Here she was, very far from home. 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? When she got seriously ill, my elder sister had a new baby and my younger brother was recently married. Here is what I am thankful for. He also extended His mercy to the 3 teens that we didn't even know and spared them too. talking about it. I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about. Look at yourself. I don't know why He chose to spare me and my wife this time, but we are very thankful that He did. The week that Jim was with them, brought changes in the ward. Inspirational stories about God’s caring. It was a miracle of sorts. A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day, decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray. 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. just P.U.S.H.! He made them. "God let me see you." What I do know is that God is good all the time....and all the time God is good! How God's People May Make Great Attainments - by William Plumer (1802-1880) How May We Know Whether We Love God? His goodness and love never changes. I AM." Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. My legs hurt really bad and I was weak. "I Have Found the Real God" God answers prayer! I had very little appetite and was just not energetic at all. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. Please leave your valuable footprints as a comment. I love when the under dog wins against all odds. I had been feeling a little under the weather on the 16th of December and decided not to work that following Monday or Tuesday. When everything seems to go wrong . Changed people, were his reward. GOD LOOKS BACK AND SEES THE CROSS. The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY.". He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad," and then He turned to address the court. Jacob was a liar. Suddenly life felt do-able in a different way. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God ... word" The Lord then asked," If you were mute, would ... here for all of us. When I realized that I was REALLY in a hospital I thought "How did I get here? The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. If you have any understanding of the following praise verses, you are welcome to share with us! I have no ability. 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. The hospital staff was worried, but he'd given them a thrill. Her music draws from personal, real-life stories of beauty, tragedy, hope and the celebration of life. A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. David's armor didn't fit. I'm from Acme Construction Company over in the next county. Abraham was too old. Jacob was a liar. What does that tell you about the God of the universe? The facts speak for themselves! SATAN SAYS, "YOU'RE NOT WORTHY." Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. This all should have been much worse! He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just anytime. His cold heart melted, warmed with love, and met with Jesus there. It felt like somebody had hit me full force with a baseball bat. I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. Jesus heard my wife's prayer for protection. "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. What more can I say? What a Great Person He is! We're building a huge new shopping mall over there and we need some fill dirt. The king was furious and threw his friend in gaol. "Glory of the Martyrs" The Glory of the Martyrs is a vision with a grim beginning that ends in true Spiritual bliss. I saw people that I worked with and thought "hmmm I Ive never dreamed of them before! "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. There were stories about how he inspired a boy with autism to open up and eventually start speaking. Why am I failing?" Why? "Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. I didn't even have to go to the hospital. And she prayed that the Lord would help her to find it. Well, that would be startling enough, wouldn't it? By the way...He does love you deeply too. Let us all bless and praise God and conquer the enemy in this important area. As one of them started up the face of the cliff, she shouted out, "Hey, you guys! She sat down with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to come up the face of the cliff. How can justice be served when God loves those who deserve punishment too much to give them what they deserve? He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen. Garry finds salvation in Saudi Arabia. But the man did not see. I then realized that I did not have any neck trauma either. Case dismissed." One could learn a valuable lesson from that ant -- trust in God. Why would God want me? Miriam was a gossip. I've done it all." 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 … She had found the contact lens! The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. The penalty for him has already been paid in full. I could see maybe ten feet and it was very very murky and cloudy looking. Little did she know we were about to become the recipients of that very protection. 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! I heard my wife asking me if I was OK. Praise God knowing He has the resolution to your problem or situation already in the works. 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. The children will learn they can be thankful by praising God through music. Noah got drunk. I love happy endings. No friends came to show they cared. Once upon a time there was a king who went hunting game with his friend. I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine." You know how tiny contact lenses are and how almost impossible to find. I see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. There was a red light on my finger and a wire that went into my chest to my heart. One of these tribes is the tribe of Judah. If I Become A Christian Will I Live Forever. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. Praise the Lord! She thought, "Lord, You can see all these mountains. I am sure you'll find lots of entertainment on my blog. He allows nothing bad to happen that is not ultimately for some good. And how a man found his entire life changed after a brief encounter in an elevator with Mister Rogers. The following words bellowed from His lips.. Today’s story is one you don’t want to miss. It was my mother‘s funeral. I had already finished praying to God. And the story about the connection he made with reporter Tom Junod is no different. 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! I'm not perfect. P= Pray 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. Jonah ran from God's will. Life? Moses was a murderer. Our bodies were thrown to the right, then whipped back immediately to an upright position. BIBLE STORY (15 minutes) Gather the children around you in preparation for story time. At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill. As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won't give up, I will win the next one." I could not see very well or very clearly. He really is No respecter of persons or any of the stuff we hold is high esteem. Kellie is a singer, songwriter, wife and mom. That you have done. True, you haven't moved the rock. 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 don't know the mind of God and why He chooses to save one and not another at any given time. And God sent an earthquake that shook the cells and broke the chains. An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and for her boldness in talking about it. John Mark deserted Paul. There are a lot of things that don't make any sense about this whole thing. Timothy had ulcers. Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength and power. You know every single stone and leaf that's on those mountains and You know exactly where my contact lens is." And, a life was born. God, I now know, really loves me a lot! The next thing I knew I was in Barnes hospital in an ICU unit. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. 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. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I couldn't take my eyes off of Him. Gideon and Thomas both doubted. As the king shot the arrow, his thumb came off. When he called "come in", a rough looking construction foreman appeared, removing his hard hat as he entered. Solomon was too rich. Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning. There is no reasonable explanation for the lack of serious injuries for all of us, unless we believe in miracles! Hosea's wife was a prostitute. What the Lord did for others, he can do for you. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat – Praise Works! The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table. Timothy had ulcers. The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing robes. His smiles, a joy contagious. We get realigned, refreshed and refueled; we find unspeakable joy and indescribable peace. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains. I wondered did I have wreck or what. Time to go, Jim smiled, said "Thanks." She was very upset by the fact that she wouldn't be anywhere near a place where she could get a new contact lens. SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY." I stood up and with the remote in my hand I turned the television off and at that point the world stopped and life ended. I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior. 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. With all that he went through Job may have questioned God but never once did he curse God. I walked away from an accident that other people, at other times, never did. 55 Bible Verses About Praising God - Man's Life Comes From God. It’s the story of Kellie Haddock. He did an amazing thing in my book by saving my life. LESSONS. "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell." Have there been times when you feel so happy and I thought. 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. No matter the weather, there are always blessings. He was a priest who lived in the temple of Jerusalem. What I do know is this. Jesus saves.....in more ways than one! Millions of people around the world from all different backgrounds find miracle healing, forgiveness and love through Jesus in our day! Stories. I loved Him and admired Him long before any of this thing happened to me. Just as they got there, there was a new party of rock climbers coming along. Although she was scared to death she went with a group and they faced this tremendous cliff of rock. Brenda was a young woman that wanted to learn to go rock climbing. There were no vehicles in front of us so we simply rolled into the intersection at about 30 MPH, to make the sweeping left turn onto the other road. Lazarus was dead. That to me looks like one of the sea monsters praising God by joyfully throwing its huge self up into the air. When your money is "gone" and the bills are due....just P.U.S.H! H= Happens. I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?" I can't answer that question. John Mark deserted Paul. 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. It was about midnight. 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." PRAISE THE LORD!! U= Until For whatever reason. I have no gifts. We also partnered with North Little Rock First Assembly to help those in Vilonia, a nearby town that was also hit hard. I guess Solomon was right. A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. If God is in charge of the ants, don't you think He cares about you and me? Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! They prayed for nearly three hours. David was too young. As Paul and Silas sat in prison, shackled, and chained, they kept right on praising God. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You." Peter was afraid of death. By Harrison Woodard. 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. A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Hosea's wife was a prostitute. "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. He doesn't calculate how you failed in '99. Of course! Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal. 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. Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn't come. In order to build more parking spaces, they would have to move the mountain out of the back yard. The head nurse couldn't understand why Jim was so glad, when no flowers, calls or cards came, not a visitor he had. Copyright Policy can be found on the Home Page. My mother was kind and supportive. Thank Him that He is not. The old man said, he worked down the road. "Excuse me, Reverend. Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn't call us. I felt a sharp blow to my lower side and back as our car stopped dead in the intersection. Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't moved." Blog 8 / Our High Calling. THE LORD!". Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. I told her my back hurt but otherwise I seemed to be alright. - 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. 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. Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough." Praise God because it is your job (Luke 19:40). Our car had to be towed away, (it had almost $10,000 damage), but we walked away! It's not even on the record. She was asking Him for His protection on all her family who were also traveling home that evening. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with who know how many hundreds of feet behind and hundreds of feet above her. Sarah was still talking to Him as we started up the long exit ramp. David had an affair. "We'll open next Sunday as scheduled," he assured everyone. 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. Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!!" After … And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished." She was always there when I needed her. Elijah was burned out. When people don't react the way you think they should ... just P.U.S.H! After about a few times of going in and out of consciousness, I came to my senses and realized that I was not dreaming! I have no gifts. 13:15 NIV. 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. When she told him this incredible story, he drew a picture of that ant lugging that contact lens (as you see in the comics with a balloon with words in it over his head) with the words: "Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. But God doesn't require a job interview for salvation. He had nowhere to turn. When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.! When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and In the past when I cheated others. Well, did you know that I'm not perfect. Until the church doubled the size of the parking lot, they would not be able to use the new sanctuary. I did'nt know that I was about to die that Tuesday night, but He did! I have all kinds of problems. STORIES. He will do for you what He has done for anyone. Finally, the time came when it was time to go down. 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. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." 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. He decided to stop the man and ask him, "What are you doing here?" God can use us to share his love with others by simply sharing words of gratitude and support. "I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM, HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP, AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN. And a star shined brightly. And I knew that she prayed for me for my entire life. As she was hanging on there, whoever was holding the rope up at the top of the cliff made a mistake and snapped the rope against Brenda's eye and knocked out her 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. This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy." I could not believe what had just happened. Amazingly, the 3 teenagers in the Blazer that hit us were also completely unharmed. We'd love to hear about them on our Minno Facebook Page. Practically perpendicular. His intervention saved lives that night. Giving it a dreamlike appearance. 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. He's our Heavenly Father. Naomi was a widow. 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. The paramedics checked me over in the car then helped me out the passenger side because the drivers side was crushed shut. So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here." The man knelt, he bowed his head, then rose and walked away. Undaunted, the pastor announced the next Sunday morning that he would meet that evening with all members who had "mountain-moving faith". His shirt was kinda shabby and his coat was worn and frayed. 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. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. Would you be willing to sell us a chunk of that mountain behind the church? 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