He’s Always Been Faithful

Every night my phone sits perched on an iHome dock that sits on my bedside table a mere two feet from my head. Besides the fact that the iHome speakers can get very loud (which I love when I’m listening to my music), it also doubles as my phone charger and my alarm. I’m not one who wakes up very well to a blaring beeping sound (I find that so disturbing), but I do love a good song to wake up to. I can either set the song I wake up to, or it grabs the last song I was listening to. Does that even make sense? This is really too much information, but bear with me. Anyway, I found it so appropriate when the other morning my phone woke me up by singing Sara Grove’s He’s Always Been Faithful. It had been a long time since I had actually listened to the song, but I must have pressed snooze and it just kept playing the next song, then the next one, and so on and so forth.

So, this is what I woke up to:

Morning by morning I wake up to find 
The power and comfort of God’s hand in mine 
Season by season I watch Him, amazed 
In awe of the mystery of His perfect ways 
All I have need of, His hand will provide 
He’s always been faithful to me. 

I can’t remember a trial or a pain 
He did not recycle to bring me gain 
I can’t remember one single regret 
In serving God only, and trusting His hand 
All I have need of, His hand will provide 
He’s always been faithful to me. 

This is my anthem, this is my song 
The theme of the stories I’ve heard for so long 
God has been faithful, He will be again 
His loving compassion, it knows no end 
All I have need of, His hand will provide 
He’s always been faithful, He’s always been faithful 
He’s always been faithful to me.

I love it so much. I don’t know a more appropriate song for the week that we have had. Y’all. I think we can all agree that it has been a heavy, bizarre and fearful week for so many people. It just reminded me all the more that we live in a very broken world with very broken people (including me and you) and we need Jesus in the worst way. And not only do we all need Him for the blatantly obvious evil around us, we need Him in our own day to day lives. (And the truth is, we DO have Him, but sometimes we act like we don’t.) We need Him to show up in the details we’ve feared He’s forgotten or pushed aside. Every now and then we need a reminder that He has always been faithful. To me. To you. To us.

As I was getting ready to head to work this morning, I thought what a better day than to share with each other the ways the Lord has specifically been faithful to us this week? Sometimes we just need to reflect, or really look and know that He indeed, has been faithful yet again. Even when we’ve been faithless. Maybe He’s answered an obvious prayer request. Maybe He provided for you in a way you didn’t even know how to ask for. Maybe you got a bit of encouragement from someone at the right time you didn’t know you needed. Maybe He spared you from a hurt. Maybe He protected you from what could have been a huge disaster. Maybe He rekindled an old relationship or friendship you’d been praying about. Maybe He sent you a new friend. Maybe He led you out of an area of tempation and gave you victory for one week in what you thought was nearly impossible.

I don’t know. We shouldn’t be able to count the ways He’s been faithful to us, because He always is, but sometimes we just miss it.

Last week I was feeling really needy in my love tank. I know that’s not necessarily a good thing, but it’s the truth so I was telling the Lord about it and just simply asked Him if He’d show me He loved me through one of my love languages. I realize that may sound really cheesy, and even though the cross was His ultimate sacrifice and love for me, and I know that, I just needed a little affirmation that I had not completely fallen off His radar. Listen, I’m just being completely honest. I didn’t know how He’d go about showing me, but I knew He could if He wanted to and if I’d just open up my eyes and see. My love tank happens to fill up pretty quick with quality time and words of affirmation, so imagine my delight when I got to work Wednesday morning only to receive a hand written letter from someone who didn’t know me from Adam. A letter of encouragement that only the Lord could have known I needed. Lest you think He’s not into the details, be encouraged that He is SO into the details. And if He can work out the small details and requests like that one, don’t you think He has the big things worked out, too? I love Him for that.

He is faithful, Sister.

He always has been and always will be.

So let’s hear it! Let’s build each other’s faith!

How has He showed Himself faithful to you this week?

Happy Friday, y’all!

“So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.” Hebrews 10:23 (Amplified)

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  1. 51
    Suey says:

    Lindsee, like this post mucho. thx for posting the name of the blogger when it is
    you initiating the blog or your co-workers. haha

    I liked Monica’s post with the youtube words and visual to that awesome song.

    I would rather have Jesus
    than anything

    George Beverly Shea.

    just got back from 5 or 6 countries(i cant count much) in a world wind experience in Europe with my hubby Jim.

    Switzerland took me by surprise with its beauty and
    German language. It is the wealthiest place on earth.
    *duh Suey, swiss bank accounts.)

    God bless you so much
    SCaldwell

  2. 52
    Kari Schmitt says:

    I got into a huge argument with my husband on Thursday night and woke up feeling VERY lousy about it Friday morning. Hurtful words were said that should not have been said and a tone was used that should not have been used.

