10-18-2005, 01:20 PM
oh my gosh God is so great, because i have been wanting/needing a new guitar and the sound man at my church bought me one. i looked up the guitar on line and it costs $819 and the case costs $99.99. its a schecter blackjack from the "diamond series". i love it it's so beutiful. the other gutarists at my church bought himself an effects peddle, but he couldn't figure out how to use it(he is an old guy) and he gave it to me. the effects peddle costs like $150. so now i have like over $1000, worth of guitar equipment. man i am so happy. i am going to play "i can" (by skillet for those of you that dont know) for the rally day at my school. i am also going to play ment to live by switchfoot. i am so excited. man, but my friend and i need a drummer so you guys pray that we get one for rally day.
God is so good.
for those of you that want o see my guitar here is a link: http://www.schecterguitars.com/spec.asp?id=18#
10-18-2005, 02:12 PM
holy beutiful guitar batman...thats awsome! too bad im so far away, id play the drums for you, i love the song "meant to live"
10-18-2005, 03:12 PM
awesome I play the gutiar to i love it!!
10-20-2005, 12:37 PM
That is so cool! I love it when stuff like that happens!
I want to thank God for my new job. I was just hired as the Education Media Research Specialist at the state prison. I have been job hunting for a month now, and every time I would pray about it, I felt a peace. It was the job I really wanted out of all the ones I had applied and interviewed for. Thank You Father!
10-23-2005, 03:42 PM
yeah that is great, i need a job too. i could live without one b/c i have the necessities, but i want some extra money. that is awesome that you got a job and one that you enjoy. God is totally kool.
10-23-2005, 05:39 PM
ive been going back & forth about getting a job for a while. but i can imagin how much more stressful it is when you NEED a job & are tyring to find one. that's awsome that you found one tho!
10-24-2005, 01:06 PM
It's so awesome how God works when you least expect it. Bang! God does something totally sweet! Am I right or am I right.
10-24-2005, 02:22 PM
I had been saving money for a computer about a year ago. I needed a computer because I was researching to start my own business. I finally had enough money saved up, and I heard about a mission project to build on a new wing on an orphanage/school/church/health clinic in Uganda, Africa. Right when I heard about it, God told me to give all of the money to the project.
I didn't tell anyone about that. Within a few weeks, two different people had given me a computer. I was able to give one to an elderly lady who had been wanting one but couldn't afford it.
I hesitate to tell things concerning finances, because the Bible says not to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. But at the same time, I think things we experience in obedience can be encouraging to others.
10-27-2005, 01:16 PM
thats really kool, i am going to make a song called "so unexpected" lol. i
10-29-2005, 06:22 AM
During my Bible Study time, I was reading Luke 8:3 where it mentions the women who were contributing to Jesus' and the disciples' support out of their private means. I was wondering where these ladies got this funding, and I looked up and saw my church youth group getting off of a plane and my engagement ring flashed infront of my eyes.
I knew God wanted me to sell my engagement ring, worth approximantly $5,000, to fund the mission trip our youth group was preparing for. I was very excited that God would choose me, but as the days went by, the reality of how this was going to effect others set in.
I had inherited the ring when my mother died when I was 14, and it had sat in a vault until my husband went to Florida to get it from my Grandmother to propose to me.
Although I have a conviction about wearing jewelry (I believe this is a personal thing, I am not condemning anyone for wearing jewelry, I think it is because I have the spiritual gift of giving, so I am sensitive to things like this, whereas others may not be, because their gifting lies somewhere else.) my husband was adament about me wearing the ring. I did not know how to tell my husband God wanted me to sell the ring and give the money for missions.
I was focusing on the natural and not the spiritual. If God would give me a vision telling me to do this, He would let my husband know and change his heart. But, I was worrying instead of trusting.
The second problem was that my sister, who was 12 when Mama died, would be upset about it. I really didn't know how to handle that. I wanted to be faithful to God, but I didn't want to hurt my sister. My dad was supportive, and said the ring was only a symbol of their love, and that Mama would be proud the money had been used to spread the Word of God. But, he said I needed to tell my sister, first.
I didn't do anything. I sat there with this huge lump in my chest for months because I knew I was being disobedient. The mission trip came and went.
Later, the guy that my sister had been dating for over a year called me and asked me if he could buy the ring from me to propose to Kellie. I told him I would have to ask my husband, because my husband liked for me to wear it, but I would be happy for Kellie to have it.
He said he only had $1,300 saved up, and he knew the ring was worth more than that. I told him he didn't have to pay me, it had belonged to our mother, and I would feel bad taking money for it for my sister. He insisted, and said it was my inheritance, and that Kellie had sold Greatgrandmama's ring to our cousin, so I shouldn't feel bad.
At church the next Sunday, our pastor got up and said that they had some expenses left over from the trip and just wanted the church to know. It was $1,300. I was jumping inside!
I poured out the whole story to my husband at lunch, and he said it was obviously God.
The ring stayed in the family and the mission trip was funded just the way God wanted it to be, despite my waivering faith and obedience!
I thank God for His patience with me! I know He can work in any situation regardless of how we try to work it out in our minds. I want to get to the point where I can trust and obey without trying to think it through in the natural!
10-29-2005, 10:40 AM
Wow, awesome story!
10-31-2005, 11:05 AM
My uncle, our pastor, just bought me a new $250 amp to play with. I know its really exciting to get nice equipment, and that is an awesome story, Lisa
01-29-2006, 02:45 PM
Thanks, guys! God is awesome!!
01-30-2006, 11:27 AM
God certainly is good!! I have a friend who is letting me borrow a Fender and amp and tuner, and I can give it back whenever!!
I reallllyy need a job, and I want to get one at Maid-Rite here on my birthday, I need the money for when I start thinking of college and a car.
01-30-2006, 03:52 PM
Ya, I need a job as well. But it's going to be unbelievably tempting not to buy a new drum set before a car.
01-30-2006, 04:01 PM
If my stepmom hadn't have taken my paychecks from my first job, I would be a lot better off right now. :\ So I need a job soon as well.
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