Read Other’s Stories of Sudden Glory

Sudden Glory stories are a celebration of God’s articulate presence in the lives of women just like you! Women who have encounter the sacred in the secular – who’ve experienced God in a real and personal way right smack dab in the middle of their busy messy lives. Below are just a few of the stories from real women who’ve encountered God in a moment of Sudden Glory where He made His presence known.

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  1. Bernie McGinty March 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    The Breath of Life

    I heard the doctor say “If you don”t breath on you own, do you want me to put this tube back in”? I remember croaking out “Yes”. I had been admitted to my local hospital six days prior to this. For some reason that night I quit breathing. I do have COPD and asthma. The nurse that realized that something was wrong was not even supposed to be on duty that night, but was called in to take someone elses place. She knew me from previous stays in the hospital and knew I like to talk and I wasn’t talking to her. She called the head nurse and they immediately took me to the ER. I had to be intubated and air lifted to University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. I don’t know anything about the next five days except what I’ve been told. I do know that God was and still is in control of my life. Every breath I take is like a gift to me. I always took breathing for granted, but not any more. I had people praying for me in MS, LA, AL, TX, and litterally the Lord only knows where else. Yes, I kept breathing when that tube was removed and by the grace of God I still am 17 months later. To God be the glory!

    • Mariea March 11, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Whaw this is such s Glory moment. Beloved you needn’t confess your having those funny satanic attacks as yours. Send them back to the owner. They are not yours. You were attacked and in Jesus name no more.
      Command the evil one never to play on your breathe mechanism you are a God’s property.

  2. Shelley March 10, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    I Am Beautiful!
    How I love to tell this story… I had just broken up with a man I had been with for 7 years. 7 years I knew I wasn’t where God wanted me to be. My middle initial is “B”. My ex always said it stood for Beautiful, and I just loved that. I so wanted to know that I was beautiful. One day driving to work, sobbing all the way, I said to God, “now I have no one to call me beautiful.” In my heart, if I didn’t have a man telling me I was beautiful, then I wasn’t beautiful. Later that same day, I got on an elevator with a man. It was just the two of us. He starting speaking French and asked me if I understood what he was saying. I said no and asked him if he was from France. He said he wasn’t from France, but just loved speaking French because it was such a sexy language. (Would God EVER use the word “sexy”?) He again spoke in French and said, that means “you are beautiful.” My heart leaped just a bit, but I was also well aware that he hadn’t said it to me as much as he was just explaining what he had said. BUT…then as he was getting off the elevator before me, he turned around, looked at me, at told me I was beautiful in French! It was God showing off. Not only was He telling me I was beautiful, he was saying it in French!!!

  3. Sharel March 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    The Glory moment that always comes to mind first is: After my divorce I lost my job. So here I am single and broke. I didn’t want to go on unemployment so at 35 I started waiting tables. Being that old the tips weren’t great but I kept plug’n. At the end of the month I was floating into work because I had been able to pay all my bills and I even had 12.56 left! I was praising God and thanking Him when suddenly it was like He was right there and said “Sharel you only have 2.56 left because you don’t work at the bank any more so you have to pay a service charge” I couldn’t believe it, but like I told our Lord, that was ok by me, I still paid the bills. I knew from that point on I would be ok.

    • Mariea March 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      Praise the lord this really sounds like my Father’s child . Eph.3:20
      He surely watches his Word to perform. And He will hasten to perform all He has said.
      So be strong in the Lord and take courage . All is well In Christ our Redeemer.

  4. Jenn March 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    and the sky opened up…
    Went on a trip to Mesa Verde, it was kind of a reconnecting journey with my spouse after a tumultuous & rocky year in our marriage & health. We arrived in the early evening to a very cold, wet & foggy climb up Mesa Verde’s forest fire burned out mountain side. This symbolically was how we had been feeling prior to the trip. As we arrived to the summit to view the thousands of miles of land below, the visibility was limited, as in you couldn’t see 50 feet ahead of you let alone any view. We decided to make the breath stealing, thin aired climb to the look out area anyway just to say we went. We still couldn’t see anything through the thick fog & clouds. Just as we arrived at the summit, God opened up a window in the fog & clouds to show us what seem like the great vast “world”!!! WOW, never ever saw that far in my life. We felt like we had been given a special gift, just for us! Just as quickly only a few short minutes later He covered it back up again. Talk about a Sudden Glory moment! Symbolically it gave us a blessing, a renewed hope again for our future for who else but God could open a “window” at that size scale like that!

  5. Richelle Walker March 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Is there something significant about the colour orange? I had started reading your book “A Sudden Glory” (with the orange butterfly on the front) when the 2 following things happened. I’d had a busy Saturday cooking extra meals and snacks to give our daughter & son-in-law when they arrived home with their new baby. I was nearly finished – just cleaning up when I saw a small moth in the kitchen sink. It was a creamy colour covered with an amazing geometric Mexican-like design of small black and orange shapes. I had never seen one like it before so I had to rescue it and took time out to admire it. It just “wowed” me – so small, yet it spoke volumes of God’s intricate handiwork and design. A few days later I was sitting out under a favourite tree just enjoying the sunset when a flash of colour caught my eye. It was a butterfly hanging off a shrub nearby. It too was a creamy colour but the lower half of its wings were orange. I’d never seen one like that before either. Moths – butterflies – God created them – to “wow” us with His craftsmanship – beauty simply for the sake of beauty – His glory in the fragility of an insect. I’ve yet to find out if there’s any significance in the colour orange, but you know – I think He might have thought it was fun to play around with me with this theme of insects with orange wings – your book, the moth and the butterfly – just to make me wonder – and to awe me with His Glory.

  6. Sabina March 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Turn Around time
    The scripture while we were yet sinners Jesus died for us comes to mind when I think of the many sudden glories of God in my life. I am 28 years old and I have had one amazingly crazy life story. However the sudden glory I would like to share was the week I gave my life truly to Christ. That was 2 ½ years ago. I was 25 years old and I went to a new pot dealer’s house I had never known. While in his house he asked me if I believed in God and I replied that I didn’t know what I believed anymore, Well as I sat there this man started to pray in what I thought was tongues(my mother is saved and I knew about that) and he gave me my weed and sent me on my way. The last words this man said to me was to turn on the radio he is all over the radio. Well I took one hit of his “blessed weed” turned on the radio and there this man was raping my life story. I thought I got born It gets worse I get home put the weed out after the one hit and mind you I was no rooky I was not even high and for the next 3 days I had the life changing experience of any kind I could possibly imagine. I felt, thought, and knew what it was like to be left behind. Since I had prior knowledge of the rapture I was able to know what it would be like to know the truth and be left with that guilt fear shame and utter regret of not truly surrendering your life to Christ. Long story short I ended up in a hospital and there I repented for my sins and as I did this I felt a spiritual ball and chain break off my ankle and I was back to normal. Now for like the next year I told no one about this experience after all it sounds crazy. But God has since than showed up in the most beautiful tangible ways and has lead me to other people that have had some intense story’s that let to true salvation. The fact that I am alive and well is a glory story. All I got to say on this matter is that God is so real and so is the devil. I had to have an encounter with a witch before I was able to truly grasp God and boy have I. I got a lot to learn and I am far from perfect but I am not ashamed of my awesome God. Thank you for your stories they help me every day, you have no idea! I feel like it’s me writing sometimes when I read what you write. It is time to stop playing Christian and truly experience God.

  7. Lori March 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    The Lord provides
    I have had many sudden glory moments but I would like to share one my brother had a few years ago.He and a friend were coming home in a semi after hauling a load to Chicago.Something went wrong with the truck and they had to pull over in the middle of nowhere at 1 or 2 in the morning.They needed to fix something and needed a hammer or something to do it and didn’t have any tools with them. My brother’s friend said “well what are we going to do now?” My brother thought for a moment then went and leaned against a guard rail to think. Suddenly he looked over and there hanging on the rail was a hammer like God had placed it there,he said to his friend “will this do?” and his friend said “where did you get that?” and my brother said “it was just hanging here.” So they fixed the truck and got home safely.To this day my brother still has that hammer as a reminder, he calls it his Jesus hammer.

