“And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” ~1 John 5:15
…and God answered. Today I feel so triumphant. This morning on the drive to work I prayed specifically that God would use me to help someone.
After making some copies during my prep period, I was headed to my room when a student called out to me. I didn’t hesitate when she beckoned me over, but I wasn’t sure she meant me. I did not know the girl. Iheaded her direction and saw that she had a friend with her who was crying. She explained her friend’s dilemma so I invited them to my room.
I won’t go into detail, but let’s just saw I received the opportunity to serve as well as glorify God.
I don’t know why I am so in awe that God knows what is going on with me, cares and hears. But I tell you, I was almost in tears. My road has been a tough one.
As if to confirm that He is indeed listening to me, I received this email today:
I requested to be prayed for a few months ago. How timely this was for me. I was beyond overjoyed! And thankful that He hears!
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelations 12:11
Yesterday I had my 3rd surgery of the year. I never would have thought my 2015 would have contained some of the challenges it has. These events have strengthened and humbled me even more. He has been pursuing my soul for a purpose that only He knows.
It has been a terrifying process, so when I would feel afraid, I would strengthen myself in the Lord by recalling scriptures, listening to sermons online, reading devotionals, recalling past victories, attending church and talking with others who love the Lord. I also knew that no matter the outcome, I would be fine.
But I am beyond thankful that He showed me mercy and grace. So much in fact that I didn’t even have to stay overnight as planned.
This week has been tough. My son lost a school mate and my church a member. The former 15, the latter 25.
It is a blessing everyday that we wake up breathing. This last year has caused me to ponder some deep truths. We have little control over much of life, although many portray that they are “independent” and thus give God no glory for the daily mercies we receive, yet none of us deserve.
So today my testimony is one of gratitude. Thank You Lord for just being. Thank You for Your awesome faithfulness. Thank You Father for sitting high yet looking low. Thank You Abba for sustaining my life. Thank You that nothing is impossible with You.
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.” ~Psalm 30:2
I had my second surgery two days ago. I entered this one with confidence and unwavering faith. God has been so good to me and I felt no reason to be afraid. He replaced my fear with peace. My faith tank was full.
Father, I thank You for the myriad ways that You’ve blessed and loved me even before I was placed in my mother’s womb. You have always been by my side, in both the dark and light of my life. I thank You for Your presence, patience, peace, parenting, and power. I will praise You continuously until my test turned testimony leads someone to You. Lord, You have been a rock in my most unstable world. You’ve made broken places straight. You have calmed the storm that came without warning. Because of Your strength, my weakness was made perfect. From this pain, You have birthed promise. I will forever worship Your holy name. You are great and greatly to be praised. It is true, there is NO ONE like Jehovah. The great I AM, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Author and Finisher of our faith. How grateful I am to be Your humble servant. Thank You Father for renewing my hope and my life. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!
Today I was able to raise both arms worship style since my surgery. Praise Him!
Today I was able to encourage another person going through what I am. Praise Him!
Today I received a beautiful love token from my job. Praise Him!
God simply has been overwhelming me with His everlasting love. Praise Him!
“And a little child shall lead them.” ~Isaiah 11:6
Yesterday I was riding on a bent rim and a tire that wouldn’t hold air and I didn’t even know it! On the way to work earlier that day, I had the misfortune of hitting a deep pothole. I pulled over and checked the tires but they appeared to be fine.
After picking up my youngest son from school, I had stopped at the gas station when a man approached my car and told me. I thought the car was riding funny and I had even checked all four tires twice and nothing seemed amiss.
This kind stranger also put air in the tire so we could make it home.
The style of my tires are “rubber band” which means they are very thin to showcase the rim. It would have been a terrible thing had it completely went flat while driving 60+ mph on the highway.
But God kept me from harm.
The gas station was less than three minutes from home but I prayed all the way. A little voice chimed in and said his own beautiful, wee orisons. I was touched and thankful that he understands when we experience any form of trouble-big or small, we are to take it to the Lord.
Thank you Lord and amen!