When everything seems to go wrong . After living what I felt was a "decent" life, my time on earth came to the end. Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. 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. There was no contact lens to be found. We can praise God for the goodness He shows us all the days of our lives. If you have any understanding of the following praise verses, you are welcome to share with us! But the man did not see. 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. Moses was a murderer. I have no ability. Although she was scared to death she went with a group and they faced this tremendous cliff of rock. He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and In the past when I cheated others. Anybody lose a contact lens?" SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM CHECKING IN TODAY." Praising God in Slush or in Sunshine. My Lord continued with, "His name is written in the book of life and no one can snatch him from Me. We can't do anything else until we get the dirt in and allow it to settle properly." Changed people, were his reward. Amazingly, the 3 teenagers in the Blazer that hit us were also completely unharmed. Pets and the Bible Jesus heard my wife's prayer for protection. "What happened to me?" And I knew that she prayed for me for my entire life. When she got seriously ill, my elder sister had a new baby and my younger brother was recently married. Thank Him that He is not. The sun emerged today, and the air warmed. Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up and with a winsome smile; "the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know, that in here all the while everyday at noon He's here, a dear friend of mine, you see, He sits right down, takes my hand, leans over and says to me: Thomas Brooks (1608-1680) Is Harry Potter Really Necessary? Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning. The facts speak for themselves! But I will go to my grave knowing that the God that I know really is a friend and that I am crazy about Him. Well, the minister's suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear, As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor." I thought. When you feel like you had … What more can I say? We do! "Finding Hope i n Difficult Times" Even in the Darkest Moments, Our God is the God of new beginnings, with Him, nothing is impossible. "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell." I saw people that I worked with and thought "hmmm I Ive never dreamed of them before! I love when the under dog wins against all odds. 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! If God is in charge of the ants, don't you think He cares about you and me? He was a priest who lived in the temple of Jerusalem. Kellie is a singer, songwriter, wife and mom. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. The next morning as he was working in his study there came a loud knock at his door. I've done it all." 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. I'm not perfect. At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill. An elaborate story attempts to explain God's perspective in giving His Only Son. It’s the story of Kellie Haddock. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. We could probably all say a little more often, "God, I don't know why you want me to carry this load. Her music draws from personal, real-life stories of beauty, tragedy, hope and the celebration of life. And God sent an earthquake that shook the cells and broke the chains. Ten days before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for the size of the building. He allows nothing bad to happen that is not ultimately for some good. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping that she would be able to find that contact lens. The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table. Here she was, very far from home. Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle. I can't answer that question. That Tuesday night at 11:30 I decided to go to bed and get some sleep. As I was meditating on scripture and worship it is as if God began to reveal me some stories in scripture that reflect what happens when we begin to worship. We both were watching the traffic light as we got about half way up the ramp. In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the mountain out of the back yard. The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. So, this the man did, day after day. "This man is free." As an alternative, a friend told me, “God gives you what you can’t handle so you have to rely on Him.” My daughter is now a thriving 11-year-old. There were stories about how he inspired a boy with autism to open up and eventually start speaking. As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won't give up, I will win the next one." As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not Offering any form of defense at all. It was the end of a great day! As the king shot the arrow, his thumb came off. When I realized that I was REALLY in a hospital I thought "How did I get here? The minister knelt at the altar, he'd never done it before. DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. How God's People May Make Great Attainments - by William Plumer (1802-1880) How May We Know Whether We Love God? "Excuse me, Reverend. Jesus saves.....in more ways than one! We'd love to hear about them on our Minno Facebook Page. Still, if you want me to, I'll carry it for You.". Your task was to push. She had found the contact lens! She was asking Him for His protection on all her family who were also traveling home that evening. As more days passed without Jim, he began to worry some. Would you be willing to sell us a chunk of that mountain behind the church? And the story about the connection he made with reporter Tom Junod is no different. Just as they got there, there was a new party of rock climbers coming along. Please leave your valuable footprints as a comment. Timothy had ulcers. The little church was dedicated the next Sunday as originally planned and there were far more members with "mountain-moving faith" on opening Sunday than there had been the previous week! I noticed I was hooked to all kinds of electronic things. Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man. When he called "come in", a rough looking construction foreman appeared, removing his hard hat as he entered. He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. I could not believe what had just happened. "Glory of the Martyrs" The Glory of the Martyrs is a vision with a grim beginning that ends in true Spiritual bliss. Noah got drunk. They walked down the trail to the bottom. I'm just not worthy. I have no ability. After about a few times of going in and out of consciousness, I came to my senses and realized that I was not dreaming! She sat down with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to come up the face of the cliff. The minister frowned as he saw the man hadn't shaved in a while. 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). P. R. A. I. S. E. Christian Encouragement on How God Sees Us. Christian Testimonies - Personal Experiences with the Living Jesus ChristRead stories of how God heals, saves, forgives and sets people free from all kinds of bondage. Your comment on my blog post will encourage me to serve such great stuff in future also. "I Have Found the Real God" God answers prayer! As Paul and Silas sat in prison, shackled, and chained, they kept right on praising God. Well, did you know that Moses stuttered. That to me looks like one of the sea monsters praising God by joyfully throwing its huge self up into the air. I thought I was in a dream because everything looked wrong to me. With all that he went through Job may have questioned God but never once did he curse God. I'm just not worthy. SATAN SAYS, "YOU'RE NOT WORTHY." It was about midnight. It started simply enough. God...You are amazing! Praise the Lord! And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." I noticed that the television had the date as the 23rd of December on it. 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. There are miraculous stories about how God used Mister Rogers. "How did I get here?" The overcomers in the book of Revelation are praisers, and they sing a new song before the throne. "We'll open next Sunday as scheduled," he assured everyone. The man knelt, he bowed his head, then rose and walked away. Each time he knelt just for a moment, a lunch pail in his lap. When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. THE LORD!". His shirt was kinda shabby and his coat was worn and frayed. Why would God want me? David had an affair. 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. Undaunted, the pastor announced the next Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who had "mountain-moving faith". Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with who know how many hundreds of feet behind and hundreds of feet above her. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye. It's not even on the record. The Inspirational Stories placed here have not been presented as 'True' stories. What does that tell you about the God of the universe? I was lost. The king was furious and threw his friend in gaol. Paul was a persecutor of the church. A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. Keeping faith in God during hard times can be extremely difficult. Our God is a living God! I was completely baffled about the whole thing. I loved Him and admired Him long before any of this thing happened to me. I walked away from an accident that other people, at other times, never did. God is our only reliance, and only He is worthy to be praised and worshiped. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. The speed limit was 45 MPH on that road and the driver said she had a green light, so she would not have been slowing down before she hit us broadside in the intersection. "God let me see you." Copyright Policy can be found on the Home Page. He really is No respecter of persons or any of the stuff we hold is high esteem. I guess Solomon was right. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains. We can praise God in may ways; share with the children some of your favorite ways to worship. His cold heart melted, warmed with love, and met with Jesus there. Now I, my friend, will move the rock." I felt a sharp blow to my lower side and back as our car stopped dead in the intersection. As I kneel here talking to the Lord, this is kinda what I say: ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY, Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. I had already finished praying to God. Lazarus was dead. AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY.". 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. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. You know how tiny contact lenses are and how almost impossible to find. P= Pray I don't claim to know all the answers. Praising God in the storms of life does not mean you necessarily praise God for the difficulty going on, although it’s possible. God Doesn't Exist "I don't believe God exists" the barber said matter of factly. 2Sa 6:11 The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. The minister feeling foolish, told Jim, that was fine. He has a purpose for each and every one of us, and maybe we don't always understand it, but there is a reason for all things, good and bad, in our lives. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! This all should have been much worse! What I do know is this. BIBLE STORY (15 minutes) Gather the children around you in preparation for story time. He know who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here." Maybe He was just being Himself...nice! Lunch was half an hour. Sarah was still talking to Him as we started up the long exit ramp. David's armor didn't fit. He made them. He designed them. The following words bellowed from His lips.. He had nowhere to turn. I have no gifts. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. 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. Practically perpendicular. Well, her last hope was that perhaps when she got to the top of the cliff, one of the girls that was up there on the top might be able to find her contact lens in the corner of her eye. But God doesn't require a job interview for salvation. I thought about God. By the way...He does love you deeply too. Jonah ran from God's will. I thought since I had a lot of sick days built up I may as well take advantage of them since I didnt really feel well. Naomi was a widow. The prosecutor rose and said, An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and for her boldness in talking about it. In this exclusive TCW interview, Darlene talks about recovering from her parents' divorce and her eating disorder, launching a ministry for girls as troubled as she once was, grieving her miscarriage last year, anticipating her baby who's due any day now, and discovering the power of praising God—even when you don't feel like it. Blog 8 / Our High Calling. When your money is "gone" and the bills are due....just P.U.S.H! Solomon was too rich. Praise God knowing He has the resolution to your problem or situation already in the works. He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad," and then He turned to address the court. There was a red light on my finger and a wire that went into my chest to my heart. Worship God with the Written Word Writing short stories is an amazing experience as I allow my imagination to create people, places and situations that I can share with you, the reader. I'm not perfect. Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn't call us. "Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. Of course! Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn't come. We'll pay you for the dirt we remove and pave all the exposed area free of charge, if we can have it right away. My legs were attached to a massage machine and my arm to a blood pressure machine that took readings every 15 minutes it seemed. Sermon Illustrations: Praising God. S= Something True, you haven't moved the rock. Paid In Full. What a Great Person He is! I didn't even have to go to the hospital. I am sure you'll find lots of entertainment on my blog. When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.! Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal. 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? She was very upset by the fact that she wouldn't be anywhere near a place where she could get a new contact lens. - by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon In the days that followed, each noon time came this chap, Have there been times when you feel so happy and Satan finished with a fury and said, "This man belongs in hell, he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise." Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength and power. David's armor didn't fit. She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. I have no gifts. He's our Heavenly Father. Until the church doubled the size of the parking lot, they would not be able to use the new sanctuary. 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. Related verse: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. His friend said, "Praise God because He's in control." He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. Elijah was burned out. "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. He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just anytime. He also extended His mercy to the 3 teens that we didn't even know and spared them too. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat – Praise Works! At the appointed time, 24 of the congregation's 300 members assembled for prayer. After … God can use us to share his love with others by simply sharing words of gratitude and support. John the Baptist was a loudmouth. We get realigned, refreshed and refueled; we find unspeakable joy and indescribable peace. STORIES. I can't eat it and it's awfully heavy. Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. The penalty for him has already been paid in full. Hosea's wife was a prostitute. Jacob was a liar. This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy." In spite of being violently slammed sideways we had no obvious injuries to our necks. Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse? John was self-righteous. Life? I did'nt know that I was about to die that Tuesday night, but He did! David was too young. As we entered the intersection we saw a flash of light to our left and instantly heard a loud crash and felt a jarring impact. And how a man found his entire life changed after a brief encounter in an elevator with Mister Rogers. I AM." He will do for you what He has done for anyone. It’s a story of miracles, of praising God in the storm and gratitude despite loss. My wife and I were on our way home. It was my mother‘s funeral. Jacob was a liar. Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. Plus discover how you can find joy in trials too with a free joy Bible study sample. "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Today’s story is one you don’t want to miss. What is wrong? What I do know is that God is good all the time....and all the time God is good! He put an angel between the two vehicles to absorb the majority of the energy that would have sent some of us to the hospital with major injuries. God, I now know, really loves me a lot! Moses stuttered. Suddenly life felt do-able in a different way. Zechariah Praises God is an animated children's Bible story about Zechariah. When we worship, the invisible God is at work doing invisible and powerful things. Let us all bless and praise God and conquer the enemy in this important area. Praise God she was completely unhurt! But I am glad that God saw me when I was dying in my bed and before anyone had prayed a prayer about me, He acted! God, in my view, did not let me die. Do ants matter to Him? There is no reasonable explanation for the lack of serious injuries for all of us, unless we believe in miracles! And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished." I see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. I had personal questions that were answered also that I had in my mind for a while. I had been feeling a little under the weather on the 16th of December and decided not to work that following Monday or Tuesday. December 3, 2020 Praising God Before He Answers “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess His name.” Heb. The old man said, he worked down the road. We were both relaxed and enjoying the ride on a clear autumn night. It was solid green. But, is that really so? There are a lot of things that don't make any sense about this whole thing. Christian Inspirational about how God sees us and how praising Him is the beginning of our breakthrough. Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough." By Harrison Woodard. 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. If you feel you can, praise God for the trouble you are experiencing. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The David and Goliath stories take my heart and squeezes it until I can no longer restrain myself. I have all kinds of problems. Did I have a wreck? What the Lord did for others, he can do for you. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. So did Peter, Paul - well, lots of folks did. No matter the weather, there are always blessings. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I couldn't take my eyes off of Him. SATAN LOOKS BACK AND SEES OUR MISTAKES. Worship will bring in the Presence of God – 2 Samuel 6. 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