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8/19/09 10:56 P

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Wow! What a thought, Shelly!! Wouldn't that just be something? Maybe you could send out a SparkMail to the members, tell them about the new thread and how it's sparked the brushfire of faith within the hearts of those who posted, asking if any of them have similar testimonies they'd like to share or just inviting them to read what's already here? Just a thought!

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8/19/09 1:34 P

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AMEN!!

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8/19/09 12:49 P

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I love it!!!!! I love all of the prayers and all that you shared. God is so good, look at all the things that he has done, all the people He has touched! And that is only the people who have shared. Could you imagine what this thread would look like if all 1,200 members from this team wrote on this thread? If you read each entry that each person wrote, no matter how sad, or happy you once were, by the time that you read the last entry your mood would have greatly improved! Glory be to God!!! emoticon

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8/19/09 12:25 A

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thanks everyone

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This is how we move from faith to faith. This is what God meant when He told the children of Israel to recount His goodness, to remind each other of the great things He'd done. Thank you for this thread and for sharing your faith with me!

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Wow! Dee! That is answered prayer. Thanks! I can see now that I am just waiting for my answered prayer and the fact that I am still here is a part of my answered prayer.

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I asked God to spare me pain. And God said "No," suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me. I asked God to make my spirit grow. And God said "No," I must grow on my own as he prunes me to make me fruitful. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. And God said "No," I will give you life that you may enjoy all things. I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me. And God said, "Now you got it!"


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8/18/09 8:42 P

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That's wonderful Dee.. I liked that.
When I finished nursing school, I prayed to find someone who I can love and tust and who could love and trust me. I DID!!! My prayer WAS answered! Thank You God. emoticon

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Prayed for my sister who has cancer, and she is still here and in remission.. prayed for my life and I am still here... prayed that I will still be walking and I am still walking.. they told me 23 years ago I had 2 weeks left to live... done and still here, then I would be in a wheel chair in 6 months ha still walking... God asked for a certain man to love me didnt get him but got someone much better... hugs

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You are doing a pretty good job so far. My husband and I prayed that God would help us find a church and he gave us a fantastic church that we love. I know that some of the people in this group have prayed and was very pleased with the results. With a prayer like that, how could you go wrong? Dear God please help Mag and her husband find a good church. Thank you for being so faithful to them with your blessing. In Jesus's name I pray, amen. emoticon

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What glorious testimonies!! Thank you for sharing!!

As some of you know, I was in full time ministry as a resident teacher/counselor at a Teen Challenge facility in my much younger days. The current director of the program for Louisiana is a friend of mine who was staff with me way back when. He held a huge banquet a few months back with guest speaker Nicky Cruz (former head of a NYC gang whom David Wilkerson led to Jesus many moons ago, leading to the start of the now international Teen Challenge program and subject of the book, "The Cross and the Switchblade.")

At the banquet, Nicky preached about becoming pregnant, being willing to "carry" and "labor" for souls. He challenged us to stand up and allow God to put a face before us. My sister-in-law's face was instantly in my mind and heart. She's married to the youngest of my three brothers and has viciously caused me great pain in years past. Nicky instructed us to commit to God to pray for the person's salvation every day, to be as aware of them as we would be were we carrying a child to term. Then he instructed us to YELL the name out, giving Satan notice that he no longer owned that person, that by faith they now already belonged to Jesus. So we did and I yelled: RITA!!

I wish I could tell you that Rita was now saved but she hasn't budged an inch to the natural eye. But the next week my oldest brother, Johnny (he and his wife led me to Jesus Jan. 5, 1977) got a call from a former coworker who told him Billy (youngest brother, Rita's husband) was on his mind and he felt compelled to go talk to him and extend the salvation message to Billy. Johnny told the guy that's great, just don't do it around his wife. She won't let you near him.

