Sunday, September 18, 2011

GOD is Wonderful :)

Dear friends,

Have you ever felt like you've got to praise God's name?

He is wonderful! I love Him with all my heart and after spending some time in His Word (The Holy Bible) earlier today, I started singing this song that I first heard on a missions video in church. My brother had told me the name of the song when I first heard it and funny thing is, I had forgotten it until today! So I looked it up on  YouTube and found a version with perfect harmony!

I knew I had to share it with you! :)

May this song bless your heart as much it has mine! :)



P.S._Here's the song:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Testimony time: God will make a way

Dear friends,

I simply had to share some good news with you! As a grown adult, I am reminded of the fact that God doesn't bless us to make us keep the blessings hidden in our hearts as we offer silent praises to Him of thanksgiving! No, He blesses us so we can bless others by sharing the miracles He's wrought in our lives.

So this is my first "Testimony Time" post about how God provided me with exactly what I needed and wanted in such a timely fashion to the point where I am convinced firsthand of this Bible-based truth, "God will make a way."
Here's the story:

My teaching position which I had for 2 years was terminated in June 2011 so I haven't had a full-time job since then, only freelance work. However, the good news is that the benefits and insurance coverage from my previous employer extended until August 31, 2011. Since learning of my termination, I've been searching for another full-time job that includes benefits and applying for short-term insurance with various companies, all the while praying to God about the situation.

The underwriting department within each insurance company continually denied coverage for me due to medical reasons. If it wasn't medical reasons causing me denial of coverage, it was the high-cost of coverage that defeated me such as with one company that was going to charge me $700.00/month and another that was going to charge me $500.00/month and I couldn't afford either and still be able to pay my bills with those kind of required expenses when I didn't have a full-time, paying job.

During this time, I was frustrated and in a bit of despair because I needed insurance coverage and couldn't find one that would accept me at an affordable price. I spoke with my mom about this situation and one day last week she told me, "Wait, I've seen God work like this before when He keeps closing one door after another! It must mean that He has something better for you!" After these words of encouragement, she dropped the subject and we didn't talk about it for several days...until yesterday (September 7, 2011).

Yesterday, I got a call from an insurance broker whose company partners with one of the insurance companies who denied me coverage. The insurance broker told me, "I think I can help you with getting insurance coverage." These were good words to hear but I knew that there was a chance of being denied again so I brought up the reason for my denial in the past (medical reasons) and he said that wouldn't be a problem. He went through the interview and approval process over the phone with me and the company's secure website and in less than 20 minutes later, I had been approved!

My insurance coverage will start soon and I am so grateful to God for this blessing!

My mom reminded me that when God works wonders in your life, it's not for you to keep to yourself and enjoy the blessing alone! No! You're meant to share it! Which is why I'm telling you!

God is love and He loves you! He promises to never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5) and He will be by your side, protecting you, guiding you, correcting you and blessing you until the end of time.

The New Living Translation of the Bible verse Isaiah 65:24 holds one of God's promises to us. God says, "I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"

God heard and answered my prayer! My grandma would often repeat to me prior to this recent answered prayer the old saying, "God may not come when you want Him to, but He's always on time."

So in a world of uncertainty, I advise you dear friends to hold onto the unshakable truth that is certain- Jesus Christ for He is "The Way, The Truth, and The Life" (John 14:6).

Now testimony time isn't meant to stop with one praise report! After you've read this post, if you're inspired to share how God worked and continues to work in your life, leave a comment! Share your testimony! :)

Meanwhile, here's a video by Janet Paschal that speaks to my experience and my prayer is that it will speak to your heart and encourage your spirit:

GOD will make a way! You can count on it! :)