    Anyway, I drove my daughter to school on Friday morning and after she got out of the car I turned on the radio to a country station. A song came on that I had never heard before. It wasn’t a Christian song, but it could not have been a more fitting song for what I needed to hear. I came home and immediately went to Itunes and downloaded it.

    It was a beautiful song called “Nobody Wins”. It is a song about the fact that in fights/arguments nobody truly wins and everyone gets hurt. I listened to it all day. I just KNOW that God intended for me to hear that song and I was in awe of His greatness each time the song played.

    It is now Saturday morning and I am still feeling pretty emotionally “bruised” from our argument. I am now praying that God lifts the cloud of YUCK that is still in my heart and on my mind. I am praying that He helps my husband and I to get beyond our current situation so that we can enjoy our weekend and each other because we are truly crazy about each other which is why when we hurt each other it REALLY stings! AMEN.

  3. 53
    Terry Bobbitt says:

    I am on my way to Florida to attend my father’s funeral, which is on Sunday. He just passed away and I found out after arriving in London on Thursday. Everything has happened so fast, but God has been there every step of my journey and I am forever grateful…

    In going back…Thursday after arriving in London, I found out my dad passed away. I am a flight attendant and notified the Senior Purser flight attendant on my crew to tell her what happened. I also notified the company and together we all began working on getting a flight back to the States as soon as possible so I could travel to Florida in time for my dad’s funeral.

    The Purser, Gail saw my open Bible on the desk and we shared what a comfort it is to have the Bible to read in times of grief. She also shared with me that just before her mother passed away, she and her mother read in Psalm 91 and Gail was especially comforted by v11 – For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. It was a reminder to me that God knows what we need all the time… even putting Gail and I on the same flight for her to share her story and for me to feel His peace. I was comforted to know that His angels surround us, protecting and carrying us along on our journey through our times of grief. I never felt alone.

    My return flight to the States was settled and I show up at the airport to board my flight. I introduce myself to the flight attendant serving in my cabin, sharing what has recently happened. God placed another one of His angels on my flight…the flight attendant’s name was Gabriel and he is also a follower of Jesus. It brought such joy to me and peace for the days ahead.

  4. 54
    Spiritmom says:

    This is very minor, but my son lost his wallet and we’ve been praying to find it. Got a call from the highway department that a worker found it on the side of the hwy and turned it in! (we think he put it on the roof of his truck and drove off) There was only a few dollars in it, but it was all his identification that was going to be such a pain to replace. It was such a tragic week, and wonderful to see people still show kindness in the world!

    • 54.1
      Lindsee says:

      Wow! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Praise the Lord someone very kind found it and turned it in!

  5. 55
    Stephanie Broom says:

    I am journey of losing 130-150 pounds … I am almost to 40 lbs do far !
    God is so amazing as He will drop people in my path to continually encourage me. I have two specific days I remember that was just feeling so discouraged and bam! Someone sent me a voxer message (iPhone app/ like a walkie talkie )
    Or sleekness comes up to my desk at work to say encouraging words. Now people are following my progress on Facebook and have joined weight watchers with me ! It’s awesome !

  6. 56
    Marie Sirk says:

    I received a little sign of encouragement a couple weeks ago but was so neat wanted to go ahead and share…I was feeling really discouraged about my job situation that I have been crying out to God about for some time. I had stopped with my little boy to look at a patch of clover. I prayed that God would send me a four leaf clover to show me he was with me. I no more than finished the prayer that I reached into the next section of clover and the next one I found was a four leaf clover !
    I was floored ! It reassured me that God hadn’t forgotten me.
    Absolutely loved your post and your honesty !
    Thanks for how real you always are :0)

  7. 57
    Farrah says:

    May sound silly too but to a mama this spoke volumes into my life this week. My oldest struggles athletically but he loves to play and guess out with his best efforts to play every time. Last week he struck out at all three bats and I have wept in the bed at night just reseeing his sweet little face so full of disappointment each time. As his game approached last night I, I kneeled with him before my God interceding for my little one’s confidence and asked if in some way, any way he could have a little moment to make him feel part of the game. To have a bright moment of any kind to make him feel good about all the time and effort he puts into practicing. Not for any glory from anyone else but just to know his Father sees him, knows him and desires to pour goodness on him! Well he got 2 hits at 3 bats!! Only time he got to touch the ball the whole game but that 7 yo boy got to run to first 2 times and even more he got to see and feel the truth of His word that His God loves him more than he can imagine!!!!

  8. 58
    Midge Edmond says:

    20 years ago our Foster daughter “ran” away. I say that because she was still close by for a time just not with us. Anyway,little by little recently, thanks to Facebook, we have reconnected. Yesterday because she works at an auto dealership, she was able to help us get a desperately needed car! The relationship restoration was the best! The car was icing on the cake!! God is faithful!

