This is such an appropriate day to write the conclusion to the article which I shared with you last month about that disastrous first week I experienced upon returning to Florida. You see, Iīve been sitting here for hours, overwhelmed, choking back tears of joy, trying to absorb the magnitude of what occurred just this morning. I marvel at the wonder of God. I am almost undone. I have such an overwhelming sense of Godīs presence.
Before I relate what just happened I need to tell you how God īdelivered me out of ALL my afflictionsī, according to Psalm 34:19 and how He realigned my understanding of all those events before that week was over.
The bees did not actually sting me ... they merely buzzed my hair (as I ran frantically back and forth across my front yard swatting them through the air). The fox didnīt bite me ... it simply made me run for cover (all the while screaming and yelling as if I had become deranged). The electrical shock didnīt kill me, even though I was soaking wet ... although it probably aged me considerably and possibly added some extra curl to my hair. The bottom line is, I was divinely protected through it ALL.
The termites did not eat the entire inside of my house but ended up being those flying bugs that attack the glue behind veneer ... and theyīre all gone now! The new dresser, which I happened to find the very next weekend at a garage sale, is a far better piece of furniture and only cost me $20. I was amazed that they werenīt asking one hundred and fifty.
My insurance company reinstated me for only $26 more after just ONE phone call .. and everyone agrees it was an īact of Godī that they didnīt take advantage and double my premium.
My hubby had the A/C fixed way before I was even close to the brink of heat exhaustion. But, he didnīt have the same expertise when it came to the refrigerator so he took the palm of his hand and smacked the thing really hard and itīs been cooling ever since. Then, when our friend Jack came over I mentioned that my printer wasnīt working. He merely took the paper and turned it upside down saying, "These things are so sensitive that when the paper gets a little warped because of the dampness it wonīt feed through properly" and BINGO, just like that, the printer was fixed!
That $1,500 mold problem turned out to be the greatest miracle and became resolved right after class when the professor at my bible college asked, as he always does, "Does anyone need prayer?" I jumped out of my seat and yelled, "I do! I do! Wait until you hear about all thatīs happened to me this week!"
A young man named Jeremiah, whom I had never met before in my entire life, came up to me and said, " Iīm a carpenter. The Lordīs just laid it on my heart to help you with this mold situation and Iīm not going to charge you anything whatsoever for the labor. Iīll take down the entire wall and put up a brand new one. Not a problem!"
Someone else paid for the material and another friend just happened to have a īmold-spore-sucking-machineī laying around her house that removed every last trace of the mold.
Are you amazed? I know that I was. BEYOND amazed! I canīt help it. Even though Godīs word promises that He will provide ALL of the needs of His children, Iīm still surprised EACH and EVERY time that He does.
Now Iīll get back to why I was so deeply stirred this morning. It all began during this past month. As I hurried and scurried back and forth my spiritual and emotional tank would start getting pretty close empty. There is nothing that can fill me up quicker than to put on some Godly anointed music and spend time with the Lord but, there are places to go and people to see and things to do. So, I began longing and yearning for piano music that could quench this thirst while I was on the run, all day long,. I didnīt want any singing, as that would distract me when working on the computer or counseling on the phone, so I specifically needed īpiano musicī softly playing in the background, bathing over my spirit like īmannaī from heaven.
To satisfy this deep need, I made a mental note to stop at some garage sales and look for a CD. All the expenses that I had just incurred stopped me from running out to the store and just buying one. I did not say anything to anybody about this, not even my husband.
Well, I believe you know whatīs coming next. In the mail this morning was a Christmas card from my pastor and his wife. It was a little thicker than a regular card because it was actually a small booklet and inside this booklet was a CD which I have on right now, softly playing Christmas carols as I type this article.
And of course... there is no vocal... only piano!
God heard my heartīs cry and then just popped it in the mail to me.
What can I add to this? God is so good! My heart is so full.
His word says that if we īseek first the kingdom of God and His righteousnessī, that Heīll see to everything else. (Matt. 6:33 KJV)