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My training session with Jesus

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

As I was going to my training session like I do on every Monday little did I know that the Lord would fully take over my session. I have a wonderful trainer named Matt I have been with for almost 2 months now and we are getting to know each other. The first thing he told me about himself was that he was a Christian. It was to my delight to find that out and I just praised God for that. I meet with him 3 days a week so we have gotten to know each other rather quickly. Since I have met Matt I have been praying for him and the Lord spoke to my heart and told me that he wanted me to talk with Matt about his walk with Him. I asked the Lord when would you like me to speak with him about this? The Lord spoke to my heart and said “You will know when for I will provide an opportunity of uninterrupted time for you and him to talk.” Which is difficult because Matt is not only a trainer he is the fitness director as well so to get uninterrupted time with him I knew would have to come from the Lord. Well that opportunity came on 3/8/10.

My day started off with a text from Matt and he asked me to pray for him. He said that he would fill me in on what was going on when I got to the gym. Naturally I texted him back and said I would pray for him, I prayed immediately after I texted him back and I knew the Lord was going to do something mighty that day in Matts life.

I got to the gym and Matt motioned for me to come into his office and from there he told me what was going on. Matt is a young Christian and he has yet to learn how to trust and lean on the Lord when life becomes difficult. He likes to be in control of all things going on in his life. Im finding out he is a perfectionist, everything has to be perfect in his life, and in his job in order for him to relax and have peace of mind. In this situation he was in he didn’t have control he was in a panic, I could see it on his face. He was frustrated, irritated and didnt know what to do.

What a delight it was for me at that moment because I knew this was the time that the Lord wanted me to speak with Matt about his walk with Him. As I sat and listened to him for about 15 minutes It was my turn to speak and right then and there the Holy Spirit took over. His words flowed out of my mouth for the Lord says in Matthew 10:19

“Take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.”

I love the word of God because you can always count on it and believe it will do exactly as it says it will do. I have full confidence full loyalty in the word of God because it has never let me down and its always there to uplift me and make me strong in the Lord.

I have to take a moment and thank the Holy Spirit for who he is and what he said and did that day. He is our constant helper, our guide, our counselor, our comfort and our peace. I am truly thankful to the Holy Spirit for giving me an ear to hear his voice and being obedient enough to do as he instructs me.

Before Matt and I knew it we both felt the presence of the Lord in that little office. It was so beautiful and Matt knew he was hearing from the Lord because he had this look of conviction on his face and he just sat there and listened with his head hung down and he said “Everything you have said is true, who is training who.” I said it’s the Lord Matt who is training you, for the Lord disciplines those he loves.

Proverbs 3:12
“Because the LORD disciplines those he loves.”

Then we prayed together Oh how I wish you all could have been there it was MIGHTY AND POWERFUL we both felt the presence of the Lord.

Matthew 18:20
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

I get chills every time I think about it Matt repented of what the Lord had brought to his attention and he was so thankful to the Lord and then we praised him and we thank the Lord over and over again. For his grace, his patience and his continual love and forgiveness towards us. The Lord is so incredible he gave us a whole hour of uninterrupted time that is just how much he loves us. For the Lord to do that Matt knew without a shadow of a doubt that the Lord was speaking to him. If this weren’t enough Matt texted me an hour later after I got home and I would like to share with you what he wrote.

“Thanks for the wake up call this afternoon; its funny because right when I finished a meeting with my 6pm people my boss Mark and Ryan talked with me for over an hour about the same stuff (they are Christians as well..God is so good) and they confirmed what we talked about. Thanks Carol they said some encouraging things too while we talked and I opened up about some stuff it was so good. Thank you Carol for listening to the Spirit and talking with me. Its good to know I have a sister in the Lord like you Thanks!!”

I texted him back and I said “No thanks required I am just a servant of the Lord and I do as he instructs me. All thanks belongs to him, all glory and praise are for him. Its all about Jesus.

All I could do after that was lift up my hands in Praise to the Lord he gets all the PRAISE AND GLORY for that session and the sessions to come. To know that he hears and sees everything we go through, nothing is too minimal for you to go to the Lord with he KNOWS everything about you and he shows us everyday that he is never far away. If we just trust him believe him and take him at his word. To stand firm on his promises and his word when you are going through life’s storms and don’t worry or fret for his word says.

Matthew 6:34
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Isaiah 48:17
“This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you,who directs you in the way you should go.”

What a POWERFUL scripture that is, jot it down keep it with you so when you go through the storms of your life it will remind you that the Lord sees everything and he will direct you in the way you should go. What a promise, What an AWESOME GOD WE SERVE!!

Lets always give him praise and give thanks not only for what he does for us but simply for who he is. He is our MIGHTLY LORD AND SAVIOR THERE IS NO ONE LIKE HIM!!! Take some time out of your busy day and just praise and thank him for who he is. He is HOLY HOLY HOLY!!!

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    2081 days ago
    This is such an amazing testimony. Praise the Lord!!
    3353 days ago
    Our God is indeed AWESOME!
    3353 days ago
    Oh, how good God is. What a remarkable testimony. All I can do is give praise to our God. He knows our coming in and our going out, through and through, and He provides what we need. His love is SO mighty toward us!
    3353 days ago
  • DESTINY142011
    God is an awesome God! You are a living testimony and I am so thankful that my niece crossed paths with you! God has away of sending you just what you need! she is so inspired by your testimony and I am so grateful! Thank for allowing God to work so mightily through you! My soul just cries out Glory! He is so wonderful! thank you for reminding us that this is ALL ABOUT HIM!!
    3501 days ago
    What an awesome testimony of the faithfulness of our God! HALLELUJAH! You are truly the handmaiden of the Lord and how awesome it is to be used of Him. Glory to His matchless name. Thanks for sharing and encouraging us! emoticon
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  • _MAOMAO_
    I found your blog after Luyah commented on it. Wow, I hope you've been just as blessed in the last 3 months as I see reflected here. Thank you for sharing!
    3714 days ago
    If people could only slow down long enough to hear God when he speaks to us. I try to keep in in my thoughts all day long. He is my joy..Thanks for the blog, I just saw it today.. emoticon
    3714 days ago
    You are truly " A Kings Kid"...May the Lord our God continue to use you Griff to comfort others in need. May God's blessings be with you always, Luyah

    "I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
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    3714 days ago
  • PHILISE2005
    Thank God for that awesome praise report. It is a blessing when the Lord can use you to do his will. Have a blessed night.
    3719 days ago
    This is just incredible. I am so thrilled that God has partnered you with a REAL training partner! This, indeed, is going to be a special partnership that will last throughout many, many years. A friendship has been born, based on truth and righteousness! Hallelujah! I am so thrilled!

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you for touching my heart today. I am blessed for reading this today. WOW.
    3805 days ago
  • COOKI56
    Thank you for sharing! I am seeing this ia bit late, but nevertheless, God is always on time!
    It's wonderful that you were able to minister to your trainer and that you both could enjoy the Lord together.
    3805 days ago
    I am so happy to read your blog! It really lifted me up and reminded me that God IS in control! I have been stewing about a new apt. I want but am not ready to move into. It has been empty for a month at least, and I keep fretting that someone else will rent it before I get a chance to "scale down" enough to fit into it. (It is tiny) but affordable. The Lord has been telling me for years that I have too much STUFF and I need to get rid of it. I guess I'm just lazy, because while the spirit is willing, the body is weak. I keep reminding myself that if this apt is not available when I am ready for it, God will have something better for me. I do find it so hard to trust God for my future. I love Him dearly, and he has been keeping me off the streets as a homeless person for the last 4 years, but still I feel like I have to be in CONTROL of everything. Trouble with that Idea, I'm never in control of anything! If I was, I would have reached my goal weight a week ago! Thanks so very much for sharing this story. It is such a wonderful uplifting reminder for me to let go and let God! ((((((HUGS)))))) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3806 days ago
    How wonderful it is to let Our Lord work through us to reach those in need of His Word. A miracle is not God doing what WE want Him to do for us, The TRUE miracle is when WE do what God wants us to do for someone else.Your witness gave me goose bumps and a big ole smile on my face knowing how AWESOME our God REALLY IS! May God continue to Bless you and Guide you through everything He brings you to! Praise His Holy Name. God Bless. Your brother in Christ, Rick emoticon P.S...I really enjoyed the video, also. Thanks for that.
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    Comment edited on: 3/11/2010 9:58:20 PM
    It so amazing to see God's hand in what we say and do. There is no way to tell people who do not have the same faith that these miracles occur all the time.

    Way to go, for being there when your trainer needed you to be and doing as God directed you.
    3806 days ago
    Hey, Carol! That is such an awesome story! Don't you just love how God works and uses us! I have had a few moments in my life like that! They are so awesome and I, too, praise and thank the Lord Our God so much!!! I'm so glad and happy that He used you at that moment. I will give the praise to Him over and over! Thank you for sharing! emoticon
    3806 days ago
    Amen ! Amen ! Amen !

    We must always be ready, and willing to let the Lord use us.
    May God stay with you both. It is a Bless to be use in God's plan. Stay ready children of God your time may be next.

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    3806 days ago
    What a mighty testimony of God's mercy and grace. What hope our Redeemer gives us!! I pray even now for the continued discipleship of Matt, that he will learn all the Lord wishes to teach him, that he will be a student of the Word, a warrior of prayer, a mighty servant in the Kingdom of God. God bless you for your sensitivity to the Holy Spirit.


    3806 days ago
  • WALNUT5612
    3807 days ago
    God is in control and He surely knows what He is doing! You are a willing vessel and that is all He asks of us; to be willing vessels for Him...

    You are surely laying up treasures in Heaven Carol because you are His obedient servant! I am so blessed to know you and to love you!

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

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  • KARENE10
    3808 days ago
    I am rejoicing with you all over again , Carol!
    Amen and amen!
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    3808 days ago
    Amen! :)
    3808 days ago
    Wow. How fabulous to be His arms & feet.
    Sounds like you have an AWESOME gym!
    3808 days ago
  • SMILEY_75
    Awesome. I know that Jesus is there, but sometimes you get discouraged. I want things to happen quicker then they do sometimes. I have to tell myself when the time is right it will be. emoticon
    3808 days ago
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