  9. 59
    Daphne says:

    My husband and I will be married for 18 yrs this month. He is a great man and I know he loves The Lord but I must say ministry has taken a toll on our relationship. I was so close to allowing the enemy to have victory. I am so thankful that God never gives up on me so therefore He presses on me to keep eye on Him and never give up on my marriage. I was very close though. My husband and I have been able to talk through some deep hurts and in the process God is bringing restoration. Another great thing is I am going to take more of an active role in his ministry and be the partner/helper that he has desired as well. I am going back to teach “Breaking Free” again because when I taught it years ago it was life changing and I feel that God can reveal a fresh Word to me and other sisters through that amazing study. Thanks Lindsee for your encouraging words.

  10. 60
    Crystal says:

    The last 12 days have probally been the most difficult days I’ve spent in my adult years. I am 35 weeks pregnant with twin boys and I fell and broke both lower ankles. I have been in physical pain with both legs and pregnancy, along with the emotional stress of it all. Through it all, the Lord has sent many blessings my way. I have had meals, sitters, and multiple visitors from many churches provide for our family. God is good all the time! He has sent me encouragement from scripture daily with multiple words to not be afraid, but to be strong & courageous, for He is with me. So even in my darkness, there is light. I know He has a plan for me and I must trust in it. Thanks so much for your encouragement today, I needed it.

  11. 61
    Sue says:

    I feel as though GOD loves me so much. HE wants to make sure my eyes are totally on HIM. Everyone has a tough time-I won’t go into mine. But GOD…everyday there is something HE does that feels like a hug straight from HIM. My prayer is not only that things finally are wonderful on all fronts either through Rapture or resolve, but that I never quit realizing HIS hugs!
    Sue

  12. 62
    Michelle says:

    Thank you for the reminder Lindsee!
    This past week brought the news of a friend loosing a child for the second time in the short span of a month. I sat at my kitchen table and wept. I sobbed and told God J just wanted to go Home because being here can just be too hard sometimes. Suddenly I looked up and the most beautiful soft thick, flakey snow was falling outside my kitchen glass door. I immediately felt God’s love and peace surround me with comfort. The pain was still there but it was bearable with the reminder of his constant love, faithfulness and presence in my life. Praise Him!

  13. 63
    Jeri May says:

    This week The Lord has brought me through a very busy week with my daughter in a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. My husband was traveling, my son plays lacrosse, my mother in law came to visit, I am a group leader in my Bible study, and I am costume mom for my daughter’s show. It is my testimony that Jesus Christ alone can carry me through these crazy days!

  14. 64

    Thank you so much for being HONEST with us, wrong right or indifferent, honesty is still the best policy. At what point did we as women feel like we need to apologize for our feelings? It’s the way we feel, period. And I am right there with you!!!

  15. 65
    Sharon says:

    Hi Lindsee! I actually blogged about this at http://www.confessionsofasnm.blogspot.com, so I won’t give all of the details here.

    Short version: Two weeks ago, Mercy Ships, the ministry my husband and I serve with had an event where the former Pres. George W. and Laura Bush were going to be hosting. I wanted to go SO bad, but felt the Lord told me not to ask anyone if I could go, I should just present my request to Him. My husband and I were delighted to be asked to help with the event.

    At the event, I was really hoping for my husband and I to get a picture with the First Couple, but the chances were fairly slim that there would be time for those of us who were helping with the event. Again, I presented my request to the Lord.

    Not only did we get a picture, but I got a kiss on the cheek from Pres. Bush. I felt like the Lord was giving me a kiss from heaven, saying, “Daughter, I love you and I desire to give you good gifts.”

    He truly wants to fulfill the desires of our heart!

  16. 66
    April Lopez says:

    I have been going through a very painful time in a family relationship while trying to raise to young grandbabies which will be leaving back to their mother June 1st. I have been so stressed and tired I have often just not wanted to go on and felt what was the use. Well yesterday, God brought two of my dear sisters in Christ and I together and they spoke truth into my life and covered me in prayer :)God showed me how vulnerable I have been and that the enemy was in to devour me. Praise God for our family in Christ and how he sweetly loves us through them.

  17. 67
    Denise Stevenson says:

    As I study the word of the Lord I meditate. I have found comfort in reading my devotionals before bed now. I receive the unsurpassing peace of understanding that only you can give Lord. You tell me every night that tomorrow is another day and that all is well. You are the same today, tomorrow and forever!!! Your love is so amazing and even in a broken fallen world I feel your prescence.

