In Every Circumstance of Your Life. . .

A vacant Hornets nest on the farm

A vacant Hornets nest on the farm

“In every situation and circumstance of your life, God is always doing a thousand different things that you cannot see and you do not know.” John Piper

Last weekend I spoke at Calvary Baptist Church in Oshawa, Canada and at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA. Many decisions were made for Christ and many amazing stories happened on the journey. I wish I had time to tell you all about them, but I don’t! I’m getting ready for another retreat this weekend with Centreville Presbyterian Church in Warrenton, VA. Then, we’re leaving for NYC for a couple of days to see our daughter Jennifer.

I love John Piper’s quote, full of truth! Thank you for sending it to me Barbara Curry!

May the Lord bless you in great and mighty ways. tractor with ice



  • Joy said:

    Sharon, this is reminding me of Christa Wells song entitled "A Thousand Things". It's from an old CD, but the chorus repeats:

    A thousand things are happening in this one thing
    Like a thousand fields nourished by a single drop of rain
    So honey, wrap yourself in promise
    While you wait the morning light
    A thousand things are happening tonight

    One of the verses says:

    You’re gonna cry yourself to sleep
    ‘Cause for the moment all that you can see is what you’ve lost,
    But in the midst of the most exquisite pain
    You’re drawn into a peace that you cannot explain
    And the praises you sing of a sovereign God
    Reach the girl whose last hope is gone
    She never thought there was purpose in anything here
    Now the seed has been planted and it’s taking root there
    You didn’t know
    But a thousand things are happening tonight.
    A thousand miracles, you'll have to wait and see.

    It's such a great song! Others see God even in our worse circumstances if we share the peace, joy and comfort He brings. Even if nothing is making sense to us, a thousand things are happening and God is working.

    May the Lord continue to use you in ways that are changing thousands of lives all for His glory. (I wish you could hear all that I'm continuing to hear re: last Saturday. Ladies came to me Tuesday in tears...still feeling the impact of the day and their personal encounter with the Lord. Thank you my precious friend. Thank you.) Praying for you and loving you,

    • Ruth said:


      Thank you for tellling me about Sharon coming to Calvary Baptist. My attendance last Saturday was a blessing, it was a day full of encouragement and inspiration to keep strong in my active waiting for Jesus. You all did such a wonderful job of the day and you all made me very welcome.

      It was a blessing to meet Sharon who I feel I've know for a very long time but never met, God works in wonderful ways.

      This excerpt from Psalm 16 puts things in perspective, I hope you both enjoy these few verses.

      5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

      6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

      7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

      8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

      9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

      Sending you both my appreciation and my profound thanks for all you did last Saturday.

      In appreciation as I wait for Jesus.


      • Joy said:

        Ruth, it was delightful to meet you. So glad you were able to join in the day and thrilled to hear how the Lord blessed your attendance.

        I was thanking the Lord earlier tonight for my godly heritage. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Thanks for sharing that Scripture.

        May you continue to experience Him in new ways as you await His return,
        Blessings, prayers and love,

  • Kent Smith said:

    Sharon I love the John Piper quote, it correlates to another that I heard this weekend as our former pastor was saying goodbye to our church before leaving with his wife for a 5 year mission assignment in Ghana, Africa.

    His statement was "Sometimes you make decisions that make you". The meaning of that being decisions you make today you may feel you are making when in reality it is making the future you. This happened to his family 3 years ago...they went to Ghana for his wife to teach on a Fulbright grant at Ashesi University for 1 year. Then they returned to the US thinking they would return to their "normal" lives but God was doing things they did not even know. Now they are returning to Ghana for her to be Assistant Provost at the same university and he doing small group formation and ultimately planting a church in that location.

    We serve and AWESOME God!