Before watching Charles Stanley on TV (our routine for Sunday mornings), I told my husband I had been hearing “for such a time as this” again a lot recently (see Words from God 4/16/17). He then reached for the Living Bible (TLB) version lying on our end table and opened exactly to Job 4 and started reading and immediately came to…
Job 4:6 “At such a time as this, should not trust in God still be your confidence?”
He had randomly opened to exactly that page and that scripture out of the entire bible! Was this just another coincidence? What do you think? I had been feeling troubled, almost tormented, by negative thoughts and found myself asking God for forgiveness for my weakness, feeling incompetent about what to do, or how to start a website. But I knew I could not procrastinate any longer because I had heard “there is a window” a few months earlier. I had to trust God and do something. The time was now – for such a time as this.
November 27, 2020 Woke to: “Psalm 88”
I heard “Psalm 88” in the middle of the night, and was saying it aloud as I rolled over to go back to sleep. My husband woke hearing me say something and asked what I said and if I wanted to write it down? I repeated “Psalm 88” to him and said, “no need to write it down, I’ll remember,” then quickly fell back asleep.
The next morning, we sat down to read the bible and he reached for the small KJV Bible on our coffee table, and with his fingers opened exactly to Psalm 88 and said, “look what I opened to!” I had no idea what he meant. He had remembered I heard Psalm 88 during the night – and I did not remember! This was another supernatural moment.
This time, I believe it came to (and was meant for) my husband. He was delivered from a lifetime of alcoholism, on November 4, 2020. It is truly a miracle that he has been able to quit cold turkey. He just stopped. He was done. This happened after he had been drinking beer pretty much daily since he was 18 years old. He is now 64. I believe God is going to start moving mightily in his life and I praise God for this blessing.
December 15, 2020 Opened Bible to Psalm 1-2
I believe it was not an accident that I opened to this scripture during this time of unrest and social instability in this nation and the world. I believe God wants me to share it at the close of 2020. I will leave it for the reader’s interpretation – and action!
As God has spoken these words to me through these writings, I pray that you share them, as well as your own testimonies, and that they become…God Ripples.
Make Your Hearts Right with God
For Such a Time as This
Psalm 1 KJV
Oh, the joys of those who do not follow evil men’s advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. But they delight in doing everything God wants them to, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him more closely. They are like trees along a riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper.
But for sinners, what a different story! They blow away like chaff before the wind. They are not safe on Judgment Day; they shall not stand among the godly. For the Lord watches over all the plans and paths of godly men, but the paths of the godless lead to doom.