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More Blessings 8/18/16

  • Definition of miracle

    a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.

    In reading my Jesus calling Bible this morning, He reaches out to me and the words just jump off the page. My followers must go through many hardships. At conversion you began a new life: one that is both and adventure and a Love-story. Adventure tales are never about predictable, easy situations. They invariably contain conflicts, adversity, defeats, and triumphs. I share both your good times and your struggles. I embrace you in My everlasting arms, helping you extract good from adversity. I devise creative ways to reveal Myself to you, and I rejoice when you are attentive. Try to view each day as an adventure, carefully planned out by your guide. Instead of staring into the day that is ahead of you, attempting to program it according to your will, be attentive to Me and to all I have prepared for you. Be willing to follow wherever I lead. No matter how steep or treacherous the path before you, the safest place to be is by My side.

     

    With the desolvement of my job, and my now failing health, I am forced more now than ever to trust in God's leading. To have the faith and believe He will do what He says in His word He will do. When Peter got out of the boat, his total focus was on the Lord before him, thus he was able to walk on water. But when Peter saw the waves of the storm, he began to sink, crying out to the Lord to save him and Jesus reached down and plucked Peter out of the water. And what did Jesus say to Peter?

    Matthew 14:31

    And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

    I would be lying if I said I never doubted. I would be lying if I said I always believed, always trusted. We were created with these emotions, along with anger, and fear. But walking with the Lord empowers us to doubt less, believe more, trust sooner.

    Matthew 17:20

    And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

    Have you ever seen a mustard seed? If not, next time you are in the grocery store go to the baking section and look at the herb section. In case you want to go a little further. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_seed

    My faith has grown over these last 10 months of being unemployed. At first I felt like I was drowning in a sea of nothingness, flaying and whaling out in the middle of the sea and no one heard me. But as the days , weeks, and months have flown by, my faith has become stronger, and I have done my best to fall back into the arms of the one who said He would supply all my needs. I have not totally gotten there, as I still look behind me to see if he is still in the same place he was when he first said, fall back and I will catch you

    Exodus 14:14

    The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.”

    This has become a very significant verse for me along with Psalm 46:10, Be still and KNOW that I AM GOD.

    I am to the point now, I have no strength left to fight, I feel very weighted down and as the days in August fly by, I wonder, and ponder what the Lord will do. He so blessed us for the this month of August. He made arrangements for the rent to be paid through The Salvation Army. He sent in more than enough funds through various sources so that all the main bills were paid, and yet, there was enough so that when the battery in my died last week, there was money already there to pay for the $91.00 bill. The car needed an oil change, I have always been told that the oil is the blood of the car , with out it it wont run so I do my best to make sure an oil change is done promptly. But when you don't know where the funds will come from, you have to wait till the Lord makes the way. Well, the Lord had given us more than enough to cover this too. I had to be seen by a doctor twice in the last few weeks, and had to have a couple of prescriptions, of course not in the budget. But the Lord had sent in what I needed before I needed it and I have sung praises to his goodness and I have told the story so that others may trust and believe.

    With my SSD paper work filled out and waiting I can only trust God will move the mountain on my behalf. As far as a Job search, I keep looking, but that door is blocked by the only one who can open it. I am putting forth the continued effort, but the Lord is the only one that can fill that need. Frankly, my health is in such decline, my guts churn as to how I would even uphold myself for an interview. I need my cane everywhere I go now. I cant tie my sneakers. I feel so ill all the time now, I can barely breath,yet, when I am in God's presence, and when I am writing, He takes the pain away and allows me to breath and have clarity of mind. I have to trust HIM. I have to trust that he will send in the monetary support that he did for August to cover for September. And in an act of faithfullness on His part he brought forth part of that need.

    When I sent out my last story, the one that talked about the SSD paperwork, and that I was struggling with reality of it God was working on my behalf behind the scenes.

