What has God done for Me?

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Last week we began to hear Jamie’s discussion of the question:

What Has God done for me?

This week we continue this discussion with Jamie talking about prayer, faith, strength, praise, hope and God’s unfailing love. To see Part 1 of this discussion click here. You can also find her testimony about her pregnancy ordeal by clicking Part 1 and Part 2.


Going through my pregnancy, I would be lying if I said I never questioned God. I am not proud of this, but my sinful human nature got the best of me at times. I knew that God had a purpose and a plan, but it was hard to see how things fit into his plan.

Prayer

So many people were praying for me and my baby girl. When I was at my most helpless point, I was able to seek some comfort in the fact that so many prayers were going up for us. I also knew that God always hears the prayers of his people. How God was going to respond to these prayers, I did not know, but I did know that they wouldn’t go unnoticed.

Strength

It may sound ironic to say that God gave me strength to stay in bed all day, but he did. He also gave me strength to endure being away from my baby boy and my husband for 5 long weeks. I would normally say that I could never be away from my son that long, and that is absolutely true, but somehow, God gave me the strength to endure it.

Faith

Faith can move mountains. I had faith that God’s plan is the perfect plan. I didn’t know how this could possibly be better than my plan for my pregnancy, but nevertheless, I knew God’s plan was better than mine. God told me that everything would be all right. I trusted him. But why exactly was this happening?

I know that bad things happen to good people. Was my situation just another one of those situations where I just caught a bad deal? NO.

Praise

The more I praised Him in advance for his blessings, the more comfort he gave me. The less I worried about my situation, the more I trusted His outcome for my situation. Instead of asking Him how he could allow this, I started thanking Him, for giving me another day of pregnancy. I knew that every day I could stay pregnant was so crucial for the little girl inside of me, so every day was a victory. Another week was a miracle.

The more time went by, the more of power I felt through him. Bible verses nearly leapt out of my bible and into my lap- giving me the exact words that I needed to hear at that moment. I started to feel more faith, more strength, and more in love with the Savior that I knew would never leave me. Not only was he answering prayer, but he was doing what the Dr’s said was not possible.

 


Why did God allow this to happen to me? What was he trying to show me?


 

 

Hope

Where there is desperation, there is HOPE. Where there is worry, there is COMFORT. Where there is sadness, there is JOY. The world cannot offer these things, but God can.

Why did God sustain my pregnancy? Why did he choose me?

I don’t know why God chose to keep me pregnant. I am a sinner, who questioned his perfect plan. I didn’t deserve his grace and mercy, yet he loved me anyway.

What am I to do now?

Tell people. God did not touch my body on behalf of my child just so that I could cuddle a healthy baby, but also to tell others of his work in my life. To tell them that faith in Him can move mountains. One of the main reasons that God touched me- to share His loving kindness with others. To tell the hopeless that there IS hope! To tell the scared that there IS comfort!

‘What has God done for me?’

That now sounds like an awfully selfish question to ask myself.

What hasn’t he done for me? What can I do for him? Tell people.

I am so grateful to serve a God who will NEVER leave or forsake me, who is ever present in a time of need, and who will wrap his arms of love around me when it feels like my world is caving in on me.

I love you, Lord.

(For the record, she was born perfectly healthy at 39 weeks!)

 

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God Will Make a Way

Welcome to anotherSunday's Inspiration

Do not worry about the future but rest your future in God’s hands, knowing that He will work out all things for our good.


Though doors may close,
Though opportunities fade away,
Even though  the road you are travelling on is dark,
Remember that God will make a way for you,
In fact He has already made a way
And that way is His Son.


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What has God done for me?

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This week, Jamie shares with us once agin. This week she asks us to consider the question:

What has God done for Me?

This was written while she was in the midst of her pregnancy ordeal that she shared with us the last couple of weeks. You can read Part 1 and Part 2.


I wrote this down when I was 36 pregnant with my daughter, right before I was off of bedrest. I felt prompted to post, after sitting in church last night and listening to the message brought forth. This is what God revealed to me throughout my pregnancy, but I hope that anyone else going through a difficult time could apply it to their life. When Dr’s told me my baby was going to be born in my 28 or 29 week of pregnancy, God told me everything would be alright. I had no idea how, but I chose to trust Him, and I’m so glad I did.

What has God done for me?

Is God supposed to do things for us? Or are we supposed to do things to glorify him? Hasn’t he already done enough for us, by sacrificing his one and only son, so that we can spend eternity with Him in heaven?

So many times, we still ask the questions, “God, why are you letting this happen to me?” or “God, why aren’t you doing anything to fix this situation?”

Really, what we are saying is, “God, I don’t trust you. Why can’t you let me control the situation? I have the perfect solution for this problem!”

- Why as humans do we constantly feel the need to control things?

- Why do we think that worrying over something will bring forth the result we are wanting?

Sometimes, when you feel like nothing can go your way, something else happens to remind you that, yes, things can get worse. Should we not be thankful for what we have?

I wish that I could say that I have never questioned or doubted God. I know he has a plan for my life, and I feel his presence with me everywhere I go. But I still try and control things. I like to have a plan, and for some reason it is hard for me to accept that my plan is not the best plan.

- What is the one way for God to get me to STOP trying to control my life?

- How can God get me to surrender everything over to him?

He can take me to such a low, hopeless place; a place where I have nowhere to turn, nowhere to put my hope in, but in Him. I love how God can take my weakness, and turn it into strength in Him.

Doctors can only report what they know from their knowledge and experience. It’s not their fault that they sometimes have to deliver bad news, but really, who wants to be on the receiving end of that news? “Why is God letting this happen to me?? I’m a Christian!!”

Going through my pregnancy, I would be lying if I said I never questioned God. I am not proud of this, but my sinful human nature got the best of me at times. I knew that God had a purpose and a plan, but it was hard to see how things fit into His plan.

Stay tuned next week for the remainder of this post where JAmie talks about prayer, faith, strength, praise, hope and God’s unfailing love as she answered this question and encourages us to look at all the God has done for us.

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Experience Him

Welcome to today’sSunday's Inspiration

God does not want us to have a head knowledge of Him. He does not want us to know about Him.

He wants us to experience Him.


Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the Lord is good. 


 

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If That Isn’t Love

Last week the children were in the bedroom playing together. My husband and I were in the kitchen working on supper. Then we heard my son begin crying. I thought he was just fretting about his sister taking something from him or knocking down his blocks, or something like that.

We went to to see what was happening, in my mind I was prepared to talk to mediate one of those situations I mentioned before. But when we got into the bedroom we found something totally unexpected.

My son was head standing on the bed. This is not an unusual occurrence, they both have been doing it all the time for the last 2 weeks. But I Quickly analyses wht was happeing in the situation.

My son had stood on his head and his sister came under where his feet would come down. He remained standing on his head because he knew that if he came down she would get hurt. She refused to move and so he began crying instead of coming down on her. And he did this even though his neck was hurting

That is love.

I can’t imagine that I would have done that.

We assume that children don’t understand true love. Not so! In his little mind he has a greater understanding than so many of us do-


LOVE IS SELFLESS and would rather suffer than cause others hurt.


Once again I have been taught by a little child.

He gave me a clearer picture of the love of God which gives and expects nothing in return. And He gives inspire of whatever cost it is to Himself.

For God so loved the world that He gave (not lent) His only Begotten Son (John 3:16).

 

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