So tickled with inexplicable joy from my fingertips down to my toes (which are all curled up near/on the sustain pedal from all the excitement)! Got access to a black and white dance floor for my fingers! I think C7 would make a great first chord for my very own tunn-tunn-tuhtunnnnn! Always dreamed of writing music for my own wedding! Be still, my heart. Get back to andante.
The Blessing of Answered Prayers
God’s answers to prayers never cease to blow me away! Four weeks ago today, after much prayer, I made the decision to move to San Diego. Since then I asked God to give me an apartment and a roommate. My biggest plea was for Him to provide me with a roommate I could be a blessing to…and vice versa. Someone I could pray and spiritually grow with. I began searching all over the internet. Craigslist, Trulia, Apartment.com, Rent.com…you name it. But a still small voice whispered and told me to stop with the ‘.coms’ already and to simply just trust God with my move from the east coast to the west coast. I finally stopped searching online and prayed for God to do the searching for me. He used my wonderful and supportive fiancé, Bible study friends and new church family to be my hands and feet.
One week ago today, Kerwin and I knocked on the door of what is now my new home. My new roommate and I hugged and introduced ourselves. She gave me a tour of the place, and before Kerwin left to go home, the three of us gathered in the living room and I said a short prayer to ask for God’s guidance and wisdom for us all, thanking Him for His provisions and perfect timing.
Fast forward to last night. Cheryl and I had a blast talking for hours about our life experiences and God’s remarkable answers to our prayers. We found ourselves laughing (so hard our cheeks and abs hurt) and tearfully crying all at the same time. At one point we started asking each other why we were crying! LOL! We were so overjoyed God brought us together as an answer to both our prayers. It was an exhilarating and affirming experience! It was fresh air to both our souls! And to top it all off, Kerwin came over and the three of us prepared and had dinner together. The evening ended with Kerwin’s delicious banana ice cream and a relaxing walk near the canyon (but not in the canyon due to rattle snakes…yikes!) around the neighborhood under a clear and starlit San Diego sky with the full moon beaming down at us.
This year has been full of wonderful Eureka moments. Yesterday was overflowing with many! Our Heavenly Father is not only one amazing life Author. He is also a Matchmaker, love story Director/Producer, Real Estate Agent, Life Manager, coast-to-coast Moving Conductor, Divine Premarital Counselor, Wedding Coordinator, Financial Adviser, Prayer Hearer and Wiper of happy tears.
Once again, GOD has provided countless and new ways of making my favorite Bible verse more true and real for me. Heaven is truly His Costco and when He blesses, He blesses in bulk!
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4
Oh, how much I’ve missed you! I’ve got news! Wonderful news! Since the last time I shared (and I mean really shared) about my life, I’ve fallen in love with a wonderful man of God. His name is Kerwin. I could very easily say he’s the man of my dreams. But I would rather say he’s the man of my prayers. He’s my best friend! He has a heart that is on fire for God and His work. He makes me laugh so effortlessly. Calls me his “silly beans”. Perhaps it has to do with him bringing the goof out of me. He gives of himself and his time to those in need. Loves music just as much as I do…and plays the piano, too! Most of all, he is a prayer warrior and a wonderful spiritual leader.
On June 28, at the top of Stone Mountain (where we went on one of our very first dates), he asked me to be his wife…to marry him and be his helpmeet for the rest of our God-given lives.
For years I claimed the promise in Psalm 37:4. It is my favorite verse.It says, "Delight also yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." As I look back today, I praise God for His abundant blessings. In giving me my fiancé, He has given me one of the deepest desires of my heart. The desire to serve Him with a helpmeet that loves Him first…and me second.
…because truly, a heart that loves God above anything else is a heart worth loving - with a love worth trusting. :)
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
“The heart of God yearns over His earthly children with a love stronger than death. In giving up His Son, He has poured out to us all heaven in one gift. The Saviour’s life and death and intercession, the ministry of angels, the pleading of the Spirit, the Father working above and through all, the unceasing interest of heavenly beings,—all are enlisted in behalf of man’s redemption.” – Ellen White, Steps to Christ 21.2
Wow! What a wonderful reminder! Our Heavenly Father delights in giving us His countless blessings each day. Heaven is His Costco and we get to have individual gold memberships! Not through our loved ones and friends, but through His Son, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ! How about that?! And it gets even better! Each day it brings Dad joy to forgive us and supply our needs…in bulk. Not paid for at the cashier with American Express, Visa or MasterCard…but with the life of Jesus Christ on Mount Calvary. With His death He paid the price of our sins. Let us make each day of our lives a paragraph in our lifelong “Thank You” card to our Heavenly Supplier and Giver.
Happy Tuesday, beautiful world! Smile! ☺
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
Satan does not venture to show himself openly, lest he arouse the Christian’s dormant energies, and send him to God in prayer.