Heading home from DC yesterday, I had completely forgotten what day it was. Sitting on the plane, I quickly checked my email before takeoff. To my delight, the Monthly Message arrived! I haven't had time to post over the last 4 days as I was trying to take in as much of my grandson before I flew back to Ft. Myers. So, getting back on track this week! And, here is our beautiful Savior's new message to Anne for May 1, 2012:
"My dear apostles, be assured that the Father blesses your work. You may not see the blessings that are given to your work. You may not see the advances that come for the Kingdom because of your work. But the Father blesses both the servant and the service, day after day. Remember that without the full knowledge of the Father's plan, you lack the ability to evaluate the impact Heaven is achieving through your service. Dear apostles, so committed to Me, please trust that the Savior is bringing about exactly what is needed for the Father. Serve on and I will continue to bring you courage when you need courage. I will bring you strength when you need strength. Please do not be tempted to think that there is only a limited amount of strength or courage and that you will run out of these things one day. I, looking through time, watched you serving Me faithfully, and from the cross I obtained every possible grace that you would need. If you have a struggle tomorrow, then you know that I have already obtained the grace for you to both endure it and overcome it. By overcoming it I do not mean that you will not suffer because, as you know, your King suffered. No. that is not what I mean. We are working together and we are suffering together. I suffered on the cross and you honor My suffering as you suffer through your life. Truly, I say to you, that when I suffered on the cross I honored your suffering and created for you a way. We are humble in suffering, dear apostles. We are humble in service. And when you come to Me and I present you to the Father as a faithful servant, you will be humble in the great triumph that will be ours to share for eternity. I am with you. I will not leave you to suffer alone."
Boy do I need some courage, and the timing of this message is impeccable!
Thank you, Lord, for loving us so much. Your words of encouragement through the Monthly Messages and the Volumes make the bad times easier and the good times extraordinary.