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Happy 11/11……

About 8 1/2 years ago I decided to accept Jesus as my savior.  It wasn’t a big change and I didn’t hear music, I wasn’t lifted out of a gutter or any of those awesome stories you hear.  the biggest thing is I am Jewish.  born and raised, well born anyway.  Didn’t get to learn as much as my sisters, things happened, bitterness, anger….but that’s a story for another time.

About 3 or so years later, a very good friend of mine, we will call her Charity, started to notice that every time we were together, the numbers 1111 or 111 would become very noticeable.  It would should up on the clock; 1:11 or 11:11, we’d see it on car tags, in a billboard.  Some time later I took a trip to Texas to see family and friends.  We talked several times and wouldn’t you know it, those numbers appeared frequently. Since I was beginning my studies in the Bible at that time, she suggested to look up every passage that had those numbers in it.  She said, “It will jump out at you, this has to mean something!”  So I did, took forever.

Nothing.  Nothing jumped out at me.  I was disappointed because I just knew it was something.  Another 2 years goes by with the same incidents happening regularly. Charity’s husband gets laid off his job.  Not just any job, a upper management type job with a company that was part in building this city.  Him and 100 or so employees get laid off.  it broke our hearts, and it’s happened again just this past month.  Charity decides she wants to try to do something for the people.  She calls me, another friend and we meet.  we decide we are putting baskets of bear necessities  and deliver them to those families who were affected by this.  Charity said we had to have a card saying who we were any something about what we were doing.

It was very simple.  Faith, Hope, Love and Charity. Angels on a mission.  They named me Faith.  I thought, unlikely but okay.  We went around to all the stores and the managers and owners were so gracious.  We got hundreds of donations from our local business.  Flour, sugar, paper towels, dry goods, can foods….so much stuff.  We put it all together and started delivering.  I should note here that the others did a lot of the work as I was working at the time.  I was involved as much a I could be.  What a wonderful feeling.  Even in the bad times.  No, it wasn’t much and not enough for families to go a long time on, but it was one hand helping another.  Durning that time Charity and I noticed “those numbers” and just laughed.  I knew at some time it would be revealed to me.

One morning I was watching Joyce Meyer on television.  I watch her a lot, our past has much in common. She was teaching on faith.  Of course that struck me.  Some of my friends had been calling me Faith for a while now. 

I knew it when I heard it.  The feeling and emotion that came over me.  It’s a knowing.  A presence.  A closeness I had felt before.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1

That was it, His little way of smiling on me, letting me know, Here I Am, that closeness I wanted so much.  I love the way He takes you on a journey to get the message.  So much is gained and learned through the journey.  But that wouldn’t be the end of it.  As I become even more aware of these times I would see or hear these awesome numbers, they began to happen when I was on my way to doing something He would not approve of.  

So yeah, I am a christian and I screw up.  A lot.  I don’t think I am better than anyone else although honestly that is a battle of judgement on others I must fight.  I don’t think I have taken hold of it all or even part of it yet, but one thing I do know, forget what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of Christ. Phil 3:13-15

Here I go off to a job, running errands, working at home and an oppotunity would arise to do something exciting and tempting to me, but in my gut, my soul, my mind, all whose is now Christ’s, there would be this knowing.  This itching of sorts, something telling me Stop!  Look at what you are about to do. Talk to Me.  Then those numbers! Those awesome numbers.  Reminding me He is watching.

Isn’t it so funny how we tend to distort the Truth to make it fit for our own agenda?  That’s what I did, for a long period of time.  I began to convince myself that He was in approval of my actions because He was whispering, I’m Here.  Look at Me.  Don’t we all do this at some point of another?

Then I finally began to listen.  When I heard myself actually say it, I knew.  He knew I knew.  He was showing me a way out of that temptation, He was showing me Himself. I could lean on Him.  Oh, I didn’t listen for a while, I knew, but I went on my way.  We do this.  We fight.  We want His will but we want ours too.

Not going to happen.  Your will be done.  What a battle, and still is.  I am more aware, I have accepted His messages to me.  When it appears now I stop, look and listen. I think about Him, I look at how I am acting, what I am doing and how He feels about it.  I woke up and it feels okay.  

So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also. Phil 3:15

I have a different attitude of mind, and God makes that clear to me.  He is so awesome. I love Him so much. To think He cares so much as to take me through this journey.  We are always on a journey.  Growing and learning.  If you will be open to Him, there is always a message….

A message from God.

Happy 11/11!

Don’t forget our Veterans.  Shake some ones hand.  Tell them Thank You.  Bless some one today!


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