He protects me!

Airplane

 

I am going to be taking a trip for a week and will to a large extent be off the grid so to speak, with little or no internet access so may not make any posts for a few days. I hope that anyone that happens by my blog will look through older posts and hopefully find something of interest and benefit to them in the meanwhile. I will post some photos when I get back to the real world. I pray all are well and that He blesses you.

But, before I go, I have to run through the hometown, do a few things around folks house, fun stuff like mowing. Well, not fun, but needful. After that, heading to airport this evening. I know He will protect me and I am hoping as I go on my trip He finds a way to use me to bless others.  How do I know He will protect me? He promises to do so. And, He also says He will use me. The only thing that may be any problem is if I am smart enough and sensitive enough to allow Him to use me how He wishes.

 

Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. Proverbs 3:23

 

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalms 91:11

 

A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9

 

But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence. John 14:31

 

There are so many passages and verses that talk about how God will protect us, many other verses about Christians going forth into the world. I am not one of those that stops people, witnesses to them and such, it hasn’t been my way. Oh, there are some who do that and do it well, I just have not been one to do such. What I try to do, hope to do, is through my actions, as I go about my day, show the love of Christ and when the opportunity presents itself I will share about how Jesus has worked greatly in my life. So, I hope, as I go hence, that I hear Him when He tells me to speak, that I behave in a manner that glorifies Christ and that all I do helps show others the love Jesus has for us.

 

Lord, I praise You and stand on Your promises that You will protect me, be with me and guide my steps. I pray in Jesus Name that You help me show the love of Christ through my actions, that my words and deeds show Your grace and mercy. That if You wish me to speak with others I hear You and am sensitive to Your Holy Spirit on when and what to say. Help me shine Your light. I pray for loved ones that You protect them and comfort them as I travel and that You draw us all closer to You.

Amen

 

Thanks for the visit today. I hope to be able to post some while gone. I hope He uses me someway to bless others and that you all are able to be a blessing to others as well.

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Interview follow up

Thank you to those that prayed for my situation. Things seemed to go well. In my field, it isn’t like some interviews where they try to figure out if you know what you need to know as that is pretty much a given if one gets to the point professionally to be eligible for the job. It’s more about how one fits in with the others in the workplace and interacts with the patients with whom we deal.

I thought I would share how it went, and in my mind it went well, very well. Interestingly enough, one patient had her fiancé with her who I happened to know and sort of worked with years ago. He seemed very excited to see me and hear that I was considering working there and made sure to tell the person I was spending most of the day with that she needed to do all she could to make sure I was hired and asked if she thought a recommendation or such from a patient would help make sure it happened.

I have prayed long and hard about the situation as I mentioned, I want this to be God’s plan for me, and not my own so I do ask that all continue to pray about it and help me be sensitive to His guidance.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.        Psalms 32:8

 

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21

 

4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Psalms 25:4-5

 

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

 

ESPECIALLY, the last one! I don’t want to be my own false prophet and push myself into a situation that is not of God. I’ve done so in the past and He won’t stop me if I were to do so again, but I don’t want to do that. I want to follow Christ and take the steps that He plans for me. I would appreciate continued prayers on this that He have His hand in the situation and that I am sensitive to the will of God and keep myself out of His way.

 

Lord, Praise Your Holy Name. I thank You for all You have done for me. I pray in Jesus Name that You have YOUR hand on the job situation and the rest of my life. That I be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and follow Your lead and not try to put myself in charge. Make me receptive to Your will for me. I pray too for those in need, whether it be financial, work related, those needing jobs or needing a change, for those who have health concerns, struggles in their personal lives and relationships. Move in all our lives that we follow Christ and His will and way for us. Draw us all closer.

Amen

 

Thank you all for stopping by and especially thanks to those who offered prayers for this situation. I hope all have a blessed day, and please, be an example of Christ today and try to be a blessing to at least one other person.

 

 

 

JUNE

 

 

Well, it’s June, and in years past, it was always a good month, school was out, my birthday is in June and things were good. Also my mother’s and grandmother’s birthdays were in June. On my mother’s birthday was the day we held my father’s funeral. So, bittersweet, but that was also the anniversary of the day they had met so it meant something to her to have it that date.  There have been other good things besides birthdays, Father’s Day as I got older. Medical School Graduation too. Some other things that were once happy, but now mostly painful. But, just a few years ago, I lost my dad in June, minutes after midnight, the day after my birthday. And, some other situations at the time have made it far more painful than anything else. But, regardless of the pains, sadness, some happiness from those things, the thing I have now helps all the pain. He is my comforter in painful times. He is my light in the darkness. Christ is my Redeemer and Salvation.

 

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26

 

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John 15:26-27

 

Lord, I praise and worship You. I thank You for sending the comforter for me, for filling me with Your Holy Spirit and for the sacrificing Your own Son that I might have the comfort, redemption and salvation. I pray You keep working in my life and in the lives of loved ones, especially those that are lost. Show us all Your way in our lives. In Jesus Name I pray for these things and for continued help with better learning how to seek Christ and help becoming a better servant of You.

 

Amen

 

I appreciate your time reading my posts. Please be a blessing to others today.

I crossed a bridge!

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Spiritually that is to say. I believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I know some don’t believe in them, but I was raised in that type of church. It is Biblical and what I was taught. If some don’t agree, I am not here to argue. Just telling about my experience today. I was on my way to the Armory for another “fun filled day” of annual training. Work load is not bad, pretty light for me so far and that is great. It gave me time to work on some posts I had started, but not finished.

ANYWAY, I digress. While on the way, I had about 40 minutes before I was due to start work and there is a couple blocks away, a little parking area by the river. So, I went down there, just wanted some alone time with Christ. So, I pulled into the area. Its right under the bridge I had just driven over a couple minutes before. I find places like that, with river flowing near by peaceful places for me. I decided to get out, walked to the river bank. Its the Missouri River and it was muddy, I thought on the flow of rivers, flow of life and such. Then, decided to do some praying. I was just talking to God, praising Him, giving thanks, talked to Him about wanting to be a better servant, that I wanted Him to teach my HOW to seek Jesus and for guidance on several things going on in my life to know that I am taking the right steps for Him. Asked Christ to help give me the topics and words for my blog. Prayed that He use me and this blog to help others. As I was praying, I don’t know exactly how to explain it, but my legs and knees felt weak, my whole body did. I felt something like a shiver, but more intense, rush over me. It was a powerful sensation. I kept praying, the sensation continued a little longer. After I finished, I just stood there, praising God. I felt an anointing of sorts. I felt liberation. I felt He promised to answer my prayers. Things I have asked for He will deliver. My faith is so much stronger now.

It was nothing short of AMAZING! I don’t know if that is how other people have felt when overcome by the Holy Spirit, but WOW! Never felt anything like that.

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

I Corinthians  12:1-12

 

I don’t know which gift He gave me, I don’t feel like I have the gift of prophesy. I was praying in my heart and mind so don’t think it was tongues. I don’t feel smarter so not sure if it is wisdom or knowledge. Maybe healing, as with my profession, that is what I do, or at least try to do. I do know that faith is a gift, and I definitely feel much more faith. Maybe that’s it. I just know I felt the presence of Christ more intensely than I have ever felt it before. Praise God for His majesty and gifts.

Lord, I praise You and glorify You, Your Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I thank You for the experience this morning. I want more of that in my life. Please, keep me strong and dedicated to serving You.

Amen

 

Thanks for coming by, not a huge message, but I did want to share. Have a blessed day.