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INTERVENTION

    • 448 posts
    April 20, 2023 11:24 PM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

                                                             THE BIG GUNS 

    SEVERAL YEAR BACK I HAD THE PRIVILEGE ONCE AGAIN BE APART OF A MIRACLE. LETS GO BACK TO THE BEGINNING, ONE OF THE LADIES THAT JOINED  OUR MINISTRY WAS A TEACHER. HER BEST FRIEND WAS ALSO A TEACHER.  MS VIRGINIA’S FRIENDS DAUGHTER HAD TWO SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES. FIRST THE ONE WHOLE SICE OF HER BODY HAD EXTREMELY SMALL VAINS. SHE ALSO HAD A SICKNESS THAT COULD STRKE ANYTIME. EACH TIME THIS ILLNESS GOT WORSE N WORSE. THE DOCTORS TOLD THE PARENTS IT WOULD BE VERY UNLIKELY SHE WOULD MAKE HER 20’S SHE SPENT MONTHS AT A TIME MOSTLY IN A COMMA. VIRGINA NEVER ASKED ME TO COME AND PRAY OVER THE DAUGHTER. WE HAD BEEN PRAYING FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT HAD COME TO FEEL SHE WOULD PROBABLY NOT MAKE IT OUT OF HER TEENS. 

    I HAD ASKED THE LORD WHEN HED WANT ME TO GO. THEN CAME THE TIME WHEN THE DOCTORS SAID TO GATHER THE FAMILY MEMBERES  AS SHE ONLY HAD A FEW DAYS TOPS TO LIVE. I ALWAYS FELT IF HE SENT ME THEN HE WOULD DO SOMETHING TO SHOW THE FAMILY THEY REALLY WERENT CHRISTIAN OR A THE VERY LEAST THEY HAD NO RELATIONSHIP WITH IN THROUGH OUR LORD. 

    THIS SUNDAY MS VIRGINIA CAME IN AT THE END OF THE SERVICE AND WAS IN TEARS. I ASKED WAS IT MAUREEN?  YES SHE SAID EVERYONE HAS GIVEN UP AND ARE WAITING FOR HER TO PASS. I INQUIRED HOW LONG. LESS THEN 24 HOURS. NOW THE LORD SAID GO AND PRAY OVER HER. I TOLD MS VIRGINIA ID GO WITH HER. YET I COULD NOT GUARANTEE HOW THIS WILL END. 

    WE DROVE OVER AND TOOK THE ELEVATOR TO THE ICU. THAT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME AS JUST FEW YEARS AGO ACTUALLY YESTERDAY WAS 15 YEARS DAD HAD PAST. HE WAS IN THE ICU ALSO. ALL THE PING CLICKS HEART MONITOR. KINDA FROOZE ME THINKING BOUT HAVING TO GO INTO A ICU. WHEN WE GOT UPSTAIRS TO THE LOUNGE ROOM TO SAY HI. I REMEMBER THE FATHER SAID OH SO NOW YOU BRING OUT THE BIG GUNS. I TURNED AND SAID IDK HOW THIS WILL GO. HOWEVER IF SHE IS  HEALED. YOU WILL NEED TO DEAL WITH WHY DID GOD DID NOT HEAL HER FOR YOU AND YOURS. IF HE DOES NOT GUESS NOTHING MATTERS ANYWAY. 

    VIRGINA N I GOT TO THE ICU PRIVATE ROOM. WHEN WE WALKED IN MAUREEN WAS ALL BLOATED UP. SHE WAS NO LONGER EMPTYING HE FLUIDS. HER BODY WAS POISONING ITSELF. THE TWO GRAND PARENTS WERE AT THERE BY HER BEDSIDE CRYING. IT WAS VERY EMOTIONAL FOR ALL. VIRGINIA INTRODUCED ME TO THEM. THEY LOOKED UP AND  THEIR EYES GOT BRIGHT WITH ANTICIPATION. THE GRANDMOTHER SAID GOD TOLD US YOU WOULD COME. A PASTOR WOULD COME AND PRAY FOR THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER. I SMILED  AND TOLD THEM I CAN NOT GUARANTEE ANYTHING WILL HAPPEN. I ONLY KNOW IF WE HAVE GREAT FAITH GOD COULD SPEAK HER BODY BACK INTO COMPLIANCE. BUT THERES NO PROMISE. WE HELD HANDS. IDK WHAT I SAID BUT THE GRANDPARENTS WERE SURE THINGS WOULD IMPROVE. AS I WALKED OUT I WATCHED EVERYONE JOKING TELLING STORIES YET NO ONE PRAYING. I GOT HOME BOUT 4PM. At 8:00PM I GOT A CALL FROM VIRGINIA FROM THE HOSPITAL STILL WAY CRYING BUT FULL OF JOY. SHE SAID MAUREEN WOKE UP WANTED TO EAT. THE DOCTORS GAVE HE TESTS AND WERE BLOWN AWAY NOT ONLY DID SHE NOT DIE BUT HE ILLNESS WAS GONE. THERE ARE TIMES GOD ANSWERS US REAL QUICK. N YET OTHERS THE LORD COMES OVER THE HILL LIKE THE CALVARY RIDING TO SAVE THE PIONEERS. 

    ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT PRAYER IS THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN OUR QUIVER. PUT THAT TOGETHER WITH FAITH ARE FORCE THAT MAKES THE ENEMY SHAKE. I HAD MANY TIMES I PRAYED OVER PEOPLE AND SAW REMARKABLE HEALINGS. THAT WAS MY FOUNDATION I STOOD ON WHILE LOOKING FORWARD TO OTHER THINGS GOD AS GIVEN ME OPPORTUNITY TO FUNCTION AS A KINGDOM BUILDER. 

    IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK LIKELY A WEEK OR SO. UNTIL THEN GODSPEED N THX FOR SPENDING TIME WITH ME. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at April 21, 2023 11:52 AM EDT
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    April 21, 2023 9:11 AM EDT

    Praise the Lord for his healing! Thank you for sharing this, Daryl.

  • April 22, 2023 6:13 AM EDT

    What a blessing to start my  day.  Thank you Lord.  Looking forward to your next post Daryl.

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    April 22, 2023 11:59 AM EDT

    Thank you, Daryl, for sharing your experiences that refocus our eyes on God's power. In my life God is teaching me that He is not only powerful, but intimately focused on every detail of my life and growth. See what you think:

    As the chair of an event, I order the coffee/tea service. I'd successfully done this two previous times. I made the call, heard the barrista say "... Crossing" to identify the location and I rattled off my order. She politely stated they didn't provide hot water for tea. I was adamant they had done this twice previously. She just as adamantly stated it was a company-wide policy to not do so.  I resigned myself to the coffee only order, ended the call, made other arrangements for tea, and forgot the incident.

    The event was this Thursday. I drove to my usual pickup location at James Crossing. The store was crowded and there was no coffee service in sight. When it was my turn, I asked for my order. They didn't have an order, but they could start one. It would take 30 minutes. I knew something was dreadfully wrong. I was on a tight time schedule to get ready for the event and setup people would be waiting. I lifted a prayer, stepped out of line, and searched my phone history for the number I called a week earlier. A bright voice answered, "164th Street Crossing." Realization dawned on me that God had been trying to get my attention the entire time I placed this order. I missed and disregarded every warning.

    God's lesson for me: I AM in every detail of your life! Don't place Me on auto-pilot or keep me confined to a specific "box." Listen -- every moment.

    Thank you, Lord, for this shaping lesson. Thanks, too, for working out the details to safely get the coffee to the event on time.  

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    April 23, 2023 10:53 AM EDT
    Lynn Brown said:

    Praise the Lord for his healing! Thank you for sharing this, Daryl.

     

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    April 23, 2023 10:56 AM EDT

      Lynn I’m so grateful for all of you. I’m especially moved by your encouragement. I pray for you n yours to have double portion of FAVOR. Blessings One Love PD 

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    April 23, 2023 10:56 AM EDT
    Bella Colliander said:

    What a blessing to start my  day.  Thank you Lord.  Looking forward to your next post Daryl.

     

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    April 23, 2023 11:02 AM EDT

    Ms Bella I am seriously moved  by your expression of kindness. I am so grateful to hear from you as not many do I know comment on my posts. So many read but idk who they are or why they would read my life’s posts. May Our LORD Bless your and yours with joy peace and especially GODS unfailing LOVE. AGAIN I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Blessings One Love PD

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    April 23, 2023 11:03 AM EDT
    Cathy Webb said:

    Thank you, Daryl, for sharing your experiences that refocus our eyes on God's power. In my life God is teaching me that He is not only powerful, but intimately focused on every detail of my life and growth. See what you think:

    As the chair of an event, I order the coffee/tea service. I'd successfully done this two previous times. I made the call, heard the barrista say "... Crossing" to identify the location and I rattled off my order. She politely stated they didn't provide hot water for tea. I was adamant they had done this twice previously. She just as adamantly stated it was a company-wide policy to not do so.  I resigned myself to the coffee only order, ended the call, made other arrangements for tea, and forgot the incident.

    The event was this Thursday. I drove to my usual pickup location at James Crossing. The store was crowded and there was no coffee service in sight. When it was my turn, I asked for my order. They didn't have an order, but they could start one. It would take 30 minutes. I knew something was dreadfully wrong. I was on a tight time schedule to get ready for the event and setup people would be waiting. I lifted a prayer, stepped out of line, and searched my phone history for the number I called a week earlier. A bright voice answered, "164th Street Crossing." Realization dawned on me that God had been trying to get my attention the entire time I placed this order. I missed and disregarded every warning.

    God's lesson for me: I AM in every detail of your life! Don't place Me on auto-pilot or keep me confined to a specific "box." Listen -- every moment.

    Thank you, Lord, for this shaping lesson. Thanks, too, for working out the details to safely get the coffee to the event on time.  

