As I sit here resting, eating a sandwich, drinking water and playing one of my favorite games Ms. PacMan, a cool thought came to my head from 1980 believe it or not. It is really funny how thoughts can bounce around in your head and you weren’t even looking for them. That’s why God tells us to take them captive. Well actually this was a good thought for me though but you subdue the bad thoughts don’t let bad thoughts subdue you.
2 Corinthians 10:5
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
I was resting from sending out New Birth Bible Institute lessons to our members, via email and snail mail. The Lessons are going better than I first thought. People are really hungry for the Word of God and I am ready and willing to give it to them to the best of my ability. It is my duty to God for all of the wonderful things that He has done in my life.
Anyway, I was playing the game and quickly glancing out my large sliding glass door through the slots thinking that I was in that situation once before in my life, then it hit me. When I was a young girl about 20 years old, I joined the United States Marine Corp. I had no children, no husband, no mate, no family. I had gone through a lot in my life and wanted to learn how to take up for myself should the need arise. (It worked well I might add. Loved the experience really.) As the Marines shipped me on hops (U.S. Gov’t airplane flights,) and sent me on various bus rides, I once stayed in a cute little hotel that resembles the building where I live now. I want to say that it was a nice light-green from what I can remember and had large windows much like my sliding glass door with slotted blinds. That was my first experience with Southern radio as well. I found good music on the radio that we hadn’t heard here in Pa. I loved my North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia adventures. I can’t remember what state or town that I was in while I stayed in that nice hotel but I enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the airplanes and buses.
It is really something to know just how long the Lord has been with me, even when I thought that I was alone. I was bold I suppose. I was hopping planes and buses to serve in our military for G.P. (General Purposes), and let me tell you, it was an awesome adventure. It was something that I will never forget. God was there all the time. Isn’t that what the old song says, “He was there all the time.” Now I am older with two children who are older than I was at that time and I am still blessed. I pray that you are blessed too.
What a mighty God we serve.
Rev Esther R. Scott
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