Peppermint Candy

I got permission from a very good friend of mine, to share her personal experience with God. It really inspired me to share it with others, because many of us need a reminder every now and then of how very much God cares for us.
I will call this friend, Martha, (not her real name) She informed me a few weeks back that she had decided to quit smoking. She had smoked her whole life and just came to the decision to quit. She knew she could not do this on her own, so asked me and others close to her, to pray for her. “I can’t do this without Gods help”, she confessed. I totally understood that because my own husband had quit smoking cold turkey years ago, and to this day knows it was God who got him through on his toughest days. By God’s grace alone, he was victorious.
Martha was doing pretty good with this until one morning before she went to work, she felt her urge to smoke a cigarette was extra strong, so she decided to look for a peppermint candy or mint of some sort to help her with it. The taste of peppermint in her mouth helped to tone down the cravings, so she looked in her purse and around the house just hoping to find a mint. She found none, so eventually just went on her way to work.
She walked into the small area where the employees punched in to begin their work day. She had her coffee mug with her, so set it down on a table nearby. She then punched in and turned to pick up her coffee mug. Upon picking it up, out of the corner of her eye, she saw something fall apparently from her mug, onto the floor. She stared down in disbelief at a completely wrapped peppermint candy! She picked it up, and looked all over the table, and there was nothing else on the table. No candy dishes, no nothing. When she set her mug down, there was nothing there, in fact the mug would have been lopsided quite a bit if she had placed it on something like a peppermint candy. No one else had come into the area before or after she punched in. It was as though it fell from heaven! And she believes, as do I, that it had. God knew she had the craving and He wanted to show her, He was with her every step of the way. Only God can make something out of nothing, and I believe that’s exactly what He did. (What you, yourself believe, is totally up to you.)
She never ate that candy. The experience itself was all she needed to know she was not walking through this journey alone and she has kept the wrapped peppermint as a reminder. She knew God was showing her how He loved her in such a personal way, and that, she will remember forever.
Think of it. With all that is going on in the world, one would assume God had his hands full with millions of other things, way more important things. But yet, once again He shows how much He personally cares for us, and how He is so willing to supply our needs, if we would just trust Him.
He makes a way for our financial needs, He grants peace when heartbreaking news comes, He heals with-in His will for us, and He sometimes grants us the deepest desires of our heart. He also makes Himself known to us through His Word, through our conversations with Him, and yes, sometimes, by providing us a peppermint candy when we truly need one. What an awesome God we serve!

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About myjourneywithjesus2017

Hello! My name is Sheree, and this is just a little about myself.  I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter, sister-in-law and wife.  I enjoy baking and am presently baking at a family restaurant in my hometown of about 11,000.  I enjoy the computer, writing, love animals, good coffee and have a sweet tooth that never dies!  I also am a homebody, and enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 6 children of my own, 3 step children, and  14 grandchildren. I am married to Joe, (my second marriage) and we both enjoy being outdoors on nice days.  He enjoys the woods, while I enjoy my small deck with a shade tree. Every once in a while one of the kids or grandkids will stop by to brighten my day.  My husband and I both are Green Bay Packer fans, and attend an awesome church with an awesome Senior Pastor and staff. I am interested in Bible Prophecy and love Christian music, my favorite band being Casting Crowns, though there are so many great songs out there, I could never name them all.  Music connects me to God in such a personal way, mostly because they express what my heart has felt so many times. Lastly, I’m not rich, beautiful or famous and those have never been my goals, but I have a heart for God, and I have so many instances where He has moved and worked in my life.  Some of those times, I hope to share with you.  I know Jesus lives, and I know I will go to heaven when I am called ‘home’.  I also know without a doubt that He loves you more than anyone else.  You were on His mind as He hung on the cross, because you were the reason He was there.  I am the reason He was there, and so is every person on earth the reason He was there.  I want people to know there is hope.  There is always hope.  The only time when hope is gone, is if  you ever find yourself totally separated from God, after your death.  I pray that never happens and you can be sure it doesn’t.  Your soul will be saved if you say the sinners prayer, and you mean every word.  If you are looking for love, forgiveness, peace and eternal life, you need to look no further than the cross on which Jesus died for you.  He was raised on  the 3rd day and He has an awesome future in store for all those who believe.  Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sinners prayer-  “Dear Lord, I come to you in repentance of my sin.  I believe you died for me, rose again and you live today.  Please cleanse my heart and help me to live for you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I surrender my life to you, and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior.  Amen.”
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1 Response to Peppermint Candy

  1. Inbarbsworld says:

    That is beautiful. xxx

    Like

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