It’s been a while since I posted something, but today something beautiful and divine happened and I had to share.
I was talking to someone earlier today about a situation she is going through.
After our discussion I told the person about a project I wanna do with the kids and youth as well as an example lesson that correlates with the project. So the person asked me how would your correlate a bible lesson with the project???
I said easy…. I emailed the person what I started working so they could get an idea of what I was talking about. When they asked for an example who would’ve thought a mini sermon would’ve came out of it.
So I grabbed my Bible and randomly grabbed a verse.
I began to read to the person:
“So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.
For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you. If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”
2 Corinthians 2:1-11 NIV
After I read it I was awestruck.
So was the person.
This applies to both of us…. in our respective similar yet different circumstances.
Unequivocally random yet not random because God works mysteriously.
I continued using the scripture as intended for the lesson I want to do with my project and how to use the scriptures in a prayer and lo and behold my friend said thank you.
My friend said I think you were meant to tell me this so I know what I need to do.
I said yes and thank you for asking me about my kids at church and what my plans are because because sometimes before we can preach to others we need to preach to oneself!