  18. 68

    I’m a single mom of three still at home. The past few years have been the hardest of my life on many levels. The past several months I’ve been in a financial crisis of epic proportion. God led me to start a blog and begin an online shop, and I am driven to move forward with that.But I still have had times of feeling hopeless that I’ll ever be able to take care of my kids on my own. (I know, with Him I’m NOT on my own, but why do I need to be constantly reminded and assured??) This week I was over 2 weeks late on my rent, and unable to cover our basic expenses. A friend showed up with some necessities, an online acquaintance emailed me, telling me she wanted to mail me a book about experiencing God’s joy through pain and hardship, AND I received the money to cover the rent from an unexpected source. There are a million other ways, tangible and intangible that He has been faithful to me and my kids this week. I find myself repeatedly asking Him to forgive me for doubting His care when things look bleak. This blog is another blessing this week! Finding women encouraging one another in the Lord is sweet, indeed!

  19. 69
    Becky says:

    I have been overwhelming blessed and encouraged by the book, “One Thousand Gifts”. I was led to try and write 1000 blessings in a year! I’ve got a long way to go and will have to pick up my pace but what a blessing and gift!! 🙂

  20. 70
    Kathy says:

    Hi Lindsee!

    Several years ago I was attacked by a serial rapist, who was UNSUCCESSFUL in his attempt w/me!! OUR GOD, JEHOVAH, HEARD MY CRY FOR HELP AND HE INTERVENED!!

    This week I had to report for jury duty. From time to time, I still battle w/ fear esp involving court cases. Jesus kept me calm and steady throughout the day in court. I have to report back on Monday to see if I’ll be picked for this case, The Holy Spirit led me to several verses which I recorded in my memory spiral!!

    John 14:1 Deut. 31:6 & 8, Joshua 1:9

    Those are just a few of the verses. I’m SO THANKFUL for His Word, which trumpets the Truth loudly in my mind.

    I know He will continue to display His faithfulness. Sarah’s song is soo perfect.

  21. 71
    Kim says:

    He nudged a friend to buy me a ticket to a Christian conference.The speaker spoke about something the Lord is teaching me about,something so specific it just could not have been a coincidence !

  22. 72
    cindy d.r. says:

    I live in WI spring is a long way off, the trees aren’t blossoming, nor have I seen all but 2 gold finches. Usually by this time my backyard is full of those beautiful bright yellow birds, everything is gray. On the way home from work I asked God for a visual reminder. I was standing on my front porch and heard a strange sound, when I looked up right in front of me, not 10 yards away a Bald Eagle flew right in front of me! I was in awe how much God cares for me.

  23. 73
    Mary Calvin says:

    Hi Lindsee — Wow! I very recently had that same Sara Groves song waking me on my iPhone—AND—Hebrews 10:23 was my very first Siesta verse this year. Coincidence? 🙂 I couldn’t think of a better Bible verse to start the year because I want so much to hold onto HIM and HIS faithfulness more than ever!

    Currently, though, I have my alarm set to wake me with Susan Ashton’s song “No One Knows My Heart (Better Than You)”. I’d been feeling a little bereft lately, and hearing this song made me remember a time years ago (when I was about to go through divorce — the last thing I ever imagined happening to me) and questioned if God really was present in my life at all. He woke me in the middle of the night one night whispering “I know your name.” What? I got up and spent the rest of the night pouring over scripture, praying & praising Him. For surely, NO ONE KNOWS MY HEART better than He does…I mean really, He formed me in my mother’s womb! (PS 139)

    Thanks so much for sharing today, it touched my heart. 🙂
    And if anybody’s taking note of prayer requests in these comments — I’m seeking Him in a big decision this year and could use some prayer support! Thanks for everything y’all do at LPM. (Take note of that “y’all” — I’ve been a Texan for 30 years, born an Okie and grew up there, and I’m a brand new Minnesotan (Yah — You Betcha). Boy, it’s cold up here! (But I love it).

    Mary in Sartell, MN

  24. 74
    Denise says:

    I absolutely love what you wrote! He is always faithful, even when we are not aware of it. I went to get the oil changed on my car and it almost turned into something else entirely. I was told that the whole oil tank would probably have to be replaced but they were going to see what they could do. In that moment I said “God, I trust you regardless of what the outcome may be in this situation “. Not only did I not have to have it replaced, but I ended up not having to pay for the oil change or a broken taillight because the computers were down and they felt badly about it taking so long(close to two and. Half hours ). Praise Jesus!

  25. 75
    Cyndy says:

    This week I felt like a failure of a mother. All I could think of was the times that I blew it and I blew it pretty big at times. Those thoughts turn into thoughts that my boys must not like me very much. My boys are all grown up, 25 & 24 years old, and have lives of their own. We talk on the phone, send messages, email and stuff. Tonight I was messaging via Facebook with the oldest. I always sign off with “love you!” and they always reply “love you, too.” But tonight he said, and remember he is 25, “love you too mommy.” Made me bawl. Thank You, God.

