Thank you Lord for your confirmations, guidance, and help. Thank you for your confirming words. They are peace and life to my soul, thank you. Here is a testimony that I pray blesses you and builds your faith in the Lord. Edification.. so that the brethren may be strengthened. In Him, amen.
The other day, a sister in-Christ asked for prayer. Her cousin Jim had surgery and an incision was having challenges healing since January. When I began to pray, a word was laid on my heart. She said Jim was a Christian, so the word that I felt/heard in me was that this man was a new creation in Christ. Here is the first part of the prayer:
Awesome. Just awesome. Earlier this morning, my cell phone gave me a low battery warning. I forgot about it and went on with my day. Sometime in the afternoon, a brother in-Christ and I began having some discussions about the Lord, the bible, etc. He is a believer, seeking, looking for truth, but hasn’t picked up the bible yet. Please pray for him, his name is Mark. Thank you.
We had a pretty long conversation, about an hour. This contact between us is so awesome because I see me in him many years ago. He says the same things, asks the same questions, and is seeking the truth. So cool, so cool. A great conversation.. he’s hungry!
At the end of the conversation, we said goodbye. I pulled the phone away from my ear and went to press the hangup button and my phone was off. Black screen, no lit up buttons. I press a couple of things, nothing. I hit the power button to turn the screen on, nothing. I hold down the power button to turn the phone on, nothing. Completely dead. Every other time on a dead phone, I’m at least able to get the phone to turn on, flash a screen, light up a button or something. It was completely dead.
God wanted that conversation to take place and nothing of this world was going to stop it. Is God awesome or what?
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Patterns. I love patterns of life because they speak. Many of these patterns, if not all?, are lessons from God for our teaching and molding. I once heard Nate Elarton say, Learn the lesson or retake the course, it’s that simple. Here is a lesson that I have learned through repeated patterns. I have to wonder, is it God using the enemy for our purification? I pray it blesses you –
This surely was one of those weird coinciding events. I love looking up definitions of words such as weird –
|1.||suggestive of or relating to the supernatural; eerie|
|2.||strange or bizarre|
|3.||archaic of or relating to fate or the Fates|
Some quick background information on this. As evident from the lack of posts over the past few weeks, things have been pretty dry for me spiritually. I haven’t been drawing near to God. I know full well what happens when I do this as the pattern has played out 100s of times. Also, it is written –
James 4:8-10 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
A quick word to the wise before I share this Testimony of Words –
It takes spiritual discernment in order to determine if something of this world is a sign from God or not. Our selfish view can deceive us into seeing something as from God only because we had a desire to see such a thing in the first place. If we can discern the words in our head and can recognize our selfish desires, then we will know when we are hearing from God or if we’re hearing the thing we want to hear. If we cannot recognize this, then I urge you, please be standoffish on anything that you may think is from God.. pray on it and ask for a confirmation.
Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
I find it hard sometimes to write these testimonies because when they happen, they are very humbling. This testimony in particular, it’s about the light shining, so that God may be glorified. I gotta get it posted while it is fresh. Lord, I pray this blesses you and may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In your name, amen.
Howdy friends! Yes, it sure has been a while since I posted. I appreciate the concern by some who have emailed. Thanks for checking in on me, much appreciated.
All is well, very well. The Lord has really been doing a number on me over the past couple of weeks after the previous 2-3 posts. They were life changing events and I have been spending time talking with the Lord. At any rate, thank you for your concerns. Love you too. :)
This Testimony of Guidance was very nice today.. God’s perfect timing. It sure is weird how He accomplishes these things. Anyways, let me just get it out.