Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 2 Number 7 “Discovering Joy as We Ponder His Promises!” February 14th, 2019
Slowly but surely the dear lady who dropped the course “Public Speaking” at the Practical Bible Training School over time became quite the public speaker. I can remember that day in our second year of college when she was nearly in tears saying, “I don’t want to speak in public. Besides, you are going to be the pastor. I’ll do anything in the churches we serve, just not speak in public.” Dr. Woodrow Kroll shook his head and finally saw that she meant what she was saying to him and me!
I have been looking through some of the ladies’ seminar notes that she prepared. Honestly, she was the keynote speaker in dozens and dozens of ladies’ seminars. These notes caught my eye today. I don’t know where she was speaking, but her seminar notes look great. She was speaking on “At the Feet of Jesus!” Session one was “Pondering His Promises.” Session two was “Practicing His Presence.” The retreat concluded with “Pursuing His Purpose.” Often I hear from ladies who were present at particular retreats. Do these titles sound familiar to anyone?
In the first session, she concluded with point # 6: “The promise of His comfort.”
Here’s the verse she used, and then I will share her handwritten note.
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3).
Karen wrote: There are many precious promises in God’s Word. His record is excellent as we look at the promises He kept to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and many, many others. We can depend on Him to keep His promises to us. Because of this, we can start every new day looking for the fulfillment of His promises.
Michael’s observation: She shared several situations with the ladies of how the Lord was keeping His promise of comfort to her personally. Let me assure you that, first of all, there is tremendous comfort to every believer. God keeps His promises. Second, let me encourage you that sometimes, not always, but sometimes, the very thing we think we never will be able to do is the very thing that the Lord helps us to do. Karen never asked for a speaking engagement. She never dreamed she’d be the keynote speaker. But the Lord did something very special through her. Apart from keeping His promises and comforting you, what do you suppose the Lord might want to do through your life?