Unanswered Letters

 At times because of our own feelings of inadequacy or through others put downs or Satan’s lies, we will have doubts and fears and feel  that we are not able to make a difference in this world  but in Christ Jesus we will overcome and fulfil the good plans  that God has for us and we can be  assured that what ever He asks of us, He has prepared in advance and will equip and motivate us to do it  and in Christ Jesus there is no failures.  (Jeremiah 29:11)

Ephesians 2: 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

If we are going through a situation of doubting our gifts in The Lord, then perhaps this story will bless and encourage us never to quit what God has laid on our heart, even though we may never know the many lives that Jesus’ has touched through us.

 Unanswered Letters

I read of a man who was involved in a tragic accident. He lost both legs and his left arm and only a finger and thumb remained on the right hand. But he still possessed a brilliant mind, enriched with a good education and broadened with world travel. At first he thought there was nothing he could do but remain a helpless sufferer.

A thought came to him. It was always nice to receive letters, but why not write them, he could still use his right hand with some difficulty. But to whom could be right?

Was there anyone shut-in and incapacitated like he was who could be encouraged by his letters? He thought of men in prison–they did have some hope of release, whereas he had none–but it was worth a try.

He wrote to a Christian Organization concerned with Prison Ministry. He was told that his letters could not be answered because it was against Prison rules at that time, but he still decided to commence this one-sided correspondence.

He wrote twice a week, and it taxed his strength to the limit. But into the letters he put his whole soul, all his experience, all his faith, all his wit, and all his Christian Hope. Frequently he felt discouraged and was tempted to give it all up. But it was his one remaining activity, and he resolved to continue as long as he could.

At last he got a letter. It was very short, written on Prison stationery by the Officer whose duty it was to censor the mail. All it said was…

“Please write on the best paper you can afford. Your letters are passed from cell to cell till they literally fall to pieces.”

Author Unknown

No matter what our weaknesses, shortcomings and disabilities are, in Jesus we have the gifts to encourage someone who is feeling low or to support and encourage others in the work they do for the Lord, none of God’s good work will go unseen and only He knows fully the  good fruit that will be produced through our sharing His Love and faithfulness in the lives of others, some may even come to heart repentance on their deathbeds through the seeds of Love and Truth that we have planted.

We can be assured that God will lift us up in His time as we continue to  do His good works and  others will also be lifted up and so glorify God because of His Loving intervention through us. The only thing that we can take with us into Eternity is our faithfulness in giving our best regardless of the cost when doing God’s work that He has prepared in advance and equipped us to do for Him. (Colossians 3:17)

 There will be no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus  in Heaven, only rewards for what we did to show Jesus’ Love, and Compassion in our lives through our faithfulness to serve  Him with the gifts He has given us and by our willingness to obey His guidlines and Commandments, not out of fear but  because we Love Him and others.

How wonderful that even now we can be greatly blessed and rewarded through experiencing His Love, Joy Hope, Peace, Rest in Christ Jesus and in Heaven with these Eternal rewards we will be very rich indeed and our commendation will come from The Lord…” Well done good and faithful Servant “

These Scriptures are very good to Meditate on…

Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

1 Peter 3:13-15 “And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defence to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”

 

 

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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17 Responses to Unanswered Letters

  1. Hi Anne.
    Talk about challenge! As you know, I am trying to catch up after being away and finding that as I diminish the number of emails waiting, it is growing again as more arrive.

    One of those emails contained an invitation which would necessitate a lot more work. My immediate response was ‘No way!’ but the Lord gradually convinced me that this was His will, giving an opportunity to reach thousands with His Word. I don’t feel confident in any way, but I do know that when He calls us to do something, He also provides everything we need to fulfill the task. I accepted the invitation and will proceed, trusting in His enabling. It is HIS work and He is faithful.

    Thanks for the encouragement in this blog.
    Angela

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Angela, I’m pleased that we were able to encourage you as you have also encouraged us. I know that you will be greatly blessed in whatever you do for The Lord as you Trust in His leading.

