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.
Why me? I use to ask God that question all of the time. Why? Why do you bother with me? Why is it that I experience these ‘coincidences’? He repeatedly responded, “Reveal them.”
It’s because He loves His creation, that’s why. He loves me, He loves you.. He loves all of us. Thank you God for this testimony about hearing from you. I pray it goes forth and edifies and encourages the body, in Jesus name. amen –
Thank you Lord for this testimony of a wake up call. I pray it blesses you.
For the past couple of weeks, the furnace was periodically not igniting the electronic pilot light, which caused the exhaust fan to continually run. It would happen around 1-2 times a day. A slight bump on the electronic ignition module would kick it in. I thought it was fixed, but apparently it was not.
As I went to bed Tuesday night, I began to worry about the pilot not lighting in the middle of the night and the exhaust fan burning up because of it continually running. I remember self-talk responding with something like: “Don’t worry, the Lord is with you. He will help you and take care of this” and a sense of peace came over me. Trust..
At 4:27 a.m., I get a wake up call from God. It was a spiritual phone call. I just woke up and immediately felt/heard “check the furnace”. I went to check. As I walk by the thermostat, I notice that the furnace should have just kicked on (temp in the house was 1 degree lower than the thermostat setting), but the furnace didn’t light.
The next day, I was taking a look at it. I knew the Lord was helping me and I felt confident that He had shown me where the problem was at (in the connection from the wiring). I placed a piece of tape to secure the wire in place, and the furnace hasn’t shut off since. Praise the Lord, my God and my Helper. Thank you Lord.
Here is a testimony of Grandfather’s last words that a friend emailed me. Amazing. Praise God –
I have to share a quick story with you. A very close friend just called me to tell me that his wife’s grandfather died. Here’s what he told me:
Her Aunt called the house and said that grandpa was about to pass away, and that if she wanted to say goodbye, it was time. They packed up their 3 kids, and headed into Traverse City (30 min).
They caught every single light green going through town, then they found a parking spot right near the front doors of the hospital. When they hit the elevator button, the doors opened with two seconds. They made it all the way to the seventh floor without having the elevator stop. They walked into the room. (This all happens within a minute): She held her grandfathers hand and said her goodbyes. The family preacher was holding his other hand.
Now, the man suffered a stroke sixteen years ago and has been unable to speak, he only mumbles things that are hardly audible, and rarely at that. He pulls the preacher down to him, says in a perfectly clear voice: “I know the Lord.”, kisses him on the cheek, and died.
My friend–who is much like I was, always answering religion with science–believes that this all happened the way it did so that he could see it and understand that there is a God.
Like you say, Joe: What is coincidence.
1 a : to occupy the same place in space or time b : to occupy exactly corresponding or equivalent positions on a scale or in a series
2 : to correspond in nature, character, or function
3 : to be in accord or agreement
It’s an alignment of the Spiritual realm with the physical. Thank you friend for the testimony. May the Lord be magnified.