Saturday, May 16, 2009

Further Update on Urgent Prayer Request

Our son's car, by a good auto mechanic's estimate, after trying quite a few things to remedy the engine's unwillingness to "start," ... has been deemed "dead." The mechanic concluded that our son will just have to look for another car.
That's fine with him. He just needed to know.

Of course, without going into the entire story here, to go out and get another car, is not so easy as it may be for others. For folks who serve in ministry, and ... who live on less than some, in Washington, could ever imagine themselves living on, ... a situation of this sort becomes another part of a life-long series of awesome miracles God Himself loves to perform, not for performance sake, but for the observers, the people on earth to have to acknowledge that, once again, He has proved Himself to be Faithful, to be the Provider for His own, to be our ever-present Help in time of trouble, ... to be our Refuge and Strength, ... and to be our Shepherd, Who rescues us when we are in danger, and ... holds us up, when we need Him to.

So, if you think of us, please pray for our son, who will be on the road, in a rented car, today, ... and will be driving for over 6 hours, to get "back home here," ... and then, we begin the work on getting another car we've heard about, that a man The Lord has led us to ... is workin' on, ... as he is able to make time, in between other jobs, ... to make it available, ... soon, for our son to own.

God is amazing! He is always working far ahead of us!
He is ever thinking about us, and working for our good!
He is doing this not because we deserve Him, or the wonderful Help He is, and the Help He brings to us, ... but just because He loves His children *that much!*

Thank you for praying! Our son's initials are AJ. Please don't call him that. I'd just rather not give out his name, for those who do not know us personally. But those who do, well, you all know him. ;o) But you may want to pray specifically for him, and for his need for a good car, that he can afford, so I've given you some initials to help you in your praying. We do not take lightly the prayers of those who love God, and seek His Face, daily, and are growing in Grace, and growing in Him, learning to abide in Him, and walk with Him! We appreciate your prayers very much!!

It is being worked out. The Lord knows the rest of the story. But all the details are up to God.

Our son had recently paid for some things on the car that the flood waters "claimed." Now, The Lord will show Himself strong on our son's behalf, ... as He brings forth the money needed, to cover upcoming costs our son will have, for the car he may get to have, soon. You all are familiar with these things. Taxes, licenses, etc.

Folks with a regular, comfortable, 'enough' kind of income coming in, don't have any idea of the great blessing it can be, as well as a challenge to our human way of thinking (our old self that tries to creep back into our thinking, with the renewed minds The Lord has given to those who believe in The Lord Yeshua the Messiah), to live in such a way that we must depend more fully upon The Lord in all the things of life. He is The One Who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He will sell one of those cows, when one of His children need some financial help! Hallelujah! He's done it before, for us, and for many others, who believe in Him and in His Son, Yeshua, our Redeemer and Lord (Jesus Christ)! And He will do it again, thanks to His limitless Love for His children, and His Mercy, and His generosity. He is able!

Folks who have to dream up stuff to spend money on will have to miss out on goin' through things like we do. Not boasting. He humbles us often, through losses, or life situations that require us to yield a right to something, or even someone, we thought we might get to do, or enjoy. But He brings healing, after the loss (especially of a loved one). He brings Peace to us, even while life circumstances are not what we had hoped they would be.

Am just so very grateful that God is alive, and well, and doing so much more than we could imagine, ... on the behalf of us, and all His children! Hallelujah!
... and yes, He does care for, and watch over, those who are being horribly persecuted, in any place around the world, where His children are. Some believers in America are, honestly, being persecuted heavily. But most folks don't "see" the persecution going on right in their neighborhoods, in an obvious way, in America, ... yet. No matter where true believers are, The Lord is ready and willing to do things to turn hearts to Him, because He much more desires for all to come to the knowledge of The Truth, than to have to destroy or condemn anyone. He rejoices in the death of His saints. But He grieves over those who reject His Love and blessings.

The Lord, in a way that only He could do, uses even the deaths of His saints (His set-apart ones, who believe in Him, and in His Son, Yeshua our Redeemer and Lord), to turn the hearts of their killers, or those who perpetrate crimes against the innocent, including the unborn children, around the world, ... toward Him, so that those who were "against" The Lord soon become so touched by demonstrations of His Love for His children, or of the love His children show to one another, amidst the persecution, ... and the forgiveness of offenders going on, ... that they want to know The One Who is able to bring this about, and, then, they surrender their lives to The One Who *is* Love, Compassion, Understanding, Who is our Redeemer, Who (Yeshua) suffered and died in our place, taking the punishment we deserved for our transgressions against God, ... and He is our Healer and our Shalom (Peace). (He is much more than that!)

They can't resist Him, just as we could not, when He first touched our lives, ... and we realized we could not resist His offer of the free gift of deliverance (salvation) bought and paid for, by the atonement His Son made, in our place, to pay the debt we owed to God, our Maker. Yeshua is The Lamb of God, Who took away our sins, covering them, removing them, calling us justified before God, our Father in Heaven! When we responded to His freely offered "gift," we asked Him into our lives, ... and allowed Him to be our First Love, ... The One we Love above all, now. Hallelujah!!

And then, we begin to see the amazing transformation He is able to bring forth, ... after we cried so much over the loss and persecution our dear brothers and sisters have gone through, ... but, then, The Lord shows us the fruit of the sacrifice of their lives, for the new ones who come to The Lord, because of how God works, in the lives of all. !

He brings beauty out of ashes.
He brings Life out of death.
He brings new Life, new birth, to those who will believe in His Son, Yeshua haMashiach, the Messiah, The Lamb of God (Jesus Christ), Who *is* YHWH God (Jehovah, some call Him).

The Lord is able to do mighty things, if only we will believe, and obey His Word, His commands!

"... I bow my knees unto The Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, of Whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened with Might by His (Holy) Spirit in the (your) inner man (being); that Messiah (Yeshua) may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye, being rooted and grounded in Love. May be able to comprehend with all saints (true believers in The Lord) what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know The Love of Messiah (Yeshua), which passeth (human) knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God (The Father).
Now unto Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the Power that worketh in us, unto Him be Glory in the believers (the body of Messiah on earth), by Messiah Yeshua throughout all ages, .... Amen." -- from Ephesians 3: 14 - 21.

"Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." -- from Jeremiah 33: 3.

"Behold, I Am The Lord (YHWH), The God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?" -- from Jeremiah 32: 27.

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I trust those will encourage you and help you along, in your desire to know more about The Lord and the things He wants you to learn about how He works, and has worked, in the lives of men and women, who believe what He teaches, in The Word of God.