2 Sunday’s ago, I accidentally left my ipod touch lying on the pew I was sitting on in a rush. 4 hours after lunch I noticed it was missing from my bag when I went looking for my headphones. Immediately I knew I had left it at church, 15 minutes later, after checking the church and confirming it wasn’t there I texted several people from my congregation to see if anyone had seen or picked it up (including my pastor).
Although I didn’t really have any personal information or anything incredibly important on my ipod (and I got a rebate for it so you can kinda say it was “free”), it was convenient for keeping up with mail and happenings with work. And had been incredibly handy while I was traveling on my own.
Ironically a little over a year or so ago, my brother also lost his iPod at a church he was practicing in for a worship night (he won his from a draw at the university fair), though his was never returned.
A little over a week later, today, I got a reply back from my pastor with a reply from the pastor of the group that uses our building in the afternoon saying that one of the leaders had turned in the iPod to him (the afternoon pastor) last Sunday.
Although I was panicking for some time that day (2 Sunday’s ago), I could also feel God nudging me saying that it wasn’t lost. That He would deliver if I could trust Him. Though it definitely felt like it was hard to trust God among my anxiety, I still tried my best to do so. And it was worth it because I got my answer today.
And right now my heart and mind can’t stop praising Him in joy.
God never fails when you trust in Him.
And it doesn’t take a lot of faith for Him to do amazing things.
Praise the Lord!
First of all, apologies for not posting for a while. Been sick for the last while and trying to get as much rest as I could. Thankfully, I think the worst of it has passed.
That aside, I wanted to post a set of post revolving around spiritual (and I guess they’re also life related) milestones as a Christian. Before I start writing though, I do have to say, that the realization that these events(?) were turning points in my walk definitely didn’t happen when these things occur. Rather, I realized it a few years later, probably because I’m still young….for now (ohoho).
All jokes aside, I don’t know if reading these will change your life, it probably won’t right away (or maybe it will). Anyway, I hope you enjoy them (?)
Many (if not all) of these milestones are also a part of my ever-changing testimony :]
Just before doing my devotional entry for today, I thought I would write a little something on the study one of my fellowships started on today.
After reading the preface and first chapter of Francis Chan’s book “Crazy Love” there was one particular concept that these 2 parts reminded me of:
How can I put this? I think 1 Kings 19: 11–13 gets at the value of spiritual silence:
“The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave…”