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Your life is about to change

Last week our church had a revival with an Evangelist from our fellowship, and boy let me tell you…it was A.MAZ.ING!  The title of his first sermon was, Your life is about to change, and for a lot of people it did….especially mine.  I have a confession to make, I’ve always struggled with unbelief and with that comes doubt and fear.  I can believe God for other people and encourage them that God would move in their situation, while believing it with my whole heart.  But when it comes to MY needs and/or wants, well….now that was a completely different story. It’s not like God has never met any of my needs before, because he has, numerous times.  This is just an area that I have ALWAYS struggled with.

I know it’s very common for someone to say, Man that sermon/revival was totally for me, well, I really believe that this revival was for me.  God wanted my attention….and He got it!  

His first sermon was on how distractions can lead to destruction and how we are easily distracted….with worry/unbelief!  Our problems begin to dictate how we think.  They get the best we have: our time, our years etc.  God wants to distract us from our distractions!!  He also said, “You can let go of the steering wheel now and let God drive.” I bet you can’t guess what song immediately popped in my head!? Yup, Jesus take the wheel, by Carrie Underwood.

He encouraged us to depend on God for our children, finances, and future, today NOT tomorrow.  When you surrender yourself 100% to God, you’re at peace.  During that altar call, I had some major business to take care of with God.  I let go of all doubt, unbelief, fear etc, and when I got up, I knew something had changed.  

That afternoon, I got a call from my brother, he was mad, crying, frustrated with life.  I encouraged him to come to church but he declined.  After we hung up, I prayed for him.  I actually was sincerely believing God to do a miracle in my brother without unbelief screaming at me!  And you will never believe who came to church with us on Monday night and got saved? MY BROTHER!!!

 The miracles don’t stop there!

 After the preaching, the evangelist asks a girl what her name is, and my daughter thought he was talking to her,and told him her name….I was sooooo embaressed!…but he wasn’t talking to her, he patted her on her head and went on talking to the other girl.  But then he called Jordyn to the front and said God is gonna do a miracle on this young girl, she has scoliosis and her left foot is an inch and a half shorter than her right foot.  I was like, “WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!”  I thought, “Oh no, he called the wrong girl, my daughter doesn’t have scoliosis!”  He was right.  He foot was an inch and a half shorter, we had a ruler to measure.  I was stunned.  We prayed for her and she got miraculously healed!!!  Proof that God knows our needs before we know them and He wants to meet them if only we believe and trust in Him!

Two miracles in one night…I think God was trying to tell me something! 

But I have a few more miracles I want to share! 

Before we started revival, we had our week planned and budgeted.  I had all my meals planned for the week.  We filled our gas tank and planned to make that last the whole week for revival b/c we live 30 minutes from our church.  That Sunday night of revival,  our pastor asked my hubby if he would be able to pick up the evangelist for prayer everyday that week!

 Uh Oh, that was NOT in our plans OR our budget!  He said yes, of course, and we both laughed and decided we had to just trust God…without me freaking out with worry on how it was gonna work!  Well, on Tuesday night, my hubby got a Holy Ghost handshake from a lady in the church for 100 buckaroos!  God provided and we had more than enough gas for the rest of the week!  That same night, my brother came back to church with his girlfriend and their 3 kiddos AND a neighbor of theirs!  

I am so grateful that God loves me so much He refused to let worry/doubt/unbelief/fear rob me of what He has for me.  

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Matt 6:33

 

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Glory

For the past 8 months we’ ve had 1 vehicle….that I couldn’t drive bc it’s standard. I mean, I can drive it to the store across the street and back but that’s it. I had a really hard time getting the hang of it especially on the slightest little hill. I never realized how many stop lights and stop signs were on  hills until I was learning or should I say “attempting” to learn to drive standard. Those little hills turned into big humongous mountains to me! They were terrifying! Hubby tried to teach me but I got so frustrated with him telling me to become one with the clutch & accelerator!  REALLY!? Everytime I drove, which was not very often, I’d be so tense…it was not an enjoyable or pleasant drive for me at all.  It got to the point where my hubby would just drive me around wherever I needed to go which was nice at first, but after awhile it got to be frustrating for both of us…but we made it work. I would often pray for a 2nd vehicle, but not faithfully knowing it just wasn’t in the budget. Then one day out of nowhere the A/C went out right in the beginning of summer! No way this can be happening…NO WAY!  We all know that Texas heat is like a furnace…our summer’s are so hot it’s crazy! Once the A/C went out I began praying like crazy for another vehicle. I started to get discouraged when a month went by….then 2 and still no car. Thank God for  awesome friends who joined me in praying for a car. Everytime frustration would try to rise up, I’d tell myself, “at least we have a working car…God is gonna move….everything is gonna work out.”

We found out my hubby was gonna be in New York for 4 days and I about lost all control! There is no way I’m gonna be stuck at home for that long! Okay, hear me out, I wasn’t just throwing a fit, in those 4 days, my oldest would start his first day of school, which is about a 30 minute drive one way, he also has band practice. My youngest son had meet the teacher night plus his first day of school would be  while the hubs is away! Talk about me freaking out!

We got a small loan from our bank and began car hunting. We began to pray specifically for a van. It almost seemed impossible to find a van for the amount we got approved for…, we had to get it from a dealership and it had to have less than 70,000 miles or less. My husband believed we could find one, but me on the other hand had doubts. I would think to myself, It’s impossible then I would hear, “With Me, all things are possible.” One night, I was so overwhelmed b/c hubby would be leaving in less than a week and still nothing.  I remember wanting so badly to believe God would bless me but I was drowning in unbelief and doubt that I couldn’t even hear Him trying to speak to me. I began praying that He’d help me believe and out of nowhere I started having thoughts of every single time God met our needs in the past.  I began to speak positive and really truly believe that God was going to bless us before my hubby left.

It happened on a Tuesday, 2 days before my hubby flew out, that God blessed us with our 2nd vehicle! It was a glorious day indeed! We got a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country with only 52,000 miles with the payments we wanted and we talked the dealership down about $1,000 AND most importantly it has A/C! ! This is a VERY clean van inside & out! I believe we truly got blessed! I thank God that He is so gracious and patient with me…especially bc I’ve always struggled with believing God for meeting MY  needs. And once again He’s proven His faithfulness.

During this time of having only 1 car, I made a promise to my friend Samantha. We were both praying for a 2nd car, and we promised that if I got a car first, my first fellowship would be with her and if she got a car first, her first fellowship would be with me at my house. Well, I made good on my promise  and went to her house on Friday and hung out! She made pizza and we celebrated my freedom bc I told her I felt free!!! Lol  We’re still believing God to bless her! 🙂

Okay, soooooo……I named my van!  I know, I know I’m goofy but that’s okay bc I’ve been known for being  a weirdo!

I guess you want to know her name, hu!? Okay but, don’t laugh….

Her name is: Glory Periwinkle! Isn’t that such an awesome name!?! Before you get all crazy on me let me give u the meaning of it!

Glory because I give God all the glory for blessing me despite my unbelief.

Periwinkle because she looks almost that color. I wanted it to be her first name but the hubs looked at me crazy when I told him…lol

Here’s a pic…isn’t she a beauty!

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So am I really a weirdo for naming my van? Do you name your cars? Tell me crazy car names that you’ve heard of or that you’ve named your car!
This should be interesting!! 🙂