    • Mariea March 12, 2014 at 7:36 am #

      This sounds like my rescue angel when i had a prob with my car too. Awesome God is extremely amazing and loving. Matt.21:22

  8. Jane Brizendine March 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    I worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant for 13 years. One day I was called into one of the attorney’s offices and told that he was slowly phasing down his cases and was going to retire. The number of cases was dwindling down and they no longer would need me. I did not see this coming and as a nurse did not think I would ever find myself without a job. I had not been happy working in this firm as it was very clickish and the atmosphere was becoming more toxic. I did not want to search for a new job since I wanted to retire in 5 more years. I was devastated. It felt like my career died. Once the shock of losing my job wore off. I realized that I was identifying myself with my career and not as Jane not as a person. She had been lost somewhere along the way a long time ago. I am involved in Kairos Prison Ministry. This is similar to a Walk to Emmaus, or Great Banquet if you are familiar with those ministries. I was only able to participate in one inside weekend a year due to working. It always broke my heart to sit out one of them. There were only two a year. I went on one of the inside weekends and was asked if I would like to be in leadership. I never saw myself in this role. I am a great worker bee but did not want to be out front. I prayed and prayed, I spoke with my pastor about this and finally accepted a leadership role. I will be leading an inside weekend the spring of 2013. God closed a door of losing my job because it was not where I was supposed to be and I knew it but did nothing about it. God did it for me it was called downsizing! Then a door opened that I did not see and I am able to minister to the incarcerated in a way I would never have done if working. I have decided to have early retirement which will make things tight for a few years and continue my service in the Lord. I have never been happier!

  9. Lisa Hoag March 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Butterfly…my glory moment
    God has been waiting for me to let go of the past pain from childhood, adulthood, parenthood and failed marriages and to let me heal and renew me. At 45 yr old, this past summer I finally let go of it all! I surrendered it all to God! I always wanted to feel like one of the beautiful butterflies in my garden…once in an ugly cocoon, but then emerging into a beautiful creation of God, inside and out. God will be bring butterflies across my path fairly often. Those are my sudden glory moments! Just last weekend, I went to a local lake to hike and view the beautiful fall colors in the trees and watch the peaceful waters. While sitting on the rocks of the shore, I was praying…a beautiful butterfly lands on my sneaker! Butterflies should be gone by now since it’s November, but this beautiful message of God stayed on my sneaker for 5 minutes. I took a picture so I could always be reminded of my glory moment from my Father God!

  10. Denise March 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    My Glorious Life
    Sometimes God cannot speak to us because of where we are physically, who we are in relationship with, or because of the things that we permit to have place in our lives. Near the end of 2011 God spoke to me and said that 2012 would be “the year of the shaking”, and yes my husband and I have been shaken for this entire year. It has been a tumultuous and sometimes traumatic year for us, and Many of the people and places in our lives have drastically changed. Last week God spoke to me again saying that we are entering into the promise land. For us this will mean the beginning of a long awaited ministry,better finances,and restoration to some long broken family relationships! One of the things that God shook up was the church that we belonged to for nine years; leaving was difficult, bus as soon as we left God’s Sudden Glory was (and still is) oh so evident in our lives.

  11. Debbie March 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    My Glory Moment came during during my Emmaus Walk. I was feeling pretty down not very loved. But while on this closer walk with God I realized that He loves me no matter what!

  12. Kammy March 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    I am a teacher in NYS facing many challenging changes. I have been struggling with my career lately and yesterday was a particularly difficult day. When I took the kids to their special I came back into my classroom to have a little breakdown at my desk. A phone call from a friend (by mistake I might add) and the verse of the day on K-Love (Philippians 1:6) helped me to see that God knows what he is doing in my life and he is with me through this difficult time.

  13. Rosa March 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Pampered by his Love
    Yesterday as I did a whole house cleaning I was listening to the radio. I started thinking how good God is to us. So i was just asking God “how can you be so good to us after all that we do. How can you love us like you do Lord?…..dont you get tired?”…right after that the Lord played my favorite song! It says your love never fails, never gives up it never runs out on me!! Next thing you know I fell to my knees as God powered His love on me!! He’s AMAZING!!

    • SavedSinner September 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

      Those are probably my favorite glory moments. . . Immediate responses from God to questions I ask in prayer or in the spirit- he replies through a song or speech, usually. It catches me off guard like–Wow! He is real and He is listening and He REPLIED. . .so clearly and perfectly! Those moments give me life.

  14. Piilani Nicola March 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Birds in migration
    On my college campus I often see birds in migration as I like to think of them, flying high above me in the sky. They are always in these really unique lines and shapes as they fly a certain direction. I see them often and I could see it as a coincidence but somehow when I see them walking back from the library or walking to the store I can’t help but smile. I smile because I know that’s Gods way of telling me “Be still and know that I am God.” He knows I often get anxious about where I am in my life right now. I often feel that I should be doing something else with my life, like I’m missing something. But he always finds a way to let me know that I’m exactly where i’m supposed to be. Those birds in their beautiful formations flying high above me in the sky remind me that there’s nothing in this world that can touch me and God doesn’t know about it. I may not understand why he makes me feel the things I feel but I know that those birds make me smile because my God loves me and gave me a life worth living. Even if it means completing exhaustive homework assignments that never seem to end.

  15. Lynn Fennell March 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    Sharon,back in 2001,I had ovarian cancer.I was already in the stage 4 of this cancer.With God,and with God working through the doctors,I was healed of cancer.I had to take 6 rounds of chemo,but that was just a precaution,because of some cancer cells being in my bloodstream.But today I am cancer free.God was with Me through all of this,and I praise His Name every day.Thank You for all of Your Awesome and Beautiful Devotionals. God Bless You

  16. Monica March 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    I recently – over the summer was delivered from an unhealthy and toxic relationship with a man who was a very good actor. since then I’ve been purposely allowing myself to be available to hear God’s voice and see Him move in my life. A sudden glory moment is while I’ve been focused and diligently being a good steward over the job He blessed me with, one of my close friends and co-workers popped her head in my office and said these affirming words ” you have come alive again- this is the Monica that I know; you are that Monarch butterfly that you say is your self-portrait I see you flying again”. these words flooded me because I felt it would be a long time before anyone could see joy again in me or notice the healing taking place inside. Hearing those words out loud was hearing God tell me my grieving period won’t be long- my healing is rapid and my restoration and recovery – speedy. praise God for this sudden glory!

  17. Gloria Ruff March 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    Hello Sharon! :) God bless your devotionals, work, dedication and all you share with all Of us. Well, let me tell you, just as I was reading this particular page tonite, The Lord touched my heart and reminded me about this lady from church, she distributes food every friday. I used to go to her distribution on a regular basis but one day I didn’t happen to qualify anymore. Tonite, the Lord put In my heart that I need to go see her, give her a hug and see how she Is doing. Plus since most likely, will be raining at the time Of distribution, He also openned my heart to bring large plastic bags to donate to people. Thank you!

  18. Pamela Morris March 10, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Answered prayer
    Several years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with an aneurysm. She had to go in for a CT scan so the doctors could find the exact location and see if it was treatable. The doctor explained that it did not look good and we should be prepared. On the day of the test I was driving along with my then five year old son. I said lets pray for Granny right now (out loud of course bc I was driving). He prayed his dear little heart out and I prayed along.I had a sense of peace like never before in such a situation. When the results came in, they found no aneurysm. To God BE The Glory!

  19. Maureen March 10, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Slowing Down for Blessings
    Several weeks ago I went out for a walk a bumped into an elderly woman who asked for directions. After giving her directions I went on my way. When I looked back I realized she had walked out into the street and stopped. Cars were trying to get around her. I ran back and spoke to her realizing that something was not quite right I decided to walk her to her destination. She said she was looking for a school and that she lived with her mother and cousin and that she didn’t know where they were. When we got to the address there was no school. However, steps away was her husband Kenny who had been frantically looked for the woman he loved. His wife who suffers from alzheimers. In my busy day God slowed me down enough to notice this woman and blessed me to see what true love looks like.