  26. 76
    Sissy in Grass Valley, CA says:

    This week was monumental to me. After nearly a year off from traveling, I was called to once again pack my bags and head for the airport.

    With my Daily Bible and “So Long, Insecurity you’ve been a bad friend to us” tucked into my over-sized purse I prepared for a long week away from the family I love and the little piece of heaven I call home.

    I had started Beth’s book several months ago, but in all honesty some of what I was reading hit a little too close to home and I had neatly tucked her book back onto my bookshelf.

    Realizing I would have ample time to give this remarkable journey with Beth one more chance, I started over at Chapter 1 Mad Enough to Change.

    This might be a good time to mention that “Breaking Free” had been instrumental in delivering me from many of my strongholds remaining from a life that had been ravaged by years of emotional and verbal abuse.

    It was at the beginning of Chapter 8 that my knees began to weaken and my resolve to finish this journey was quickly vanishing. Beth has a wonderful way of gently leading her readers to the truth no matter how painful it may be.

    Alone in my hotel room, I set her book down and called on our Heavenly Father to give me the strength I needed to continue on. By the end of the evening I had navigated my way through Chapter 8 and 9. Ahhh…Chapter 9…glorious Chapter 9! What an amazing, powerful prayer!

    As my plane landed in Sacramento I read the last few lines of this amazing guide to healing and freedom. And may I just add that God not only took me from the northern tip of California down to the very southern edge of our great nation, He teamed up with Beth and I to take me from a place of brokenness and insecurity to a place of surrender, trust and God-given dignity!

    Praise God for His unending love and faithfulness! And thank you Beth for sharing this remarkable journey with me!

    Love, Sissy

  27. 77
    Sherrie says:

    God blessed me immensly today. Two friends joined me and we went to see the Celebrate Recovery movie “Home Run”. We had planned to first eat in the food court. In 1999 social anxiety entered my life and by 2007 I had become pretty much a recluse. It had been 7 years since I had walked into a mall (and the food court today was as large as the last mall) and I can’t recall the last time I went to a movie with friends.
    Within the past 6 months God brought this precious friend and I into a special friendship relationship. It was all I could do to breath even while we were still walking towards the mall. God kept reminding me to breath as did my friend. Sometimes I just had to drop behind take some deep breaths and talk to Jesus.
    When we entered the mall I told my friends to go eat and I would just go to the theater and meet them there so I didn’t have to deal with two groups if people. I ate with them and then went to the movie! Although I thought for sure I was going to wnd up in a heap in a fall out panic attack. God spared me! He walked with me hand in hand sometimes with skin on when my friend offered a gentle encouraging touch and sometimes in spirit. When I got outside and it was all over I wanted to shout I did it I did it! God gave me courage and strength and I did it!
    That was a very clear I’m here Sherrie, straight from the Holy Spirit. Am sure at times he kindly shouted the reminder as he enabled me to inhale and exhale. Oh how I needed him up close and personal today and he was right there as he always is.

  28. 78
    Vivian says:

    Thank you Lindsee for sharing your heart and what God is communicating to you. He truly is in all the details. I have been struggling in my relationship with God when it comes to trusting him with a job/career and walking in obedience about a specific issue in my life. Your post made me realize that he cares about EVERYTHING that is going on in our lives and that we are always on His radar. Its been a struggle believing him to open a door for me to for a job and trusting him with the issues of my life but I pray that He will continue to help me in this season. Have you heard the song ” Help me find it” by Sidewalk Prophets…its such an amazing song!! Be blessed

  29. 79
    Jackie UK says:

    Hi Lyndsee,
    This week has shaken my foundations. The unspeakable evil that was played out in Boston and the tragedy in Texas. Here in the UK there seems to have been a tidal wave of violence, hate, spite
    and viciousness.

    In my own heart I have struggled with I forgiveness, fear, pride and jealousy. Essays and articles I have read have all been from Christians questioning each other and the bible.

    God has shown me so clearly through my heart, this blog, and repetitions from hymns in my mind and people’s mouths – Trust me, have a childlike trust in me, though the earth trembles and the mountains fall into the sea I am your refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore do not fear!

    Good has overcome evil and I know that our God is faithful and with me and us all. His relationship with me, even if I don’t understand His plan, is deep unfailing and rock solid. I love Him! In this tumultuous week He did not miss me.

