hard toward people, that we remain supple and willing, open to your touch, your leading, and the pouring out of your Love to everyone we meet, no matter how much people have hurt us. I pray the same, knowing that you are already at work in us, to give your peace and your Love and your measure of faith in us ever more stable and penetrating roots. Thank you, faithful Shepherd. Amen. 😀

 

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