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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When the Lord meets you where you are!

Last week I shared with you all some of what the Lord has been showing me. ONE thing I LOVE about our Father is.... HIS Mercies are NEW EVERYDAY!! He never wants us to rest in what HE did last year, last month, last week or even yesterday but to seek HIM and experience HIM new everyday!

When I was doing hair I had this older gentleman that I loved dearly! He shared alot of the same stories over and over at times but the one story that broke my heart was the one about when he was in a car wreck some 40 yrs. back and how the Lord met HIM in the hospital and saved his life....Now, while I know that was a very pivotal moment in his life I also know the Lord desires to do things EVERYDAY in our lives!

Well, today out of the blue I got a phone call from my LifeCoach. She said I had been on her mind and heart and she just wanted to see how we were. (just so you know this is NOT NORMAL for her to do!!) I caught her up on the past year ~ yep, it has been awhile since we have seen her. We began seeing her about 7 years ago and she did some amazing work in us and then we would just see her for what she called "tune ups :)" She truly is a gift from the Lord and honestly I can't even describe what this phone call meant to me. You see, for her to take time out of her busy schedule and also be obedient to the Lord for "calling me" when the Lord put me on her heart was such a sweet kiss from her but also from the LORD. She knows our struggle with finding a church and gave me such love, amazing encouragement and WOW her prayer ~ OH MY! I just cried as she was praying over me because It was as if the Lord was speaking STRAIGHT TO MY HEART and HE truly did meet me right where I was ~ all because of someones obedience to make that phone call ♥

Sometimes as believers we experience those HIGHS with the Lord ~ it may be at a conference, or during a revival. But other times we feel as if we don't even know where God is. We feel soo far away but the truth is God isn't far away at all! HIS Word tells us HE never leaves us. Something my Life Coach told me today was this. "Loren, I have been right where you are and it is yucky ~ some days you feel like God is the farthest away HE has ever been but the very next day you experience HIM in a whole new way and ask How could I have thought HE wasn't here with me?" I agreed with her and she shared with me she calls this a "marinating season." When something is marinating it is absorbing all that it needs and while marinating it isn't ever fully cooked. Wow ~ what a thought! I have to say this spoke to me and it helped to have that "understanding" and to allow myself yet again to rest in HIM, knowing that HE truly does see me and is with me!

Thank You Lord for blessing me with YOUR Love, Your Hope, and again showing me that YOU KNOW RIGHT WHERE I AM and YOU have EVERYTHING all ready planned for me....

I also wanted to share a thank you to Sandy! I received a package today from winning her blogaversary!



She also had the most adorable necklace that says BELIEVE included but I loved it soooo much I immediately put it on and failed to include it in the picture! Thank you Sandy! I love the Apron and ADORE this necklace and I know I will get soo much out of the books you included! Thank you for your sweet friendship!

I also have to say thanks to Glenda for giving me this award! She is my new bloggy friend I met through the blog party! I felt I had a sweet friend instantly....You are such a sweetheart and I am sooo happy the Lord led me to your blog ~ You bless me with your sweet comments, each and everyone of them :)





Love and blessings

17 comments:

Denise

Yes my dear, God knows right where you are, and will never leave you lonely. You are dearly loved.

~*Michelle*~

WOW.....love that marinating analogy.

Thanks for this great inspiring posts...I have found myself way too often in a pit. So thankful that every time I decide to finally look UP, Our Father is always there to pull me out.

Congrats on winning a great package too!

Angel Muly

Congrats on your win and your award!!! Love your post, you are so right His mercies are new everyday. I am so thankful that He knows where we are and is loving us and taking care of us even when we are feeling far from Him. Hate the lows, but I know sometimes we have to work through them to get where He wants us to be. Great reminder!! Love you

rcubes

That's awesome when the Lord speaks and uses one of His children to send His message to another one. Both of you were blessed, one by being obedient to what the Lord had placed in her heart and the other needing to hear His plans. Glory to God!

Congratulations to you sister and dropping by today to wish you a great day and rest of the week, feeling the Lord's presence daily! Using His might and power to overcome! Take care sister and love to you.

covnitkepr1

You know what???...He will meet you where you are.
I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become one as well.

Heart2Heart

Loren,

Isn't it great when God sends us angels out of the blue to encourage us when we least expect it? I am so grateful that you are experiencing a time of blessings in this time that you are in. I love the example your life coach used, marinating. I think its where we are at right now, waiting for God to reveal that next step in our life and knowing which direction we should head.

Keep Steve in prayer as he is facing some hefty challenges at work. We are praying that God will open some doors for him and allow him a way out. Can't wait to hear from you later today!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Carolee / Home4ever

Great post and congrats on winning!

The Lord has truly blessed you in more ways than one :-)

Gregg

God wonderfully sends us little moments of encouragment, usually just when we need them the most.

Darcie

What a wonderful story to share with us today. It just reminded me to always stay sensitive to the leadings and dealings of the spirit. When things are laid on our hearts...we know who placed them there, we just need to be moved to act. I am so glad your Lifecoach was. Thanks for sharing my friend!

Sandy

Dear Loren,
I am so tired this afternoon, and this whole post was such an encouragement to me! I was so happy to find the picture of the special gifts I sent to you at the bottom of the post. At first, I thought, "Oh no! Did the necklace get lost?"
I am so glad that you like it. I had in mind a prettier, more dainty cross necklace, but then I hoped that one with the word "Believe", my blog word for this year, and my word to you during this time of "marinating" would encourage YOU!
YOU and YOUR BLOG are always speaking about HIM and encouraging me!!!
Thank YOU so much!!!

Beth E.

I just love it when God give us those kisses! What a wonderful encouragement and affirmation of His love for you, Loren.

You are a blessing to me and sooo many others. I'm thanking God for blessing YOU in a very special way today.

Hugs,
Beth
P.S. How do you make the heart symbol in your posts?

A Busy Single Mom

Inspiring post - love the idea of marinating!

Barbie

It's always when I feel the farthest away from God that He sends someone to my rescue. IT's really Him that comes, but He always comes through the kindness of others. And you totally deserve that amazing prize package and the Sunshine Award. You always bring me so much SONshine!

He & Me + 3

I love that she called and blessed you today. The Lord knows exactly what we need when we need it:)
congrats on the win too!
Hugs,
Mimi

TRUTH SHARER

Congrats on winning that treasure trove of goodies! Wow!

I echo this post after feeling like I had lived in the desert for 36 of my 40 years with the Lord. But now I know - that even in my own self absorbed years - God was there in the desert with me - patiently waiting for me to see that He was my oasis - until I lifted up my hand for Him lead me to cross over into The Promised Land!


Blessings, Stephanie

LisaShaw

Beautiful message of encouragement! GOD is so faithful and merciful and generous with His love and gifts to us.

Congratulations on the award and enjoy all the blessing gifts.

I miss you! I love you and I'm always praying for you.

Cotton Blossom

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this post with us. It was REALLY good to hear.

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