  30. 80
    Deborah T says:

    Friday night after work I met my daughter & son-in-law at our church to pick up my twin 3 yo grandchildren so Mom and Dad could attend a conf. We were so excited as we headed out to Chick Filet for a night of nuggets & fun in the playroom. After settling them at a table within eye shot of the counter, I give our order to the cashier and reach for my wallet to pay only to discover I had left my wallet behind in my car when I changed to my daughter’s car so we wouldn’t have to move carseats. My sadness at having to tell my 2 little ones we were not going to get to have oir fun night at Chick Filet was intensified by the two little faces that looked up at me with tears beginning to well up. I said, oh please don’t cry or I’m going to cry to. At that moment a young woman approached our table, told me she and her husband had heard our plight and wanted to pay for our meal, which I received. She said “we just want to bless you with this.”. I surely was blessed as the tears disappeared and sunny smiles of my grandchildre reappeared. Jesus loves the little children and their Gigi! So thankful.

  31. 81

    God showed me He is still taking care of my needs to His glory. For years, even though fighting cancer, my health insurance would not approve the PET scan my Dr wanted me to have. We made do without it. My insurance changed on April 1, so I asked my Dr if this new insurance might approve the PET. The staff person scheduling tests told me that 90% of the PET scans are denied no matter what insurance a patient has, but she would try. On Wednesday, I found out that the PET scan has been approved and is scheduled for Monday! I am celebrating! The PET scan will verify that the cancer is totally gone, as we believe. This is such an opportunity to glorify God! I am excited!

  32. 82

    Hi Lindsee,
    I am sitting on a plane waiting to depart from Miami after spending the week ministering to and serving the wonderful people here. It all culminated into an amazing event at Marlin’s Stadium where Joel Osteen brought the GOOD NEWS of JESUS to over 37,000 people. When he gave the altar call, over 90% of the people stood to their feet to make a public profession of faith and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior or to rededicate their lives to Him.

    If I told you all of the many trials and tests our team endured this week you would be in disbelief. Every single time the enemy fired again, we just praised God all the louder because we knew a greater victory was in store. Team members had to go home bc of death in their family, sickness, and other emergencies. Some faithful friends had to stay behind because of a heart attack. It was a fierce battle!!! BUT GOD!!!!!

    When I saw the people stand to say yes to Jesus, yes to a life of forgiveness and acceptance, yes to Hope for a better future with Christ, yes to eternity in the presence of the Almighty, yes to a surrendered life, it reminded me why we do what we do. You’re in full time ministry so I know you get this completely. Lindsee, they were standing all over the entire ball park! It was such a sight to behold!!!

    Oh, HE ALONE IS FAITHFUL AND WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE!!!! GLORY TO HIS WONDERFUL NAME!!!!!

    My feet are barking loudly this morning because my physical man is EXHAUSTED AND SORE, but my SPIRIT MAN IS MORE ALIVE AND REJUVENATED than ever before!!!

    Love you and all that you and LPM do to make a difference!!!!

  33. 83
    Sandi says:

    My husband has been out of work since Jan., in Feb. he had admitted a paper for presentation at an academic conference, it was accepted. The only problem is that the conference was about 1,000 miles away in L.A., CA. How could we afford for him to go? I was angry at first that he had even submitted the paper. There was no way we could do this financially. But a friend encouraged me to pray about it and ask God to provide since obviously he was supposed to be there or his paper would’ve been denied. After waiting and waiting to figure out the finances for this(we still didn’t know how it would happen), we booked a flight the week before he was to leave. The DAY AFTER we booked it, our pastor told him he believed in him, wanted to support this and gave him a check to cover his flight! THAT SAME DAY some other friends approached my husband with an envelope with $200 cash in it and told him it was for his trip. And he had people in L.A. to stay with for free.

    The most amazing piece to me is that we had not asked anyone for money, we had just prayed that God would provide a way if He wanted him to go. Knowing God could provide this way, for something that wasn’t a “necessity”, also gave me hope that He will bring a job at the right time also!

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    Beth says:

    I love that song Lindsee! Thank you.

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    Valerie Robertson says:

    One morning this week, while sitting at my kitchen table studying The Beloved Disciple (retaking this study with some Siestas)Beth posed a question like how has God shown you a glimpse of His glory lately. It was raining out, actually POURING, when suddenly the sun broke through – the trees glistened, a red bird sat at the feeder, the grass was greener than green and the dogwood oh so white. This break in the weather only lasted about 3 minutes, but it was a beautiful glimpse and reminder of His new mercies every morning.

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    Mar Jo Jennings says:

    Mar Jo, The Woodlands, TX

    “He yearns jealously over the spirit that He has made to dwell in us.” James 4:5

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    Leigh from Fairhope, AL

    And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
    Colossians 3:14. ESV

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    LOVED this post so much!!

