Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I Heard The Lord
I would love to tell you the story of how I really felt the Lord in my life. When You know, that you know, that you know!! Before Brad and I got married, I took on a second job I had bills to the ceiling from 2 major surgery's, and I really felt as though I was drowning in them. I have worked very hard to build and establish myself, and I didn't want to ruin my credit. So I found this job and it started out kinda part time and ended up full time, the money was fantastic, better than my day job, but my day job had better everything else. So finally I had some extra money after paying on my bills and I had not bought anything for myself in a while. I asked Brad and his son if they wanted to run to Walmart, but they were interested in a movie they were watching, so I said I would be back. I bought the necessities I needed. I was a good girl!! haha
I was heading home and approached a traffic light, have you ever pulled up to a light that would normally be 2 to 3 minutes and it ended up being at least 5-feeling like 10 minutes? Well I was at that light.
There came up to the light was a man, the sun beaming in my face, he was in a wheelchair, alittle old man and he had a little tiny dog in his lap sitting so proudly in his owners lap. Now he wheeled his way across the street, I kept praying that the light would not change so that he could get across. "Yes" I said to myself.
he made it! As I continued to watch him I noticed he had what it looked like a fishing pole attached to his chair, one of those ones you can pull apart. well he was rolling through all these rocks, struggling at times, using the object to pick up cans, everytime he got a can the dog would bark and jump around on his lap. ******Please note that light is still RED****** Why?????? HMMMM And then the light turned green ---- the guy behind me honked. As I drove off the Lord started speaking to me, go back talk to him, You have money to give him, go back, he needs you, he needs your help, give him money, I placed him in front of you go back,go back,go back. I kept driving, and his voice got louder and louder, and all of a sudden my vehicle went off the road this huge dust cloud was all around my vehicle, I said ok Lord, I'll go back. I went back and there he was, I pulled up close to him and said hi, he mumbled hi, I said your doggie is cute. He thanked me! I said I have something for you, I reached in my purse and every dollar I had there must of been 50 to 75 dollars I handed to the man, he looked up at me and told me NO, he doesn't need money, I said yes please you are picking up cans I know you need this, he said no I have money, I said "God says you need this". He stopped what he was doing and Thanked me, held his hand out and excepted it. When he reached out I looked at his hands, they were so full of arthritis he was sooooo dirty, clothes looked like they were older than him, the doggie looked like he had not eaten in along time too, and it needed a serious bath. But it gave me kisses and it was sweet. I asked him if he lived around in the area, and he said down the street.
He again looked up at me and said "God said give me the money" I said Yes sir. He said Thank you again, I told him God Bless. As I drove away, God said Well Done.
Trust me I cried all the way home, I walked in and Brad and Nick looked at me wanting to know what was wrong, They didn't know if something happened to me or what. So I told them and as I was telling them I could not stop crying, Brad was so excited this happened to me. He told me the Lord is working on your Heart. I cried for a couple of weeks. Do you know that I make it appoint to go by that corner as often as I can.
I pray for this man everyday!
I can tell you today that I KNOW,THAT I KNOW,THAT I KNOW when I hear from my Lord!
I was so humbled that day, I learned patience that day, I learned obedience, I learned to trust in my Lord, I learned so much. My Lord is REAL! After that I have been on Fire for the Lord, wanting to spread the Gospel, Share is word!