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BOUND BY AN INVISIBLE THREAD
3/4/2020 9:43:00 PM by: Leona Choy

According to an ancient Chinese proverb, “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance.” For the Christian, the Holy Spirit's networking is part of the outworking of the promise in Romans 8:28. “And we know that God causes all things to work together....”

I am constantly amazed that some of my closest, heart-friends are people whom I have never met, who live across the country or even across the world. (You know who you are!) I don't even know what some of you look like, but we have become invisibly and indivisibly bonded; I have come to recognize your unique spirits, and you know the essence of me. The Spirit has sewn us together.

Like a weaving which we see only from the tangled underside, God plans the unique design from above and links up the people who are needed to make it beautiful and carry out His purposes. We look forward to seeing the whole tapestry when we finish our life journey and all things are made clear In God's presence. We will see what God was up to in making all of these miraculous connections between His children in His Body.

He has connected us through some incredibly different ways: at a crisis moment in someone's life they were given one of my books; others found me through Google search, or another friend-unmet introduced me to their friend who got in touch with me. Or someone came across my website or my TV interview and reached out to me. At just the time I needed their specific counsel, assistance or encouragement, God linked us into each other's life-orbits. Like a needle with various colored threads, we sew into each other’s life-tapestry a richness we could not have achieved alone. Each of us is enriched through these precious interconnected relationships all over the map.

The Holy Spirit brings some people into my life only briefly but always for some eternal Kingdom purpose. That purpose might be different for both of us. I am part of all who have come into my life. Some people come into my life for longer periods, even for a lifetime. God doesn't intend for some to stay after their purpose for coming is fulfilled. I must be willing to let them go for their sake and mine.

Those who know me, are aware of my lifelong habit to ask the Lord each morning to bring into my life this day everyone and everything that is in His perfect will—whether by phone call, email, a passing thought, a personal contact, a whisper in my spirit to pray, through an unplanned meeting, scheduled appointment, a letter, or as part of my routine responsibilities. Counting every encounter as all joy, I anticipate doing His will on earth today as it is done in Heaven through these serendipitous invisible connections.

When I wake up in the morning, I am motivated to put my feet on the floor and get on with my daily adventure with God, Sometimes His blessings and favor are visible and tangible but sometimes invisible and spiritual. I can accept His surprises, even if disguised as negative events, because they are God-woven with His invisible golden threads. If unexpected and frustrating things happen and my own plans and schedule are disrupted, I can still be at peace that God's divine thread is sewing into my life the better plan for His sovereign purposes.

 


Comments

Jennifer From New Jersey At 3/9/2020 2:29:39 AM

Dear Leona, I just love this beautifully written missive! It’s so true and you have so eloquently reminded us that God uses every moment of our day in some way to give us opportunities to be a blessing for His kingdom! Such a blessing and encouragement to read! Thank you! Blessings to you!

Reply by: Leona Choy

Jen honey, you are a blessing to so many in your area of influence with your keen observation of nature and God's goodness all around you. You meet people in the medical field that only you can touch in your "younique"(spelling deliberate) encounters because of your infirmities.They see Jesus in you and what He has done for you, even through them.

Roger Warda From Macomb Twp. MI At 3/8/2020 3:08:45 PM

I thank God he has used his thread to keep our friendship together, If I am among the few who enter the kingdom of the Father I pray we both can enjoy the heavenly banquet for all enternity.

Reply by: Leona Choy

I pray that the Lord will lift your uncertainty and anxiety about not making it into the Kingdom of the Father. He knows your surrendered heart toward Him and Jesus already paid the price for your sins. Rest in His love, no fear, no strife. The Scripture says you are "accepted in the Beloved" and no man can pluck you out of His hand, my friend.

Sharon Chan From Toronto At 3/6/2020 2:01:20 PM

Dear Auntie Leona, You totally said what I have been thinking about our connection although we have never met. I always look forward to receiving your messages. They have been great encouragement and blessings to me. I’m so grateful that the Spirit has sewn us together.

Reply by: Leona Choy

Dear Sharon, it is for some specific purpose that the Lord connected us. What may I pray for you that is on your heart? All in confidence always.

Linda Ann Fumea From Henando, FL At 3/6/2020 7:16:31 AM

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in His way ... Psalm 37:23

Reply by: Leona Choy

Let's keep on delighting ourselves in the Lord--established steps means we can walk with good balance and not "totter"

Elaine Marshall From Minnesota At 3/5/2020 1:00:07 PM

Thank you for this message - I know the Lord has placed you in my life to teach, encourage and bless me through your books and these messages.I thank Him for you and for letting me be one of the threads in your life. I love you, Leona!

Reply by: Leona Choy

Yes, Elaine, you are one of the golden threads in my life.Remember the classic hymn: "Blest be the tie that binds our hearts with Christian love..."? We joyfully experience that.

Pamela Lynn From Va At 3/5/2020 5:26:47 AM

I'm glad I'm one of those threads!

Reply by: Leona Choy

You sure are--and I'd love to have you visit again, my friend. Please plan on it. We have much to share with each other.

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