    This week He provided for my family in specific financial needs. He provided some lightness of heart after some incredibly heavy times. He provided some laughter and we really needed it. Love Him so.

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    Joy says:

    So, this will seem so silly to some, but for me it spoke volumes of God’s love for me and how He is concerned about whatever concerns me….no matter how big or small.

    I was recently given some passed-along clothes from a friend (a nice blessing in itself!). When I was putting them away in my closet, I ran out of hangers. I mean, there were no extra hangers anywhere in my house! So, the clothes that had no hanger stayed in a folded pile in my closet….for weeks. I kept meaning to buy some hangers when I was out, but I never seemed to remember to pick them up (and besides, how UN-exciting is it to buy hangers, anyway!) This little detail of my life has been one of those back-burner irritations that I was continually reminded of everytime I stepped into my closet.

    Well, this weekend, we went to visit my parents-in-law. Almost as soon as we arrived, my father-in-law brought over a box full of hangers and said, “could you use these?”. I almost teared up with delight! These were not your run-in-the-mill wire hangers. They were the nice, thick, plastic ones which I prefer!

    As I put my clothes on them and hung them in my closet today, I kept thanking God over and over again for loving me and showing His love to me in such a specific, detailed way. It makes me love Him more, and it helps me trust Him more with every part of my life, no matter what it is.

    I love You, Jesus!!!

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    Lesli Arrington says:

    God has been faithful this past week in several ways:
    He woke me daily to review over my notes from the
    Women’s conference with Beth; live in Greensboro.
    My husband has been very sick with a multitude of
    Different bacteria for a month; two kidney stones in
    There and a sick three year old. My father in law
    Has been struggling since he had another stroke &
    We praise The Lord for another week with him! My
    Husband had his second & final surgery last Friday
    & all is well. Praying for some calm now <3

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    lisa says:

    Last June, I had started a part time job to help pay for upcoming college for our oldest child. In August, my husband was let go of a very tough job. He then decided to start his life long dream of starting a business.

    Our daughter ending up picking a small Christian school here in Denver, that we found out was $34,000 dollars.

    We knew how crazy it was to expect to pay that with my husband not knowing when God would bless us with an income, and my salary just paying for groceries, yet we had a consistent sense of peace about it.

    This past weekend, we were invited, once again, to attend the college where they hosted us for the weekend, this time to honor all the students who received any scholarship money at all from the college.

    We had been in touch with the dean of finance there, and we saw our daughter’s scholarships mounting and climbing and just became more and more encouraged. By the end of our first face to face visit with him, when my husband asked what he thought of his offer to us, and explaining who our daughter was, the dean took care of all of her tuition for us! HE actually said he got goosebumps when we talked about her and more goosebumps when he shook my husbands hand after we thanked him. What a blessing.

    In an even more powerful note, after thanking God for working His miracles in our oldest’s life, I looked at our youngest daughter’s life, and began to wonder why He hadn’t yet anwered my prayers of miracles for her. I realized He had answered both. With one daughter, it just so happened I could see the miracles, with my youngest I just realized the miracles were there, but I just couldn’t see them for the time being. I decided to praise and believe God right there for the miracles that He was working in both His daughters’ lives! I purposed to change my mindset from one of worry and fear to one of adoration and thankfullness. I will praise Him whether I see the miracles HE is working or not! God is good.

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    Teresa says:

    As a child I was sexually abused by a family member. I have been walking this out with the Lord for many years and in different aspects of my abuse. At first it was forgiving for me so I could start the long healing process. Then, he showed me that my abuser deserves redemption as well. Recently, I lost my mother because of a short painful battle with cancer. My abuser showed how much he has changed because of the grace of God in his life. Through all the family turmoil and hurt during this time, God used him to support me and to show his love towards me. It is hard to accept it from him, but the Lord spoke to me today that he is giving me complete healing. I believe this is the next step in my complete healing.

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    LaLonnie Jones says:

    I absolutely have had the most hectic, trying month really. Beginning with grandkids on Easter break. Friends up to visit and completion of obligations and commitments. Things that I ordinarily enjoy individually, but clustered they can become physically and mentally challenging. Then the death of a family member and a 3 day unplanned trip. In the aftermath I was having a difficult time. As I walked the dogs today in the warm sunshine of Kansas I saw it! I was quietly asking God why I guess? And I saw the most beautiful Cardnial in the bare trees lining a dry creek. Breathtaking is Gods love for me.

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    Carole McVicker says:

    Carole LaJunta, Colorado
    Message
    1Chronicles 16:23
    Sing to God, everyone and everything! Get out his salvation news every day!

