“Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you’ll live as you were meant to live—and everyone in your house included!” (Acts 16:31 MSG)

I wrote recently about how this Scripture became alive to me. I also mentioned that I really felt the Lord asking me to ask YOU the question - what does it mean to you?

Here's another magnificent response from a very dear sister in the UK.

"So I've been having a proper pity party the last couple of days lol; instead of being grateful that I have this space to sit and be restful while I'm healing/being healed, I've been a proper grumpy moo, and focussing on all the stuff I can't do, giving in to the pain, chuntering on to myself about what the last 8 years in a boot have 'cost' me, financially, emotionally yada yada yada........ without stopping to acknowledge a few home God-truths!

He's never left me, He's never forsaken me, He's always provided for us, He's always worked things through for our good.... and sometimes to my shame, I just don't acknowledge that 

I am writing this propped up in my lovely little garden. 6 weeks ago, this would have been utterly unthinkable. Our closest neighbours lived a very complicated life, punctuated by violence, drugs, alcohol, child abuse etc, and we often bore the brunt of this behaviour. The situation got so bad that we were advised to wear bodycams when we went out, to record their behaviour towards us; we never used the garden, if they were outside we'd stay inside, we walked an extra 10 minutes from our front door to our car, so we wouldn't provoke them by walking past their front door...... it was truly horrendous. I did pray for them, but not often, and mostly through gritted teeth and self-interest, til I totally lost it with God, and screamed at Him to 'shape them up or ship them out '..... not very compassionate or Christ-like!

Alongside this, I got an unexpected admission date to hospital for my foot surgery, and we had to organise where my initial recovery/rehab was going to take place, cos I live in a 3 storey, with two flights of steep stairs - so we settled on my Mum's, as she lives in a one level flat.

The troubled neighbours suddenly started smashing all their furniture up again, but this time they were throwing it out of the windows into huge piles outside - beds, cupboards, chairs etc..... The day before I came back here from Mum's, last Thursday, the house was empty, the neighbours gone, and the council had sealed the property up because they'd been rehoused!!!!! So the afternoon I came home, we had a cup of tea sat in the garden, for the first time in over a year. Now I know not-yet believers will say that's just all coincidence, but I choose to believe that was God exerting His mercy to all of us; blessing my neighbours with the chance of a fresh start, restoring to us what He'd blessed us with in the first place, and giving me a peaceful outdoor space to heal, even though I can't do my beloved dogwalks. How humbling is that? How undeserved, because I was being a right moo, and how perfect. How great is our God xxx

Isn't that just wonderfully encouraging? Come on, send me YOURS now ... you can see from the recent testimonies that they are such an encouragement to all those reading them ...

Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. Christ-conquerors are safe from Devil-death.” (Rev 2:11) ❤️



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