     

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    April 23, 2023 11:07 AM EDT

    Ms Cathy. That has so many amazing components in your post. Please give me a day to meditate on how to respond to your beautiful post. Thank You so much for taking time to read and then post. I can not express my HAPPINESS. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE ❤️ PD

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    April 24, 2023 7:41 AM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

    MS CATHY. I REREAD YOUR STORY SEVERAL TIMES. THERES A FEW THINGS I PICKED UP. FIRST IDK IF I WOULD CLASSIFY YOU DID NOT SEE THE SIGNS AS THINGS YOU MISSED AT LEAST IN THE BEGINNING. I WOULD SAY YOU WERE BEING TAUGHT SOMETHINGS. WE CAN ONLY PLAN THINGS OUT. HOWEVER AS I SAY BOUT MINISTRY *IT IS AN ADAPTIVE STATE OF MIND* LIKE WE HAVE A PLAN THEN WE PULL AWAY FROM THE DOCK HEADING FOR WHERE WE PLANNED OR THOUGHT GOD WANTED US TO GO. YET UNTIL WE GOT AWAY FROM THE DOCK GOD COULD NOT DIRECT OUR PATH. YOUR PATH WAS BEING LAID OUT BEFORE YOU. NO MATTER HOW MUCH SEEMS TO BE GOING WRONG. THAT WAS A COMMON THEME IN YOUR STORY. THAT SAID YOU KEPT PUSHING FORWARD. IN YOUR CASE STEPPED INTO A GREATER AWARENESS OF HOW GOD WORKS WHEN YOU STEPPED OUT OF LINE. YOU STEPPED INTO A INCREASE OF FAITH. AT THE END YOUR SPIRITUAL EARS N EYES WERE OPENED. FIRST THAT IN THE CHAOS THERES A PLACE OF CALMNESS. SECOND THAT GOD IS SEARCHING FOR THOSE OF HIS CHILDREN TO HAVE A PERSONAL LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. YOU SPEAK OF INTIMACY. YOUR SO RIGHT. I THINK HOW INTIMACY WORKS IN A CROWED ROOM. MEANING YOUR LOVE IS ACROSS THE NOISY DANCE HALL. ITS PRETTY HARD TO BE INTIMATE YELLING I LOVE YOU FROM ACROSS THE ROOM. HOWEVER IF WE CAN BE WITH THE ONE WE LOVE IN A SMALL PERSONAL QUITE AREA THEN WE CAN WHISPER I LOVE YOU. WHICH TO ME IS MUCH MORE INTIMATE. LASTLY YOU SPIRITUALLY ABSORBED THE EXPERIENCE AND NOW WILL SEE EVEN MORE THINGS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO DO TO BUILD THE KINGDOM. SOMETIMES MS CATHY OUR TIME FRAME SCHEDULE DOSENT MATCH HIS. THIS IS WHY EVERY MORNING I ASK HIM TO SHOW ME THE PERSON WHO NEEDS SALVATION TODAY. IT DOESNT HAPPEN AS OFTEN BUT IT DOES. THE AMAZING PART OF SERVING OUR LORD WE FIND THERE IS NO RETIREMENT FROM KINGDOM BUILDING UNTIL WE LEAVE HERE. I BET YOU GOT BACK IN TIME TO PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND STILL HAVE A FEW MINUTES TO GIVE THANKS. 

    MUCH LIKE I WANT TO TELL ALL THREE OF YOU LADIES. MY FAMILY HOW MUCH I GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR EDIFYING WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. BLESSINGS FAVOR MERCY N GRACE I PRAY WILL FOLLOW YOU THE REAT OF YOUR DAYS.    GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD 


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at April 24, 2023 7:50 AM EDT
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    April 24, 2023 10:37 AM EDT

    Thank you, Daryl, for reflecting these spiritual insights from my  learning experience. It has definitely expanded my awareness! NOW WILL SEE EVEN MORE THINGS GOD WOULD HAVE YOU TO DO TO BUILD THE KINGDOM. Thanking God for joining me to His disciple-building work!  Blessings to you, Daryl, as you serve Him!

     

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    April 28, 2023 7:58 PM EDT

                                                               INTERVENTION 

     

                                                            UNCLE BILL PART#1 

    THERE ARE TIMES WHEN GOD INTERVENES ON OUR BEHALF THAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE UNCOMFORTABLE. ITS MOST OFTEN WHEN WE KNOW WE ARE ARE RITE WITH OUR LORD. THEN OTHERS WE MAY NOT TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE WE WENT WRONG. I GOT TO SAY IT WAS MORE LIKELY I DIDNT UNDERSTAND 

    THIS HAPPENED VERY EARLY IN MINISTRY. I THINK I HAD BY THIS TIME I KNEW I WAS N EVANGELIST. I HAD BEEN BLEST TO HAVE LEAD OVER 500 PEOPLE TO CHRIST. EVERYONE HAD GONE BACK TO MY HOME TOWN FOR A WEDDING. MY DAD WAS GOING TO SEE HIS BROTHER MY UNCLE AS WELL AS HIS SISTER HELEN AND HER HUSBAND UJ.  MY DAD HAD NOT SEEN UNCLE BILL IN OVER TEN YEARS. I HAD NOT SEEN HIM FOR 25 YEARS. THE NIGHT BEFORE MY DAD ASKED ME TO TALK TO MY UNCLE BILL ABOUT CHRIST FOR HIM. HE SAID HE DID NOT THINK ANYONE ELSE COULD REACH HIM. WHEREVER I TRAVEL I KNOW AND THEREFORE LOOK FOR THAT ONE WHO NEEDS SALVATION. THIS WAS KNOW DIFFERENT. DAD WAS THE STRONGEST PRAYER WARRIOR I EVER KNEW AND SAID HE BEEN PRAYING FOR YEARS FOR HIS SALVATION. 

    I WAS PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT THE CHANCE TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH MY UNCLE. THE NEXT DAY CAME AND I WAS LOOKING FOR THE RITE TIME. UNCLE BILL WAS EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT WHICH COULD BE INTIMIDATING EASLY. I LOOK AT IT AS A PLUS I COULD APPEAL TO HIS INTELLIGENCE POINTING TO HIS NEED FOR SALVATION. AT THAT POINT IT WOULD BE A NO BRAINER. HE WOULD CHOOSE CHRIST. AT THIS POINT AND FOUR YEARS OF SHARING THE GOSPEL NO ONE HAD SAID NO. 

    THIS IS WHERE GOD INTERVENED. YA YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS GOING. PUTTING ALL THAT TOGETHER I WAS VERY CONFIDENT IN MY TALENT. YES I SAW IT AS ME PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER. I HAD FORGOT THIS WAS A GOD THING N IT WAS N ME/I THING. WE WERE IN THE LIVING ROOM WHEN I STARTED SHARING THE GOOD NEWS. I WAS SURPRISED HOW EASILY HE STAYED ENGAGED. EVERYTHING THING WAS GOING LIKE ALL THOSE BEFORE. UNCLE BILL WAS WALKING RIGHT INTO MY TRAP. I REMEMBER EVEN LEANING BACK JUST THINKING HOW COOL THIS WAS GONNA BE. HOWEVER GOD STEPPED IN A TOTALY BLEW UP MY WORLD. AS I GOT TO THE POINT WHERE HE WAS GOING SAY YES I GET IT. I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN. WHEN I ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT. HIS REPLY WAS DARYL WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO. I NOT GONNA GO DOWN THAT ROAD. I WAS STUNNED. I HAD NO COME BACK FOR THAT ANSWER. I NEVER THOUGHT ID HAVE TO COME UP WITH A COUNTER MOVE. 

    I SAT THERE FOR FIVE MINUTES NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT WENT WRONG. NOTHING WENT WRONG I WAS WRONG IN MY THOUGHT PROCESS. I KNEW AT THAT MOMENT MY UNCLE WAS GOING TO HELL, AND I HAD NO REMEDY. I WENT DOWN CELLAR WHERE I USED TO STAY. I BROKE DOWN IN TEARS FIRST FOR UNCLE BILL BUT ESPECIALLY DAD. IDK HOW LONG I WAS THERE WHEN DAD SHOWED UP. HE ASKED WHAR WAS WRONG. I TOLD HIM I FAILED. SEE STILL I THING. DAD TOLD ME YOU TRIED THATS ALL ONE CAN ASK. HE WENT UPSTAIRS AND I STAYED THERE. I FIGURED IT MAY BE GOOD TIME TO CHECK IN WITH GOD. I ASKED WHAT WENT WRONG HE REALLY GAVE ME A REALITY CHRCK. I THEN REALIZED I NEEDED TO FORGET SELF AND REMEMBER GOD. I STILL HAD NO COME BACK. OH THAT WAS THE GOOD PART OF THE REBUKE. I NOW KNOW I NEEDED A SECOND THIRD FOURTH N FITTH WAY TO REVERSE THE TIDE. LESSON LEARNED ON ALL FRONTS. 

    PROBABLY AN HOUR PAST WHEN I WENT BACK UP STAIRS. AUNT HELEN WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH. I ASKED HER WHERE DAD WAS SHE SAID HES WITH BILL. I KNEW WHAT TO DO FROM THE OTHER END. I NEEDED TO PRAY FOR DAD TALKING TO BILL. IT WAS FIVE MINUTES OR SO AND THEY CAME OUT OF THE BACK ROOM. UNCLE BILL WAS SMILING LIKE A FOX IN A HEN HOUSE DEAL. DAD HAD LEAD HIM TO CHRIST. WE LEFT TO GIVE THANKS AND BILL N HELEN WERE ALONE. I TOLD DAD WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY I MESSED UP. HE SAID HE NEVER HAD GOD SPEAK THROUGH HIM LIKE WITH BILL THAT WAS DO TO PRAYER. TO BE CONTINUED 

    THANK YOU FOR TAKING A FEW MINUTES TO DROP IN. I WILL BE BACK SOON IDK WHEN I WILL FINISH THIS STORY NUT PROMISE I WII REVISIT IT. UNTIL THEN GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at April 28, 2023 7:58 PM EDT
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    May 7, 2023 10:39 PM EDT

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                         UNCLE BILL PART #2 

                                                      NO BODY TOLD ME HOW 

    OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS DAD UNCLE BILL AND I WOULD SPEND FEW HOURS A DAY TALKING TO HIM ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS. I HAD MENTIONED TO YOU MY AUNT HELEN AND HER HUSBAND UNCLE JIMMY HAD ALSO. CAME UP FOR A FEW WEEKS FROM STAYEN ISLAND. I HAD NOTICED AUNT HELEN ( WHO WAS ANTI GOD) WAS  STAYING IN THE ROOM WERE TALKING. MIND YOU SHE WAS DOING NEEDLE POINT PRETENDING SHE WAS NOT LISTENING.I HAD KNOWN THE POWER OF PRAYER WHEN SOME ONE WAS BEING BROUGHT THE GOSPEL. WHAT I NEVER THOUGHT OF SERIOUSLY IT WAS KINDA IN PASSING. 

    SO I FIGURED I WOULD ASK DAD ABOUT PRAYING FOR AUNT HELEN SALVATION BEFORE IT HAPPENS. WE WOULD ACTUALLY BE PRAYING FOR GOD TO CREAT THE DEVINE APPOINTMENT. THATS WHAT WE DID. IDK HOW MUCH UNCLE BILL AND AUNT HELEN TALKED ABOUT UNCLE BILLS DECISION. THEY WERE CLOSEST IN AGE AND WERE VERY CLOSE. I AM SURE THEY TALKED.

