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Praise Report

  1. Virtuous1 profile image60
    Virtuous1posted 4 years ago

    If you have a praise report of what Jesus did for you recently please share it...Sometimes when we ask for praise reports people go back many years ago, but I believe Jesus is doing a new thing and everyday we have a right to give Him Praise..So share with me and others what Jesus did for you yesterday..AMEN

    1. Disappearinghead profile image87
      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How would you differentiate something that 'Jesus did' and something that just happened?

      A Christian bakes a cake, and somehow Jesus made it turn out right. A 'non-Christian' to coin a worn out phrase, bakes a cake and somehow it turned out right because they followed the recipe.

      And last time I looked Jesus is sat down with his feet up and told us to pray to God our Father, not to him.

  2. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    I have a praise report!  I was telling my husband a few months ago what type of truck I wanted.  I told him I wanted a truck that has windows all the way around it.  Able to pull a boat hall stuff and we could pay cash for.

    I asked God how would I come up with the money.  God said you will not have to come up with the cash.  I didn't think much about it at first.  We came home from shopping and my husband checked his account for his balance.  Which we been close to over drawling on for several months.  There was an $8,000 dollar balance that came from V.A Disability which we never thought we would get.

    So we were in shock!  We went to the bar to celebrate and we needed cigs.  so I walked to the store thats when I seen the truck I was praying for the guy just pulled up putting the for sale sign in the windshield.

    I asked the guy how much.  $2000 I took a quick look.  I asked the guy if he could wait a few minutes so I could get my husband.

    I went in the bar told my husband to come look.  We bought the truck the next day.  It has low mileage gets good gas mileage for a truck and it was garage kept in new condition and it is a 1998.

    I am so grateful to Jesus and God!

    1. autumn18 profile image68
      autumn18posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm just curious. How did God tell you that you didn't need to come up with the cash? Did you hear it out loud? Did his voice pop into your head? Do you think the same outcome would have happened even if you hadn't asked/prayed about it? These types of stories interest me.

  3. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    Here come another blessing!  I just got a phone call.  A friend called and told me my homeless friend who hated God and Jesus has forgiven God because he blamed God for how his parents died.  Now that he has forgiven God people are going out of there way to help him.

    I tried for years to convince him that God is not the enemy.  I love the Lord because he is always there even when I am a big fat sinner.  No matter what I do he is always with me.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So, a  guy is homeless and no one will help him until he claims he isn't mad at God???? What type of community do you live in?

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        SirDentposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Just so you know, not all people who are homeless will accept help from anyone.  I listened to a story a Preacher once told me and wrote the poem below from it.

        I saw him under a bridge one day
        Attempting to keep dry
        The storms of life had blown him away
        He merely wanted to die

        A cup of coffee was in my hand
        I handed it over to him
        It's such a shame in this great land
        His life would look so grim

        I know of a place where you can go
        I told him with a smile
        The look he gave was one I know
        Would be there for a while

        Trust is hard to come by
        It surely must be earned
        I want to be his ally
        And show him my concern

        I would meet with him
        Day after day
        Telling him of Jesus
        And why He was slain

        Jesus died for you too
        Is what I would say
        Because everyone including you
        Has lost their way.

        Satan lost the war
        On the old rugged cross
        Our sins Jesus bore
        Satan's work now turned to dross

        Copyright © 2008 SirDent

        1. tamron profile image60
          tamronposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wow!  That put tears in my eyes.  Great poem and so true.  That is really good!  I was homeless years ago.  I wrote about it at squidoo I wrote my story.  I would share the link but squidoo won't let me log into my first account so now I don.t know what to do.

          My story had a weird but great ending.  Maybe I will tell my story on hubpages.  Who Knows!!!!!

  4. Eric Mulford profile image60
    Eric Mulfordposted 4 years ago

    Emile, this is a reflection of the earlier conversation about compassion. As a bleiever, I'm as offended as can be at this comment. Compassion cannot be restricted to those who look, smell, acts and believe as we do. I just can't praise God for the bigger picture. I can praise God for the man's repentence but is seems that the community of faith needs a little repenting as well.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to hear it. I don't think when Jesus made the comment about helping strangers he expected them to first pass some arbitrary litmus test before a helping hand was offered.