  20. Shantell Miller March 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    In His Time
    My husband and I had been married for seven years and for the latter 3 years we had been trying to have a baby without success. We prayed, fasted, tested, had others interceding on our behalf, but still nothing happened. While experiencing a “Hanna” moment one day, God simply reminded me to be still.”. So I took the thought form my mind and busied myself with other daily duties. One day while driving home from work, I spotted my co-worker’s vehicle at the doctor’s office and decided to stop and check up on her. When I got inside I decided to schedule an appointment to see the doctor myself. When I returned to the car, I read a text message from my sister telling me that God had heard my prayers and my cries, and now He says it’s my time! At that very same moment a song was playing on the radio with the chorus saying, “Youve been faithful, youve been true; and you’ve done all you can do; and for your faithfulness it’s your time! I wept for joy knowing that God was truly speaking to me about my long awaited request. Nine months later, my little angel, Ta’kell Shantia was born! God is truly an awesome God. All we have to do is remember to faithfully trust in Him. He may not answer when we want Him to, but He always answers right, in His time!

  21. Jennifer March 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    God Shines Through Other People
    Yesterday I was a t a resale shop with my mom. A lady came up to me and said ” I have been watching you in here for a while and I would like to give you something” I looked at her and she had her hand out and it had money in it. I quickly told her that I was fine and that I did not need it. She told me that God spoke to her and he led her to give me money. I was shocked and thanked her and walked to the car, little did she know that I am a single mom with three kids and was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and a cyst on the brain. I had to quit my job a couple of months back and I am struggling. Tears overwhelmed me. I felt Gods presence everywhere.

    • Mariea March 12, 2014 at 8:41 am #

      Sweetheart wipe those tears and look unto Jesus. The scarry journey will all fade away into a glorious ,peaceful place. His faithfulness is to all generations.
      Give thanks to God and receive the precious gift of the healing Christ purchased for us. I command that foreign body to disappear from you body in Jesus’ Name.Ps.107:1-3,Isa.53:5, Prov.4:20-22.
      You are blest.

  22. Teresa Kirchner March 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    In April this year as the 1st anniversary of the death of our youngest son in a car accident approached, and the stress and pressure of my job increased I slipped into a weeping,anxiety filled depression,under my Dr’s care and on sick leave all I did was sit at home and cry.Then my husband was forced to retire from his job of 39 1/2 years!Neither of us are 60 yet! Between visits to a Christian counselor and discussions with my husbands HR manager it turned out we would be able to retire/we had more financial blessings than we ever could have imagined, and a rival company started calling my husband to come to work for them!God worked it all out beyond anything we could imagine and I praise Him and give Him all Honor and Glory! I’m a peaceful homemaker again and my husband works under much less pressure now! My God is an AWESOME God!Only He could do all these wonders within a 6wk period!

  23. Rachel Williamson March 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Love Letter
    Recently my circle of friends has watched as two couples experienced one being unfaithful resulting in divorce. One particular day, news of a third marriage on the rocks threw me into a tailspin. These were couples I had done marriage studies with in class, served beside in missions and raised children with. It scared me that even though I felt my marriage was stable that it was a union that could not last forever like our vows had promised. That very same day I had the urge to clean out a dresser. It had a random assortment of items in it. An envelope caught my eye. It was yellowed from age and was penned in beautiful cursive handwriting. I instantly recognized it as one of the love letters from my grandfather to my grandmother that I had saved after their deaths. They had been married until death had parted them. This particular letter was before they were married and my grandfather was updating my grandmother on his college studies but took every few sentences to tell her how he felt about her. It lifted my spirts. That wasn’t the glory moment, though, it was when I read the date of the letter. It had been written 60 years ago to the very day. After reading the date a smile crossed my face that did not disappear for days. I knew my husband and I were going to be okay.

    • Janet March 14, 2014 at 3:42 am #

      That was so heartwarming, especially with divorce so rampant in our society and so
      easily attainable. Praise God.

  24. merrin palmer March 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Hurricane Sandy
    On monday nov 5, 2012 was the coldest day and night for us since the day of the storm. We had lost electricity, heat, and hotwater. As I prepared for bed I was reminded that I have a knee length, flannel, night dress to sleep in. I looked for it by flashlight and got ready for bed with three comforters and my husband. As we cuddled and prayed, we dozed off to sleep. A little after 1 am i woke up with the desire to use the bathroom. Thats a pet peeve for me. I hate going to the bathroom, out of my nice warm bed into the coldness of the room. But as i threw off the covers i realized that i wss very hot even to the point of sweaty. I exclaimed, ‘ wow its so hot… is the heat on? “. My husband was awoke by then and agreed with me that it wss hot. He went to bsthroom first. Ss I was using the bathroom the Lord said to me didn’t you ask me to keep you guys warm? At that moment I remembered that when we prayed I did ask God to keep us warm as we sleep and He most certainly did. (The bathroom is the meeting place for God and I). As i climbed back into bed I exclaimed to my husband God really loves us He answered our prayer. Praise God. Tha ts one of my glory moment.

  25. Tonya March 10, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Sudden Glory moments in our daughter
    Sudden Glory moments is everyday for me is seeing our daughter grow up , seeing God in her more and more everyday. It is only by Him that we are able to see this in our life. To see God work in and out every minute of her life. It is only Gods work and His hands molding her in the way He wants her. He is making and molded a very beautiful special young lady . I am amazed everyday. We have lived in the very bottom of the valley and in the desert for 14 years. God has been there the whole time never once has he left us . I am so thankful . We could not have made it without Him in our lives. HE is very thing to us. He has work in our life when everyone has told us to give up . HE did not give up on us.We can’t give up on Him. He is all we have in this world and all we want. She is a God miracle in our life.

  26. Rizalina March 10, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    A couple of weeks ago ,my kids and I got into a really bad car accidents .My vehicle was towed but I really praise God how he saves us from that accidents ,no one was hurt.Just got a little swelling on my face and my lips from the impact ,air bag hit my lips and my face but thank God nothing really bad happen and my two daughter’s were fine.God’s angel was sent and saves us from that moment of a crashed.God is good.

  27. pam mcgaha March 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Glory Moment
    Oh my there are so many “glory moments” when God reveals himself to me. One I love to share with people is when my husband and I were struggling financially (which we still are). My husband knew he was supposed to go to NICA on a mission trip. God had laid on his heart to go. We had sent out support letters to help fund the trip, had raised the funds, had checks made out to the church and my husbands name & missions in the memo section. Well when it wsa time to submit the money for the trip, we were told by the church that they would not give us the money. (during this process we moved churchs, and was told the funds belonged to the church and not us). Well there was NO way we could raise the money, but knew God wanted Rod to go. We prayed. I worried. I stressed. I could not believe a church would do this. The funds were sent in for US…. I told Rod that there was no way he was going to be able to go, that we were past due on ALL our bills and was about to lose our house, so how could this happen. Well the day the money was due, we get a check in the mail…(goose bump time), from our mortgage comany for the exact amount of the mission trip plus 10%. (notice, that i said earlier, we were past due on our mortgage and about to lose our house). There was no note in with the check or a reason for them sending it to us…. It was God in his glory, saying to us. Trust me, I will supply all your needs. His timing is perfect. Perfect. Yet we doubt. Wow, He showed us no matter how bad our situation, He is in control.

  28. Debbie March 10, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Unexpected flower
    My mother loves flowers and had several around her house. Most people who know about flowers understand that the Iris only blooms in spring, at least where we live. On the morning of Oct 11th, 2012 there was one purple Iris that had bloomed outside my Mom’s kitchen window. She was so excited – the next morning Oct 12th, she went to heaven. Her Saviour came and got her and brought her unexpected flowers – at least that’s what I wish to believe. Also, the next morning on Oct 13th, I noticed a vine of purple flowers – not sure what they were intertwined with my rose bush. God is so amazing and loves to bless His people.

