Thursday, February 28, 2008

He was getting all up in my business !! But it is still a GodStop !

Ok Patty, I'm sure you knew this was coming especially after our conversation today. Here goes: This evening my husband and I attended the 2nd session of training in the Billy Graham Christian Life and Witness course. I have to admit I knew I should go but was going out of obligation. Well God of course had a plan as He always does. The speaker was John Cas and he was great. However he was getting all up in my business !!
Well God was through him.
The lesson was The Victorious Christian Life. Guess what the first part was about.....
Adversity builds Character. That's right....the Holy Spirit was screaming conviction ! Let's just say the adversity that I have encountered as of late has produced a character....a character that had not been well behaved.
God really spoke to me tonight through this lesson and lets just say I will no longer allow this to make me bitter but I will be better because of it. God's Word says I should "Consider it pure joy, whenever I face trials"...James 1:2-4 and that I should "Give thanks in all circumstances...I Thes 5:16-18. So I say Thank You God for the adversities and help me use it as a stepping stone and not a stumbling block.



Patty said...

I am praising God for this encounter!! You had an invitation from God through this meeting!! I have prayed for you like you can't even imagine! I feel like there has been a breakthrough!! As you said, a stepping stone. Hmm...stone keeps coming up! Girl, think Gilgal (meaning Circle) He has not forgotten you and He is using all of this to prepare you for your new beginning! God will bridle the tongue of the wicked. Plus, He never takes us into a battle for us to lose! Your V.I.C.T.O.R.Y is in Him. Wave the banner because your deliverance draweth nigh!!!
Love You,

Cecelia said...

Amen sister ! Funny I just noticed the verse from biblepromise today:
Call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 29 : 12

He just keeps speaking ! Praise you LORD !

twinklemom said...

Love your blog...It's amazing how wonderful our Heavenly Father is!! He loves us and wants the best for us!

God bless You!

Nise' said...

Love how He is always at work for our benefit! Never to condemn but to restore and grow us into person He wants us to be. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Were your toes black and blue? I know mine are from reading this. I need to also through out for you Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord, Always and again I say Rejoice!"
Thanks for the reminder!

Unknown said...

ya don't ya love it when He gets all in ya business? usually happens to me through my dad. and dad's not doing it on purpose


Adversity builds Character....
but maybe not the "right" character....GREAT food for thought!

Denise said...

Praise God for a beautiful God stop moment.

Patty said...

I have tagged you for a fun meme and you are the girl on the far right. LOL!! The woman who designed my blog is a pastor's wife!
Love You Too,