Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday : Thank God for His mercies and faithfulness

Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens;
and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Psalm 36:5
Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by. Thank God for seeing us through another week.

♥ I thank God for His mercies and faithfulness daily. Thank God for continuing to strengthen me as I wait upon Him. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements.

♥ I thank God for bringing me back into contact with an elderly lady, Madam Chan, whom I ministered to some 10 years ago. Madam Chan is already 92 years old this year. She loves the Lord and have been rather ill all of her life. She is wheel chair bound and house bound.

♥ I thank God that when Madam Chan first came to know our Lord 10 years back at the age of 82 years old, I had the privilege of being used by God to share His Words with her. Due to a change in providence, I lost contact with her. Thank God that recently, in His mercies, He brought me back into contact with her.

♥ I am thankful to God that Mdm Chan still recognizes me and remember my name after such a long interval! See my joyful face in the photo below and you can imagine what a great joy it was for me to be reunited with her :-)

She looked very haggard in this photo as she had a fall some 3 weeks back and was in great pain. She became bed-ridden and could hardly eat. So she has lost a lot of weight.

♥ I am thankful to God for preserving Mdm Chan's faith in Him. For the last 10 years she has practically no contact with any Christian except her son-in-law. But when I met up with her recently, she said every day she prays and thanks our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ for shedding His blood to wash away her sins. She said she is a sinner and very thankful to God for taking care of her! I was greatly encouraged to see how the Lord has preserved her and kept her close to Him despite the difficult and lonely life she has led.

♥ I am thankful to God that Madam Chan desires baptism and she was baptised recently on 7 December 2008. She was able to testify of her faith in our Lord Jesus Christ in her own simple way. She expressed gratefulness to God that she can be baptised and belong to the Church of Jesus Christ. Her childlike faith is a great testimony to me and to my church brethren of what God is able to do in His beloved people's heart.

Madam Chan's baptism

♥ I am thankful to God for strengthening Madam Chan. Her health has improved shortly before her baptism and thereafter. Prior to that, for about 1 month she has been bed-ridden and not able to eat much. But now she is able to eat some solid food again! Thank God! So you can see in the picture above that at the time of her baptism her face is more fleshy. She is generally stronger and more cheerful. Now I visit her about once a week to minister to her whenever my health permist. She is able to sit up for a few hours now whenever I visit her.

♥ I am thankful to God for giving me the joy and privilege of seeing His wonderful work of grace in Madam Chan's heart. It is my regret that for the last 10 years I have lost contact with her. I am thankful that now God is enabling me to see once again His great work of grace in her soul, and give me the privilege to contribute a little in sharing His love and grace to her.

♥ I am thankful to God for providing precious people in my life ie. my family, church, friends and blogging friends who love and care for me in their very wonderful ways. These are tokens of God's love for me and I treasure very much.

♥ I am thankful to God once again for all of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors. I have been so greatly blessed by all of you and I thank God upon every remembrance of you. It is wonderful to read of how God is guiding and blessing you in your walk with our Lord and it encourages me in my walk with God too. Thanks again for your prayers and encouragements.

May God continue to bless you with His love and mercies in many wonderful ways every day :)

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Thank you for stopping by. Take care and may God continue to bless you through this week!

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Unknown said...

Oh Nancie,

This just humbles me completely. I am overwhelmed to see this photo and to know this woman loves Jesus as she does. I hope to meet her one day. Nancie... you too.

Awesome. Just awesome. Hugs and Merry Christmas.

Melanie said...

How wonderful that you were able to see an old friend!

Happy Thankful Thursday, Nancie!

Aisha said...

Hi Nancie, you look great in the photo :). I'm glad I get to read your Thankful post. It's very encouraging. :) God bless you!

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie...What an awesome MISSION & MINISTRY you have with this precious soul of God...madam Chan. I'm so glad that you were reconnected by God's grace at her time of need. I pray God strengthens you as you pour out His love to her, may He richly pour back into you! That indeed is an honor & as you depicted in the photo and Bible verse (WFW style)
such mercy & faithfulness that reaches the clouds. I pray that this JOY increases your strength
& that you yourself recover more & more each day! This was an awesome & amazing Thankful Thursday! I'm thankful to see you posting & blessing others! May you be blessed
with the double portion as you bless us! Thank you & take good care! Praying & believing for GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE & is doing!

LAURIE said...

How amazing that God brought you back to your friend. And what a work He is doing in her life! Thanks for sharing this with us today on TT! -Blessings, Laurie

Denise said...

Praise God for you, and dear Madam Chan.

i said...

It's nice to be in touch again after 10 years, isn't it? God is good! Have a blessed day!

Beth in NC said...

That is so beautiful! What a great Christmas present from the Lord to allow you to see that Madam Chan is still worshiping the Lord! I know your heart is full. I am so happy for you!


Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

What a way to minister to the "widow" we are all called to help! God bless you!

Tammy said...

Praising God with you! It is encouraging to read about your dear friend and her walk with the Savior.

Michele Williams said...

What a wonderful testimony of being a light in this world! You are such a blessing! Thank you for sharing today. God bless you dear friend.

Cheryl said...

Isn't it great how HE uses us?? I think both of you are very pretty in the picture! Merry CHRISTmas to you!

Susan said...

Oh Nancie,

What a BEAUTIFUL testimony! This touched my heart deeply.

God loved this woman so much. And He used you to show this.

Blessing to you this TT♥

Bonnie said...

What an awesome blessing God has given you!! How often do we plant seeds and know we won't see results until we see them in heaven. How beautiful a gift that God has brought you both together again! Blessings.

Diane ~ said...

Oh Nancie, what a beautiful posting to show how wonderful & faithful our God is & what He has done with Madam Chan & you as well!Your posting was a true blessing!!♥

Laurie Ann said...

How precious she is! Thank you so much for sharing her with us and for being in her life. I'm sure you mean the world to her and I praise God that He reunited you both after so many years!

Happy Thankful Thursday and Merry Christmas!

Marsha said...

Nancie, I thank God for YOU and your ministry to this precious sister many years ago!

Praying for you my friend.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet precious dear lady. I am so thrilled she came to know Christ.