The Future is as Bright as Your Faith!

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Knowing God is knowing that his works are about faith. His works that are so interconnected in so many ways that I am humbled to know how vast and yet how intricate the work of the Lord is in this world.

I saw, during my near death experience, that faith is a critical component and the primary reason for our mortal experience. I do not claim to understand even a fraction of all that we are meant to learn and understand of this life experience, but I know that as we work to increase our faith, miracles happen and our growth becomes exponential. I love the story that I am sharing today. We too often rely on our physical senses and discount what we cannot see or hear or touch.

We are never alone and the Lord is always ready to assist and to bless. Enjoy!:

26 guards

Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, “I’ll pray for them later?”  Or, has anyone ever called you and said, “I need you to pray for me, I have this need?”  Read this story – may it change the way that you think about prayer and also the way you pray.  You will be blessed by this.
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A missionary on furlough told this story while visiting his home church in Michigan. “While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies. This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point.

On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital. Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord.

I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident.

Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, “Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight. We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards. At this I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point, however, and said, “No sir, I was not the only person to see the guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone.”

At this point in the sermon, one of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened. The missionary told the congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story: “On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf. I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you. In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong, I called men in this church to meet with me here in the sanctuary to pray for you. Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?”  The men who had met together to pray that day stood up.

The missionary wasn’t concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many men he saw. There were 26.

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This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord moves in mysterious ways. If you ever hear such prodding, go along with it.

Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell. I encourage you to share this story with as many people as you know. If we all take it to heart, we can turn this world toward God once again. As the above true story clearly illustrates, “with God, all things are possible” – and more importantly, how God hears and answers the prayers of the faithful.

Story shared from the following website:http://www.inspire21.com/stories/faithstories/26Guards

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In God We Trust…

in-god-we-trust-67452ce17d916dbb40023d1e431f0183With the presidential election coming up in our near future, I have spent more than a few moments thinking about the state of our country and the principles this nation was founded on. Our Founding Fathers knew who to seek guidance from. They knew the blessings that come from seeking God in their lives. They were not perfect men but they were godly men. Our country’s strength was and ever will be determined by our trust in God. May we all trust in God and may we elect those officials who do the same.

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Psalms 62…He is My Rock

He is my rock castle-1479795I have found no better refuge and no better foundation to build my life on than that of my Lord. He never steers me wrong. His guidance is always 100% accurate. His love for me is unwavering. I have seen His perfection and it is not just myth – it is reality. There is no better coach, mentor and friend. There is no better family member. No matter what I do and no matter what thanks I have to offer, I will never be able to do enough and give enough thanks for the gifts, strength, and abundance that I receive from Him daily.

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In Honor of Memorial Day…

Memorial Day 2016  shutterstock_278344139A thank you of respect and reverence to all who have suffered, served and given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Though freedom should be a God given right to all of God’s children, it should never be taken for granted. It is my prayer that those who serve our country may have God’s greatest blessings and that those of us who benefit from their service will keep them and their families in our prayers. As citizens of the United States (and the world), may we stand strong for freedom of religion, a government that protects and defends our constitution, and that looks to God for answers. Freedom will never fail where the people and their leaders look for and follow God’s guidance.

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Guardian Angels…

guardian angels  baby-390555_1280I’m not sure I believed in guardian angels before my near death experience. What I still don’t believe is that we have only one. I have been incredibly blessed by my guardian angels! In fact, it was one of those guardian angels that took me back to heaven during my near death experience. I believe that most often it is our deceased family members who watch over us. Who better to watch over us than those who know and love us best? I remember reading a book (can’t remember the name of the book or the author) of a man who had a near death experience while in a coma. His deceased uncle and cousin showed him some of the work they did with/for other family members. They did even seemingly minor things like remind family members of appointments and other specific tasks that needed their attention. One of the most important things I have learned in recent months is the importance of asking God for assistance from my guardian angels. I believe that my guardian angels have always been a part of my life. I suspect that various guardians assist me and others depending on our needs. I pray for the help of my angels daily. They are unseen, but I have felt their presence and seen their assistance demonstrated too many times to doubt them or their existence! Since praying for their assistance, I have been able to find strength easier, find answers quicker, and feel greater reassurance towards the path in life that I am walking.

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