Yesterday, my wife had the car and she texted me that after work, she would pick me up so that we would go to Lowe’s for some bricks. My wife loves planting sunflowers and other plants. She wanted the bricks to designate a section for the flowers.
We first went to Walmart and right across was Lowe’s. After those two stores, we headed to another Walmart to look at some portable air conditioners. Meanwhile, time flew so fast that I did not notice, it was already 7:00 pm. When we got home, let me backtrack – at Lowe’s I bought a utility knife for the warehouse with the company’s credit card. When I arrived at the house I noticed that my knife was nowhere in sight until the harsh reality dawned on me that I had left it at a cart in Lowe’s. I got so angry because I had already killed two hours of my time to relax at home and now I had to travel again all the way back to Lowe’s hoping that the customer service somehow had it. I went to Lowe’s customer service and retrieved the knife with no problem since someone found it and gave it to them, but while I was driving to get the knife, I was talking to the Lord and asking Him, “Lord, what are you trying to tell me by making me go all the way back to Lowe’s again?”
I don’t believe that things happen just to happen but everything has a purpose. While I was taking the cart back to the store (Lowe’s) for some reason I couldn’t see the utility knife staring at me and telling me, “Don’t forget me, man.”…Lol. How in the world did I not see it?
Well, God showed me something. He showed me that I was robbing Him of our time together so to get my attention, I was robbed out of my time of relaxation, revealing to me that He comes first, not second, when I come home. You see, when I come home, I eat and then go to my computer or phone, not God and that is what He was trying to show me.
Today, I guarantee you that God will be first and he should always be first because all that we have from our family to material blessings come from Him so how can I put Him last? I think about it and all I could do is scratch my head and amazement of my stupidity.
Anyway, just wanted to share a quick testimony of what happened to me yesterday. God bless and Jesus first.
I would like to share a testimony that Jesus does answer prayers. This happened today around 9 in the morning at work.
I had to take out a metal piece from each one and replace it with a kit.
I did 13 of the Pedestals without any problems but this morning when I grabbed the remaining 6, the first one out of the 6, the bolt nut felt hard to take out.
I started to put strength on the wrench until the threads on the bolt got stripped. It just started to spin in the hole and it did not want to come out.
I tried hitting it with a flat screwdriver and hammer but nothing. It just kept spinning. For more than 30 minutes, close to an hour, it would not budge at all. It seemed at one point like it was coming out but it just fell right back to its position spinning freely like the beginning. That’s when I said to myself, “what am I going to do?”. “There is no way this bolt will come out.” I prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ to please get this bolt out but nothing happened, it just kept spinning in the hole. So, I went to YouTube to see if I could find a video showing what to do when that happens but the only videos that they had were the head of the bolt stripped and not the threads. I didn’t see any because I just typed stripped bolt and not thread but God didn’t want me to find it on YouTube. I spoke to myself and said, “I will go next door to the mechanics for them to help me.” But I said to the Lord, “I don’t want to bother them Lord, please You help me Lord so that the glory goes to You instead of them.”
I tried again going slow which I did before, doing it fast and slow. This time after I prayed to the Lord, it seemed like if the bolt was going up so I decided to stop to take a look. When I lifted up the wrench to take it out of the bolt to look at it, it just pooped out. The bolt literally jumped out of the hole that it was in. I couldn’t believe it. After crying out to the Lord, and asking Him to please help, to give Him the thanks, it jumped out. AMAZING. This is what it looks like.
I thank you Lord Jesus for your awesomeness and for hearing my prayers for help, even though it was small but for You, nothing is too small of a prayer, in Jesus name Amen.
I would like to encourage ALL believers in Jesus Christ that He listens to all of your prayers and will answer them when He knows it’s the right time so don’t give up and give Him the glory.
I would like to share a wonderful testimony how God rescued me from one of my darkest hours in life.
May my testimony give you hope in Jesus Christ that He will never leave nor abandon you but will rescue you from your darkest hour that you are facing today.
This happened sometime in 2004. I was working and my mother was in the hospital. My employer called all of us into his office saying that he might have to lay some of us off because business wasn’t good. My mother was dying and now I was faced with the possibility of losing my job. I was paying for a new truck and I also had to pay the lawyers to transfer the title of my mother’s house under my name so I won’t be homeless in the event my mother died.
The house had a lien on it so before I could put it under my name, I would have to pay it off which was tens of thousands of dollars. I was going to visit my mom at the hospital after work but before I left to go see her, I told a friend at work that I was going to lose my house, my car, and my job. While I was driving to the hospital, I turned on the radio to a Christian station. A preacher was on and it was Tony Evans. I could never forget what he uttered. He said, “Don’t worry about your house, your car, and your job but seek the Lord first and He will give you everything you need.”
My mouth dropped to the floor in unbelief because just right before I left my job, those were the same words that I said to my friend at work and here in my truck I am hearing it again, word for word. I took a day off from work to go to the downtown to see how much I owed on the lien but the government agency that handled it moved from the downtown building. I was very distraught but my cousin suggested, who accompanied me, to call a number that was left where the agency used to be. I called and a woman picked up and I asked her how much the lien was but at the time she couldn’t find it. She told me that she would call me back with the full amount of what was owed.
I remember going to Taco Bell at lunchtime and as I was waiting in line to make an order, the lady called me. She told me that she was going to zero out the entire balance. I said “WHAT? What do you mean?” She continued to explain that the record of my mother’s lien was nowhere to be found and that she was going to dismiss it. I couldn’t believe what just happened. God zeroed out my balance so I wouldn’t be homeless.