Mysterious Ways of God

God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. No, that’s not a bible verse; however the bible is clear that God does work in ways we cannot understand and He does perform wonders, many, many wonders.  Perhaps you have been one who has experienced this in your own life.  While we all know God works wonders, still, the mysteries of God are intriguing.  I know I’ve had areas in my life when I look up to God and exclaim, “Wow, God, I never thought you’d answer in this way!”

  Perhaps you too, have thought about the different ways God has worked in your own life or in the life of someone you know.  We marvel at His method, his timing, His awesomeness. Indeed, we can never begin to know His thoughts or the ways He chooses to bring about answers to our own personal prayers and/or answers to the world’s chaos. Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”   

  Below is a true story of just one way God worked in a mysterious, unthought of, amazing way.  The guy in the story had called up a Christian radio station to give his personal testimony telling of how he found God when he had come to a very desperate place in his life. I cried as I listened to him tell it, and now I’d like to share it with you. Perhaps you have already heard it.  I had forgotten about it until I came across it today and once again that same awe came over me as I was reminded that God always hears our prayers, as well as our silent cries from the heart.  He is always listening. His methods and even His sense of humor are intertwined in a unique way in the following, compelling testimony. I hope you enjoy it and know that the answer you so desperately need, may not come to you exactly as you might expect it. You just might be amazed by the way in which God brings it about!

One Saturday night, a pastor was working late and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn’t answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn’t answer but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again, she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn’t answered before, and she said that it hadn’t rung at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.

The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he’d used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he’d called on Saturday night. The pastor couldn’t figure out what the man was talking about.

Then the man said, “It rang and rang, but I didn’t answer.”

The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he’d intended to call his wife.

The man said, “That’s okay. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, ‘God if you’re there, and you don’t want me to do this, give me a sign now.’ At that point, my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, ‘Almighty God’. I was afraid to answer!”

The church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle.

Isaiah 45:15 Truly, O God of Israel, Savior, you work in strange, mysterious ways.

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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2 Responses to Mysterious Ways of God

  1. Anonymous says:

    What an awesome story!

    Like

  2. deja208 says:

    What an awesome story!

    Like

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