GOD IS GOOD!…… HE KNOWS HOW I DO LOVE THE FALL FOLIAGE COLORS…. SO WHEN I WAS IN SAN JOSE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO….. RITE DOWN THE STREET FROM THE HOTEL WHERE I WAS STAYING, I SAW AN ENTIRE STREET LINED WITH TREES THIS COLOR…. ALL I COULD SAY WAS WOW! I THOT I HAD MISSED SEEING ANY ….AS I HAD TRAVELED BACK EAST…. WAS THERE TOO EARLY TO SEE ANY ….SO RITE HERE IN CALIFORNIA ….I SAW THEM. I WAS HAPPY…..
I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD THAT “DISNEYLAND IS “THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON THE EARTH?”….. WELL, I WANT TO SHARE A TRUE STORY OF A TRIP TO DISNEYLAND FOR ME. THE THING I WANT TO BELIEVE AS I SHARE THIS WITH YOU ….. IS HOW FAITHFUL GOD IS…… NOT JUST TO ME….. BUT ALL OF HIS CHILDREN.
LAMENTATIONS 3:25 ~ THE LORD IS GOOD TO THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM, TO THE SOUL WHO SEEKS HIM
I HAVE A DEAR FRIEND WHO WORKED AT DISNEY FOR 30 YEARS…. HER KIND HUSBAND CAME, SIGNED ME INTO THE PARK AND WHAT FUN I HAD WITH MY DEAR FRIEND CHARLOTTE ….. THAT LITTLE GIRL IN ME JUST CAME ALIVE AS WE WENT THRU THE PARK …. LOTS OF FUN.
OF COURSE, I HAVE BEEN GOING FOR YEARS TO DISNEY …. “THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON THE EARTH”…. BUT DURING ONE VISIT ….. WELL, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED ….. PLEASE READ THIS! THIS ARTICLE IS FROM A BOOK “JUST BEYOND THE PASSAGE” COMPILED BY DAVID LIVERETT.
A few years ago, I sang for a weeklong conference at a large church in Southern California. And in order to hear all the incredible speakers, I was on the move day and night to the sessions. By the weekend, I was spiritually full but physically exhausted. I decided to relax by spending a day at Disneyland.
As I began to walk through the gates there, I read the sign, “The Happiest Place on Earth.” The little girl in me became so excited. I sat down on a bench with the map to plan my day. Should I start with my favorite places, Bear Country, Pirates of the Caribbean, perhaps a “live” show? I felt a feeling of loneliness surge over me in such a way that I began to cry. I looked up and addressed God, “Lord, I have been traveling and ministering in song for many years …all alone. I live alone. I know you have called me to live a life of singleness and celibacy and that’s okay. But no one should have to be at Disneyland alone! My mind flashed back to the sign at the entrance of the gate…”The Happiest Place on Earth”… but I was not happy.
The words I had said to God were hardly out of my mouth when I heard a bass voice singing these words, “The Comforter Has Come.” I had sung that song several times at the conference. There, coming through the gates was one of the “Homecoming Friends,” the singer, Big John Hall who had also been at the conference. I was so happy to see him and his family. They walked toward me as I was wiping my tears, showing loving concern. They asked, ”What’s wrong?” I told them what I had said to God. They were so kind. I was invited to be a part of their family that day. And did we have fun! Rides, attractions, food, and fellowship.
Our fun day ended after the fireworks. We were all exhausted but as we walked back through the gates to leave, I again spoke to God. This time I offered Him thanks for sending the Comforter and allowing His little girl to have a fun day at Disneyland and indeed for the day, “The Happiest Place on Earth” for me.
PERHAPS YOU ARE NOT IN A “HAPPY” PLACE TODAY …. DO YOU KNOW THAT HAPPINESS HAS TO DO WITH “HAPPENINGS”… (GOOD THINGS) ….. BUT WHAT ABOUT WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING WELL IN YOUR LIFE?…. WHEN THERE ARE STRUGGLES, TRIALS, AND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO….. LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT WE CAN HAVE “JOY” ….. AND IT IS FROM JESUS….. I CALL IT “JESUS JOY,” IT COMES TO US WHEN WE CLIMB OUT OF THAT PLACE OF DISCONTENTMENT, DISCOURAGEMENT, MISERY AND TRIALS. ….. AND TOTALLY TRUST GOD AS WE ARE BLESSED WITH HIS SOLUTIONS TO THEM….. AND AS WE ENJOY JESUS IN ALL THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES. REMEMBER HE DOES ALL THINGS WELL.
JEREMIAH 17:7 ~ BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD
I AM ON TOUR AND WILL HAVE LOTS TO TELL YOU AND SHOW YOU PHOTOS WHEN I RETURN…. I LOVE TO WRITE ABOUT HOW GOD USES THE SONGS TO TOUCH HEARTS AND LIVES.
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A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS OF LOVE TO THE MINISTRY GOD HAS CALLED ME TO…… (I LOVE IT) EVEN THE SMALLEST DONATION WILL HELP ME TO STAY ON THE ROAD…… AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS….. PLUS YOU WILL RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION. I SO APPRECIATE YOUR PRAYERS FOR THE STRENGTH I NEED TO CONTINUE TO PROCLAIM THE “GOOD NEWS”. THANKS!
EPHESIANS 6:10 ~ FINALLY, BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT
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