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Thankful Thursday ~ His Spirit

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
~ John 16:13-14 (ESV ~ emphasis mine)

Normally I share a list with you each week what I am thankful for. This week, I want to share something totally different. Although there are many things that I am truly thankful for, but tonight I want to introduce you to the most amazing kid I have ever met in my life.

Although I have never met Brent in person (he is with the Lord now) – his witness has given me a glimpse of our Lord’s Spirit. On Monday night I was a little down because work is robbing me of quality time I’d rather spend with family and friends. I was so exhausted that I didn’t even feel like turning on my laptop. I just wanted to ‘veg out’.

But I ended up turning my laptop on; checking email messages. I had a comment from Tonya – so I ventured over…Tonya was sharing ‘Miracle Monday’. It just so happened that I kept clicking links and ended up on a post that Tonya wrote on the 17th of March. I know that I meant to read her ‘Miracle Monday’ post from over two weeks ago…

That night I ‘met’ Brent. I knew about him – his fight with cancer. BUT I didn’t know Brent. I read Tonya’s journal from the middle of December 2006. I laughed, I cried, I giggle, I sighed. I just could not stop reading. It was sad, but beautiful. The post that made me sob like a little baby was Tonya’s account on how her sweet Brent prayed over her, instead Tonya praying over Brent (journal entry from December 23rd 2006).

So today, I want to thank our Lord that He has directed me to read Brent’s journal. I know that it was something I needed to read Monday night. About hope, love, witnessing to others. What His Spirit can do through us – if we allow Him to. Brent was His vessel to testify about God’s Glory; about His love for everyone…

“Lord of Heaven and Earth. Thank You for guiding me to click on links Monday night. Thank You for having Tonya keep the journal on-line so that anyone can read the journey of Your willing servant Brent. Lord, continue to give comfort to Tonya and her family, because Brent is missed among them. I am praying in the precious name of my Lord and Savior, I pray in Jesus’ name. ~ Amen”…

Tonya – thank for allowing me to share about Brent on my blog for Thankful Thursday. My dear readers – if you ever have some time, please read some of Brent’s journey.

Thanks for stopping by today – and remember: allow His Spirit to work through you, be His willing vessel to testify about Him…

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51 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ His Spirit”

  1. Oh … my … can I type thru these tears? I read so much of Brent’s journey in a few hours … Our dear little friend (Anna) who was called home this week was battleing neuroblastoma as well. My heart aches for all the children who must walk this path and their families … But Oh how amazing our God can be … I know that people have come to know the Lord, because of the Love and Grace and Peace they have seen in Anna’s family. I’m sure the same is true about Brent’s family. Thank you for sharing his site!

    Bless you!

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