  29. Cindy March 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    The Unexpected
    Hi, I have experieced so many God moments in my life recently. He presence is so amazing. Always has been; but it has been just recently that I have allowed myself to get out of my own little pity party and really listen to Him. I have recently begun having memories of past child abuse. I’ve known there was something there for a long time, just didn’t know the details. It is a difficult road to travel and takes a lot of strength and courage. I had been debating the continuing of my counseling and whether it was something I could or wanted to do. My husband took me to a restaurant I had not been to before. He headed for the seat backing to the window but I took it. It had been a particularly hard morning and as I was looking at the menu, I had finally reached the conclusion that I was done. I said to myself, “I can’t do this.” I glanced up to my husband and saw not too far beyond him in the bar area there was a TV mounted. I looked at the TV and pasted on the screen were the words, ‘I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.’ It stayed on the screen for a little while. Now how often do TV stations cover religious matters let alone showing a passage of scripture? I still don’t know exactly what show it was. As I watched it later, it seemed like some kind of news type show. I don’t know what they were covering but I do know that the words God wanted for me to hear were pasted in front of my face! That isn’t the last incident since I have started this journey. The Lord is ever present and ever washing over me. Praise God!

  30. Dorothy Miller March 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    How God works for his glory
    My family we attending family church camp. The evangelist said”We are going to do something different tonight. You will begiven a piece of paper on which you will write down your greast request to God. Then you will bring that request to the altar and a pastor will pray with you. We wrote down the future of our 2 sons. Tim,our youngest, was already in College studying for the ministry, but our Oldest son, Dave seemed to be floundering a bit. So we went a laid them on the altar.The minister ,Rev Paul Jones, prayed with us. (My husband was saved under him, coincidence,I don’t think so. A few days later David says I want to go to Central Bible College with my brother.He had a low GPA but the said they would take him on condition. Give him a semester and see. He went to Central, really gave his hear to God in a Revival, and graduated with honors four years later. Praise God

  31. Tamera March 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm #

    Direction everyday
    Everyday I look for a glory moment… His leading me. Without it- I would be sunk! I look OVER the rubble of what was once my life(or so I thought) you begin to scream internally when “craziness” hits everywhere; you begin to lose control of it all. My glory moments are daily. Yesterday it was an urging inside that wouldn’t leave me alone. I went with the urging to call my Eminent Domain attorney( our home taken by this process in what has become a 4 year battle so far). A new direction is being taken- I feel hopeful where hopelessness once was. It’s a glory moment. He is in the details, He is always there. In the process of my perspective of destruction in every area of my life, I am being changed. My perspective, my heart, my mind… My reliance completely on Him. I prayed for His glory to be seen in my life, what did I expect? His glory is being seen minute by minute, challenge by challenge. I am being changed and so is my audience.

  32. Sue Ann March 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    Glory Celebrator!
    This summer my son accepted Jesus as his Lord and was baptized in the holy spirit and the water, he is a changed person! Hallelujah! This past Saturday I viewed a home and made an offer. The seller accepted but the glory is they are financing at 0%, yes 0 and it is completely legit, title company, attorneys, all are involved, the down payment has been approved at local CU for very low %, we will be in our home for Christmas, to glorify God. We will have our adopted horse with us and it even has chicken coops, something I have always wanted to raise for the fresh eggs. My position at my job is helping others with disabilities and I glorify God for this every day. I drive a nice car and I thank God for this every day. I am healthy (with minor stuff) and I am so thankful. My dog chased a squirrel up a tree this morning and the squirrel sat there from his perch scolding my dog and I glorify our Father for the beauty that we have in abundance all around us. My list is endless and by the minute! I am His and he is Mine and I am Loved and I live in Glory!!

  33. Renee March 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    God handed me a cheese retail business located on our dairy farm 9 years ago. The things he arranged in order to be up and running within 10 days of getting this idea, had to be of Him. Lately, with todays economy, things have been real slow, with setbacks slamming into my business left and right. I have begun to question if God had really orchestrated this for me or was it my own way of looking at it. Also questioning if I should close up shop and find a new career. This morning when I walked out to my attached office, there was a order for 20 bags of curds waiting for me in my inbox. I am seeing this as a MOMENT OF SUDDEN GLORY. THanks be to God for the gift of a business placed right in my hands.

  34. PJ Prusia March 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    (From a book I have written of the same title – not yet published.) I was on my way to the appointment with Dr. Adam to learn if the breast cancer had metastasized, driving along on a four-lane highway. I was rounding a big curve that changes the direction of the highway from east to north. If the driver bears to the right, the road continues to the east in the direction of my home, and then traveling on another sixty miles down the road, the driver would come to my hometown of Sedalia, Missouri. I will never forget the location or the incident. An older model truck, moving at a rate of speed faster than my vehicle, passed me on the right side. When it was just ahead of me with its “F8TH” personalized plates in my direct line of vision, the talk-show radio host said emphatically the word “faith” in his monologue – and it was not a Christian radio station! At that very moment I felt the Hand of God touch me, wash me with the blood of Jesus, and heal me. A tingling sensation started at the scalp of my head and proceeded through to my toes. Such a sense of serene peace I have never before, nor sense, experienced. No further tests were needed, I KNEW I was healed.

  35. Sandra Blandford March 10, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    The peace of my Lord
    Being a nurse prepares us with just enough knowledge to realize all of the potential complications of any illness and surgery. I was scheduled to have a hysterectomy and other abdominal surgery. I did my normal approach to handle fear and stayed as busy as possible so I would have no time to worry. Yes, I did pray the occasional quick prayers for God’s protection for the procedure. The morning of the surgery arrived. I maintained my outward mask of things were under control and I was fine for my husband and children. i was whisked through all of the preliminary paperwork and preparations for the surgery. Much activity and no time to stop and reflect on the possible things that can go awry. My husband and I were waiting in the little cubicle for the anesthesiologist to arrive. I was praying for God to guide the surgeon, to calm my nerves, to protect me from infection, etc. I arrived a the thought of possible death and the most wonderful peace and joy flooded my being! If I did die that morning, I would join my Savior. God gave me such overwhelming calm. I could look at my husband and assure him all was well with my soul! The anesthesiologist arrived to talk with me and give me medication to relax me before the surgery. He seemed amazed at my calmness and stated he say no need to give me anything to relax me. I told him this was fine by me since I knew God was in control. This was one of the ah-ha moments of God’s glory in my life. Praise be to God for His provision! He carried me through the uncomfortable days of recovery. He still has my life in His hands.

  36. Reba Reynolds March 10, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    My husband and I went to Hawaii to celebrate 25 years of marriage. We had a wonderful week on Oahu and finally spent the last days on Maui. On the 6th day we headed out for our last day of sightseeing. When we approached an intersection we were struck by a lumber company truck coming across to our lane through the intersection, slamming us on my husband’s side. I briefly came to after the accident and a gentle voice said, I’m sorry your husband is gone. I woke up 5 hours later in a local hospital with many injuries and was told my husband died instantly on impact. The man who had spoken to me at the site was Dan Petrovich a local minister who rode with the police as champlain one day per week. He ministered to me daily while I was in the hospital, helped my daughter with all the local legalities of reporting, contacting a lawyer and help with getting my husband’s body back to the US with us. This minister was truly “God with skin on” – he continued to minister to me after I returned home with letters, cards, taped music, inspirationl books, etc. for months. He kept telling me “God has a plan for your life”! Dan was my Sudden Glory!! I praise God for him though I lost contact with him – or he withdrew from him when he could see my life was going forward.

