Her music draws from personal, real-life stories of beauty, tragedy, hope and the celebration of life. I'm not perfect. They checked me out in the ambulance and said I was OK except for some possible bruised ribs where the side impact door beam hit me in the back. Is He in charge of the tiniest things? It started simply enough. He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. Garry finds salvation in Saudi Arabia. The minister stayed by his bed, he voiced the nurse's concern: The following words bellowed from His lips.. Last December 20th I had a experience that changed my life and nearly ended it. I have no gifts. He know who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves Did I have a wreck? But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been, what we have done, or the fact that we are not perfect! After … As more days passed without Jim, he began to worry some. Anybody lose a contact lens?" At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him. Suddenly life felt do-able in a different way. just P.U.S.H.! Noah got drunk. In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the mountain out of the back yard. Copyright Policy can be found on the Home Page. A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. Praising God in Slush or in Sunshine. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. The old man said, he worked down the road. He has been my Friend Who I have talked to for years and this is not the only time He has saved my life but that is for another time. by Julia Attaway Posted in Stories of Faith. As one of them started up the face of the cliff, she shouted out, "Hey, you guys! About 15 minutes after I had regained consciousness, a doctor came in and explained to me how I had been in a coma and how a lucky young man I was to be here. - by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning. He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just anytime. I didn't even have to go to the hospital. They would hold a prayer session asking God to remove the mountain from the back yard and to somehow provide enough money to have it paved and painted before the scheduled opening dedication service the following week. There are a lot of things that don't make any sense about this whole thing. He's our Heavenly Father. As Paul and Silas sat in prison, shackled, and chained, they kept right on praising God. I don't know the mind of God and why He chooses to save one and not another at any given time. I've done it all." Gideon and Thomas both doubted. Why? Praise the Lord! All I can testify to is the fact that at the time of impact my wife was talking to God and asking for His protection, and we all walked away from this wreck with no serious injuries. So, this the man did, day after day. Jonah ran from God's will. It’s a story of miracles, of praising God in the storm and gratitude despite loss. An elaborate story attempts to explain God's perspective in giving His Only Son. Christian Inspirational about how God sees us and how praising Him is the beginning of our breakthrough. Here is what I am thankful for. Later on during my hospital stay I learned from friends what had happened the four days that I was missing in my mind. Until the church doubled the size of the parking lot, they would not be able to use the new sanctuary. LESSONS. Giving it a dreamlike appearance. We discover the breakthrough strength of God, which enables us to walk in the truth, live in His presence and see Him fight our battles for us. Plus discover how you can find joy in trials too with a free joy Bible study sample. They prayed for nearly three hours. As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won't give up, I will win the next one." Praising God also transforms the spiritual environment that we have. And, a life was born. No friends came to show they cared. We were both in a reflective mood and decided to pray about half way home. I love when the under dog wins against all odds. "This man is free." Please leave your valuable footprints as a comment. Although she was scared to death she went with a group and they faced this tremendous cliff of rock. Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. P= Pray The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table. Undaunted, the pastor announced the next Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who had "mountain-moving faith". "Finding Hope i n Difficult Times" Even in the Darkest Moments, Our God is the God of new beginnings, with Him, nothing is impossible. He made them. Jesus was too poor. Looking back on the accident, and observing the damage to the vehicles, there are many things that I simply don't understand. Lunch was half an hour. Changed people, were his reward. What the Lord did for others, he can do for you. GOD LOOKS BACK AND SEES THE CROSS. Children's Sermon Luke 19:28-40 Praising God Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Luke 19:28-40 Praising God By Lois Parker Edstrom Object suggested: A stone. Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? She would stand on her front porch and shout "PRAISE THE LORD!" What I do know is this. The Inspirational Stories placed here have not been presented as 'True' stories. Moses stuttered. I am sure you'll find lots of entertainment on my blog. "What happened to me?" Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping that she would be able to find that contact lens. John Mark deserted Paul. By MoralStories26.com On 27/11/2016 05/08/2020 In Motivational, Spiritual Tagged Enlightenment Stories, Moral Values Short Stories, Short Stories on Faith and Trust, Trust in God Moral Stories … The head nurse couldn't understand why Jim was so glad, when no flowers, calls or cards came, not a visitor he had. By the way...He does love you deeply too. When everything seems to go wrong . Practically perpendicular. Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. You know how tiny contact lenses are and how almost impossible to find. When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.! We were both relaxed and enjoying the ride on a clear autumn night. I had personal questions that were answered also that I had in my mind for a while. Paul was a persecutor of the church. The minister feeling foolish, told Jim, that was fine. Peter was afraid of death. As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, "There is nothing else that needs to be done. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. Of course they do. Satan told of other horrible Perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank. "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell." There was no contact lens to be found. His words were very serious words, but the only thing I thought was what I was going to do when I get out. I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?" The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. I don't know why He chose to spare me and my wife this time, but we are very thankful that He did. I have no ability. I'm just not worthy. "I stay only moments, see, because the factory is so far away; Each time he knelt just for a moment, a lunch pail in his lap. Hosea's wife was a prostitute. He also extended His mercy to the 3 teens that we didn't even know and spared them too. The man knelt, he bowed his head, then rose and walked away. The minister knelt at the altar, he'd never done it before. Unfortunately, the church with its undersized parking lot had used every inch of their land except for the mountain against which it had been built. Lazarus was dead. Amazingly, the 3 teenagers in the Blazer that hit us were also completely unharmed. I have all kinds of problems. God Doesn't Exist "I don't believe God exists" the barber said matter of factly. Pets and the Bible Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn't come. He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and In the past when I cheated others. In the days that followed, each noon time came this chap, Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned Him to come forward. Why would God want me? So did Peter, Paul - well, lots of folks did. We can't do anything else until we get the dirt in and allow it to settle properly." "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. W e can do many things to excess. A Mother's Praise In this lesson, the children will examine several well-known mothers from the Bible, and learn about the wife and mother of noble character. I can't eat it and it's awfully heavy. And how a man found his entire life changed after a brief encounter in an elevator with Mister Rogers. When people don't react the way you think they should ... just P.U.S.H! We get realigned, refreshed and refueled; we find unspeakable joy and indescribable peace. I have no gifts. Timothy had ulcers. I can't answer that question. Brenda was a young woman that wanted to learn to go rock climbing. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 clearly illustrates the alteration that happened when the Levites gave praise and thanks to the Lord and the temple was filled with a cloud signifying the glory of God. Why am I failing?" He will do for you what He has done for anyone. That you have done. David's armor didn't fit. As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty. talking about it. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with who know how many hundreds of feet behind and hundreds of feet above her. For whatever reason. One could learn a valuable lesson from that ant -- trust in God. AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY.". Sarah and I frequently pray as we travel, especially at night. And God sent an earthquake that shook the cells and broke the chains. I may not know who the beast is or false prophet or whatever. And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." Naomi was a widow. He was a priest who lived in the temple of Jerusalem. When people just don't understand you, just P.U.S.H. The psalmist tells the mountains and the hills, the trees, the wild animals, the “creeping things” and the birds to praise God for making them so amazing. God can use us to share his love with others by simply sharing words of gratitude and support. She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse that says, "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth." "How did I get here?" By Harrison Woodard. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Praise God knowing He has the resolution to your problem or situation already in the works. When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. This all should have been much worse! BIBLE STORY (15 minutes) Gather the children around you in preparation for story time. I thought. Of course! Well, the minister's suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear, Elijah was burned out. And I knew that she prayed for me for my entire life. Abraham was too old. He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear and she took a hold of the rope and she started up the face of that rock. Look at yourself. But, is that really so? True, you haven't moved the rock. My legs hurt really bad and I was weak. Would you be willing to sell us a chunk of that mountain behind the church? Thomas Brooks (1608-1680) Is Harry Potter Really Necessary? The story ends with Job getting double for all that he lost. When your money is "gone" and the bills are due....just P.U.S.H! He did an amazing thing in my book by saving my life. She had found the contact lens! Well, that would be startling enough, wouldn't it? But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You." Martha was a worry-wart. They may be 'true', or based on true events, but some may be written as an inspiring story with a wonderful message in it (excluding Testimonies of course). When she got seriously ill, my elder sister had a new baby and my younger brother was recently married. Keeping faith in God during hard times can be extremely difficult. Little did she know we were about to become the recipients of that very protection. Let us all bless and praise God and conquer the enemy in this important area. One of these tribes is the tribe of Judah. But, the man did not notice. SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY." - by Thomas Watson (1620-1686) How to Deal with Those Who Differ from Us - by Dr. Roger R. Nicole, Ph.D. Hypocrites and Christ - by Rev. Sarah was still talking to Him as we started up the long exit ramp. Have there been times when you feel so happy and I just sat there, dazed and moaning. I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my life - couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm I'd done? The prosecutor rose and said, Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat – Praise Works! Inspirational stories about God’s caring. What does that tell you about the God of the universe? Kellie is a singer, songwriter, wife and mom. That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains. PRAISE THE LORD!! We could probably all say a little more often, "God, I don't know why you want me to carry this load. There is no reasonable explanation for the lack of serious injuries for all of us, unless we believe in miracles! He allows nothing bad to happen that is not ultimately for some good. The minister frowned as he saw the man hadn't shaved in a while. Miriam was a gossip. Her sight was now blurry. How God's People May Make Great Attainments - by William Plumer (1802-1880) How May We Know Whether We Love God? Case dismissed." The David and Goliath stories take my heart and squeezes it until I can no longer restrain myself. My legs were attached to a massage machine and my arm to a blood pressure machine that took readings every 15 minutes it seemed. What is wrong? An ant was carrying that contact lens so that it was moving slowly across the face of the rock. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished." The overcomers in the book of Revelation are praisers, and they sing a new song before the throne. Pancakes: A little boy failing to make pancakes for his parents can tell us about our relationship with God. A Person Who can not only be smart and ever in control of things but He can be, and is, NICE!! No matter the weather, there are always blessings. God, in my view, did not let me die. She would stand on her front porch and shout "PRAISE The king was furious and threw his friend in gaol. 2Sa 6:11 The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the story about the connection he made with reporter Tom Junod is no different. Here are four inspiring stories about finding faith and joy during trials—everything from job loss and unemployment to parenting issues and life-threatening illnesses. Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!!" "I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER'S FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. Praising God in the storms of life does not mean you necessarily praise God for the difficulty going on, although it’s possible. It felt like somebody had hit me full force with a baseball bat. Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength and power. The sun emerged today, and the air warmed. The hospital staff was worried, but he'd given them a thrill. It was about midnight. Here she was, very far from home. The week that Jim was with them, brought changes in the ward. Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. Today’s story is one you don’t want to miss. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. Penalty: God is just yet merciful. Why would God want me? Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? 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