Day Seventeen (September Fast, 2017)

Day 17

 No sugar or dairy

Here I go again marveling about the awesome ways MY God works the events of our lives. When we enjoy the people He puts in our paths it certainly can be a buffer for taking our focus from food cravings. If you read my “Day Three” post, you know that Sundays are my favorite day of the week, and why. This morning, our pastor was especially motivated with the prospect of our joint heir’s status with Jesus. And as he admitted, we can’t really fathom what all that entails, let alone completely grasp. But we should be living in such a way as to give all of earth a correct estimate of what’s to come!

I love belonging to a great place to worship! And it is always interesting whom you just might see. In our Adult Bible Fellowship (Sunday School for us “old” timers) this morning, I walked past a lady and sat down in the seat in front of hers thinking to myself she looks so familiar. Yet I chalked it up to maybe she looked like someone I knew. Since my husband and I have lived in several states, while pastoring, I am always thinking I see someone I know, then remember they live in a different state. After the class was over, the dear hubby visited with the teacher (who we found out graduated from the same seminary as him), while I met the lady behind me finally realizing who she was. Her husband was the 9-11 pilot that never got on the plane. She had written the book, “In My Seat.” I had watched the video on YouTube several years ago (*links below). I knew about their ministry. “But what are you doing here?” I asked her. They had moved from Maine to North Carolina some time back. She shared how God had brought them and I just marveled to myself how God so eloquently maneuvers the affairs of our lives; And here they attend “my” church when they aren’t on the road speaking. I just love how God brings us together.

But my day of marveling wasn’t over yet! Some of our dear friends, whom we love and with whom we are so privileged to worship, recommended a Vietnamese restaurant.  It’s always a little frightening (especially for my dear hubby) to try something new. However, it turned out to be a success with me fully enjoying my fried rice, shrimp with bean sprouts, egg, and what looked like green onion, and surprisingly, Rodney enjoying his, even though the spicy sauce made his eyes water.  Poor hubby! But still the sweet fellowship was worth every bite, even if it wouldn’t have been edible. My cup runneth over! Thank you, Lord!

How was your Sunday?

*Steve & Megan Scheibner


3 thoughts on “Day Seventeen (September Fast, 2017)

  1. Reblogged this on The Scarlett Road and commented:

    Yesterday was 9-11 AND a Sunday as it was in 2017, my first year I began month long fastings from dairy and sugar. So, I decided to reblog my post from 2017 in memory of 9-11 and for a reminder of my first September fast!


  2. Hi Chris. If I am not mistaken, they spoke at the Shepard’s 360 Conference last year in Carey. Enjoyable class. Very entertaining couple when they teach about communication in marriage together.


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