The old friend got in touch with Billy and invited him over... alone. He was able to lead Billy in the sinner's prayer. My brother heard the message of the Good News in a way that penetrated his heart, his religiosity, his wife's opposition to born again Christians. He gave his heart to Jesus that day. I know his wife is coming into the Kingdom. By faith it is already done.

Did committing myself to someone who has spitefully abused me break the yoke? I guess I won't know until Jesus explains it all to me. I make it a practice now to be certain to pray for those who have been abusive to me. I really do believe it opens spiritual doors that would otherwise remain shut.

~Missy~

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8/18/09 2:46 P

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I'm taking full advantage of this opportunity to post:

My husband and I were struggling hard with the florida bar - he went to law school, graduated, passed the bar, and had problems with his law school application - a real mess.
Needless to say, we were struggling with our marriage and money as well since we waited almost 2 years for the fight with the bar to pass. I prayed to God as hard as I could, and each time that we thought we were getting out of the mess, we'd get pushed back down. I couldn't understand the reasoning. We didn't buy a house or have a family because we didn't want to do something we weren't prepared for since we never knew what would happen.
In thanking God to help me with strength and patience to go on, he kept me with 2 friends who helped me pray and helped me keep my faith. They always told me it's not happening in my time, it's God's time. They always were willing to go to church with me, pray with me, give me advice - to keep me with God.
Not only did God bless my husband with his bar license, he placed us in a small town away from the hustle and bustle of a big city (we want to raise our kids in a small city just like the one we were placed in) and gave my husband a fantastic State Attorney job which allows me to go to school full time and focus on me!!
I put my husband through law school, worked as hard and as long as I had to, put my body through hell, sacrificed, screamed and cried, but God knew all along where I would be. And I praise him for our life!!!
Now I just need to find a church in this area (which will be perhaps easy since there are more churches and chapels than anything here) so I can praise him right!

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Some may have already heard this.

Many years ago, we owed $750 to the Social Security for overpayments. I prayed that they would allow us to pay $20 a month until it was paid. Where was I going anyway? I waited for a response from them. In the meantime, it was cold outside and while driving I past what I thought was an elderly lady bundled up walking in the cold weather. I decide I had to pick her up and take her where she needed to go. When I pulled over I found a young gentlemen who had already been walking a mile and was going to our local homeless shelter. I told him to get in and I drove him the other mile and a half. When we arrived, he thanked me and said he would ask God to give us an extra special blessing. 2 or 3 hours later, the Social Security Office called and they decided they weren't going to make us pay back the money. What an extra special blessing and an answer to prayer.

Pebbles
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I asked God to spare me pain. And God said "No," suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me. I asked God to make my spirit grow. And God said "No," I must grow on my own as he prunes me to make me fruitful. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. And God said "No," I will give you life that you may enjoy all things. I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me. And God said, "Now you got it!"


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Back in December '08 I had something called cornea gutta. I have had a history of eye problems since I was 27 years old. It has been one thing after another. Each time God has been there for me, and helped me every step of the way. I prayed and believed God would heal me. Even thought the healing had not taken place I told people God will heal me. In January '09 when I went to the cornea specialist he told me that my eyes were fine. He did not have any explanation why or how the gutta disappeared. He thought that I was going to need a cornea transplant. I knew it was God. I had just prayed that God would heal my eyes. God had better plans though. In August '08 my prescription for glasses vision was -3.75. The day that I went to see the cornea specialist he proformed another vision test since my eyes changed so much. It changed from -3.75 to -2.25!!!! That is a miracle!!! I am so grateful to God for all that he does for me. And that God went above and beyond anything that I could have even asked for!

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8/18/09 10:33 A

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I got nothing I asked for - but everything I had hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all men, most richly blessed.


DESCRIBE A TIME WHEN YOU PRAYED AND GOD WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND ANYTHING YOU COULD HAVE EVEN ASKED FOR. WHEN HAVE YOU PRAYED FOR SOMETHING, AND GOD JUST BLEW YOU AWAY?

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