  37. Christina March 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    The Hug
    One gorgeous spring day I took a walk at lunchtime and then just sat down on a rock wall near the office to enjoy the sunshine. I was really thanking God for the rare warmth of the day and the beauty of the blue skies when a little red car went past me. The car stopped just beyond where I was sitting, and a young woman hopped out and came running toward me. She had on shorts and a tank top and boots and had a wild mane of blond curly hair. She was coming right toward me, and I said, “What are you doing?” when it became evident she was approaching me. It was startling, but I wasn’t afraid of her because she had a sweet smile on her face. She wrapped her arms around me, and I could see tatoos on her arms as she said, “You looked like you needed this.” Then she ran back to her car, and I managed to say thank you. I felt as if God had given me that hug, and it had a profound impact on me. I was one who was always reluctant to share hugs with others, feeling very uncomfortable doing so, even in church. How like our God to use someone whose appearance would probably have made me avoid contact with her to teach me a lesson on his love and enable me to overcome an obstacle to sharing it with others!

  38. Dana March 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    Monday was my birthday. By evening I was overwhelmed with all birthday wishes, calls, and visits. As I was thanking God for all the love ~ I heard so CLEARLY in my heart “Happy Birthday, I love you” never can anything compare to the Holy Spirits love for us!!!!!

  39. Donna Lovett March 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    Grocery Blessing
    My husband had been unemployed for almost two years. He and I were youth group leaders, and the youth were coming to our home that night. We had $200 left in our checking account. I had to get groceries and snacks for the youth. I asked my husband how much I should spend at the grocery store, and we agreed that we would just spend as much as we needed to spend and trust God. I filled my grocery cart to the brim, went to the checkout line, and there were two women helping the checker bag my groceries. The bill was around $200. After I paid for my food, the two ladies asked me if I would like to participate in a marketing project. You see, they would take my groceries in the back of the store, make a list of everything I bought, and then in one hour I was to return and go with them to 2 other grocery stores to do a comparison shopping trip to see which grocery store was cheapest. If I agreed to go, then they would not only pay for the food I had just purchased, but also for the food at the other two stores, and I would get to keep ALL THE FOOD!!! Well, of course I said a resounding “YES” to this offer. I told the ladies my story of unemployment and hosting youth group and trusting God to provide, and they grinned at me and said, “When we do this, we sit in our car before we go into the store and ask God to show us who He wants us to bless with this offer.” Needless to say, I was blown away! We went shopping all right, and I ended up with 37 bags of groceries for $667 and enough food to feed us and the youth for weeks!!! And I didn’t spend a dime! This is one of many sudden glory moments that God has given me in my life. He is awesome and faithful:)

    • Mariea March 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

      Glory to God . He is our El shaddai. Amazing!!!!!!!
      God bless you.

  40. NKECHI March 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    i left for work this morning with N330 which is not enough to take care of my fare,breakfast,lunch etc. but to the GLORY OF GOD my fare, breakfast, lunch and lot more were carterrd for without stress. i also enjoyed peace in my heart and the thirst to study. MAY THE NAME OF GOD BE PRAISE FOREVER. GOD bless u.

  41. Wendy Caldwell March 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    Glory in the Rainbow
    Yesterday after the 2012 Presidential Election many of my friends and I were feeling down. Our wish is to have a healed country where everyone knows that his or her purpose is too glorify God. I had spoken to several of my friends to try and provide comfort to them by letting them know that God uses everything for his good purpose. On my way to pick up my kids from high school that afternoon I looked up to see a beautiful rainbow shining above Holy Trinity Church which is right next door to my kids school. The rainbow gave me immediate comfort of God’s never-ending presence in our lives. It was if he was saying to me “Watch me work!” I’m watching, I’m watching!

  42. Ellen March 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

    My glory moment on Nov.1, when I called the doctor and let him know that I was abusing my medication. My workplace let me leave with no questions asked. I called a cab and there was one in the area and it took 5 minutes to get to me. I went straight to the doctor’s office and it took less than 10 minutes for me to see him. We talked and it was decided that I need to go to the hospital and be admitted. I feel that God was there watching over me and offering me a chance to change my life and let me live. It takes 20 minutes to get a cab to my work and I had one in less than 5 minutes. I felt someone telling me to call the doctor and tell him the truth about the medication. It was something that I hid from everyone for a month. I took enough that it should of killed me or at least put me in a coma. It was a moment that I am forever grateful. I know that God did not want me to die and I was headed there. He let me know that my family and friends needed me and wanted me to be there. I know that I have to be careful with my medicine and I feel that God is watching over me and won’t let me fall again.

  43. Estelle Elcarte March 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Meeting the Deadline is meeting God
    I’m really expecting a hectic day so I packed my lunchbox for me to save time in going out for lunch. I planned and planned. I have to make the most out of every minute. Deadlines are now in bold letters in my head. I’m left with doing things for others while I run my own responsibilities. I took the earphones and started transcribing the audios for the storyline that I should finish today. While doing that I should stop to answer text messages of interview bookings and field coverage schedules. Then I remembered I have to phone two more interviews today or else I’m going to miss them until next week. I looked at the calendar and great its Friday! Friday means DEADLINE! I removed the noisy earphones out of my head and stared blankly at the big computer screen and wasted the minutes that I so treasure. Now what? This is not in the plan. And SUDDENLY.. I paused. Then looked up. I smiled. Then I knew what to do. My deadlines wasn’t postponed after I closed my eyes in prayer. Nothing magically happened but something gloriously did. If we will allow God to work out our plans, we will surely meet those deadly deadlines. In the midst of us doing things on our own, while we mess up, He moves in and tells us,”This is how you should do it,” or “Child, let me handle this.” God is working and He wants to work with us. I’m now ready to pick-up the earphones, answer the messages in my inbox and smile because I’m not working alone. My plans? Trash! His plan this time. I looked at the calendar and said, “so what if its Friday?” Indeed, we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. (Phil. 4:13) Do you think I can meet the deadline? :)

  44. Cathy March 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    my beautiful wonders of His love
    Where do i begin, well i will just speak of this past few weeks. I have prayed for Him to show me grace, really help me understand it..He continues each day to bring me something..when i begin to feel overwhelmed or down He comes straight in the midst of it. He still gives me the compassionate cold chills, goose bumps with the extreme warmth thru my body. Normally i end up with a surrender & river flowing eyes. He is beginning to develope a sense of power & strentgh within me that is uncomprehendable to a non-believer! I thank Him in continuing to be patient with me!

  45. Carol March 10, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Lesson 6
    My sister died unexpectedly and “tragically”. I felt as if I would fall apart at the funeral but experienced a strength from the Lord and a peace that passed all understanding. The Lord was a shield to me during that time. I was confronted by someone who hated my sister and was enabled to answer not a word and not hold it against them. My sister had given her heart to the Lord a couple of months before her death and I was assured she was with the Lord. Another time in my life I felt like spiritually I was spiritually drained of life and purpose. One day while driving in the car, the Lord spoke to my heart, “I am the resurretion and the life”. This gave me a hope that lifted me out of that darkness.

  46. Yolanda March 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    A lady in my ladies’ group at church has been a concern for my group leaders for several weeks. She often asks questions that a person who has been a Christian for a long time like she has “should” already know the answer to. Two things happened: one Wednesday night, the ladies in her group put her in thd middle and we prayed for her. The next week she shared how she had never felt so loved before in her life. WOW!!! A couple of weeks later on a Friday night my phone rang and it was this lady. She began by telling me she was told I was a teacher for many years. I said yes. Then she asked me if I stilled tutored and I asked, How old is the person? She said 69… I exclaimed, Mrs.____ are you talking about yourself? She said she only went to school until 8th grade and could not read and comprehend nor could she spell. She also has a brother who can’t read at all. WOW! Boy did the Lord reveal Himself to me… See, I am working Yolanda. I have answered your concerns with you… I am not tutoring her in reading, spelling and will probably do some math too. She is a dear sweet lady with a very sweet spirit. I praise God for revealing Himself through this experience and allowing me to be a part.

