Hey there:) I hope everyone had an enjoyable Sunday; and had a chance to really worship God at church today, or that you just got to have some quiet time with Him.
I heard Him speak very early today on the way home from work; and it is the first time I have shared it.
I had a wonderful experience of just worship time and just spending time with Jesus at church this morning; I was very tired, but praise and worship was phenomenal. Some gentleman came and stood next to me and really started praising me, so much it actually lifted me out of my skin! My friend Wendy just looked over at me and couldn’t help but laugh at my terrified face!
Needless to say, I moved up to the seat in front; sometimes I really just long for that worship time; and loudness or anything distracting me, its just worth the move. I know that gentleman was nice, and I know he saw how startled I got, but its not the opera, its church…but bless his heart:)
Anyway, so the message was on finding God through repetence #2, and bascially it was about the evidence; how to know if your life reflects that you have a repetent heart.
So now to my story from this morning; I was driving home from work, and it was extremely foggy, and suddenly I look over to my right and just barely see a dog on the side of the road that look like it had just recently been hit.
I kept driving, and I fought with the Holy Spirit. ” I don’t know if I should go back and check on him, I mean no onelse is.” and then I got a straight answer,
” Who are you to worry about what they are doing, I asked you to go back.”
So I turned around and pulled over the side of the road.
I went up to the poor animan, and the sight was just so tragic; I won’t give details, but the dog was definitely no longer apart of this earth.
I looked at the collar and he didn’t have an I.D tag; so I went back towards my car, and growing out of the grass there were 4 yellow wild flowers. I picked them, and went back over to the dog, and I dropped them over him, and just said, ” Go be with Jesus.” and then I went back to my car.
As I drove away God reminded me of another story from my past.
My parents and I were waiting in traffic for hours by SR415, and Cucumber rd.
there had appeared to be somekind of accident; and my parents told me to get out of the car and take a walk to see what was going on.
I walked up and saw the flashing lights over the bridge, and a women standing on the grass ahead of me. I went up to the women and asked her what happen, and she said,
” My sister’s car went over the bridge into the lake.” and at this time another lady had come from behind me.
” I guess I better take an alternate route home.” I knew she had heard the women, but just kept to her own plans.
So there I was, standing there, and as I watched the lady go back to her car, then back at the women who was still standing there looking over towards the bridge.
I was frozen, I couldn’t do anything, I didn’t say. ” I hope she’s okay.” I didn’t go up and pray with her, I didn’t drop to my own knees, I just stood there, and then turned and walked back to where my parents were; we too took another route home.
Today’s message at church really was kind of cool for me; because of the story with the dog that morning, supposed to the story of the lady;
I was praising God for the fact that evidence of having a life changed and grow over so many years; the fact I am definitely at a differnt place further from where I was at that time. It was such an awesome thing.
I would hope next time I was faced with something terrible, that I would be bold and be a witness;
God doesn’t want us stagnant in our faith, and He doesn’t want us to act that way in our lives.
I hope you dear friend have experienced and seen the evidence of where you were 10 years or so ago to now.
God will let you reach back into those scenes; and I pray that you are blessed by it.
Have a good night my friends, and truly truly BE BLESSED:-)
Hillsong United –
The Stand Lyrics
” You stood before creation
Forever within Your hand
You spoke all life into motion
My soul now to stand
You stood before my failure
And carried the cross for my shame
My sin weighed upon Your shoulders
My soul now to stand
So what can I say
And what could I do
But offer this heart O God
Completely to You
So I’ll walk upon salvation
Your Spirit alive in me
This life to declare
My soul now to stand
So I’ll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the
One who gave it all
Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours “