Darlene Rose

The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed it. Psalm 68:11

Thanksgivings – Nov 1-3

Nov 1

I’m thankful that the Lord is my Provider. Whether He uses other people to give a gift or whether there are bill corrections, debt forgiveness, unexpected sales on the exact thing I was looking for, for the person who paid for a purchase I made today, and the one who paid for another person to come see me as a client, He has my back.

He provides all my needs according to His riches in glory.

Nov 2

I am thankful to God who watches my time.

I am a very busy person. My schedule is full. I don’t say that to brag but I say that because it’s the truth. I have a lot of very necessary things going on from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. Every.Single.Day.

I don’t always manage it well but I always ask for help.

Someone said to me yesterday “I don’t know how you do it all”. Honestly, I don’t really do it all. I have a lot going on, but I do what’s necessary for the day. My time is ordained by God.

Yesterday And this morning, the Lord intervened on my behalf in my time. I was with someone yesterday and had to get an awful lot of things accomplished. This person is slower, likes to dillydally along the way, and I did not have time for that. I had lots to do. I watched how the Lord just made the way possible by not providing a motorized wheelchair cart for this person that was fully charged. This person was able to go so far but sit getting the chair charged while I went shopping.

I was in a parking lot and needed to exit on route 34 in Teays Valley. it was a parking lot where there was no light to help me leave and it was hard to see any fast cars coming from the left or from the right, and I said Lord, how do I get out of here? No sooner had I said that then a big semi pulls in front of where I needed to exit. This semi had Papa John’s written on it. Well, Papa John’s was right next-door to where I was at. The next thing I know is a man gets out of the truck, and he begins to direct traffic while this semi has to cross the road or block, the road and back up into Papa John’s. Immediately, I knew that nothing was coming at me towards the left and no cars were coming towards the right, and I was able to pull out of the parking lot and go in the opposite direction.

 About an hour later, same thing. I was pulling out of a parking lot and I had to take a right. Now I didn’t have to watch both lanes, but it was hard to see what was coming really quickly on the left-hand side of me. Just then a school bus pulls up and stops to let children out on the left-hand side of me and I knew that I was able to take a right. 

This morning, on the way to work, I pulled up to a stop sign, and there was some roadwork being done. The woman who was helping to navigate the flow of traffic, saw me coming and got out of her car and waved me on. I got the impression that she got out of her car for me specifically and they were about to let the other lane of traffic go through. But she waved me on, and I saw the line of traffic that needed to go through on the other side. It was about 3/4 mile long. Has she not gotten out of her car to wave me on through, I would’ve sat there until all those cars, and then who knows how many more after that had to go through. I would’ve been late for work.

He is the God of my time. My times are in his hands PS 31:15 and there is a time and season for everything under the sun. 

I am thankful for when I’m in a hurry, and there is an obstacle or obstacles in my way, he is more than able to send a semi, a school bus, or tell a woman in a car to get out and let me go through and to see to it that five carts were not fully charged so there was no time for dilly dallying and “just looking”..(fyi, nobody else seemed to need them either apparently- one person did and a woman who was finished with her cart allowed for the other woman to use). If He could stop time for Joshua, He could manage obstacles in my way for me.

He is The Lord Who Sits Above Time, the One who rules over time, the One who arranges, rearranges and orchestrates regardless of time. Time is a resource like money. You cannot serve both. It needs to serve you.

Joshua 10:12 Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord handed over the Amorites to the sons of Israel, and Joshua said in the sight of Israel,

“Sun, stand still at Gibeon,

And moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” the sun stood still, And the moon stopped, Till the people had revenge Upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

Nov 3

I am thankful Restful Sleep and Awakening

Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;

For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;

I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

I am thankful. There is no fear in going to sleep, (many people are afraid to sleep) and no fear of not waking. I can sleep in peace.

I used to take it for granted until I wasn’t able to sleep. Lack of it caused stress and health issues and led to emotional issues. But I was blessed to be able to correct them. Sleep is a miracle that brings us so close to death but doesn’t touch it. When my body is resting, it is repairing. When my body is resting, it is resetting. When my body is resting, God speaks and I hear Him. When my body is resting I will awake and see His mercies afresh. I hear His voice.

I’m thankful to have found this wonderful place of being ready to sleep throughout the night and wake up again to see His face.

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