    THREE DAYS HAD PAST BUT KNOW PROGRESS THAT I COULD SEE. SHE STILL WAS LISTENING BUT I HAD NOT YET KNOWN ABOUT DEVINE APPOINTMENTS AT THIS POINT ( ALTHOUGH IVE MENTIONED IT SEVERAL TIMES, THESE ARE ALL LOOKING BACK WITH MY KNOWLEDGE OF TODAY) SO I WAS NOT SURE WHAT HOW IT WOULD MANIFEST ITSELF. THIS IS WHEN I BECAME AWARE OF HOW GOD WOULD SPEAK TO ME.

    I WAS SITTING AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE THE THE LAST DAY OF THEIR VACATION. THEY WERE HEADING HOME IN A FEW HOURS. I SAT THERE AT THE TABLE ASKING GOD  WHAT I SHOULD DO. REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I TRIED TO SHARE THE GOSPLE I DID NOT FAIL AS IN MUCH I TRIED. PLANTED A SEED. THATS WHEN I FELT GOD URGING ME TO GET UP AND WALK INTO THE LIVING ROOM. SO A WALKED INTO THE LIVING ROOM AND COULD SEE DOWN THE HALL. AT THE END OF THE HALL EPEWS AUNT HELENS ROOM. SHE WAS JUST FINISHING UP HER PACKING. AWHEN I SAW THIS I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME. I WALKED IN AND DID LITTLE SMALL TALK.THEN I ASKED HER DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN?  HER REPLY WAS NO. KNOW ONE EVER TOLD HOW TO GET THERE. I TOLD HER I KNOW. SHE LOOKED AT ME SHE HAD TEARS IN HER EYES. I ASKED WOULD YOU LET ME TELL YOU. SHE SAID YES. WE SAT ON THE BED AND I SHARED THE GOSPEL WITH HER.  FEW MINUTES LATER SHE WAS CRYING TEARS OF JOY. 

    SHE QUICKLY GOUND UNCLE BILL AND TOK HIM WHAT SHE HAD DDNE. I FOUND DAD AND TOLD HIM. HE RUSHED TO THE HOUSE WHERE WE HAD A JESUS COME TO US MOMENT. AFTERWARDS WE STARTED GETTING READY FOR THEM TO GO. I TRIED REAL QUICK TOTALK TO UNCLE JIMMY. HE SAID HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND A LOT. HOWEVER HE SAIDTHE NEXT SUMMER WE COULD TALK. I THINK IT WAS HIS FREE MAON STATUS THAT KEPT HIM FROM GOING FUTHER. 

    AS WE PACKED EVERYTHING IN THE CAR AND BEGAN TO SAY OUR GOOD-BYES. UNCLE BILL THANKED ME FOR ALL I DID  PLANTING SEEDS IS PART ONE OF FOUR STEPS IN EVANGELISM. IT WAS A AWESOME MOMENT IN TIME WHEN I COULD SHARE THE THANKSGIVING AND THE JOY HE EXPERIENCED OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS. AS THEY DROVE.AWAY I THOUGHT HOW MUCH I LESRNED ABOUT WOKING WITH OUR LORD. IRONICALLY AND SADLY I NEVER SAW ANY OF THM AGAIN. UNCLE JIMMY DIED FEW YEARS LATER. UNCLE BILL WAS NEXT AUNT HELEN WAS AROUND ANOTHER TEN YEARS AFTER. THEN IN APRIL 2008 DAD WENT HOME TOO. 

    THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS HUMBLING. IVE LEARNED WHEN YOU STAY HUMBLE MUCH MORE COMES YOUR WAY. IT WAS ALSO I WAKE UO CALL I WOULD NEED TO TWEEK MY APPROACHES TO SHARIN THE GOOD NEWS. SOME FIVE THOUSAND PLUS REACHED FOR CHRIST I AM EVEN MORE IN AWE HE STILL USES ME IN THE KINGDOM BUILDING. IM NOT SURE WHEN I WILL GET BACK. MAYBE E WOULD BE BLEST BY SOMEONE ELSE SHARING THEIR ENCOUNTER WITH GOD. I AM SURE IF THIS I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU ALL STOPPING BY. UNTIL NEXT TIME. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

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    May 12, 2023 7:32 AM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                                                   MIKE 

     

    THIS WILL BE SHORT I PROMISE. THERE ARE TIMES WE DO NOT SEE THE LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF OUR MEETING/INTERACTION WITH OTHERS. MUSH OF THE TIME WE DO NOT EVEN SEE THE SHORT TERM EFFECT WE MADE ON OTHERS. WE KNOW THE IMMEDIATE EVENT EVERYTHING ELSE IS UP TO GOD WHAT OR WHAT WE WILL NOT KNOW/LEARN 

    THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES, I DID NOT EVEN THINK OF THIS AS AN INTERVENTION UNTIL RECENT DAYS.  I CERTAINLY DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING AT THE TIME IT HAPPENED. WE HAD BEEN GOING TO A NEW MINISTRY IN TOWN WHEN I WAS A KID.I WAS AROUND 9/10 AT THE TIME. ONE OF THE FAMILIES THAT STARTED THIS MINISTRY WAS THE BAKERS. MIKE WAS A REAL INTENSE WHEN IN A SERVICE  OUTSIDE OF SERVICES HE WAS JUST AS INTENSE WHILE HAVING FUN. THEY WERE A YOUNG FAMILY PROBABLY MID TWENTIES AND LITTLE MIKE ONE YEAR OLD  WE ALL HUNG OUT TOGETHER SO IT WAS A SHOCK WHEN MIKE SAID THEY WERE MOVING TO WEST VIRGINIA.  THEN CAME THE DAY THEY LEFT. WE MADE PLANS TO GO DOWN AND SEE THEM THE NEXT SUMMER  

    THE NEXT SUMMER CAME AND WE WERE GOING TO SPEND A WEEK WITH THE BAKER FAMILY  I WAS NOT SURE I WAS HAPPY BOUT GIVING AWAY I/8 OF MY SCHOOL BREAK  NEVER THE LESS THERE WE WERE ON THE ROAD TO WV. OH I WONT GO INTO IT RITE NOW BUT WV USED TO HAVE SUICIDE LANE GOD STEPPED IN. THE SECOND DAY THEY ALL WANTED TO GO TO A LAKE AND SPEND THE DAY. NOW THEY HAD ANOTHER BABY BOY, MIKE WAS TWO NOW. WE WERE THERE ABOUT HALF HOUR  THE ADULTS WERE ALL BUSY FELLOWSHIPPING THEY WERE NOT WATCHING MIKE. THE WATER  WAS NOT DEEP JUST OFF 30 FEET OFF SHORE. PROBABLY TWO FOOT. I WAS JUST SITTING KINDA BORED WHEN I SAW MIKE WALKING IN THE WATER. IDK OR DID NOT KNOW AT THE TIME GOD WAS GOING TO USE ME. MIKE WAS FIFTY YARDS AWAY FROM THE ADULTS WHEN I FELT A NEED TO GO OUT AND FOLLOW MIKE. JUST AS I CAME UP BEHIND HIM IDK PROBABLY TEN FEET AWAY, WHEN IT HAPPENED MIKE TRIPPED AND FELL HEAD FIRST IN THE WATER. I GOT THERE JUST AS HE WENT UNDER. I GRABBED HIS ARM AND PULLED HIM UP. IT WAS SO FAST MIKE HAD NOT EVEN TAKEN IN ANY WATER. ACTUALLY TO HIM IT WOULD SEEM HE TRIPPED WAS CAUGHT AND TOOK HIS NEXT STEP. AFTER I PULLED HIM UP I LOOKED BACK AND REALIZED THEY WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN HIM IN TIME TO SAVE HIM FROM DROWNING. EVEN AFHER ALL THE SPLASHING THAT TOOK PLACE THEY STILL DID NOT KNOW WHAT JUST HAPPENED. I STAYED CLOSE TO MIKE THE REST OF THE DAY. I NEVER TOLD ANYONE BOUT WHAT HAPPENED. I GUESS I DID NOT WANT ANY ONE TO THINK THEY WERE BAD PARENTS. PERHAPS THEY COULD HAVE BRUSHED UP ON THEIR. PARENTING SKILLS THOUGH. 

    WE LEFT THAT WEEK AND NEVER SAW THE BAKERS AGAIN. THEY MOVED OUT WEST AND WE LOST TOUCH. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT MIKE DID OR MADE HIMSELF INTO. IDK IF HES SAVED OR NOT. ALL I KNOW IS (NOW) IS GOD URGED ME TO GO FOLLOW MIKE.I DID AND IN THE PHYSICAL REALM I SAVED A LIFE. I KINDA THINK MIKE TURNED OUT JUST FINE OR PERHAPS HE MAY NOT HAVE MADE IT  TO THREE YEARS OLD TOLD YOU IT WOULD BE SHORT 

    SERIOUSLY IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. THAT SAID THX FOR DROPPING IN. LEAVE A COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. NTIL WE MEET. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at May 12, 2023 7:33 AM EDT
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    May 17, 2023 12:51 PM EDT

                                                            INTERVENTION 

     

                                                           GO HOME NOW 

     

    LOOKING BACK I KNOW I AM SURE NOW GOD STEPPED IN TO PROTECT ME. MY AUNTS AND UNCLES EVERY SUMMER WANTED ME TO COME DOWN TO STATEN ISLAND. I WOULD BE SPLIT WITH TWO AUNTS. AUNT HELEN. YOU READ BOUT HER IN TWO POSTS AGO. THIS WAS WAY IN THE PAST FROM THAT. NOW AUNT HELEN HAD RAISED TWO KIDS NOW EARLY TEENS. THEN AUNT PEGGY WHO NEVER HAD CHILDREN. ME WELL I AM FOUR. THE FIRST WEEK I GOT TO HANG WITH AUNT HELEN. SHE WOULD TAKE ME TO PLACES LIKE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LADY LIBERTY NATURAL MEASUM OF ARTS. THE NY PLANETARIUM. TONS OF FUN FOR A WIDE EYED FOUR YEAR OLD. NOW I WOULD HAVE TO SPEND AT LEAST ONE WEEK WITH AUNT PEGGY. NOT SO MUCH FUN. WE WOULD P,AY WORD GAMES PUZZLES WAIT TILL UNCLE HERB CAME HOME AND HAVE HIS GLASS OF WINE N MAKE ME LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC. 

