I am reading Voices Of The Faithful Book2 and will be reviewing it this week but wanted to share this particular story for this weeks Spiritual Sundays. Thankyou to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting! Please go visit here and read other posts! You will be encouraged, inspired, and may the LORD speak to you and bless you as HE does me each week.
"Happy Birthday Boy"
God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me (to comprehend); how vast their sum is! If I counted them, they would outnumber the grains of sand; when I wake up, I am still with you" Psalm 139:17-18(HCSB)
A college student name "Boy" is a faithful encourager to fellow believers. His father died when he was only four. His mom struggles as a single-mother kindergarten teacher in Thailand. Boy likes to help volunteers who come to teach English to university students. As a result of the time he has spent with volunteers and missionaries he's fluent in English.
His uncomplicated understanding of God astounds me. I once asked him if he was ever angry that his dad died. Puzzled, he responded "you know all those verses that tell people to take care of widows and orphans?" I always thought God love me more than other people."
During a bible study gather, I asked what God had done that was special during the week. Boy quietly answered. "I've never had a birthday party, a cake, or a present in my life. My family is poor, and my mom works hard. She's never even said "happy birthday" to me." Tears burned in my eyes as he continued, not complaining, just telling his story. "But one night this week, I had a dream Jesus was standing in from of me with a birthday cake. He said 'Happy Birthday' Boy. I love you." I woke up and realized that it was my birthday. I had forgotten but God hadn't.
Our Savior's thoughts are countless for each one of us.
David, Southeast Asian Peoples God of Grace, Who knows each star by name, nothing is too great nor too small for your attention. Thank you for giving us a home and a family in YOU. Amen
May these Words remind each of us How Precious We are to Our Heavenly Father!
Steve at Gotta have Faith has tagged me. This isn't your normal tag....this is a prayer tag !! I love it and am excited to see what God does in this. This originated with LuvinthisLIfe so I will add both of their prayer requests and then add my own. The thing I love about my followers is that we are all prayer warriors so If you feel led please take this and do it as your post today or tomorrow and come back and let me know ok! Only one rule applies: Please just put first names to protect privacy ok....Thanks!
PLEASE LIFT THESE PEOPLE UP IN YOUR PRAYERS!
Lisa~ pregnancy (18 Sept 09) Sherri and Todd~ waiting for Emma (17 Sept 09) Debby~ broken ankle; travel (17 Sept 09) Steve~ Medical Concerns (15 Sept 09) Cameron~ Hodgkin's Lymphoma (12 Sept 09) Valerie~ Medical Concerns (12 Sept 09) Joy S~ Pedi Open Heart Surgery (8 Sept 09) Valerie~ Unspoken (2 Sept 09) Heather~ Unspoken (2 Sept 09) Doug~ Salvation (2 Sept 09) Heather R~ Medical Concerns (2 Sept 09) Myself~ School & USAFR Decisions (1 Sept 09) Krista T~ Cancer (7 Aug 09) Nell~ Cancer (31 July 09) Nika~ Missions in Russia (25 July 09) Anonymous~ Fertility Concerns (15 July 09) Heather S~ Medical Concerns (15 July 09) Elijah~ Cystic Fibrosis (22 June 09) Merle and June~Summer Missions (29 May 09) JK~deployed (27 May 09) Duane~Medical Concerns (27 May 09)
Michael~ Mother in Law passed away Mario~ 90 year old Mother in Hospital Caitlyn~ Healing Kat~ Healing Doug~ Healing and Salvation! Amy~ Healthy Pregnancy World~ Peace
Greyley~Peace Andrew~healing Tonya~healing Chris~ healing and strength Kori~ comfort, peace, and strength Dusty~ awareness, peace intimacy Mary and family~ strength and breakthrough! Our Nations Leaders
ANDREW (brain mass) BENTLEY (heart ) CARLY CAROL P.(stroke) CHAD, NIKKI, (Baby JOHANNA) DOUG (Loren's dad) FAMILY OF MIKE(passed away) HANNAH J.D. Rider family JANE ANN JED (cancer returned) JERRY ERBY JIM ( Mary's husband) KERI CAIN (heart) KORI AND BOYS (loss of Richard) LENORE PEER LIESA & Family LINDSAY MADELINE ELLIS PHYLLIS (chemo for breast cancer) PRESTON SNEAD (6 yrs old) ROBERT ADAMS (cancer) RON, ALLELUIABELLE STACY (stroke) T.B. TAMMY TIFFANY (brain mass) WANDA LONG (cancer)
These next few are specifically for Salvation Doug ASHLEY M. BRUCE R. CHRIS F. DENNIS JERRAD JERRY MARIE NATHAN RICK (Stephanie's brother) SUSAN S. WILLIAM B.
I brought some of these over from my friend Beths prayer blog....She is a mighty prayer warrior herself, I know when I meet her she will have bruised knees! Thankyou Beth for all you do and for keeping all of these before us as we lay them at the feet of JESUS!
I am so grateful and excited to see what God does with this! so if you feel so led.......TAG! YOU'RE PRAYING :)