My family and I live on a farm and the lot we live on didn’t have any permanent pastures before, and so my family and I would put up temporary pastures for our sheep with pallets.
One day I was feeling really low and wondered if God even listened to me anymore after all the sin I committed. I was out doing the pallets, and I was praying to the Lord, I was feeling broken and unworthy of Him but I asked Him if He could give me some sign that He still listened to me. I thought that could be anything, and so I asked Him specifically “Lord, please, if you are still listening to me, please, send out someone that will help me with the pallets.” I continued working on the pallets for about 5 minutes when Ben, my older brother, came over and started working on the pallets beside me. We worked together in silence for a few minutes before I turned to him and asked if someone had sent him out to help me (I thought that perhaps that was the reason he came) but then he told me he had not. He said, “No, I just saw you working out here alone, and I thought that you could probably use some help since you work out here alone a lot, but then I thought, ‘I got to get back to work'” (Ben works with our Dad in the programming industry) “but then I just kept getting this feeling like I ought to go out and help you and I would feel bad later if I didn’t, and so I came out.” I felt so moved by this. I truly knew at that point that God was still listening to me. I let Ben know what I asked the Lord, and he also took that to heart. I am so blessed to have the family I do and a Great God to rely on.
If you are feeling low, unloved, scared, lonely, the worst person on earth, let me tell you something. You are loved, you are not alone and you are not the worst person on earth, it is just Satan trying to pull you down and slowly kill your joy, hope and soul. Don’t let him do that, come into God’s loving embrace, ask him for forgiveness, take a deep breath, and get back out there.
I have 3 adopted kids with mild to moderate disabilities. They are attending an amazing school that’s a true blessing, a true gift to all the 150 students, each one with disabilities. On many occasions after dropping off my children at school, I will pass Calgary Access buses lined up in front of the school delivering children in wheel chairs and varying needs with School Staff greeting and assisting with open arms. Each student requires supports in one way or another and l tear up with an overwhelming joy at how much God loves all his children, with or without disabilities. Blameless children He truly blesses and cares for, through a school that supports, cares, teaches, protects, nurtures, a school that showers each child with His love. Each staff member are His hands, His smile, His heart.
I pray that every child, no matter what their abilities are, knows His love and that they are loved.
Hello..this story is not about me but what I have learned reading from the bible last couple months…
My Redeemer is: Who made me alive and able
Beautiful, Bright and Morning Star. Crucified, Compassionate and Caring Delightful and Destiny! Everlasting, Eternal and Exuberant
Faithful, Forgiving and a Friend, Great, Gracious, (full of) Glory
Honest, Humble (lives in) Heaven Infinite, Irresistible , * I AM *
Jealous, Just, Joy. King of Kings, Lord of lords
Loving, Life, Longevity. Merciful, Majestic and Mighty
New Life, Noble, Needed. Omnipotent, One and Only
Powerful, Peaceful and Pure. Quiet
Resurrected, Restorer and Righteous
Savior, Sincere, Shepherd
True, Trustworthy, Teacher. Understanding
Victorious, Valuable and Vigilant
Wonderful, Worthy, full of Wisdom
Xenodochial (the only word I had to google lol..meaning friendly to strangers)
Yahweh, Yearning, Zealous
He is my Lord and Saviour, He was, He is, He is to come, He is for everyone, everywhere at anytime, He lives in my heart and is My Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Son of God, Who shall Reign forevermore
12 years ago, I gave birth to my miracle babies. They were born 3 1/2 months early and weighed almost 1.5 lbs each. The doctors told us that they only had a 50% chance of survival. They stayed at the NICU for 4 months where they had multiple surgeries (eyes, heart, stomach, etc). During those times, we were also struggling financially but God was with us the whole time. Now, our twins are healthy, strong and very smart. You wouldn’t even know that they were premature babies. To God be the glory!
The Martin Family
I have a miracle about our cat. Her name is Charlee, she had ran off for over 50 days. Someone found her in their backyard, we got a call from the veterinarians on Thanksgiving eve. She was skinny but very snuggly. We hope she is very healthy. We want to thank God and Jesus for answering our prayers and thanks to the woman who found our cat!
I got saved in March of this year. With the world living in fear of Covid, it really got me depressed and scared. Nobody had any answers – nobody could tell me things were going to be ‘ok.’ My mom encouraged me to pick up my Bible that was collecting dust and read it – so I did. Within 3 days I gave my life to God and have found comfort, peace & rest in Him. I live my life for Him everyday and always pray that he will ‘Lead me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.’ God Bless.
I used to be a pretty big country music fan. Then one day I heard should’ve been me by Citizen Way, and I totally flipped!!! I deleted every country song I had and started from scratch with Christian music! Now when I listen to the radio, it’s on shine fm.
A few years back I was feeling like I was unloved or always the problem for people. I am a teenager and that’s usually when most of the extreme ups and downs happen in life and so I felt like I should just gather up my things and run away, never to come back. I felt so ashamed because of all my sins and regrets, I felt like I should feel like I was loved and blessed with this wonderful family and all these different things we had, but I just wanted to stay in this place of self-pity. At that time I was folding clothes and while I was thinking of these things something caught my eye: The words ‘You belong here’. I was kind of shocked to see that and I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t folded that shirt the way I had, for the words were on the shoulder of the shirt. But being so caught up in my own emotions I thought little of it and continued folding. Then the words popped up again (we had two of the same shirt) I definitely knew that this was no coincidence and realized that it wasn’t the shirt that was saying those words, it was God, encouraging me to keep going forward, to keep running the race, to keep loving and serving even when life seemed unfair. Peace and awe came to my soul at that very minute, and so I continue on!
I was driving home from shopping for groceries on a sunny morning back in June of this year. I was listening to Shine FM like I always do, and heard a song that I hadn’t heard before! It made such a huge impact on me, that I looked it up as soon as I got home, and literally could not stop listening to it and singing it for the rest of the day, cementing the words and message in my heart! I had no idea this song was God-sent, until that very same night when my husband and I were awakened at 2:30 am by a phone call….the kind you never want to get. My brother called from the hospital in Abbotsford where he and my mom were waiting to hear from the doctors who were trying to revive my father who had been rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, unresponsive, after suffering a deadly heart attack. As I laid in bed trying to process the information I had just heard….suddenly the words to that song, the one I had listened to all day, (Peace Be Still by Hope Darst) came to me, in the painful silence, as if God Himself were whispering those very words to me…..”Peace, be still, You are here so it is well….even when my eyes can’t see, I will trust the voice that speaks Peace over me….” I was truly overwhelmed by this very tangible reminder and gift of God’s presence to me in the midst of my storm.