I saw God today as I reviewed my SALT lessons. As I go through these lessons to become a Biblical Counselor I realized that the power to break the chains that keep us from the freedom that God wants for us is not in the counselor but in Jesus, however there is an army rising up to bring others to that power so that the chains can be broken. I hope you enjoy.
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Power in the Name of Jesus
I saw God today through an answered prayer and blessings. I had been praying that somehow I would be able to pay off a debt to free up some monthly funds so that I would not worry about needing to work while I attended school.
I began to get prompted from God to review my financial retirement plan. So I scheduled an appointment to review where we were on the plan. During our discussions, I mentioned that I received some paperwork about a pension for a company that I had worked for in the past. The suggestion, call.
So I called only to discover that another company had purchased the company I worked for and had done away with pensions. The company had been trying to get in touch with me about my pension and the deadline to claim it was two days away. Not only that, the requirement to be vested in the pension was that you should have worked at least 10 years. When we looked at my time worked at this company I was 6 months shy of 10 years and the company waived the time and gave me the money anyway.
When God wants to show me that He is taking care of me, He always does it in a bold way!
Praise be to God!
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My son B.J. insisted that he wanted to go and see the movie War Room. I played the trailer of the movie and he still insisted that he wanted to go see this movie. I told my husband that I thought he was going to be disappointed because it is not the typical movie he would want to watch. I now realize that God was working through him to take his parents to see this awesome movie and remind us to pray together.
I won’t give the movie away for those that have not seen it, but I will encourage you to see the movie. If you watch the trailer you will see that it is about prayer and the war room is a prayer room.
As me and my husband watched the movie we were reminded that long ago our pastor asked us “when was the last time you prayed for each other?” Well if we were honest the only thing we told God about each other at the time was complaints. But as we began to prayer for one another in a positive way our relationship began to change. We began to pray together in the mornings and let me just tell you that there is nothing like hearing your husband pray about your day and be specific about something going on in your life.
But the busyness of life happened, and we began to do this together less and less. Oh I know that we prayed for each other and spent time with God in prayer, but we stopped two very important things. (1) putting God first, and (2) praying together. This movie reminded us how important these things are and we made a new commitment to God to do these things.
So I will ask you, when was the last time you prayed for your spouse?
Couples that pray together – stay together.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV) So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.
God speaks to us in many different ways. One of the ways is through song.
This morning a lady came to our mechanic shop and she was really frazzled about her car tire. As my husband brought her car in to look at her tire she was listening to the K-Love radio station that we play. I saw that she was listening to the song that was playing and I just kept quite and let God speak to her. By the time she left she was smiling. God surely turned her day around through song.
Psalm 40:3 “He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.”
Well this week was not my week for holding onto old things. My brother broke a picture vase that was my grandmothers from the 50’s. A day later my husband broke a lady bug coffee cup that was very special to me and was my mothers.
You would think that I would get really mad at them for breaking such precious things. But I have decided that I am going to have my precious things out and used rather than wrapped in newspaper and in the attic. This way my grandmother and my mom are still alive and with me today.
My husband has tried to glue back together these precious items, but only the vase could be saved, the cup was broken beyond repair. I have to say that it was sad to have to accept the cup could not be repaired and throw it away.
In doing so it made me think about how God treats our brokenness. God always meets us in the midst of our brokenness and meets us right where we are loving and accepting us. He always is there to help put the pieces back together. The good news is that we are never broken beyond repair.
Psalm 147:3 (NIV) He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Bueno esta semana no fue mi semana. Mi hermano se rompió un jarrón que perteneció a mi abuela. Y mi marido se rompió una taza de café especial que perteneció a mi madre.
Se podría pensar que iba a llegar muy enojado con ellos por romper esas cosas preciosas . Pero he decidido que voy a tener mis cosas preciosas y utilizado en lugar de envuelta en periódico y en el ático. De esta manera mi abuela y mi mamá todavía están vivos y conmigo hoy .
Mi marido ha intentado pegar de nuevo juntos estos objetos preciosos , pero sólo el jarrón podía ser salvo , la copa se rompió sin posibilidad de reparación . Tengo que decir que fue triste tener que aceptar la copa no podía ser reparado y tirarlo a la basura.
Al hacer esto me hizo pensar acerca de cómo Dios trata a nuestro quebrantamiento. Dios siempre nos encuentra en medio de nuestro quebrantamiento y nos encuentra justo donde estamos amando y nos acepta . Él siempre está ahí para ayudar a poner las piezas juntas . La buena noticia es que nunca se rompen sin posibilidad de reparación.
Salmo 147: 3 ( NVI ) El sana a los quebrantados de corazón y venda sus heridas .
I saw God this morning on my patio when I was reading my devotional. I felt the cool breeze, I saw a lady bug, and I heard the birds. I just sat and enjoyed all of God’s creation.
When did you see God today?