    EVERY NOW AND THEN I WAS ALLOWED OUTSIDE. NOW AUNT PEGGY NOT USED TO WATCHING KIDS DID NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO ME. BY THE THIRD DAY AT 4 I WAS WALKING THREE BLOCKS DOWN TWO BLOCKS LEFT. THERE WAS A SMALL PARK NO ONE REALLY USED. SO I WOULD HAVE IT TO MYSELF. THE FIRST DAY I SAW A GUY STANDING AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARK JUST WATCHING. IT DID MAKE ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. BUT WHAT DONI KNOW. I COME FROM A SMALL UPSTATE TOWN AND NOW IM IN THE FAST LANE.  THE NEXT DAY I SNEAK OUT AGAIN. THIS TIME THERE WAS A FEW KIDS WITH MOMS N THIS TIME THE GUY WAS SITTING NEARER TO US. THE MOMS LEFT AND I WAS THERE SOLO. I LOOKED UP AND DID NOT SEE HIM.  THEN I HEARD A VOICE SAY * GO HOME NOW*. I DO NOT REALLY UNDERSTAND BUT JUST THAT QUICK I FELT REALLY SCARED. LIKE THERE WAS A PRESENCE A DARK HEAVY PRESENCE. SO I GET UP TO GO HOME. I START TO WALK BUT JUST FELT I NEEDED TO LOOK BACK. THE GUY WAS HALF BLOCK AWAY. THIS PARK WAS NEAR THE A CONDOMINIUM AREA. I STARTED WALKING HOME. UNFORTUNATELY I WENT OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARK. SO I WAS ACTUALLY MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM HOME. I BEGAN TO PANIC. IDK HOW TO GET HOME. INJUST KNEW THIS WAS NOT IT AND THIS GUY WAS THERE THE GONE THEN BACK AGAIN. HE KNEW WHERE I LIVED OR LEAST THE DIRECTION. I KNEW I HAD TO GO BACK THROUGH THE PARK TO GET HOME THE FASTEST. BUT BY NOW I DID NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE THE PARK WAS. THEN I CAME UP ON A GENTLEMAN WORKING ON HIS CAR I GUESS. HE SAW ME AND ASKED IF I WAS LOST. I WANTED TO BE A TUFF GUY AND SAY NO. BUT THEN IDK WHERE THE OTHER GUY WAS. IT WAS ALSO GETTING LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. I TOLD HIM I CAME FROM A PARK. HE SAID  HE KNEW WHERE IT WAS BUT KNEW A SHORT CUT TO GET HOME. I DID KNOW THE ADDRESS, SO HE TELLS ME HOW TO GET HOME. IDK HOW BUT I WALKED TWO BLOCKS AND WAS BACK ON OUR STREET. 

    I CAN NOT SAY FOR SURE IF THE GUY WAS UP TO NO GOOD AND I WAS HIS NEXT TARGET OR JUST MY WILD IMAGINATION. ONCE I GOT ON MY STREET I FELT SAFE THOUGH. IDK IF THE ELDERLY GENTLEMAN WAS A ANGLE OR JUST THE RITE PERSON AT RITE TIME. EITHER WAY GOD DID STEP IN, AND I STILL HERE TO TELL YOU OF THE INCIDENT. 

    AS ALWAYS THANK YOU FOR TAKING TUME TO READ THIS POST. I WILL BE BACK SOMETIME NEXT WEEK AT LATEST. UNTIL THEN. GODSEND BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at May 17, 2023 12:52 PM EDT
    • 448 posts
    May 21, 2023 4:31 PM EDT

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                                     10

     

    I HAVE TO ADMIT THE NUMBER 10 WAS NOT THE TITLE I WANTED TO USE. HOWEVER IT DOES HAVE TO DO WITH 10 KIDS. THE TITLE I WOULD HAVE GIVEN *THANK YOU LORD FOR NOT HAVING MY VISION* YA KINDA LONG. ACTUALLY THE TITLE WILL BE ALMOST AS LONG AS THIS NARRATIVE. I HAVE TOLD YOU FEW TIMES OF THE SPORTS MINISTRY MY WIFE AND I HAD PUT TOGETHER. THE ONE THING ABOUT ANY MINISTRY I HAVE FOUND PRETTY EARLY, THAT ONE HAS TO HAVE A PLAN AND THE ABILITY TO ADJUST. THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHEN I WOULD LEARN A VALUABLE LESSON ON HOW GOD ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL DESPITE THE LIMITATIONS OF THE VESSEL USED 

    I HAD LEARNED DAY ONE BEFORE ONE GOES OUT TO SPRAK IT WOULD BE WISE TO GO PRAY. EMPTY SELF AND ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO MOVE FREELY. THIS PARTICULAR SATURDAY NIGHT WAS WHEN WE STILL HAD OUR TRAINING WHEELS ON. BUT LEARNING EVERY WEEK. WE HAD OVER THIRTY KIDS WE BROUGHT IN OR DREW IN. WE WOULD PLAY ALL TYPES OF SPORTS. ID HANDICAP THE BOYS. I WOULD TEACH LIFES LESSONS ON THE FIELD OF SPORTS. I WANTED THEM TO KNOW THINGS WE NOT GOING TO GO THEIR WAY. SO THEY BETTER HAVE A PLAN B. THATS FOR B READY TO CHANGE THE DIRECTION AND MAKE THE BEST OF THAT CHOICE. ONE DAY PERHAPS IF I REMEMBER OR YOU REMIND ME AND I WILL TELL YOU THE VARIATIONS OF GAMES WE WOULD OFTEN BLEND. I WILL GIVE YOU ONE (THREE WAY SOCCER) LET THAT SINK IN. I WOULD ALSO GET TO KNOW THE NEW KIDS OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. BY NOW OUR KIDS KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE DOING. BRINGING THEIR FRIEND TO CHRIST. 

    AFTER WE WOULD WORK THEM OUT TO THEY WERE TRASHED. WE WOULD THEN FEED THEM. SEE WHAT I AM DOING HERE. YA I WANT AN AUDIENCE THAT CAN ONLY FOCUS ON ONE THING. THE SPEAKING HEARING AND RECEIVING OF THE GOSPEL. AS THEY ATE I WOULD RETREAT TO THE SANCTUARY ( I WAS YOUTH PASTOR FOR METHODIST CHUCH ). I DISTINCTLY REMEMBERING PRAYING MY USEAL PRAYER THAT HE WOULD GIVE ME THE WORDS TO SAY. PREPARATION OF HEARTS. THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES. YET THIS WAS DIFFERENT WE HAD 10 KIDS THAT NEEDED SALVATION. I ASKED THE LORD TO SAVE FIVE OR SIX DO TO MY TIME CONSTRAINT AND MAKE THE REST ACCOUNTABLE. 

    THEN I WOULD GO UPSTAIRS AND MEET THE GROUP. IF THE MESSAGE CONVICTED ALL THERE AND THEY ALL RESPONDED TO THE CALL. THEN IT WAS EASY I WOULD EMPTY THE ROOM EXCEPT THE ONES WHO SAID YES. A FEW QUESTIONS WRITTEN ON A PIECE OF PAPER IF NEEDED. THE I WOULD HAVE MY CONFIRMATION. NOW IF ONLY FEW RESPONDED I WOULD TAKE THE ONES WHO DID NOT AND DO ONE ON ONE TWO ON ONE TYPE THING. HOWEVER I WOULD NOT HAVE THE TIME TO CONFIRM HALF AND DO ONE ON ONE WITH THE ONES WHO DID NOT RECEIVE. HENCE MY PRAYER. 

    I HAVE KNOW IDEA WHAT I SAID. HARDLY EVER DO WHEN PREACHING. ALWAYS DO WHEN TEACHING. THATS BECAUSE WHEN I PREACH REMEMBER I ASK FOR HIS WORDS. IN MY SPIRIT THEY ARE NOT JUST HIS WORDS BUT HIM SPEAKING THROUGH ME. I KNOW AS A FEW VERY FEW TIMES I HEARD MYSELF ON TAPE AND ASKED MYSELF WHO THOUGHT OF THAT. IT WAS NOT ME. SO AT THE END OF THE MESSAGE I GAVE THE INVITATION AND NOT 5 NOT 7 BUT ALL 10 CAME TO CHRIST. I HAD NEVER SPOKE AND HAD MORE THEN THREE RESPOND BEFORE. EVERYTHING BOUT THIS WAS WAY OUT OF MY LEAGUE. AFTER THE INVITATION I CONFIRMED ALL THEM. AS WAS MY CUSTOM ALSO I WOULD GO BACK AND TELL GOD HOW WELL IT WENT. I WOULD GIVE THANKS AND COMMUNE WITH THE LORD. THIS TIME WAS DIFFERENT AS I WEPT BITTERLY AND GAVE THANKS GOD WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MY THOUGHTS MY WAYS MY LIMITATIONS MY LACK OF VISION EVEN MY FAITH. HE IMPRESSED UPON ME AS LONG AS I REMAINED AVAILABLE I WOULD COME TO SEE GREATER THINGS.  

    I GUESS THAT WAS A BIT LONGER THEN I ANTICIPATED. YA I GUESS THEY ALL DO. THAT BEING SAID I DO SO THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS SUCH A SUCCESS. YOU ALL AMAZE ME. THAT YOU WOULD STOP HERE TO READ THE MEMORIES OF THIS OLD PREACHER.  WHEN THERES SO MANY BETTER BOOKS YOU COULD READ. THIS IS WHY IM AGAIN HUMBLED. IT MAY BE OVER A WEEK BEFORE I GET BACK AS IVE MUCH GOING ON THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. UNTIL THEN. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 448 posts
    May 26, 2023 10:18 PM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                                              UNCLE ELMER 

                                                                 PART #1 

     

    SO FOLLOW ME HERE AND MY UNCLES. THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE N MINISTRY I USED TO HAVE OUTSIDE SYRACUSE. NOW MY UNCLE ARCHIE AKA UNCLE A IS MY MOMS OLDEST BROTHER. HE WAS AS ACTIVE UP THERE AS DAD WAS DOWN HERE IN S FL. ID GO UP FEW TIMES IN THE WINTER MONTHS AND MOST OF THE SUMMER. I WOULD FLIP THE MINISTRIES DURING WINTER. 

    MY DAD PAST IN 08. UNCLE A IN 12. THIS WAS BETWEEN THOSE YEARS. HE HAD AN UNCLE. UNCLE ELMER. THAT WOULD MAKE HIM MY 2nd UNCLE. HE HAD BEEN SICK FOR MANY YEARS WITH CANCER. I DID NOT KNOW UNCLE ELMER AT ALL. ONLY SAW HIM ONCE. HE WAS NOW SENT BACK HOME TO SPEND HIS LAST DAYS WITH HIS DAUGHTERS. 

