“Moma may have papa may have God bless the child that has it own,” are the lyric to “God Bless The Child That Has Has Its Own.” Which is still one of my favorites. When one is younger, we go by the testimony of our grandma or mother’s testimony. We rely on their word about how good God has been to them. One may have watched how their big mamma prayed in the morning, noon, or night. How they would always say, “the Lord will take care of it.” We never knew how, but in the end, the matter resolved the way mamma said it would be. But then you grew up.
What if you never learned who God is for yourself? What if grandma, your mother, and all the praying mother’s you always relied on were given their crown of glory. Whose testimony could you use?
Nothing Like Your Own
If ever I was so grateful to have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and a circle of pure praying jewels, it would have been yesterday, Palm Sunday. When after reading text messages and listening to a call missed the night before that stopped my heart. My oldest son was had to be rushed to the hospital for an issue with his ear that ruptured and was bleeding out. His father handled the matter in my absence thankfully. But that’s my baby, five-plus hours away from me in the middle of a global pandemic. I am first human, and then human.
But my daddy is God. After speaking with the father of my kids, I sent out a test. I text those that I knew distance does not stop prayers when I need to be wrapped in prayers. Those that would pray until I could say a prayer longer than “Jesus, ” which is a powerful prayer by itself.
Fast forward past the phone issues, the surgery went well. There were no active COV-19 cases in either of the hospital’s ER. In both locations, he was in a private room. He returned to the mountain last night and has extra support was arranged to manage him. But God.
But what if I didn’t know God for myself? What if I never knew I could trust that the BLOOD Jesus shed was covering and protecting my son in my absence? I would have been one hell of a mess yesterday putting my youngest son and my self in danger.
The Beginning of my Testimony
Twenty-three years ago, in a middle of a luncheon, down in the fellowship hall of St Albans Baptist Church, I asked God, “if you are real and you love me as they say, then hug me.” He had Rev. Sara stopped what she was saying call me upfront and give me that hug. Since that day when I call out a question or cry out for help, my Daddy has responded with a direct answer. I never had a mother’s or grandmother’s testimony to call on. But God allowed me to witness His love though that of His children until I hand my own. Do you have your own testimony?
Do You Have One?
This is Holy Week. The final week our Lord walk and lived among mankind. The final week the born first son of a loving Father, showed the world how we should walk, talk, and treat one another. But first, you need to know for yourself who that son truly is so you can know who you are truly called to be. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states: This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
If you want that new life and do not know how to obtain it or you walked away and sort out your old way of life once again your Father is waiting at the door for you with open arms.
If you desire a closer walk with a loving Father and the Savior who gave His life that you may live, we are here for you. Leave a comment below and someone will contact you and invite you into the family as you are.
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS
You have been given a prime opportunity to grow and mature in your personal relationship with Me. In the past many of you have tried to have that relationship through your pastor, priest, or preacher. Use this time to seek Me for yourself and grow into the glorious saint you were created to be, says the Lord. Hebrews 5:12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
April 6, 2020