  47. Heather Beach March 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    A Denver Airport Glory Moment
    A Sudden Glory Moment As some of you may know, I’ve been to Houston and back for my father’s lung tumor surgery and am about to depart (this Saturday) for a much-anticipated week of relaxation with my hubby in Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands). I’ll be out of the country for the next two Sundays. . . ANYHOO . . . I wanted to recount my sudden glory moment, in, of all places, the Denver airport! Just about the last place you would expect a glorious moment of any kind, right? But as Sharon Jaynes tells us – we must look everywhere – and every day – for those sudden glory moments, because they are there if only you look! But I digress . . . So, on Wednesday, March 20 my dad has his surgery and we get the news that it is Stage 4 lung cancer and that he may only have a year and a half left. Naturally I booked a flight the next day to go see him in the hospital in Houston, where I knew he’d be for the next several days. But on Thursday, March 21, we had that whopper spring snowstorm (wouldn’t you know it) in the early morning hours, and I had to high-tail it to DIA that morning to make a 12:20 p.m. flight. Well, needless to say, I-70 was a disaster, with two accidents, horrible road conditions – especially over Vail pass – and then I encountered construction all over the west terminal at DIA, whose signage, despite being ginormous(!), was uniquely unhelpful and confusing. So I missed my flight. So, I get on stand-by, only to learn that it is spring break, and I am among 30 people on the stand-by list, and I am told the chances are sort of good that I’ll make it, because there are 5 more flights to Houston that day. So, I sit and wait at the gate. Well I don’t make the first stand-by flight, so I go to another gate and wait. I’m looking at the tv monitor for my name on the stand-by list, and I don’t see my name on the list at the second gate. That’s when I meet Rufus. Rufus is a tall, bald black man in his 50?s with a huge, very bright grin, and his name is embroidered in bright white on his navy blue United Airlines windbreaker, and he is standing at the podium, trying to handle a long line of unhappy customers on a flight that has not only been overbooked but also has 30 people on standby. I don’t tell Rufus about my personal situation; I just simply ask him politely if he can find my name on the list, and he does, but it is about 20 people down the list, and he again tells me that it is spring break but this time he informs me the chances of flying standby are not very good. And then he asks me what is my status, and I say, “What do you mean, what is my status?” and he says, “Are you gold status or silver status? Because if you are a frequent flyer you get to move up on the standby list.” And I say, ” No,” and I mumble that I really hate that I have no status. And Rufus smiles a sympathetic smile, and then offers to help the next person. So I sit and wait some more, trying not to cry or get angry because I really dislike it when people take out all their anger or unload all their drama on the poor hapless airline personnel at the podium (and of course, I’m trying to be a good Christian throughout this process). Meanwhile, Rufus, I observe, has just about the best customer service skills I’ve ever seen (and since I’m in the service business I pay attention to these things, always looking for ideas to improve my own skills!). Not only does Rufus handle everyone with impeccable aplomb, but he is smiling and waving to all kinds of airline personnel as they walk by. Not only that, tons of folks come up to Rufus (mostly United Airline personnel – pilots, co-pilots, flight attendants, you name it – and even some passengers!) while he is standing at the podium typing away and helping customers, and without skipping a beat, Rufus steps out from behind the podium and greets each person by name, and gives every single one of them a big hug, and acts like he hasn’t seen his best friend in ages! I’m not talking one or two hugs . . . I’m talking 25 to 30 hugs to all kinds of different people while I’m waiting there, and these are big bear hugs. So, that alone makes me smile, and watching all those hugs brightens my day considerably, and of course I realize that I’m witnessing one of those daily glory moments that Sharon Jaynes is talking about. But it doesn’t end there! After a time I go back up to Rufus and remark how nice it is to see him get all the hugs, and I ask him how things are going on the standby list, and he must see that my face is covered in anxiety, so he asks me for my stand-by boarding pass so he can check my status in the line. He starts typing typing typing and he says, “uh oh.” And I say, “WHAT?!?” And he says, “I can’t find you on the list anymore” and I say, “What do you mean you can’t find me on the list?!?” and I’m sure my face goes pale. And he says “hold on,” and meanwhile a businessman interrupts us and says, “I have silver status and I don’t see my name on the list!” (Argh – that darn status thing again.) He’s got status (argh!) and he’s not a happy camper. And Rufus says to the businessman, with his big warm smile, “You know what, sir, since you have silver status they will take care of you at the next gate – no problem.” And the businessman walks away, no doubt very pleased that he has status . . . And then it happens – Rufus turns to me and says, “You know what?” (typing typing typing) “I don’t know what just happened but I believe God is working here!” (typing typing typing) And he says, “I just got you a seat on the next flight!” And I say “Really?!?! You’re kidding!?!?” And he says, “Yeah, and I didn’t want to say it in front of that businessman, so that’s why I sent him to the next gate!” So I’m jumping up and down all happy and smiling and thanking him. And that’s when I tell him all about my dad in the hospital with lung cancer and how I drove through the snowstorm and it was horrible and I missed my flight, and I start crying, and I thank him some more. And Rufus comes out from behind the podium and gives me a GINORMOUS comforting bear hug and tells me that God is working here, and that he is going to pray for my dad and pray for me, and he hands me my boarding pass. He tells me, GOD BLESS YOU! and I say “GOD BLESS YOU, RUFUS – YOU ARE AWESOME!” And that’s when I realize that sudden glory moments can be found in the unlikeliest of places – even at an international airport full of angry and dramatic people during spring break rush after a horrible snowstorm in the midst of a life-changing cancer diagnosis. The love of Christ NEVER ceases to amaze me . . . and I feel so blessed to be in relationship with Him!

  48. Maxine Foster March 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    God is my air—He lives!
    I was diagnose with Bi-polar disorder. My family was afraid for me and for themselves. I felt rejection, fear, insecurity, shame and embarrassment. My family was confuse and they did not have enough faith in God. Deep in my depression even in my withdrawal from friends and family. I believe in God that he would take me out of that thing that wants to keep me down and he did, through healers doctor God assign, family prayers, therapist and love from my living God. This is my sudden glory that God is my air, my all and he lives in me. I thank God for all what he has done for me and that my family can see how great he is to me and should be to them. I ask you to please pray for me and my family.

  49. Flora March 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    Going through the chapter, I learnt that the level of my expection is a function of my believe in God. To delight in the Lord is to trust Him to do what He alone can do. If we trust Him enough, we wil not put a limitation on how much He can do for us.

  50. Linda March 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    God Is Our Provider
    My husband has been out of work for five years. God showed us that he would not have a permanent job. We had to depend on Him for the temporary jobs he would supply. The sad part is on some jobs he did not get paid even my own sister. I believe God wanted to see how we would handle it. What I have learned is to trust and especially to obey. I love my Lord. There have been many rough roads in our 34 year marriage but my God has always been there. My verse is Jeremiah 29:11. Remember who are Lord is.

  51. Renee Cockrell March 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Seeing God Through the Cancer
    My Glory Moment happened with my first diagnosis with Ovarian Cancer in 2011. I was numb. My husband was at work & I was having a CT Scan done to verify the doctors thoughts. I couldn’t pray for myself so I called my sister-in-law to pray “for” me. My husband is a Godly man totally devoted to me but I needed another female who would understand. In the lobby of the hospital she said the most sincere, amazing, short prayer. I felt like I was literally being lifted and hugged by the one and only God. It was truly amazing!

  52. Felicia Green March 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    This is my testimony. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. Jeremiah 17:7 Time and time again I have heard the testimonies of people who claim that God has done wonderful things for them. Well, I go to church. I pray. I pay my tithes, give to the church’s building fund, help people in need and none of those incredible things have ever happened to me. What makes them so different? What makes them so special? I want a testimony, God. Why does it seem that the only people who have had an encounter with the living Christ are always those who have believed in other gods or have committed some violent crime? When you hear those people speak about Jesus it just makes you want to cry. It gives me glory bumps. I want to love, Jesus the way they seem to love Jesus. I want to know Jesus like that. When I speak of Him, I want it to be with passion. I want a testimony, God. I’ve heard stories about people who are about to be thrown out of their homes, and when the day approaches that they are to leave, some miraculous thing happens that enables them to stay in their home. Or stories of people who have nothing to eat and late in the evening someone knocks at their door with a bag full of food. Lord I want to know you as my Jehovah-Jireh. I want a testimony, God. What is it about me that God won’t do for me what He has done for all of those other people? What is it that I’m doing wrong? The bible says that God is no respecter of persons. That means that He treats everyone the same, right? Well, if that’s the case why hasn’t He come to me in my room when I’m crying my eyes out? Why am I in debt up to my eyeballs when I’ve heard stories of Him wiping out debts for others? Why am I walking around with holes in my shoes when the children of Israel wandered the desert for 40 years and their shoes never wore out? What am I doing wrong? God, I want a testimony, I want a testimony, I want a testimony……… Well, guess what…I got one. I asked the Lord for a testimony. What was I thinking? Two things I’ve learned (after the fact of course) are: 1. Never ask the Lord for a testimony and 2. Never tell God what you won’t do. I mean never. I prayed to know God as my Provider, my Jehovah-Jireh. Oh, what was I thinking? When I prayed that prayer, I didn’t need anything, but God showed me that I did. He showed me that where I thought I trusted in Him, I really didn’t. He showed me that where I believed every word of His promises are true, I really didn’t. He showed me that I trusted in man more than I trusted in Him. He was right. Whereas in my mind I truly believed I believed all of those things but in my heart I really didn’t trust one word of what I said I believed, and that’s what our journey was all about. It was about trusting in God for EVERYTHING. It took us some time to get there, but the bottom line is that it is a process. With each and every new trial there is a new suffering, but with the suffering there is a way of escape. God delivers on what He promises. How did we learn?…by making every mistake possible to ‘man’. We trusted in ourselves to do a better job than the Lord could. Instead of going to God for help we went to friends and family. We lost friends and had doors shut in our faces, but still we did not turn to God. Even when we prayed and said Lord, we trust You and will not turn to anyone else. But at the first sign of physical discomfort did we fall on our knees and cry out to Him who promised to help us? Of course not, we ran to the phone. There were actual times when we tried the God thing and it worked, but then we would find ourselves right back where we were some weeks or months later. Why had He helped us then and not the other times, because He wanted to encourage our faith. Our heads were still believing but our hearts hadn’t caught up yet. We were still running on ‘man-power’ and not Holy Spirit power. Continuing this way for over a period of two years, we began to truly cry out to God for answers. We proclaimed our love for Him and focused on worshiping Him in spirit and in truth. While we continued to call upon ‘man’ for help we realized that we hadn’t been doing it as much. The less we called on people to help us the more the Lord stepped in and provided for our needs. Still, things got worse, but we knew that God was in the midst of us. We began to realize that we waited longer before calling on others to help us because we were truly waiting on the Lord to step in and save us, but oh, the flesh kept winning although the Spirit was following closely behind. In waiting I began to realize that my heart was beginning to trust and believe in God, in His word. Then it happened, the perfect storm. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong, and I mean everything. But this time was different, I felt empowered. I knew that something was about to happen and whether it was by my own will to let it happen without lifting a finger to prevent it I couldn’t say at the time. God had orchestrated the perfect storm. He cut us off from everyone we knew. We had no transportation, no communication – cell phones had no time on them. There was no electricity to use the computer and not one single soul called in. We were at the mercy of the Lord. I fell to my knees and I cried out to my Father from the deepest recesses of my being. I told Him that I didn’t know what was going to happen to us but I had reached the point that I was going to trust Him, come what may. “Lord, I’m tired of depending on everyone else; tired of calling people to help us whenever we’re in need. You are my provider and I trust You, Lord. Let the other shoe fall. Not my will, but Your will be done. No matter what happens, Lord, I will always love You. I trust You, Lord.” What happened next took us directly into the throne room of God. He forced us to fast for a period of 5 days. Then He provided us with a little sustenance and then another two day fast. But at the end of it all we were shouting, ‘Glory hallelujah’ because God had shown us Himself. He revealed Himself to us and led us out of the valley. He placed our feet on solid ground. That last day of the forced fast, the phone rang with wonderful news. My husband got a job. Praise be to God!

  53. Sharon O’Riordon March 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    Mourning Turned into Dancing
    A very dark moment for me lasted for several years when my two boys were very young. My oldest son, around 7 or 8 years of age, came down with a horrible fear of his younger brother, age 5. It came out of nowhere. He couldn’t look at him, be in the same room as him, have anything of his touch his things, or even say his name. It was totally strange, horrible and painful for all of us. Well, after going to many doctors and having no success, the Lord led us to a doctor’s office just 2 miles from our home. It was an amazing thing. I had lost all hope, but over a period of time, Justin was healed of his fear and their relationship was restored. I never gave up praying. It was a time when I clung to Hm more than ever. He healed Justin through the medical field, and I am forever grateful. It was the scariest time of my life and God saw us through and it’s a real testimony of the power of prayer!

  54. JoAnn March 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    My glory moment was more like my glory years, but it didn’t start out that way. I was a busy wife and mother of two daughters. Working full time was something that was financially necessary. First, when I was 35, I had two surgeries. Getting back on my feet physically was hard, but I did. Then when I was 37 I thought I had the flu. I ached all over, I was tired I felt awful. I thought it would pass in a few weeks, but it didn’t. I would sleep for 20 hours in the day, the aches didn’t go away. Tests by my doctor didn’t turn up anything conclusive, and then more tests, more doctors. Sometimes the tests were worse than the illness. After three yearsI finally got a diagnosis of Lupus. I tried twice to go back to work, but I just couldn’t function, and I seemed to get sicker. Here I was in what I thought would be one of the best times of my life, two daughters heading into womanhood and a husband who was very active in all phases of his life–and I was sick with a chronic illness. I was angry at God. What had I done to deserve this? I ignored God for a while, studying different ways of thinking, different religions. Then when I realized all that was not for me, I began studying the Bible again. Praying and praying, like I never had before. This led me to one of my glory moments–I was really spending time with God. Not just the hurried reading (one more things to do in a busy day), but studying God’s word, wanting to have a real relationship with Him. I realized that even though outwardly I had seemed to have the Christian life down pat, inside I was just going through the motions. I realized that my illness had allowed me to slow down, and reach out to God in a way that I never had before. I really felt His presence. There were more glory moments to come in the next few years. I was able to be around to help my brother when he was going through the last stages of COPD, before he passed away. I was able to be there for my parents when my dad came down with Alzheimer’s disease. If I had been working, none of those things would have been possible. There were many more–too many to write about. I am in my 60’s now, and as I look back God was showing me how much He cared for me and for my family. Glory moments have come all through the years. I have not always been grateful for them, because sometimes they seemed more like tragedies than blessing, but blessings they were, all of them. I wish I could say that I always accepted them with grace and thanksgiving, but God is still working with me on that.

  55. Georgeann March 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Lesson 7 After listening to Sharon’s video on Trusting God in Tough Times, I was reminded of my own testimony of God’s love and grace. When my husband and I were trying to conceive we were told by a doctor that we would not be able to have any children except through artificial insemination. My heart broke and after this sad news we decided to go to a healing service in the area where we lived at the time. I believe with all my heart that God healed us at that altar that evening. One month later I was pregnant with my son, Stephen. I always wanted a house full of children, but God in His infinite wisdom gave me two children. Three years later we adopted our beautiful daughter, Hannah. She is truly a blessing to our family. Stephen is now 25 and Hannah is 22 yrs. old. By the way, we did not even try once the medical way (artificial insemination), God did it!! This is His Story and I hope it will be an encouragement to my GIG.