    BEING UNCLE E WAS MY UNCLE A’s UNCLE AND I WAS ASKED TO COME BY AND SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH HIM. NOW HERES WHERE FAMILY CHAINS THROW ME. UNCLE E HAD TWO DAUGHTERS. ILENE AND IRENE. THEY WOULD BE MY FIRST OR SECOND COUSINS. UNCLE A’s NIECES. ALL TO CONFUSING FOR ME. WELL UNCLE A AND I SPENT FEW DAYS PRAYING AND SEEKING GUIDANCE.  SEEMED TO ME THAT SEEING UNCLE E WAS ONLY FEW YEARS OLDER THEN UNCLE A I WOULD SEND UNCLE A IN TO SET THE TABLE. 

    WHILE UA IS IN THE ROOM SPEAKING TO UE. IM IN THE KITCHEN TALKING TO THE GIRLS. THEY WERE FIVE N EIGHT YEARS MY JUNIOR. I HAD GIVEN UA ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS HE COULD SPEAK TO UE TO SOFTEN HIS HEART. I GAVE HIM BOUT HALF HOUR. SO I HAD TWO SECOND COUSINS TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS WITH IN THAT TIME FRAME. FIVE MINUTES IN I KNOW ILENE IS SAVED. BOTH HER N I KNOW IRENE IS NOT SAVED. 

    MY LAST TEN MINUTES I THOUGHT I HAD WAS ALL DIRECTLY GEARED TO IRENE. AS GODS TIMING IS ALWAYS PERFECT IRENE RECEIVED CHRIST AS SAVIOR AND UA COMES OUT FROM UE ROOM.  I ASK HIM HOW DID IT GO. UA REPIES GREAT /MINE YOU HE WOULD EAT FIVE DAY OLD PASTA THAT HONESTLY THE DOG WOULD NOT EVEN GIVE IT A SNIFF ON THE WAY BY AND MERE MORTALS WOULD GAG. HE WOULD SAY THAT WAS GREAT/ SO HES READY TO GO, I JUST NEED TO TIE UP THE LOOSE ENDS.  UA (UNCLE ARCHIE ) REPIES YES 

    WELL YA YOU GUESSED IT. UA DID NOTHING TO PREPARE ( UNCLE ELMER ) UE FOR HEARING THE GOSPEL. I FIGURE THIS OUT IN LESS THEN FIVE MINUTES WHEN I WENT FISHING FOR ANSWERS. I NEEDED TO KNOW WHERE UA LEFT OFF TO PICK UP AND CLOSE THE DEAL. I GO RIGHT TO SEEING NONE OF US ARE PROMISED TOMORROW I JUST WANTED TO KNOW DID YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT UA WAS SPEAKING  TO YOU BOUT UE?  [MINE YOU HE JUST MEANT ME  LESS THEN A FEW MINUTES AGO.] I ASKED WHAT MY UA SPOKE OF. UE LOOKS AT ME STRANGE AND SAYS OH WE TALKED BOUT THE OLE HANG OUTS THAT WE WOULD FREQUENT THE LAST THING THEY SPOKE OF WAS WHERE THEY CAUGHT ALL THE WALLEYE WE WOULD CATCH BACK IN THE DAY. I ASKED DID HE KNOW WHO JESUS WAS. AT THAT POINT UE AINT HAVEN THIS CONVERSATION.  HE TURNED AND SAID TY FOR STOPPING BYE BUT WOULD I MIND LEAVING BECAUSE HE WAS TIRED  

    I LEARNED NOT TO TRUST OTHERS WILL DO WHAT THEY WERE SENT TO DO OR DO WHAT THEY SHOULD. BUT NOW MY JOB ( HONOR PRIVILEGE) GOT MUCH MORE COMPLICATED. ITS HARD TO SNEEK UP ON A DEAR WHEN YOU UP WIND AND WALKING TOWARD IT SIGNING TO YOURSELF.

    WHEN YOU ARE SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH SOMEONE A GOOD BAROMETER TO MAKE NOTE OF A FULLY ENGAGED PERSON AND THE MOST TIME PRESAY IS HALF HOUR. USUALLY TWENTY MINUTES. THE TIMELINE IS NON- EXISTENT. AT THAT POINT WRAP IT UP IN LESS THEN FIVE MINUTES. YOU DO THAT SO YOU DO NOT HARDEN THEIR HEART. LEAVE ROOM FOR THAT TINY LITTLE SEED TO TAKE ROOT. DO ALL YOU CAN TO HELP THAT PROCESS SO ONE DAY ANOTHER MAY JUST HARVEST THAT SEED 

    THIS HAD NOT HAPPENED TO ME IN OVER TEN YEARS. SO I WAS TERRIBLY BUMMED YET UPSET WITH MY UA.  IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN UE HAD NOT BEEN PREPPED I WOULD HAVE APPROACHED UE TOTALLY DIFFERENTLY. 

    TO BE CONTINUED…….

    I WILL LEAVE HERE. WHEN I RETURN INA FEW DAYS I WILL FINSH THE POST. AS ALWAYS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DROPPING BYE TO READ MY EXPERIENCES. UNTIL I RETURN MAY THIS POST FIND YOU AND YOURS HIGHLY FAVORED. TAKE CARE. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at August 7, 2023 10:09 PM EDT
    • 448 posts
    May 30, 2023 7:33 PM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

                                                                 CEASER 

     

    I had mentioned several times about my first date with my future we played Bball. It was at that point we realized that GOD had a plan for us. We prayed and talked over few days. We came up with the Sports  Program. We just had no idea how where when. We thoight we’d rent a gym on Saturday nites to get kids off the street. That was the launching point. GOD had other ideas. We had a Bball court in back of the church and huge front parking lot. 

    We had noticed kids on Friday nights and just invited them to Saturday nights. This is where the pieces started coming together. We could see the potential to use the sports to build a Sunday school department.  Eventually we realized it could be grown from with in the church or from the outside in. 


    We started meeting on Saturday nights and it wasn’t long before we had 35-50 kids at any given time. That’s where I started preaching the Gospel. In six months we had reached 30 kids to CHRIST.  We even got few to join the youth group. For the last few months there was a teen named Caesar. He would listen every week but never would respond to the invitation. Usually people don’t come back when you speak the word every time one comes.  Actually they stop coming. Caesar and I would often talk afterwards He never got upset and at times felt he needed JESUS but kept saying he wasn’t worthy. His home life gave him a broken spirit this is where he got his self worthlessness from. He was a great kid always watching out for the other kids. Always respectful was easily calmed down when he got upset. 


    He became a real burden for me. I just wanted him to allow CHRIST as savior. There were many things I was learning on the fly.  The one big thing was GOD would give me a message on Monday and I’d work on it durning the week. As time went on I started getting downloads later in the week.

    Then came The Saturday I had no message to speak. I was horrified that GOD wasn’t speaking to me. As was a custom I’d take a few teens with me and pray for the souls. This time when we were done Peter asked me what’s the message on tonight. I told him idk. He laughed and said no really you never come unprepared. I told him I just wasn’t getting anything. Peter asks what will you do? I just then heard GOD quote the scripture about the disciples being put in front of rulers and He would give them the words. That’s what I told Peter. I was going to open my mouth and GOD will have to speak for me not through me.

    It wasn’t lost on me there were 7 unsaved and I had no words. I just told them idk what I’m about to say but it’s all GOD At the end of the message 6 responded to the invitation and meant me at center court and prayed to become children of GOD. As usual Caesar and I talked. This time it was different he told me this was the first time he felt worthy to allow Christ as savior. This came after a fifteen minute’s of talking. He wanted to make that step but something would pop up and he’d retreat. Finally everything came together.

    There is a phenomena I’ve noticed about 50/60% of the time, when someone is struggling or is in the process of praying to become saved the enemy does something. Phone ring knock at the door someone walk by or noise around you when there was none.

    Just as Caesar said he wanted to be save and we sat down on a bench. In the front of the church a car hit the tree. Immediately Caesar looked up and wanted to go out front. I told him there were plenty of people out there to help him. What’s more important is the devil is trying to use that to distract you and you need to focus on you. Five minutes later Caesar was crying like a new born baby. That night at that time became the most that ever responded to a message. From that point on any time I’m speaking in the capacity of the evangelist I let the LORD speak. I do not prepare such messages. The next week the new pastor hired a youth pastor and we were cut off from the youth. The whole thing imploded within a month. We had already gone and started a SPORTS MINISTRY at another Baptist Church. Where we got better at what we were doing. This Sports Ministry stayed with us throughout the years of serving the LORD. 

    The Sports Ministry took me many places in my life. None possible without the lessons learned along the way. GOD will do the same for you as long a you put the preparation in. I do not know when I will get back. Until then as always thank you for stoping bye. Until I return GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at May 31, 2023 7:18 AM EDT
    • 448 posts
    June 8, 2023 10:24 AM EDT

                                                             INTERVENTION 

     

                                                                    918

     

    THIS IS NOT MY 911 EXPERIENCE HOWEVER I HAVE ONE IT WAS INTENSE AND BIT DIFFICULT TO WRITE ABOUT. I WILL SHARE IT ONE DAY. THIS HAPPENED THE VERY NEXT WEEK. SOMETIMES GOD ALLOWS THINGS TO HAPPEN TO GIVE US A BETTER CHANCE TO SEE HIM PERHAPS IN A DIFFERENT WAY  911 WAS OUR NATIONS GODLY WAKE UP CALL. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHEN GOD ALLOWED NOT MADE SOMETHING HAPPEN TO GET MY ATTENTION 

    I WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN PRISON MINISTRY. EVERY SATURDAY I WOULD GET UP EARLY AS I HAD A GOOD HALF HOUR DRIVE TO GET TO THE PRISON I WAS WORKING IN. I HAD BEEN DOING THIS TYPE OF MINISTRY FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT THAT POINT,I WAS TEAMED UP WITH MY MINISTRY BROTHER. RON AND I ALSO DID TWO MISSIONARY TRIPS TO HAITI. YOU MAY HAVE READ BOUT THAT IN THE PAST *WE ARE GOING TO BE ROBBED*. I WOULD MEET HIM AT 8:00 SHARP AS WE ONLY HAD TWO HOURS WITH THE GENTLEMAN. WE HAVE ALL HAD IT HAPPEN TO US YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR DRIVING. YOUR JUST MINDING YOUR OWN BIZZ WHILE NAVIGATING A MAIN TRAVELING ROUTE. HERE IT IS I95. THEN SOME ONE JUST HAD TO PUT THEIR CAR IN THAT SPACE IT WON’T FIT BETWEEN YOU AND THE CAR AHEAD OF YOU. WE ALL HAVE OUR THOUGHTS WHEN THAT HAPPENS. IT USUALLY HAS TO DO WITH HOW CLOSE IT CAME TO CAUSING YOU TO BE INJURED. 

