Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Can God Fail? " A Personal Testimony".

It's been ten months since I was laid off my job.   

Eighteen years ago, while struggling to raise my three sons, the Lord spoke to me and told me to trust Him in all areas of my life. I heard God’s voice speak to me and tell me to honor Him with my tithes. At that time I didn’t know anything about tithing. Being raised in the south, we are taught to give and help others even if it’s your last. It’s a way of life that never fails. However, I don’t recall anything being preached about tithing. I obeyed God when He spoke to me. Although, I ran into some storms over the years, the covenant of tithing continues. I can boldly say that “God has never failed me”.

Since I lost my job, my refrigerator remains full, my bills are paid, my sons are provided for and my home is not in foreclosure. Glory to God. I have peace like never before; the kind of peace that can only come from God. I feel like Peter when He was walking on the water with Jesus. (LOL)! Every day is an adventure with God. Now, I know what it truly means to rely on God. He said in 1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” The second part to this is that we must leave our cares with Him. Worrying solves nothing. It’s a sin to worry. “Therefore I say to you “do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25).

God fights our battles. The battle was won when Christ took the cross. It is up to us to believe that God is who He says He is. Either you believe or you don’t. It’s not complicated. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He still heals the sick, provides for His children, and renews our strength like the eagle.

The storms of life don’t come to overthrow us. “And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony.” (Revelation 12:11). Storms are allowed to happen so that God can get the glory whether it’s for a testimony, or to draw us nearer to Him. Everything works out for the good of those who are called according to His purpose. Draw near to the Lord and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8). With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26).

Since the lay off; I have visited and helped the sick, started a non profit business, organized and produced an event to aid the homeless, done several speaking engagements testifying of God’s goodness and keeping the faith doing trying times, ministered to elementary school children, took television production classes to produce a TV show which is scheduled to air late this year, been booked for several out of state speaking engagements, received certification from the Small Business Administration, spent time with my family, increase my exercise thus losing additional weight, learned how to write grants for non profits, volunteered for worthy causes, observed much and assisted in different ministries of my wonderful, anointed and beautiful church Leaves of Healing Tabernacle which is located in Chatsworth, CA. Through it all God has taken care of me and my sons; HE HAS NOT FAILED. I wouldn’t have been able do any of these things, if I was still in the Corporate World. God opens and He shuts doors.

I praise God for 25 years of non stop employment in which He trained me for bigger and better things. I’m thankful for all the wonderful people that I worked with and remain in contact with to this day. I’m a blessed woman. God hands are upon me. God’s hands are upon all of us. He does not leave us. He does not forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5). GOD DOES NOT FAIL US.

Do you trust Him? Do you obey Him? What is He telling you to do? Are you listening?

This testimony is not being written to say hey look at me. I came into this world to say “Hey, LOOK TO GOD.” That’s what it’s all about. LOOK TO GOD. The best is yet to come. God put it on my heart to share it for one purpose. “FOR HIS GLORY.” If it wasn’t for God’s mercy and grace I would be dead. I’m thankful that He does not judge me according to my iniquities and sins.

The only thing I have to say about me is that I choose to believe that God is who He says He is. I believe that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH HIM. I trust Him to know what is best for me. I can’t do anything without God; however, I can do all things through Him. I NEED GOD.

Listed below are a few facts that happen in life:

1. People will turn their backs on you. People fail. God doesn’t fail. (Hebrews 13:5).
2. Jobs will forsake you; they close down. Jobs fail. God doesn’t fail. (Jeremiah 17: 7-8).
3. Taxes need to be paid. God makes a way; He doesn’t fail. (Phil 4:19).
4. In life there will be some good times and some bad times known as trials and tribulations. (Romans 5:3) God is with you. Call Him. He will answer you. (Jeremiah 33:3). God doesn’t fail.
5. Eventually we will leave this physical body. We can’t take anything with us. What’s next? Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me. (John 14:6). God doesn’t fail.  What choice will you make this day?

May God bless everyone that took the time to read this message. More importantly than ever before, if you haven’t already, please take time to develop a personal relationship with God. Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6).

Keep trusting God. Keep the Faith. Keep moving forward;


Have a blessed weekend and Easter.