Monday, August 1, 2011

God Is So Good

I am reminiscing this morning, and thinking of this past week, how much work and love went into the VBS, and could not help but think back when we were first saved, and worked in the bus ministry, there were so very many blessings, and then my husband was called to preach, and he claimed this verse in 1976, long before it ever became a verse that everyone knew.  He seen how God worked in the bus ministry, and how he added every week, we eventually we hit 100 riders, and had to split the bus route up. That was a sad day, but then we realized what God had in store for us.  wow I published and lost the whole post, my my not sure what happened, I been working on this for an hour too, sorry if you are reading this now, I am trying to finish it now too. Bear with me please.

Wow now to remember all I had written, guess maybe God did not want that published, or Satan is really attacking because someone would be blessed.

God truly blessed through the years, and when my dear husband claimed the verse in 1 Chronicles 4:10 "And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested".
He really did not know the impact God would make in his life, He indeed enlarged our coast, God has blessed us so many times, and with each move it has been hard, we would learn to love those we were with, then God would move us to another location,  we have been from Miami to Denver, to Virginia to New York back to Florida, some places my husband was Bus Director in his youth, then God called him to pastor, and and to evangelize, God give him the ability, the power, the money and strength to go from state to state and preach the gospel, then he planted us in Georgia, where he was pastor for 14 years, the past few years since he resigned his church has been a whirl wind, he preaches sometimes 3 times a week, and God is using him in many areas, it is a blessing to be part of this life God has chiseled out for us, I never dreamed when young we would of seen and did so much. We have never went hungry or had our bills not paid, God has always been a constant in our life, we may tire in the work, but certainly never tire of the work, this is what God almighty called us to do, we were willing to go, we were willing to live for him, and he surely has blessed our life. I could not had any more if were a money making rich girl, I am blessed and rich in the family of God, and heir with Jesus Christ, and Kings kid, it just does not get any better than that. I have written this today because God had someone who needed it, I certainly pray it has encouraged some one, and that you can see by my testimony that God makes promises and he always keeps them. He will never leave you or forsake you, he is the best father any one could ever have. I hope he blesses you today, and that you will give him your all, and trust me you will never be sorry.


Theresa said...

God is good! So happy you all had a successful week of VBS! Sorry you lost the post, been there... thankfully you didn't give up!

Have a blessed day dear Barbara, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mrs. Barbara. I appreciate your post. Hugs!

Theresa said...

Another encouraging post! So great to hear of God's work in your life through the years :)

Barbara said...

I love to share our experiences and our testimonies for the lord, to show his faithfulness and his goodness to us for a number of years. Once I was young and now I am old, the same God is taking care of me now as was when I was young, I like to think of my blog as in Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4,That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5,[To be] discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
This I what I try to bring across in all my posts, something always to lift the name of Jesus and point others to him.

Anonymous said...

When I was nine, after attending VBS in my home church, I accepted Christ as my Savior. I have fond memories of times spent in VBS with treasured friends and dedicated teachers.

Have a blessed week.