    I AM TEN MINUETS AWAY FROM THE PRISON I STILL HAVE 911 ON MY MIND KINDA MEDITATING ON THE TIME I WILL SPEND MINISTERING. AS I WAS EXITING I BEGAN TO MERGE OVER TO GIVE MYSELF LOTS OF TIME. WE HAVE ALL THE WORST DRIVERS FROM OTHER STATES SHARING OUR ROADS. I GOT ALL THE WAY OVER AND WAS ACTUALLY ON THE OFF RAMP. IT TURNS INTO FOUR LANES TWO THAT CAN GO LEFT TWO TO THE RIGHT. I WAS IN THE TWO RIGHT LANES I NEEDED TO BE IN THE OUTSIDE LANE WHEN I WOULD GET OFF THE RAMP AS THE PRISON WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STREET. I CHECK AND SEE ITS CLEAR TO MOVE TO THE OUTSIDE LANE. I SIGNAL AND BLEND INTO TRAFFIC. JUST AS WE WERE COMING UP ON THE LIGHT IT TURNED RED. I WAS GOING TO BE THE FIRST IN THE LANE. THIS STREET HERE DOESN’T HAVE RIGHT ON RED. AS I START SLOWING DOWN BUT AM STILL MOVING ABOUT 20mph WHEN FROM MY LEFT TWO LANES OVER ( HE IS IN THE OUTSIDE LEFT LANE) A YOUNG MAN PULLED ACROSS. BOTH LANES TRYING TO BEAT THE LIGHT. HE WOULD HAVE HIT IN THE PASSENGER BACK DOOR BUT FOR THE CAR NEXT TO ME BLASTED HIS HORN AND SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES. I SEEING HIM OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE AND DID THE SAME. IT WAS CLOSE BUT I DID NOT HIT HIM. 

    THAT SHOULD BE THE END OF THE STORY GOD INTERVENED AND KEPT ME OUT OF A MULTI CAR ACCIDENT. EXCEPT IT’S NOT. SEE I AM SITTING BEHIND HIM THINKING HOW CLOSE HE MAY HAVE BEEN FROM DEATH AND HAD NO CLUE HE WAS FAR MORE LIKELY TO GO TO HELL. NORMALLY I WOULD BE UPSET BUT ONE WEEK AFTER 911 NOTHING  IS NORMAL. ANYWAY WE ARE WAITING FOR OUR LIGHT TO TURN GREEN. I REMEMBER WATCHING THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AS THERES ALWAYS A FIVE SECOND DELY BETWEEN A RED LIGHT GOING ON AND A GREEN LIGHT DOING THE SAME. I SAW THE LIGHT TURN RED AND REFOCUS ON GETTING READY TO GO ON MY WAY. I KNOW I WON’T HAVE TO WAIT CUS THIS YOUNG MAN IS STILL IN A HURRY. OUR LIGHT TURNED GREEN TO MY SURPRISE HE DIDN’T TAKE OFF. HE ACTUALLY WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THE LIGHT HE WAS FIDDLING WITH HIS SOUND SYSTEM. AS HE PULLS OUT FROM NO WHERE A CAR BLEW THOUGH TWO SETS OF RED LIGHTS AND BROADSIDED HIM JUST BEHIND HIS DOOR. 

    YES THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME. I WOULD HAVE NOT LOOKED TO SEE IF IT IS CLEAR ONCE MY LIGHT TURNS GREEN. WHERE HE WAS INJURED BUT NOT SERIOUSLY. I HAD AT THE TIME 1985 TOYOTA MR2. THEY WERE VERY SMALL FOR THE TIME TWO DOOR ENGINE IN THE BACK.  THEY WEIGHED LESS THEN 1800lbs. SO THE REALITY WAS HE INTERVENED AND ALLOWED THIS YOUNG MAN TO BE IN SUCH A HURRY THAT DAY HE CUTS A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OFF. ONLY TO BE HIT BY SOMEONE MORE IMPATIENT THEN HIM. TO SPARE MY LIFE TWICE WITH IN A WEEK. I WAS SPIRITUALLY AWARE SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN ON 911. I HAD NO SUCH WORD ON TH 18th. IT MADE ME REALIZE GOD WAS STILL NOT DONE ALLOWING ME TO JOIN HIM IN KINGDOM BUILDING. SOMETHING I WAS TAKING FOR GRANTED. NO NOT DOING MINISTRY. I WILL BE DOING THAT TILL MY TIME IS DONE. ITS LIFE I WAS TAKING FOR GRANTED. I DO NOT DO THAT ANYMORE. 

    NEXT TIME SOMEONE CUTS YOU OFF. REMEMBER IT JUST MAY HAVE DELAYED YOU ENOUGH THAT YOUR INCONVENIENCE MAY HAVE SPARED YOUR LIFE. YOU MAY NOT SEE IT LIKE I DID NEVERTHELESS THATS HOW I ALWAYS LOOK AT IT NOW.

    ONCE AGAIN I THANK YOU ALL. FOR DROPPING BY ESPECIALLY IN MY ABSENCE YOU KEEP SHOWING UP. UNTIL I RETURN. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 448 posts
    June 13, 2023 6:22 PM EDT

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                  IT REALLY IS WHO YOU KNOW 

     

    So let’s go back in time. It may for-sure different time frame but same place in our time continuum. Remember your freshman year in high school. Oh the amazement as a young 13 old boy. There were all these people the building it huge. There was electricity in the air. There were girls seemed everywhere. Then you start to think life is good. Heck 3/4 of my freshman class I didn’t know. I had put my wat I thought were coolest threads ever. Seemed everyone got the same memo but all did it their way. That looking back was the first crack I the damn. I didn’t see it coming. Walking threw the halls. Then the bell rings to go to home room. No biggie all ready had it scoped. However I hadn’t scooped my home room teacher. Ms Price. More of her perhaps later. But that most definitely should have got my attention as idk at the time she had run ins with the custodian department that was Dad. That really should have been the chink now in the armor. But I don’t think of that cus I get a ride with him and am like one of the first kids in school. Kinda creepy through wen you are in that moment. Funny I’d become a custodian my senior year and would close those same hallway off every night. So yes I did make it out of my freshman year. However I’m still filled with enthusiasm as I’m going to have tons of fun I was gonna be the smartest kid in school.  Ok here’s where I began to grasp the fact I was in over my head. The home room teacher Ms Price the best looking teacher in the school for the first two years of high school. Butttt she did not like me cus of the whole custodian thing. Ya she made it clear I’d better not be late for home room. Well that got my attention. 

    However It was the next three hours my illusions of grandeur would crash down. So when the bell rang for you to go to class. Ya you remember the panic that set in when you find out you’re a small fish in this big tank full of sharks. You have three minuets to get to your class. But now with everyone there you can’t find your way. You ask an upper class men. Of course they are not gonna send you anyway near your destination. So ya you walk in late to algebra. With a first year teacher who was gonna make a name for himself. You guessed it I got the DONT be late. Don’t waste our time as now we have to send you to the office ect ect. Then let’s me go to be the way cool teacher. So far I’m still holding on to things will get better. All this can’t be that bad. Well then I go to my next room biology. Well Vern let me tell you when the crack burst open. My biology teacher. You guessed it Ms Price had switched out a class with another science class teacher. So there it is the one teacher who I have t even had a conversation with yet who has her opinions of me. Ya it was getting much less exciting and a lot more worry. Then there’s physical education that’s what they call it in the big boys school. Not gym that’s for mere children. So I’m in with 75 freshmen most I do not know. Actually I don’t think I knew anyone. My class had several bullies that ran together. They to were staking their territory out. Well a few of us smaller guys got picked on relentlessly. Not just in class but everywhere I’d tun into them. One of my classes was intro to business. I figured no guys all girls. I was rite but they were pretty much older or hung up on themselves. I did meet this one girl who was a bowling buddy of mine. That led to hanging out with them in the morning. I had anothe girl I kinda new back in the day lol. Ya back in sixth grade she had a best friend who’s boy friend I meant. His name Clair. Ya I know what your thinking. Remember Johnny Cash Boy named Sue. Well that’s the exact reason I was told he got his name. Clair was clean cut unusual for my time. He was very mild mannered but was extremely good at one thing Fighting. Ya that comes into play. So I’m walking round the school with my bud Lee his gf Finny and their friend Lynda J. Who I had no idea was the gf of the head of the bullies. Another words the baddest dude in the freshman probably sophomore also. This is only my second day. I left yesterday quite disillusioned with the events from Day One. Then I get a visit from a few of his soldiers giving me advice. I told them it was just a chill thing. We all told them that. The rest of the day went much like Day One. Enter Day Three. Friday. Thank goodness I was looking forward to so R&R ya both Rest n Relax n Rock n Roll. But I would have to get through this day unscathed. Well that quickly went out the window. When I got a warning that Myron ya that was Linda’s boyfriend. She was terribly sweet I couldn’t grasp why him. I’d find out that she was into the bad boys so she could be their Florence Nightingale. My warning was ok it was an invitation I wasn’t going to be able to miss. In five hours Myron was gonna meet me in the back of the school you know the smokers path. Ya and we were going to rumble. It wasn’t going to be much of a rumble. I really never had very many fights. N none of those I won. Like the whole school was a buzz of the beat down that was coming. I certainly was the most well known freshman among my peers that day. So after my gym class I was headed to my locker. That’s when Clair. He says so what you going to do? I’m thinking prepare for six months in traction. I don’t know. Then Clair says he’s just a bully. Ya I said one who’s gonna beat the stuffens out of me. He says well if it’s gonna happen choose the place. I couldn’t figure out the logic either way I’m still in the hospital for six months. He says follow me here. Go find him. I’m thinking and what do I do with the bull once I get there. Grabbing the bull my the horns felt a little rush in te thoughts process. I’m all bout slowing the whole day down. Clair said he’s in the cafeteria. Ya with all his crew I’m thinking I dislike this plan more n more. Idk how but he gets me pumped up enough to go find him. It does come down to who you know. What I do not know is just how bad Clair could be. The other thing he gave me such great advice. He said stand up to him. So we walk into the cafeteria and start walking over two Myron’s table. The whole cafeteria gets quite. I guess they figured they were about to see a real show. I walk up to the table idk where I got such courage and the words I’d speak were not of a frightened boy but with the confidence of a young lion. I walk real fast once they saw me.  I had to get to Myron’s chair before he could get up. I do and I’m standing over hi right shoulder. He’s right handed and will have a hard time getting to use his right hand. Clair is standing at the ens of the table as a few of Myron’s boys started to move Clair just told them to sit still this wasn’t theirs business. Surprisingly they didn’t move. I look at Myron as he turn to look at me. I tell him I heard he was looking for me. Well here I am. I figured if we had to fight it will be right know as I know the teachers will be there to break it up quickly. I tell him we can do it right now and I figure you will probably win but you will have been in a fight. He just like Clair said did nothing. He said he didn’t have a problem with me walking his girl round the Moring as he didn’t get to school till nine or ten.  Not a punch was thrown. I never got bullied by any of that crew again. It wasn’t till later in the day when talking to Clair he began to tell me how he had to fight all te time even his older brothers. Till he got strong enough to beat up his brothers. Then he developed a reputation in his country community for finishing a fight. Obviously he was there to prevent the others from jumping me. Yet made me deal with my big bad wolf. I now this doesn’t seem like  GOD thing but honestly I saw Myron beat a kid up later in the and I know I would have gotten seriously injured if we did it his way. It certainly wasn’t my words that took a bully and put him down in front of his crew. Clair just may ne someone you hear of again. If so it will be one of those should have certainly could have been killed. That will be five years later when I’d graduated. 