  5. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    Emile R
    I am sorry you feel that way!  As far as I know I live in the same community you do!  I did not claim because he was mad at God that God wouldn't help him.  Remember he hated God.  Its not about what "you" and "I" think.  Its about what Jack thinks and how he responded.

    Some times we have to come to the end of our rope before we hear God!

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You may have missed the point of the question. Why wasn't the community helping him in the first place? By your post, no one cared until after he made his peace with God. Sounds incredibly callous and hard hearted of that community. Who cares what a homeless person thinks about religion? Are they any less homeless?

  6. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    First I like to thank you for not attacking me!  Your question is a strait up question?  I hear God in many ways.  I don't pray to God like you see in church or how you see people pray.  I talk to him just like I would you.

    I rarely ever go to church as I do not believe in religion.  Religion is boring and sucks.  If I did what the church said I would rather go to hell!

    That is the truth.  However I do respect how others believe in God or Jesus.  I also understand why atheist don't believe In God,Jesus or Higher-power that I can understand.

    Any ways to get back to how I hear God!  First everybody hears God they just don't realize it.

    Think about this how many times in your mind you have been in a catch 22.  Example lets say your a kid.  You want something but you have no money.

    You know your mother has a stack of cash in her purse.  You think about it for a while.  You hear 3 voices your voice God and Satan or demons.

    Remember we are all born with sin!  You say to yourself as your feeling guilty for just thinking about stealing from your mom.  You start to justify to yourself why you want to steal the money.  (at this point your hearing your voice)   then you feel guilty.  wam you hear a voice that says she won't know.  so you think about it some more.  Then you hear a voice that says what if she does know?  Directly you hear a voice that say.  She is going to be pissed.  Then you hear a voice.  What is your mother going to think?  Then you think who cares.

    So tell me there is not conflicting voices in your head.  If you really pay close attention to the sound of the voice of the other 2 voices and how its said you will notice its not you at all.

    I hear God in many ways through my mind,my journal, other people, a telephone call, church if I go, a friend ect... 

    When God has something important to say or show you he confirms it 3 or more times so you don't think its imaginary that its really coming from him.

    1. autumn18 profile image68
      autumn18posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi tamron. Thanks for the reply. Nope, no attacking from me, just totally curious. I've heard another person describe their communication with God in pretty much the same way so that makes sense. Sorry for going off topic.

      1. tamron profile image60
        tamronposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Honey that would never be a problem!  I am just saying If you really listen to the voices in your head you will notice they sound and feel different inside!

        I want you to do something if you are sincere about how I hear Gods Voice.  Write down and ask Jesus  or God whom ever you feel comfortable with.  Do you love me?  Write it down.  Then wait for whatever comes to mind.  (Be alone without distractions) write it down.  Write whatever come to mind!

        It might not make since to you but write whatever you hear in your mind. 

        At first it was distorted to me but after a week it became very clear it was not my voice I was hearing.

        Really all you have to do is ask God and tell him you want to hear his voice.  I promise you will.

        You have to determine if its your voice or Gods! No problem he will give you confirmation several times.

        Ask him a sincere Question it will show up and materialize everywhere.

        1. autumn18 profile image68
          autumn18posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm afraid I won't be able to do that because I honestly believe all the voices in my head are from myself. I get that people who believe in God hear him this way but it doesn't work for me, and that's ok.

  7. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    Not sure what you mean.  I am stupid Sorry!  I'm not sure that it was the community that was in fault.  Jack is a drinker he burned a lot of bridges.

  8. tamron profile image60
    tamronposted 4 years ago

    Since Jack has been homeless I met 2 families that had kids that where homeless.  They either stayed homeless because of "pride" not excepting help from nobody or they kept thinking they would get a job very soon.  believe it or not some people do not like to except any kind of charity from Gov. or church.

  9. Virtuous1 profile image60
    Virtuous1posted 4 years ago

    I want to thank each of you for your praise report when I stared it I had no idea so many of you would even participate. Thanks for sharing and God bless you all.

    1. tamron profile image60
      tamronposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wished I had more praise reports but I don't.  I was grateful for the ones I shared!  If I have anymore I will be happy to share!

      Even if its unbelievable!