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    Cindy, BC Canada says:

    It never ceases to amaze me that just when I need it, God encourages me or speaks to me in just the right way. this time it came through a song. My marriage is struggling right now because of my husband`s addiction and though he is getting help there are some days i wonder if we are going to get through this and still be together and i am mostly concerned about the effect this is having on our teen daughters. I was feeling pretty disillusioned and defeated this week but a song by All Sons and Daughters called Give me Jesus has ministered to me and though it may seem simplistic i truly do realize that He (Christ) is enough for me, and that God is in control and that what the enemy intends for evil, God can use for good. One day at a time!!!

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    Teresa says:

    Last Monday my Friend was running in the Boston Marathon, she was done and out of the area before the bombs went off, so thankful for God watching over her. Thankful that God spared many lives this week and sad that not all lives were spared. Praise God for is Love and Mercy. Looking forward to seeing Beth this weekend in Eugene, OR. Praying for safety and Health for everyone who attends this weekend.

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    Rebecca Cyr says:

    I’m alittle late, it being Monday and all, but I’m always so ready to share my thankfulness of how my Dad, week after week, year after year, has been so faithful and ACTIVE in my life. My husband & I are separated (state-wise) due to employment issues. It’s going on 4 years now. But week after week there are funds to pay bills (on THREE houses!), and even to save, on top of paying off our car and a major credit card!! Our vacation cabin in MN (paid for, but still taxes, insurance), his house in IN (that I want to be at), and our house in OH (which we can’t sell, and do not want to walk away from). Jim & I could not hold on without the love and peace of our God, the Captain of the angel-armies!!!

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    Cindi says:

    WOW! Lindsee! Thank you! I bought that Sara Groves CD when it first came out. It was right as I was asked to facilitate Jesus, the One and Only, for our ladies at church. What? Who me?? I think that was like 2004 or something. Anyway I randomly picked a CD last week in my car out of it’s sleeve and put it in. It was All Right Now by Sara Groves! And I rarely listen to CD’s in the car bc the silence can be good sometimes. God put a heavy burden on me I thought I could not bear on Friday night about a non-family member who was like family to us. She’s my son’s ex-girlfriend and she was abandoned, deserted, by her own family and soon faces eviction. She is an epileptic and had a horrible fall last summer after yet another umpteenth seizure that she is blessed by God to be alive. I love her like a daughter and she sent my husband an E-mail asking us if she could temporarily stay with us when that happens. Of course he said yes. The family left her with the lease in her name and the uproar that caused the dissension was NOT caused by her at all. She has applied for disability at the tender age of 21 and her credit will now be ruined. I was texting her Saturday night and afterward all I could do was to pray and cry and cry and pray and ask God to please intervene. Instead HE showed me that it was up to me. He quickened my heart that I tore out of the house on Saturday and went over there and brought her groceries and stuff a girl needs. Her great grandfather owned the land that KSBJ now sits on and to my recollection he gave that land to them bc he was a giver too. Lo and behold, I open up to do my Bible Study on Sunday on James, Week 2 Day 3 – A Wildflower in the Meadow!!!! Talk about hearing him speak, watching Him work, seeing His Word pop off the pages! It took me 24 hours to finish the lesson, I was so engrossed with the whole situation. Now I’ve always been a giver to a fault but there was a much more valuable lesson to learn. I bought (what I thought would be mine) a new bible, The Story ESV and realized that is the most important gift I can give her. It was never mine and had not been opened. It’s meant for Stormy. I will give it to her today. Please pray that God would keep the enemy away and not come against her and the threat by some family members that her accident last summer was the reason they all left is nothing short than the enemy trying to put that blame and shame game on her. We know that has nothing to do with it at all. Please pray for healing, protection that can only come from God and that He, GOD, would send a legion of his angels because she is all alone 24/7. I have been going to see her and have promised I would come everyday to see her. She is frail, needs professional traumatic brain injury specialists and she does have a Gold card. Thank you Jesus! You humble me today once again and all I can do is say thank you Lindsee and all of LPM staff that you had this up on the blog. That’s what God did with my weekend. Happily working overtime and the lesson could not have been more timely because we should ALL give our lives away bc nothing on this earth is more important than helping others in need, no matter who they are. Geez, we are so blessed by God to be able to give our money and time to those whom He calls one of His own. He is Jehovah Jireh and Jehovah Rapha. Praise Him. Love you all.

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    Sheila Bragg says:

    Lindsee,

    Thank you for this post and this song! I’ve never heard it but I knew I had to get it when I read the lyrics. I’ve played it over and over and over and when I’m not playing it audibly, it plays in my head. 🙂

    Have a great week!
    Sheila Bragg

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    Lynne J. says:

    Love and warm hugs to you, Lindsee; little Siesta (cuz I’m way older). You’re a blessing to hundreds and you may not realize it. Love, laughter and His peace to you this week.

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