    I do apologize for being away so long. Much is going on in my little corner of te world. Thank You all again for making this topic so popular. I had no idea my boring life would draw so many in. I truly am amazed and grateful for the unmerited favor. I hope I can be back quicker than this last time. Until then. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 448 posts
    June 25, 2023 1:07 PM EDT

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                                LOOK LEFT     

     

    AS I WRITE ABOUT THIS NEXT EXPERIENCE I REALIZED THAT I HAVE HAD ON THE AVERAGE OF 3 TIMES A YEAR I HAD THINGS HAPPEN THAT SHOULD HAVE LEFT ME DEAD. I KINDA LAUGHED AS I THOUGHT I SHOULD NOT BE HERE. THE ONLY EXPLANATION IS GOD. NOW DO NOT GET ME WRONG. THERE ARE MANY THINGS GREAT THAT GOD STEPPED IN AND DID FOR ME DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.  

    THIS HAPPENED JUST LAST WEEK. I GOT ELECTED TO THE PRESIDENT OF OUR PTA (THAT IS AN WHOLE DIFFERENT ARENA WHERE GOD DIFFERENTLY WAS IN IT I WILL TELL YOU MORE OF THAT IN THE FUTURE) I HAVE MY NEW TEAM. GOD TOLD ME TWO OF THEM WOULD BE ON MY TEAM. BOTH DID NOT THINK SO. TWO WEEKS LATER THEY ARE ON MY TEAM. I HAD BEEN TRYING TO GET THEM TO MEET, FOR WHATEVER REASONS THEY WOULD NOT DO WHAT I ASKED. YES YOUR RIGHT THIS IS BAD BEHAVIOR AND IT DID GET WORSE AT THIS MEETING. THE MEETING AGAINST MY PROTEST TOOK PLACE IN THE SCHOOL. WHAT THEY DO NOT KNOW BUT I KNOW IS EVERY ROOM IS BUGGED AND VIDEOED. THE SCHOOL IS FIFTEENTH MINS AWAY. THE MEETING WAS SET TO BE HEALD AT 4:00. I LEFT WITH PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE IT AND HAVE FEW MINS TO PRAY. I WAS DRIVING MY WIFES SUV I BROUGHT HER. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET THAT NEW AUTOMOBILE YOU DO NOT WANT TO DENT IT SCRATCH IT CERTAINLY ACCIDENTS ARE OUT COMES YOU DO YOUR BEST NOT TO BE THE ONE. 

    AS I WAS ON A THREE LANE ROAD I HAD TO GET TO THE LEFT LANE TO MAKE THE TURN JUST AHEAD. I WAS ABLE TO GET OVER REMEMBER THIS IS RUSH HOUR. SIDE NOTE FL IS THE STATE ALL THE WORST DRIVERS MOVE HERE FROM EVERY STATE IN THE UNION. THE TURN LANE WHEN YOU TURN ONTO THE STREET I WILL BE USING HAS TWO LANES. ONE THE INNER LANE IS FOR MOSTLY TRACTORS AND TRAILERS. THERES A WAREHOUSE THEY USE. THE RIGHT LANE IS FOR CONTINUING STRAIGHT. THERES ALSO A SIDE ROAD THAT RUNS EAST N WEST THAT IS ONLY FEW YARDS AWAY FROM BEHIND THE WAREHOUSE. AS I GET TO MY LANE I WAS BEHIND A TRACTOR N TRAILER. HAS WE TURNED ONTO THE STREET HE HAD TO MAKE A WIDE TURN TO MAKE THE TURN INTO THE WAREHOUSE SO I HAVE TO MAKE MY TURN A LITTLE WIDER TO GET ONTO THE STREET. AS I TURN THINKING ABOUT THE MEETING. NOW I AM AT THE SIDE OF THE TRUCK LOOKING UP THE ROAD. I BEGIN TO ACCELERATE WHEN I HEAR A VOICE TELLING ME LOOK LEFT NOW. IT DID NOT MAKE SENSE AS I HAD JUST HAD JUST TAKEN MY EYES OFF IT AND HAD ALREADY MOVED ON. HOWEVER THE VOICE STARTLED ME THAT SUBCONSCIOUSLY I LIFTED MY FOOT FROM THE GAS. I QUICKLY GLANCED OVER AT THE TRACTOR N TRAILER AND SAW NOTING. THEN I TURNED BACK TO CONTINUE. JUST AS I LOOKED UP OR BACK NOW ALMOST TO THE FRONT OF THE TRACTOR WHEN A CAR LOADED WITH YOUNG DRIVERS BLEW THROUGH THE STOP SIGN. I HAD TO HIT THE BRAKES SO I DID NOT GET ON THE DRIVERSIDE. WHICH WITH THE SPEED THEY WERE TRAVELING WOULD HAVE WELL I WOUD NOT BE HERE. I HAD MISSED THAT BUT NOW I HAVE TO NOT HIT THEM. IT HAPPENED IN LESS THEN THREE SECONDS. I WAS ABLE TO MISS THAT ALSO. NOW MY EYES LOOK IN MY MIRROR AS I KNOW I HAD ANOTHER CAR BEHIND ME. IF HE/SHE I COULD NOT TELL BUT SOMEHOW THEY WERE ALERT DRIVER AS THEY DID NOT HIT ME IN THE BACK. THEY DID ALSO SEE WHY HIT MY BRAKES. JUST THAT FAST IT WAS OVER. UNKNOWN TO ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE. HOWEVER THAT IS A FACT NO ONE REALLY KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE DOES NOT NEGATE THE ABILITY OF GOD  TO SEE ALL AT ALL TIMES. HE SAW THIS FROM AN ETERNITY AGO. THATS A LONG TIME TO REMEMBER LITTLE OLE ME AND ALL THE TIMES HE WOULD INTERVENE IN MY LIFE. SO ALL IN ALL I GOT THAT SUV BACK JUST AS I TOOK IT. THAT MAKES MY WIFE HAPPY IT MAKES MY DAY HAPPIER. 

    I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF GOD SHOWING UP. DO NOT DISMISS YOU FORGETTING SOMETHING AND YOU HAVE TO LOCATE IT. THAT DELAY MAY HAVE PUT YOU WHERE YOU WOULD NOT SEE WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. NEVER THE LESS YOU MISSED SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN LIFE CHANGING. THEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN AND THERE ALWAYS IS. THAT DELAY PIT YOU ON A PATH WHERE YOU WILL MEET SOMEONE YOU WILL NEED IN YOUR LIFE AT LEAST FOR THAT TIME FRAME. EITHER WAY GODS ALWAYS IS INTERVENING ON OUR BEHALF. THAT MEANS NO RETIREMENT FROM KINGDOM BUILDING. I WILL TELL YOU WHAT GODS DOING IN MY LIFE AT MY AGE. REMINDING ME OF TIMING AND YOUR NEVER TO OLD TO BE USED IN WAYS YOU NEVER COULD HAVE DONE BEFORE THE POINT OF REVELATION 

    THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING IT HERE. YOU ARE THE MOST FAITHFUL READERS IVE EVER BEEN  ACROSS IN MY LIFE TIME. HECK YOU ARE GOING BACK AND READING MY OLDER POSTS. I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THAT TYPE OF COMMITMENT. THANK YOU JUST IS NOT ENOUGH. IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. I HOPE IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. UNTIL THEN GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at June 25, 2023 1:09 PM EDT
    • 7 posts
    June 26, 2023 10:59 AM EDT

    Praising God for His ever-present loving care and protection over your life, Daryl! Thanks for sharing the encouragement this morning. Listening for and being obedient to His instructions is imperative. Blessings to you, Daryl.

    • 448 posts
    June 30, 2023 12:20 PM EDT

                                                            INTERVENTION 

     

                                                            UNCLE ELMER PT#2 

     

    WHEN I CAME OUT OF UNCLE ELMERS ROOM AND WALKED INTO THE KITCHEN, I COULD SEE THE ANTICIPATION ON ALL THEIR FACES. IT WAS GUT WRENCHING TO TELL UE DAUGHTERS HE DID NOT RESPOND AS WE HOPED. WE ALL HAD WORD OF PRAYER TO THANK GOD FOR MY 2nd COUSIN’S SALVATION AND UE HEART TO SOFTEN. JUST BEFORE WE LEFT MY COUSIN ILENE ASKED IF I COULD GO THROUGH THE SALVATION PLAN FROM MY APPROACH/STYLE. SO BACK INSIDE WE WENT. I SHARED THE GOSPEL AND LET THEM N UNCLE AASKS QUESTIONS TO TRY N THROUGH ME OFF. I KNOW IT SOUNDS A BIT ODD FOR SURE. HOWEVER I KNEW I COULD ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THEY CAME UP WITH. MEANING THEY WOULD HAVE THE EXPERIENCE NOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL. AFTER BOUT HALF HOUR UNCLE A N I LEFT. 

