Message in the Mail

I have a friend who told me several years ago when he and his wife started sponsoring Walk by Faith Ministry that he would prefer to send a check in the mail over the most common way people seem to use these days whereby they set up automatic payments via the Internet, and his reason was most unusual – or so I thought. But then the ways of the Lord are so often foreign to our own ways, aren’t they? See, my friend wanted to send a check so he could pray each month and send a Bible verse with his check. And the messages in the mail I have received through his heart and handwriting have so often been right on time, such as this one.

senior Speckles who has had a double hernia for years
rests comfortably in her little bed cuddled with Little Miss Miracles
and the Bible verse message in the mail stuck to her bed as a background. . . 

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).”

If you’re anything like I am, perhaps you struggle at times with doubting what God has called you to do with your life because the people, places, and circumstances around you may not always seem to validate that you are on track. How often I have questioned the work to which I am called and even considered quitting because the world around me didn’t seem to affirm my work, or the challenges I faced seemed impossible or unbearable, or anything at all. But God doesn’t call us to walk by sight (what we see and feel and experience), but to walk by faith in Him (2 Corinthians 5:17). My friend’s message in the mail was a wonderful reminder that no matter how foolish it might seem at times for me to press on with my life’s calling, my job is to be steadfast and unmovable no matter how things might look, feel, or seem, and to be diligent to continue forth knowing that my work is for His glory.

senior Elijah who has a quite miraculous story
doesn’t look too enthusiastic being disturbed from his rest
to act as a background for the message in the mail . . . 

Don’t doubt the work to which God has called you. If you are clear you are following His call, carry on. Be strong in Him, seek His face to ensure you are on track, dig deep into His Word for direction and courage, and keep your eyes and heart on the Lord. When you find yourself turning your focus to the world and discover yourself sinking into doubt, repent and return to the Lord and press forward. 

Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at

Leave A Reply