Saturday, May 30, 2015

Obedience Is Best

Before the storms came, I was cleaning out the dirt between the wood boards on my front porch, so there wouldn't be a small pond afterwards.  I began with a screw driver until the boards got too close together and then switched to a sharp knife.

I was tired, crabby, stressed and not open to advice from anyone.  Suddenly, the Holy Spirit told me to stop because I was going to cut myself.

Instead of stopping, I continued and proceeded to argue the point.  This didn't last very long until I cut my finger.

I felt very foolish and pathetic.  Should I go to Him for help or the doctor for stitches?

I decided that I trusted in Christ's mercy more than the medical profession, so I repented and asked for help.  I received His forgiveness, pain relief and the bleeding quit.

While I have no pain and the finger is healing, the wound is still there to remind me of how obedience is best.  No matter what we foolish humans do, Jesus' grace and mercy is only a prayer away!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Answered Prayers

My friend stopped by because she was frustrated with not having a phone.  She had lost her fancy expensive one and then bought a new one that didn't work.

She used my phone to straighten out the new problem phone but before she left, we prayed.  We prayed for her to get back the lost phone, for God to send her phones and for a financial increase.

Within a week, she received more money, four phones and her favorite one returned through a series of miracles.  However, she now finds having five phones to keep track of stressful.

While her prayers were answered and this problem is small, on a larger scale getting a, "Yes," to our prayers could lead to serious unforeseen consequences.  Maybe we should be thanking God when He says, "No."

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Wonderful Mother's Day

My daughter that almost died last year gave me a wonderful testimony for Mother's Day.  She sent me a picture that spoke to my heart and told me that we had the same Spirit.

The picture said: Let us be Silent that we may Hear the Whisper of God.  This is a powerful truth.

If we don't seek Him, we won't know Him.  Thank You, Lord, for teachings us Your ways!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Prayer Works

My neighborhood is questionable and quite a few homes have pit bulls.  I pray for Christ's help and protection for all of us here.

After years of prayer, I received my first sign this last week.  Instead of wild parties, I heard loud Christian gospel music.

Thank You, Jesus, for the revival that has arrived in my neighborhood!  Jesus says to pray and never give up (Luke 18:1).

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Joyous Miracle

When I visited my daughter that had almost died last year, she was smiling and glowing with extreme happiness.  I asked her what was going on?

She told me that she gave her whole life over to Jesus and He filled her with His love, peace and joy.  Then she explained how easy it was with Him as her leader and how very difficult it was when she was doing it herself.

Praise the Lord! Jesus' love and support is just a prayer away.