    ON THE WAY HOME UNCLE A WAS ASKING ME WHAT WENT WRONG? HOW COULD I TELL MY UNCLE YOU COULD HAVE DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB PREPARING THE WAY. SO I TOLD HIM ONLY WHAT WE KNEW. IT WAS NOT UE TIME YET. HOWEVER HE WAS SENT HOME TO DIE. WHAT WE KNOW WITH OUT A DOUBT IT WAS MY COUSINS TIME. I COULD SEE IT WEIGHED HEAVY ON HIS HEART. UNCLE ELMER WAS NOT THAT MUCH OLDER THEN UNCLE ARCHIE. I TOLD HIM WE MADE UNCLE ELMER ACCOUNTABLE. SOMETIMES THATS AS FAR AS IT GOES. WE DECIDED TO KEEP PRAYING FOR UE’s SALVATION. 

    AFTER A FEW DAYS WE GOT A CALL FROM MY COUSINS. THEY WANTED US TO CALL THEM. I HAD PROMISED MY COUSINS N UNCLE A I WOULD DO THE FUNERAL FOR UE IF I WAS STILL N TOWN. SO THIS WAS NOT AN EASY. ALL TO MAKE. I CALLED MY COUSIN TO HEAR THE NEWS. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING AS UNCLE ELMER RECEIVED CHRIST AS SAVIOR. MY COUSIN WAS TELLING ME FOR THE PAST FOUR DAYS THEY BEEN WITNESSING TO EACH OTHER. ONCE THEY WERE CONFIDENT THEY BOTH WENT INTO SEE THEIR DAD. BETWEEN THE BOTH OF THEM THROUGH OF COURSE THE HOLY SPIRIT THEY WERE ABLE TO LEAD THEIR OWN DAD TO CHRIST. THEY ACTUALLY PUT UNCLE E ON THE PHONE CUS HE WANTED TO TELL UA OF HIS CHOICE 

    ONE NEVER KNOWS WHO THEY MAY BE ASSIGNED TO BUT WE KNOW OUR ASSIGNMENT. WHAT HAPPENS AT THAT POINT WHEN EVERYTHING IS IN ITS PERFECT PLACE IS UP TO GOD AND THAT PERSON. HOW WONDERFUL THAT GOD PUT THE ONES WHO NEEDED THE MESSAGE IN FRONT OF ME.  WHAT LOOKED HOPELESS WAS NOTHING BUT A THING FOR GOD WE JUST NEED TO DO OUR PART. THEN GOD DOES THE REST. UNCLE ELMER GOT FIVE EXTRA WEEKS WITH HIS GIRLS BEFORE HE WENT HOME TO THE LORD. 

    IDK WHEN I WILL BE BACK. LIKLY IN FEW WEEEKS. HAPPY 4th  I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS IN COMING BACK HERE TO SPEND A FEW MINUTES WITH ME.  UNTIL THEN. GODSPEED. BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD

    • 448 posts
    July 5, 2023 8:44 AM EDT

                                                              INTERVENTION 

     

                                                         YOU SAVED HER LIFE 

     

    OK LET ME BIGIN BY SYAING THIS WASNT MY NORMAL SATURDAY MORNING. WHEN I GREW UP I WAS NOT GOOD AT SCHOOL. AVERAGE AT BEST. SPORTS WAS MY RELEASE. I WAS VERY GOOD BUT HAD NO ILLUSIONS OF PROFESSIONAL ANYTHING. I ONLY TOOK UP SPORTS WHERE MY 4.25 40 WOULD BENEFIT ME. THE ONE GAME I ENJOYED MORE THEN ANY WAS SOFTBALL. I PLAYED LEFT FIELD LIKE MY DAD. 

    I MAY NOT ALWAYS HAD THE BEST TEAM BUT EVERYONE NU I WAS THE BEST BALL PLAYER ON THE FIELD. MY REFLEXES WERE QUICK N INSTINCTIVE. THAT’S THE SET UP. 

    ONE SATURDAY MORNING A BUDDY OF MINE CHRIS VAN STOPPED BY AT 9:00 AND WANTED TO BE THERE TO OPEN A BAR. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COOL TO GET DRUNK FIRST THING  IN THE MORNING AND WE WANTED TO DO IT WITH FIVE DOLLARS BETWEEN US. AFTER ALL WE HAD BEEN LAST MEN STANDING BEFORE. TIRED N NOT REAL HAPPY. ID BEEN OUT TILL FIVE IN THE MORNING AND IM OUT LOOKING TO FIND A BAR TO OPEN. THE FIRST FEW HOURS  THERE WAS NO BARS TO OPEN IN OUR TOWN. WE DROVE OUT IN THE STICKS TO FIND THIS ONE BAR. I HAD NEVER SEEN OR BEEN IT. WE GOT THERE AT 11:00. THEY WERE HAVING A BDAY PARTY FOR AN LADY OF 88 YEARS OF AGE. THE DID LET US IN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CELEBRATION. I REMEMBER THINKING HOW IRONIC WE WERE LOOKING TO OPEN A BAR JUST TO SAY WE DID IT. AT THE SAME HERES A FAMILY OF TEN MAYBE FIFTEEN OPENING A BAR TO HAVE A BDAY PARTY. I FIGURED WE WERE ALL CRAZY. CHRIS AND THE GRANDSON PROBABLY 14/15 WERE PLAYING POOL. I WAS GOOD NOT GREAT AT POOL I WATCHED THEM PLAY A FEW GAMES BEFORE I PLAYED WINNER. THE GRANDSON ONE SO IT WAS HIM N I. I NU I COULD BEAT HIM RATHER EASY. I NU THIS BY WATCHING HIM PLAY CHRIS FEW TIMES. HE HAD TABLE AN ELECTED TO BREAK. THEY HAD JUST BROUGHT THE CAKE OUT N WE HAD DONE OUR HAPPY BDAY SONG. 

    SO HERE’S THE THING GRANDMA AND FEW OF THE OLDER KIDS SAT AT A BOTH AT THE BREAKING SIDE OF THE TABLE. THAT WAS WHERE I WAS STANDING. THEY WERE SITTING BOUT THE HEIGHT OF THE TABLE. THE YOUNG MAN HAD A RATHER UNIQUE HAIR CUT. WHEN HE WOULD LEAN DOWN FORWARD HIS HAIR FROM LEFT TO RIGHT WOULD FALL IN FRONT OF HIS EYES. HONESTLY HE COULD ONLY SEE THROUGH ONE EYE AND THAT WAS PARTIALLY. AS I WATCH HIM I SEE WHAT HES TRYING TO DO. HE WANTS TO SHOW ME JUST HOW GOOD HE IS. SO HIS INTENT WAS TO HIT THE CUE BALL ON THE BOTTOM HARD. N WHEN IT HIT THE RACK IT WOULD BACK UP N GO BACK IN FOR THE SECOND TIME. IM THINKING TO MYSELF MOST PEEPS CANT PULL THIS OFF

    IDK IT TOOK TEN SECONDS OR MORE WITH ALL THAT FANCY ACTIONS AND THE HAIR STYLE TO BREAK. AS HE STARTED HIS ROUTINE I LOOKED OVER AT CHRIS. WE BOTH WERE THINKING THE SAME THING. THIS CUE BALL WAS GOING TO BE LAUNCHED AT 20/25 mph. THATS PRETTY FAST SEEING IT ONLY HAD TO GO THE  SEVEN FEET OF THE TABLE. I LOOKED BACK CUS IDK WHERE THIS BALL GOING AND I DO NOT WANT TO BE HIT IN THE HEAD. YET I WANT TO CATCH IT AS IT COMES AT ME. YOU KNOW BE THE COOL KID. JUST THEN HE LETS LOOSE ON THE CUE STICK. SURE NUFF ITS OFF AND AS I THOUGHT COMING AT ME JUST TO MY LEFT. YES MY CATCHING HAND. I CATCH WITH A GLOVE N NOT A HARD POOL BALL. SO IDK IF THIS WILL HURT. THAT CHOICE WAS GONE WHEN I DECIDED TO BE COOL. THE BALL COMES AT ME AND I ALREADY CAN TELL WHERE ITS GOING TO GO BEFORE IT LEFT THE TABLE AND PUT MY HAND THERE   THE THOUGHT DID CROSS MY MIND I COULD PROBABLY SHOULD LET THIS BALL HIT THE WALL.

    BUT I DONT. I CATCH THE BALL WAIST HIGH. NOW HERES THE COOLEST THING. NO NOT THE CATCH. HOWEVER NOT MANY COULD MAKE THAT CATCH. IT WAS WHERE I CAUGHT IT I LOOKED DOWN AS I CAUGHT IT AND GRANDMA WAS SITTING RITE THERE. NO ONE AT THAT ROOM SAW WHAT JUST HAPPENED. ACTUALLY ONLY CHRIS THE GRANDSON ME N THE BAR TENDER SAW IT. IRONY OR GODS SINCE OF HUMOR?  BUT IF NOT FOR ALL THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THAT ONE MOMENT IN TIME. GANDMA WOULD HAVE HAD A CRUSHED SKULL ON HER BDAY. I MEAN SHE SHOULD HAVE DIED CELEBRATING HER BDAY. YET THERE I AM.  I REALIZED HOW CLOSE THAT WAS. IMMEDIATELY THE BAR TENDER YELLS OUT *YOU JUST SAVED HER LIFE*. I STILL PLAYING MY BEST COOL HAND LUKE PLAYED  IT DOWN AND JUST TOSSED THE BALL BACK TO THE GRANDSON. NEEDLESSLY TO SAY WE DID NOT PAY FOR A DRINK THE REST OF OUR TIME THERE 

    WE LEFT AT 1:30 OR SO. ON THE WAY HOME CHRIS IS STILL PUMPED BOUT WHAT WE ALL EXPERIENCED. WELL MOST DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE PART OF A LIFE N DEATH MOMENT IN TIME. HECK THAT WAS NOT MY THOUGHT WHEN I WAS DRAGGED OUT OF BED. WE WERE FEELING PRETTY GOOD FROM THE BUZZ. I HAVE TO ADMIT IVE BROUGHT THOUSANDS TO CHRIST BUT ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE DID I SAVE THEIR LIVES PHYSICALLY. IT IS VERY UPLIFTING. 

    WELL THAT ENDS ANOTHER CAUTIONARY TALE OF NOT BEING PREPARED AND THE COST IT WILL BE FOR OTHERS. USUALLY WE DEAL WITH SPIRITUAL LIVES BUT PHYSICALLY NOT SO MUCH. I WILL CLOSE FOR TODAY. BE BACK IN A WEEK OR SO. GONNA TRY AN RECRUIT SOME OTHERS LIKE ROBERT MAYBE PASTOR D JANETS EXPERIENCE WAS AWESOME. HOPEFULLY YOU WILL READ SOMEONE ELSES INTERVENTION. 

    UNTIL THEN. GODSPEED BLESSINGS ONE LOVE PD


    This post was edited by Daryl Page at July 5, 2023 8:58 AM EDT