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When God Speaks

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Being in full time ministry for over fifty years, I have learned a lot of things. One of them was when God told me if I would trust Him He would meet all of my needs and emphasized I should not trust in man as they would disappoint me.
He has to remind me of this from time to time. The last time was Saturday. I was driving down the highway and remembered how many of the mission supporters had discontinued. Over the years some pastors died, some churches closed and then the economy didn't help any. I had looked at my books and saw how much it really had fallen off.
My thoughts turned to how could I save money. I thought of one thing and then another, then decided to stop at a restaurant where they know me as I have been going there since they opened.
Having a coupon for a free appetizer I decided to get that and a bowl of tomato basil soup. (Does anyone know how many calories are in it?) I have tried to find out but with no luck.
I ordered my meal, ate half and pushed it aside as I always take half home for supper. The manager came up and sat with me and asked me if it was too hot (with chile) for me. I said no that I ate more hot stuff than the Mexicans do. Then he wanted to know how come. I told him I had lived in Mexico for 20 years. Now his curiosity was aroused and he wanted to know what I did so I told him. Now he wanted to know what I do now. When I told him I go to Reynosa and was to preach the 4th anniversary of the church I had built there the following Monday he was amazed. He said, "I won't even go there". Well, I also had a card that when I had six initials on it I got a free meal. He finished my card out and said your next meal is free.
Then I waited and waited for my check and it didn't come. Finally I caught someone's eye and they brought me the check and it said 000. It is taken care of.
What a time for this to happen! Right when I was worrying about finances. God has taken care of me for over 50 years and surely he can do it for 20 more. emoticonMy mother lived to 99 1/2 and I expect to make it to 100.
God told me didn't I tell you I would take care of you? So why are you worrying.
I went home rejoicing. God is so good.
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  • BORROWEDANGEL1
    What a great testimony.. I was feeling a bit down tonight, but after visiting your blog, let's just say "I've been blessed"..

    God's Blessing to you dear lady..


    4106 days ago
  • GLOW8211
    Irene, God Bless you and all you do! Thank you for reminding me...God will provide ---- if I just keep trusting in Him, and NOT DOUBT! Irene you are so inspiring!!
    4117 days ago
  • RMVAL52
    Irene, I am always blessed to hear testimonies of "what a mighty God we serve". I often think of the song, "Great is Thy Faithfulness" for truly He is faithful!! May the Lord continue to bless you as you bless others. Keep preaching for Jesus (until you make it home). God Bless You.
    4117 days ago
  • DIDMIS
    Today I got my perm. The price list says $45.00 and I always give a $5.00 tip so I put out 40.00 and was looking for a 10.00. My lovely beauty operator told me it is $40.00. I said no it says $45.00. She said today it is $40.00. I said and the tip? She said it is $40.00. So God blessed me again today.
    Irene
    4118 days ago
  • LIFEHASCHANGES
    Its so great to hear this. I too have to remind myself that God will take care of me- and today I got a reminder that He already IS taking care of me! So I need to not take it for granted! Nice to meet you and run across your blog-
    Love in Christ-
    Mrs. K
    4118 days ago
  • DIVASPARKLADY
    Thank you for sharing your story emoticon
    4124 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    It is so nice to hear 'good' stories like this. Thank you for sharing.

    Judy emoticon
    4124 days ago
  • REJOYCE51
    God always sends blessings wrapped in daily life. God is an awesome God!
    4127 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    God is so awesome and so are you. You are one of the most inspiring people I have ever met (even if it's not in person.) God bless you my dear sister in Christ!! emoticon
    4127 days ago
  • BLOSSOMKITTY
    God truly is good! You are an inspiring pillar of the faith!

    hugs!
    steph
    4129 days ago
  • TORILESLIE
    Wow, what a great God we serve. What did He say;

    Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, SHALL MEN GIVE INTO YOUR BOSOM. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

    You've served and given and HE never lies. He said "men" would give into your bosom, and I guess that includes restaurant folks too.

    Great read!
    4132 days ago
  • FREEDOMSTAR
    Irene- Gods blessing you in ways that you see and in ways you dont see with the human eye.

    3 cheers to you are a special person
    John emoticon emoticon
    4133 days ago
  • JENGRAMMER
    WHAT A BLESSING IRENE
    Reminds me of the time when we were in Bible College and I was walking home from work. Not having the money for tomorrow's bus fare,I had my head down, looking at the road--there-right at my feet,was a quarter-the bus fare at that time.
    WE SERVE A GREAT AND WONDERFUL GOD WHO KNOWS OUR NEEDS

    AND HE CARES FOR HIS OWN.

    THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERE--I SHALL NOT WANT.
    4133 days ago
  • HEILAS
    Thank you so much for posting. I cannot tell you how much I needed your message this morning.


    May God continue to bless you. Stay ever faithfuly.

    Heila, Cape Town, South Africa.

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    4134 days ago
  • DIDMIS
    Thank you so much everyone. God is so good and you are such good friends the Lord has given me.
    Irene emoticon
    4134 days ago
  • GRAMMAP1
    I have said after blessing like that, "I will never again doubt you Lord." Next thing I know, I am back to worrying again. Why don't we learn? So glad for your confirmation, Irene.
    4134 days ago
  • CATHIMOMMY
    I needed to hear that! Thanks....with the week I've had and the calamities avoided, I guess repairing a shattered window, an overflowing sewer in the kitchen(yuck) and a sick, but improving, child, my life is blessed--compared to some of our ministry areas--I have running water, a roof over my head and food for today--a healthier body than in weeks past, and a loving family.....and our God rocks!
    4134 days ago
  • DRUSILLA56
    WELL THAT'S GOD FOR YOU! LOL. I LIKE TO SAY HE'S A SHOW OFF.LOL. HE SHOWS UP AT THE LEAST EXPECTED TIMES TOO.
    I LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS MY FATHER DOES. HE'S THE BEST! GOD BLESS YOU MY SISTER.
    4134 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    God is good Pat and you are so deserving dear!
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    4134 days ago
  • HAPPYMOM8
    God works in mysterious ways! Pat
    4135 days ago
  • PEPCEA
    Love that story! God is ALWAYS good! Amen!

    Alex emoticon
    4135 days ago
  • SUNNYWBL
    You are an amazing and blessed woman!

    Sunny
    4135 days ago
  • YJNANA
    Irene, you never stop amazing me with your stories. You are a Gem
    Hugs
    Yvonne
    4135 days ago
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    Praising God with you for His Bounty and His Faithfulness! emoticon
    4135 days ago
  • AHEALTHIERJAN
    Thanks. We all need this reminder from time to time. I'm working on it right now myself.
    4135 days ago
  • SENKYOUSHI
    Thank you for this post! I needed this reminder right now. We are being affected by the weak dollar here yet God continues to provide for us. He truly is a great God!
    4135 days ago
  • MOOKBALL
    Was it God or was it that 99-y-o mother who gave you the know-how to take care of yourself? Even if there were no God talking to you I'll bet you'd surrive. You sound like a self confident woman.

    If you think about it the Creator has provided for all her creatures, it is up to us to learn how to take aadvantage of the gifts she left us.
    4135 days ago
  • SLIMMERKIWI
    I find that sort of thing has a "habit" of happening at times like those!

    Regarding the soup - if it is home-made the calorie range could be huge! I would check next time to see if it is, and just get an idea of what is in it (apart from the tomato and basil of course:-) That will at least give you an idea as to calories.

    You are doing an awesome job:-)
    4135 days ago
  • AUSOMEVOICE
    Wow just what I needed and right on time. Thank you.
    4135 days ago
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