    I received an email from a friend of at least 6 years, in her response to my email, she said she talked it over with her husband and they agreed to pay my rent for the next three months and in hopes that by then my SSD would be in. She will directly send these payments to the Land Lord. This answered a question I had of what to do because the rent was going up when we signed a renewal on October 3, 2016. We knew of this when we moved in last October, and we knew it would not go from $565.00 to $585.00. I was very concerned, do I stay here? Do I move? How do I move? How was I going to afford the $585.00? I needed confirmation in someway. So with this email from my friend, it brought confirmation that I am to stay here, and it brought the needed supply from God in an unexpected way covering me for three months with shelter. How can one not trust HIS word that He will supply when you have this kind of miracle unfold in front of you. And how can one hold back telling others of HIS mighty hand in my life. Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans 

    If God could bring forth the funds to fully and beyond, finance August, and now to have three months of rent paid, than how can I doubt that HE will not continue to make a way when there seems to be no way.

    In an excerpt from Jesus Calling for June 10th, a page that hangs from my light at my computer desk it reads;

    REST IN ME MY CHILD. Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a journey with ME. When you try to peer into the future and plan for every possibility, you ignore your constant Companion who sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously into the distance, you don't even feel the strong grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you are , My child! Remembrance of Me is a daily discipline. Never lose sight of MY Presence with you. This will keep you resting in Me all day, every day.

    What ever anyone thinks I should be doing, or not doing, the Lord tells me to rest in HIM and He will make the way that is right for me and my household. Each of us has a unique journey, and each journey is orchestrated for HIS glory and for HIS outcome.

    Now let us not forget the small things that the Lord does for us in light of the huge things. Yesterday, I had to check the Library web page to see if I could put off bringing the DVDs back that day. If I could renew them that would be great, but when I opened my page, my DVDs were past due one day, and I was being charged a $3.00 fine, $1.00 for each one. I sat and lowered my head, holding tears back. It is one thing to have the funds and say , Ah no worries, but when every dollar counts, when those dollars could be spent at the Dollar Tree for milk and bread, it becomes a big deal. I had the $3.00 in my wallet, I would pay it. What you have to understand, in all the years I have taken out items from the Library, I have only been late once. Being responsible is a part of your testimony and your walk with the Lord. This greatly upset me, but off to the Library we went. If I did not pay it, it would hinder me from taking items out of the library, if I paid it, I had $3.00 less in my wallet. Well, when we went in, and I told the nicest guy in the world that works there that I owe a fine, he said really, let me check. What he did for me was an act of kindness that only God could bring forth. You see you have a little leway if you put your items in the drop box. Well, he looked up my file, and put my late DVDs in the section that said they were in the drop box, thus clearing my account of the $3.00. I told the man, I was in tears about this, and he said so gently, Awe, no need for tears, it is all taken care of. I was choked with gratitude and the kindness of this man. God showed himslef again in the smallest of things.

    God continues to show me that HE IS WITH ME and that HIS HAND is upon this situation and that HE will do as he says in his word, and supply all my need.

    So please rejoice with me as God continues to show Himself in our lives, both big and small. Maybe, just maybe I have that mustard seed of faith.

    Thank you for your continued prayers for this family. I hope that you too have been encouraged, I hope your faith has been strengthened, a trust renewed as you continue to BELIEVE that God will meet your needs too, no matter how large, or how small they may be.

    Stay tuned, there is another chapter coming soon.

    Leslie


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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Thank you for sharing your story with us this morning. May God continue to bless and guide you and your family and bring healing to your body.  ((Hugs))

August 18, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Thank you Roseanne for reading it. 

August 19, 2016
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Marcia Lament
Marcia Lament

Leslie thank you for sharing your story.  

August 19, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Thank you Marcia for reading it. 

August 19, 2016
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Lesle you and your son are in the shadow under the wings of the Almighty and are truly in His care. There is where His peace and rest exist. Your testimony is encouraging. I thank God for providing for you and your son, praise Him!

August 21, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Thank you Richard, your momment means a great deal. 

August 21, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

LOL I meant comment . 

August 21, 2016