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Prayer and Personal Testimonies => Personal Testimonies => Topic started by: V. Hahn on August 09, 2016, 07:48:41 AM

Title: Sunday Morning
Post by: V. Hahn on August 09, 2016, 07:48:41 AM
Last Sunday morning I woke up when I heard the front door close.  My husband had gone for an early walk.  I got up, dressed, did some things around the house, and then I, too, went outside to take a walk on that beautiful summer morning, passing my husband who had just returned. 

We have a lovely biking / walking trail that passes right in front of our house.  The route we usually take is a two-mile (round trip), gently rolling hike that borders a road, but begins with a fairly long hill that really gets my heart pumping! 

When I returned from my walk I noticed pieces of a broken brown beer bottle against our next-door neighbor's retaining wall.  I picked up some of the largest pieces and decided to come back and sweep up the rest because I didn't want any bikers getting flat tires or dogs being walked cutting their feet. 

When I got home I mentioned the bottle to my husband, and he said, "I didn't see it when I took my walk," and I said, "I didn't see it either until I came back home."

Then I remembered something.  As I first started my morning walk and had climbed that first long hill, I had seen a blue, nondescript car coming toward me on the road just as I was passing a long hedge of bushes.   Surprisingly, as it passed behind the bushes, a thought strongly entered my mind, "Im really glad that these bushes are between that car and me." Then I said a short prayer for protection. 

It was a strange thought because we live in a really safe neighborhood.  I've walked that trail hundreds of times and had thousands of cars pass me, but I've never had that thought before.  I've always felt safe.  But I had forgotten about that  strong feeling until I told my husband about the bottle.

So I started putting two and two together, and thought, "Why would God give me that thought of being protected by a hedge as a random car goes by?  Could I have been the target of that bottle instead of the retaining wall, but for the protecting hedge?"
 
The only answer I could come up with was that God wanted me to know that I was being protected. 

When I went back to sweep up the glass bits, I found that brown glass everywhere.  It must have covered a 20 to 30-foot area, so it must have been thrown hard.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? 

For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: Luke 4:10
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: newbie on August 09, 2016, 08:17:54 AM
yes, I have had something very similar and very scary...
praise God that you are okay...
always listen to the voice of God
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: Carl on August 09, 2016, 09:26:01 AM
And then there are those things God does for us everyday that we aren't even aware of which should be included in our prayers of thanks.
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: V. Hahn on August 09, 2016, 12:07:05 PM
yes, I have had something very similar and very scary...
praise God that you are okay...
always listen to the voice of God

Can you share, Newbie?
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: newbie on August 09, 2016, 08:54:24 PM
let me think about it...
it was quite an experience...
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: newbie on August 11, 2016, 10:26:26 AM
let me think about it...
it was quite an experience...

Here it is....  about 10 years ago I was getting together a mailing of "Steps to Christ" book to all my relatives, far away friends, and neighbors.  It was a list of just under a 100 books.  I had sent all the addresses by email and finalized everything with a phone call and payment.  Then as I walked from my kitchen through the hallway to the bedrooms, it happened.  A distinct message to my brain said, "Satan just tried to kill you with a bolt of lightning."  I was shocked and kinda scared but continued on my mission to fetch something from the bedrooms and then when I returned, I did not go through that hallway again, instead, I took another route through the living room to the kitchen.  It happened again.  The message was, "He just tried to do it again."
I was fine and untouched other than knowing that God had intervened and stopped this.  Just recently I did another mailing as many have moved away and new people had moved in.  This time, no such thing happened.  So, I just figured that since Satan was not allowed to kill me, he has decided to do something different.  I am just guessing that he will give impressions to people not to read it or something like that....  So, I prayed and asked God to intervene for my neighbors.

God bless,
newbie
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: V. Hahn on August 11, 2016, 02:42:00 PM
Thank you for sharing, Newbie. That IS quite an experience!

 The "great controversy" is unabating but growing stronger, especially when we try to share truth with others.
Title: Re: Sunday Morning
Post by: newbie on August 12, 2016, 02:11:49 PM
It is comforting to know that God puts a hedge of protection around us if we are doing His will and following in His footsteps.