It is His Grace!!!
It is January 21, 2013, I am giving honor to Jesus Christ the Lord of my life. I want you all to know that God works in our lives when we have prayed and forgotten the prayer. God is still working on it. We know that Jesus Christ can do anything in twinkling of an eye, so that makes us wonder what takes so long when our prayers go unanswered. I have found in my life that sometimes I’m not ready for the blessing, I have asked for. He, Jesus I mean, has left a living book that fits every situation. He has a way for us to come to him at anytime. It’s real simple, Jesus gave his life for us; he died on the cross that we may have everlasting life with him. We have Jesus that loved us this much.
I have been praying for my family for a long time now, I pray that all of us give our lives to our Personal Savior, and live a life that will bring others to him, just by seeing the change in us. let me give you and example of what I have been talking about. I have a grandson named Steve, he is my eldest one. I have had him before the Lord for a long time. Lets see, I guess he was about 15 or 16 when his mother and I began to worry about him. When you have the Lord Jesus in you Life you see things differently in the world. It was not so much Steve, but it was the people, places and things around him. It wasn’t long before Steve began to get into a little trouble here and there. Then the devil began to try to take his life. Steve was brought up to know the Lord and to pray, to respect his elders, and so on. But I don’t know how much of these teachings stayed in his heart. Steve grew up with some little boys that became like brothers to him. One of them he moved in with when he was about 17. So he stayed between his friend house and his Mother’s, calling himself being grown. This was the first time Satan came for his life. He loved his friend and they spent most of their time together. The young man had a car and the boys spent a lot of time just sitting in it. So this one day Steve left his friends to go home for a little while to see his mom. I am guessing to eat some of her cooking which he loves. It wasn’t long after Steve got out of the car and went home; maybe while he was still in route. The young man was still sitting in the car when someone drove up along side the car and shot and killed Steve’s friend, his brother, his pal. If it wasn’t for the Mercy of Jesus, Steve would have been in the car with his friend.
Me being his grandmother, you know we don’t always get everything that goes on. The second time Satan came after him, he and his friend had gone to the store not far from where he lived maybe a block or two at the most. The friend went into the store, the store gets robbed while Steve is out front talking to a girl, she leaves and he is standing there smoking. Now someone in the rear of the store goes out the back door and comes around the front. Sees Steve standing there waiting for his friend an shoots him in the neck. The shooter was one of the store owners. Steve’s Doctor tells his mother he has only seen this type of wound to end up two ways, the person usually either dies or is paralyzed for the rest of their life. Steve walked out of the hospital under the mercy of Jesus Christ and has a little pain sometimes in his shoulder when he over uses it. I hope you guys aren’t getting tired of reading because I ‘m going to tell you how the Lord has moved in Steve’s life some more. Those of us that know the Lord Jesus can see the mercy of the Lord in this man’s life. While Steve was living in Ohio with his mother he got a word from the Lord. Jesus sent a man to him and he kept running from his calling. If we live in the world and don’t read the bible and aren’t taught the word of God we don’t know what it means to have a call on your life.
This young man move to live with his other grandmother in another state. There he got his GED, a good job and even his driver license, so one would say that he is doing well. However, he still didn’t take heed to the word of the Lord. So the Lord being merciful sent another message one Christmas at my house. Just how fitting was that? To give him the chance to be born again on the day that we celebrate the birth of Christ. At this time Satan said to himself, since you didn’t give your life to Christ and have no covering I guess I will take another shot at taking your life. This time it was a car accident in which 3 cars were involved. A lady in one of the cars broke her leg. Steve however didn’t suffer any serious injuries and was only knocked unconscious for a very short period. Jesus Christ had a call on his life. When Steve came back to Philadelphia after he got a job and a car. I forgot to mention that he was visiting a friend and a man came up to him and robbed him. He didn’t injure or shoot him, but he could have, if it had not been for the Lord.
This and account of another time that I knew Satan tried to lay claim to his life and end it. The Lord is still moving in his own time. Steve was on his job in December 2012 , he was a full time student at the time and he had a 2012 car, and a new apartment. Life looked pretty good for him right now. That accident was about 4 or 5 years ago. After the accident Steve got out of the hospital and never heard from the police, received a ticket or a date to go to court. Then one day Steve was randomly picked up and taken to jail for 15 days in Ohio, he would soon be transported to Philadelphia. You see Jesus had Steve in a place where he could minister to him and he couldn’t run anymore. By the time he was being transported to Philadelphia he had read Mathew, Mark and half of Luke. Jesus is still moving in his time and all the prayers that have been prayed for Steve are finely kicking in. Jesus Christ is going to show all that read this testimony that he is King of Kings and Lord of Lords over Judges, Lawyers and Doctors, and anyone else in authority. Bucks County wanted to hold him on 10 thousand dollars bail. but the Lord allowed him to walk out without paying a dime. Steve goes back to Ohio for 3 to 4 week and return to court on in Philadelphia on his own. before he went back to Ohio he gave his life to the Lord, right in his grandmothers kitchen. Jesus waited for him a long time. He went to court on January 16, 2013 and took the Lord with him. A word was given to him by Elder Thompson that he would see the hand of God move on his behalf, and to have faith. When we got to court they moved us to 3 different court rooms. God was working when we reached number 3. That is where the Lord did most of his work. The Judge was giving everyone parole or probation, and if you live out of town , you had to do 72 hours in jail first. A woman came and got Steve and took him upstairs and had him filling out papers before the Judge even called him. I didn’t even know he was gone. I was just watching the cases come up and how thy were being sentenced. I’m wondering where he was, at the time. When he came back to the court room he was called up and the Judge said that he would allow him to do everything he had to do from Ohio. Not to worry they would get in touch with him and work with him. He was the only one that went home with out doing 72 hours. the Lord moved Steve out of the court room, so his faith would not be shaken, because he was a babe in Christ, he did not allow him to feel that fear. Jesus Christ did it all that day. Remember I said in the beginning that we have prayed and God is working on it, even when we have forgotten the prayer. Look at all the years of Satan trying to take his life many times, but Jesus had a call on his life an his work has just began. The man of God used to bring the word each time and it was Elder Mark Thompson. He would leave Philadelphia and go to Ohio just to give Steve that word. Steve is my grandson and I prayed for him many times and forgotten the prayers, but Jesus did not. Thank you Elder Thompson for your faithfulness to the Lord, Praise the Lord for placing you in our life. Through you Jesus has blessed many people to give their lives to him, I know that you are a Man of God, sent by God.