Here is the story of “The Christmas we never forgot” In full detail, referrenced in my book Grace to the Rescue…..It’s exciting!
My husband had lost his job. We had no income. My Mom did send gifts each year but we had no way to pay the rent. And it was Christmas time………..
To make matters worse, their nintendo game was in the hock shop. Our Power bill was over due……..and about to be unhooked. A friend of mine came over, stood in my living room and prayed and commanded that we be blessed in the name of Jesus. She was loud about it too! Like a trumpet!
“You’re the provider she screamed and I thank you their Christmas will be BLESSED” …….
I could feel the Holy Spirit when she prayed……It was not a nice little God’s will be done prayer, it was a prayer of Faith and love and she was NOT backing down! And we as a whole did NOT deserve it, my husband had made bad choices….and I had asked God to have Mercy and not punish all of us for his actions.
I had applied for Help through the power sharing program at the electric company…….
Two days later I got a phone call. “You’ve been selected for help with your power bill, she said…..”
But then she added, “But that is not all. A new company in town wanted to know a family they could bless and out of hundreds of names we chose you………..”
That company paid our rent. They asked what gifts the kids would like, and got them exactly what they asked for. They gave me an expresso machine. They got the nintendo out of Hock. And they gave us food and an envelope with cash in it. To top it all off they gave my husband a job at their company…..
It was overwhelming, to say the least. In a MINUTE all of our needs were met Every single one. We went from problems galore to “Everything taken care of.” The relief I felt was rather how they must have felt when they crossed the Red Sea……..
People were sick of hearing our problems by then. Even the church people (for the most part).
Do I give the glory to God? OF course I do! Why were WE selected, I ask myself……..
I think back to that prayer of one passionate person who would NOT back down…….
Who decided WE were worth it……
And that is a person I want to emmulate….
With love and blessings,