I was a simple old woman, enjoying my second childhood, before I became an 81-year-old widow, “wealthy” beyond my former expectations. While I have your attention, let me explain (before I get a lot of scams). My “wealth” is not of this world but of heaven ~ accruing over the last twenty-eight years since I learned of my eternal inheritance through Jesus Christ. I am still a simple old woman, enjoying my childhood, but with more now than before. I hope that those who want a part of this “wealth” will read on.
My Father “owns the cattle on a thousand hills,” created and controls the universe, and supplies every need exceedingly abundantly more than anyone can ask or think. I have been sharing the news of this legacy all these years, telling others, writing, and publishing our books so that many may come to claim this inheritance as a joint-heir with Christ and His family.
I have been a sister and a wife. I am still a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. These roles do not last forever, but I am and always will be a daughter. I have learned to focus on my heavenly Father as He has brought me to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the power of His Holy Spirit.
The Life of a Caregiver
Most of my life has been in the role of a caregiver ~ for our children, grandchildren, my father with cancer, my mother with Alzheimer’s disease for 4 ½ years, and two months after, for my husband, Jerry, an amputee with diabetes and heart disease for 13 years.
Since June 1, through the rigors of this pandemic and after Jerry’s final struggle with heart failure, I have experienced more than ever the presence and power of the Lord God ~ the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The promises He makes in His Word are being overwhelmingly fulfilled through my sorrow and tears. More than ever, I know the reality of His Words, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” He has ministered to me through our family and church but more than this, in my time alone with Him.
I have cried more tears because of His goodness and grace than for my loss.
Compounded Interest from Adversity
I have gained most in my life through adversity ~ treasures from heaven and laid up there for eternity. How long He will enable me to share these riches with others, I do not know, but I will continue to praise Him and “sing to the Lord, for He has dealt bountifully with me.”
I want for nothing as long as He is with me and I know His promises are true now and forever.
My remaining time will be focused on my Father, His printed and Living Word, Jesus Christ ~ and as Anna and other widows in the Bible ~ in prayer and supplication. From these come what I share on this blog and in our books posted on Amazon.
One of my main prayers is to know how to alert other Christian widows of the life He desires to accomplish in and through us; how to be a part of His vast, vibrant, and vital kingdom here on earth ~ how to truly live past the death of those closest to us.
You don’t have to be a widow to start investing in this kingdom. But, you need to start now, whatever your role or age. What we have of heaven will be what sustains us when we lose everything else.
“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith
into this GRACE wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the GLORY of God.”
The God of all GRACE,
who hath called us unto his eternal GLORY by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered a while,
make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
To him be GLORY and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
….this is the true GRACE of God wherein ye stand.
1 Peter 5:10,12
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name.”
Fran Rogers ~ 2020