      Oh dear I gave you another post to reply to, the one I promised, I hope you enjoy it but I will create a special Power Point on Love and roses just for you when we are on Holidays.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  2. Ron says:

    Thanks Anne such an encouragement that story, no matter what we have ,if we give it over to God He will use and the video so true ,pray to be a servant God can use.

    blessings
    ron

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    • Freedomborn says:

      I remember Love you sharing many times this Truth in your messages… we may never see the fruit but if we are in the vine there will be good fruit so very True.

      I Love the Scripture in song to it’s so uplifting so hard to believe it was 30 years ago when it was at it’s peak but it will forever be in my heart..

      Christian Love Anne.

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  3. Lady Deidre says:

    Inspirational story! The man could have given up on life and no one would have blamed him. But God has other plans, of course. 🙂 Interesting Post, Annie
    God Bless You!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Dei, thank you for sharing and so True he could have just given up but God does not give up on us and we musen’t either or should we give up on others we are all people of worth and need each other, we were created that way.

      Christian Love Annie

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  4. isaiah43123 says:

    Wonderful story, Anne. There is a statement often said, we may be the only “Bible” people read.
    Keep the Faith!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Sis very True, it is in sharing God’s Truth that others are convicted, His word does not return to Him void and faith cones by hearing the Word, His words have power. How wonderful that this man had a heart desire to share, no one forced him, he willingly shared his Hope in The Lord through His writing and even though they did not know him personally but were hungry for more of the Living Hope he offered.

      Who knows Sis how many lives you have touched with your messages but you will be rewarded, sometimes that amazes me, I enjoy so much sharing about God and yet we will be rewarded too, how awesome.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  5. ansuyo says:

    I believe we have no idea how our lives/actions/gifts are really influencing people. Every now and again I will get a message from a ‘lurker’ that something in my blog or facebook message… really touched them and sparked change in their life. I didn’t have a clue they were even watching. For this reason, I try to always behave as if someone is watching, because they are. I loved the story and the ideas in this post. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 In Him, Angie

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Angie for your sharing, it is an encouragement to learn how God has blessed others through your words of Love and Hope but yes we do not know always the good fruit from the seeds we plant but in planting them there is Joy also.

      Christian Love Anne

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  6. Hi Anne,

    Thank you so much for your post today, it was such a blessing. I loved the story, “Unanswered Letters”. Like the man in the story, we may never know the full impact of sharing our testimony or a verse of scripture, shared in faith. We can only lean of the promise of God in Isaiah 55:10-11 –
    10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
    and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
    and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
    11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
    but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

    God bless,
    John

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you John for sharing again the Scriptures that reminds us that God’s Word which is His Truth does not return to Him without good fruit, how wonderful that we can have that assurence.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  7. Planting Potatoes says:

    Thank you Anne for such an inspiring post today…I am blessed by your words today! I enjoyed the song as well! God bless!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Planting Potatoes so pleased you visited us, I also enjoyed your Easter message it was very uplifting. Yes I like to listen to God worshiped in song and we are indeed servants but we are also Jesus friends, how awesome to be a friend of the King of Kings.

      Christian Love Anne.

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      • Planting Potatoes says:

        yes we are friends! That is so inspiring to know that he addressed his disciples as “friends” at the last supper….

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  8. Thank you for a post that gives encouragement and inspiration. I enjoyed reading the story of the prisoner whose letter has change the lives, if not the soul of very man who read it. Thank you for sharing God’s love everyday. Happy Easter my friend…best wishes to your family.

    Take care. May God shower you with his blessings for always.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi island traveler so good to have you visit we have had trouble linking to your Blog but as I shared with you, we found a way.

      Thanks for your encourgement we appreciate your willingness to always do so you are indeed a blessing.

      You have no idea Island Traveler how many lives you have touched but I’m sure there are many and will be many more.

      Christian Love Anne

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