  56. Teresa Rolen March 10, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Mother,wife & retired Nurse
    Since 2000, I have battled osteoarthritis running savagely through my bones. First, in 2002 a Total Hip Replacement that ended my career as a RN of 22 years. Begin the time of diagnosis & my surgery was 18 months which I was almost immobile without assistance & which left me alone for long periods of time. I had drifted away from God being busy as a nurse, Mom to a high school band daughter, band nurse & a Navy wife to a husband who was gone 7 months out of the year. Believe me, when I say that I could feel the presence of my Heavenly Father almost every day. I tried to run but I could not hide from Him. But back to 2000, my daughter had become a very devout follower of Christ, so for Christmas, she gave me a women’s devotional Bible which changed my life forever, I stopped running & renewed my love & opened my heart & let Jesus in! Hallelujah ! I prayed, I cried & He filled my heart with love, joy, forgiveness & His peace! Something I hadn’t felt in a very long time. Over the next several years, I again hit a low, hurting from the arthritis, having no Dr’s to help other than to give me another pill or increase the dose, I became numb, reading but not comprehending & sleeping all the time but I had no one willing to help until my shoulder surgeon who finally got through how badly dependent I was on the pain medicine & was willing to help me get off a lot of it while in the hospital for my Total Shoulder Replacement in July & I prayed, really prayed & ask God to help me through the surgery & back to Him & strength to get off the medicine. He has done so much & I have “glory aches” for so much of Him & in turn He has shown me so many “Glory Moments” & I feel like I am seeing things for the first time!!! I am so thirsty for what God wants for me, I follow the GIG’s daily, at noon, in the evening & at the wee hours of the early morning. Thank you GIG’s & Thank You God! Praise God for our moments! Recovering & Reuniting with Jesus!

  57. Janice Horner March 10, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    God saved our son
    He saved our son and continues to protect him and his brother Thank you Jesus thank you Lord Our sons continue to need his grace and guidance my Glory Moment is knowing that my job is to turn them over to The Lord daily and pray for them For he alone is The Lord He lifts us up and takes care of us Praise be to God for it is through Jesus who died on the cross through him allows me to pray for our sons

  58. Kelly March 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    One of my most memorable glory moments was when my son suffered a concussion and was left blind and could not speak. As soon as I realized he was in this state I prayed and asked for Jesus to take over. I have NEVER experienced such pround peace in my life. As the dr.s and nurses worked on him, my husband and I were challenged not to think about the future. When we were led into the CAT scan room, the radio was playing Third Day’s “Cry out to Jesus.” WE WERE IN A SECULAR HOSPITAL! Next thing I knew three nurses gathered around us, grabbing our hands and began to pray. In the background I heard Chris Tomlin sing, “Greater things have yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city.” I knew my God, the One True God, cared enough about us to let us know He was in our midst; and that He was in control. A few hours later my son regained his sight and speech. The CAT scan showed no permanent damage. I am so thankful for those nurses who shared the love us Christ with us in our hour of need. I am forever grateful to our God, whom Jeremiah declared, “NOTHING is too difficult for you!” Thank you Sharon, for helping me to see that as I remain in Christ, glory moments will abound. I can see them in a rainbow, hear them in a bird’s song, and touch them in the hugs of my family. They are ALL around. PRAISE GOD!

  59. Brenda March 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    Sharon, Thank you so much for doing this online tudy. It has spoken to me in wats I hadn’t expected. I am sorry I didn’t post many times on the site but I did thoroughly enjoy it. I was working full time when I signed up and thought it would be the only way I could do a ladies bible study at the time. I ended up being at home after it started so was also able to go to one at my church. So many times they would coincide with each other and be in the same verses. Sudden glory moments where God spoke to me. Sometimes he has to really hit me over the head so I guess I needed to hear some things twice! I look forward to another of your studies. May God continue to bless your ministry and show you many glory moments ahead!

  60. Betty Polsgrove March 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    Sharon, I enjoyed your class and teaching very much. The day I sent you the email saying I was going to become an aetheist and your reply to me the next day helped a lot. It was like all that day I decided to become an aetheist that God was nudging me by telling me to talk to my minister and to read His word and listen to what people were telling me and what I was hearing Him say to me in His Word that I felt A Sudden Glory. Your class has been a great help to me and I took notes on your videos and they were helpful. You did great as a teacher!

  61. Valerie March 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Glory Moment…
    As I was finishing up with todays study assignment, there was an unexpected visitor at the door, it was the fed ex man. There was a box of flowers waiting for me, since mothers day is coming, I assumed that it was from one of my “natural born” children. As I opened the box and discovered the beautiful flowers, I found out that they were from one of my “adopted” children from Florida where we just moved from! He is a wonderful young man who has just gotten married and to think that he took the time to send me flowers is a sudden glory moment! It just goes to show you that you just never quite know the impact you might make on another’s life as we live, move and have our being in Christ! Thanks for this wonderful study, my eyes are continuing to open to God’s movement in, through and around me! Thank you for sharing your insights Sharon!

  62. Carolyn March 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Obeying God’s Still Small Voice
    My passion has always been children. I love being a Mother. I now have the joy of being a Grandmother. My job involves children in need. God put on my heart that I needed to do something to bring young parents to Sunday School. For once, I did not ignore his nudge and his small voice. I can remember which road I was driving on one day when He told me that I needed to do something and He would equip me for it. I went home and searched for a book about parenting that I felt would be beneficial for young, Christian parents. I presented it to our pastor for approval and was met with many blessings to start the class. I had never taught an adult class before, but God put it on my heart that the most important thing was to provide a safe place for young Christian parents to express their disappointments and challenges and to bond with each other and offer support. Our class has been in session for almost 10 months. I am so blessed every Sunday by the parents in the class. We exchange names every Sunday and they pray for their prayer partner every day. They share with each other and have developed a friendship that is wonderful. I am so humbled that I listened to God and He in turn blessed me so much with the fine group of young parents to encourage, pray for, and love.

  63. Carol March 10, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    A couple of weeks ago, I was at home getting ready to prepare a Sunday School lesson. I had been thinking about things that were impossible with men but possible with God if we put our trust in Him. I was also thinking can there be change in my heart and life after so many years? I opened up an e-mail and there was the verse from Joel 2:25, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm and the caterpillar, the palmer worm…” I felt is was a sure word from the Lord and that He was going to do it!

  64. Cassandra March 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    These last few years…
    Larry and I have been together for about 11 years. We had fallen apart due to drugs and alcohol. CPS took our 2 youngest into foster care, my older 2 kids from a previous relationship had went with their dad and my stepson went back with his grandma. The drugs really took over us, we were bound by the chains of addiction, life seemed hopeless. Our family that once had been broken apart came back together again. Jesus Christ had set us free from a life of alcohol and drug addiction. God extended His grace, mercy and love upon us. Within 3 years all of us were back under the same roof and things were going great. In addition to our other children, we had another daughter, Kaylee who is now 4 yrs. old. It was awesome, God had answered our prayers. Although I wanted to live a life serving God, Larry didn’t want to follow that route. Needless to say it didn’t help that we weren’t married and were living in sin. I so desperately wanted marriage to honor God and because I loved Larry. The summer of 2012 Larry relapsed, I was in denial for the first couple of months. I tried to hide it from my kids and the weight of it all began to take a toll on us all. Because my kids, now teenagers knew what was going on. Larry fell deeper and deeper and my heart ached as I see him go through this. Endless arguments and bitterness fueled between us. It’s been about 5 weeks now that Larry decided to leave and never come back. My heart was really torn and my kids and I were left with questions and feelings of abandonment. Since then although I am hurt and I miss Larry, God has shown me things that I needed to change within, not to condemn me but to correct me. It’s been an awesome experience. I now see God’s glory in many everyday things. I seek comfort in Him daily and He provides me with the strength to carry on. He knows what I need when I need it. For example one day God took me back to a time right before Larry relapsed, he had reached out to me on several occasions and had literally cried out to me. But I was too busy with the church and other things I had going on that I neglected hear him out. I felt the conviction and messaged Larry through Facebook that day. I apologized to him for not being there and told him that I couldn’t redo what I had done but I could only learn from my mistakes and move forward and hope that he would forgive me. That was on Wednesday, so that night I was in service, I asked God to give me confirmation, I said just give me one word Lord. When the Pastor was done praying he said, “the topic for tonight is learning from our mistakes” I was in awe. I know God is doing something in me as well as Larry. I know that He has a greater plan far more than I can exceed. Glory to God!

  65. Linda March 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Be Still AND
    Today I began to re-read A Sudden Glory. Having read it on me Kindle I did not check out the study guide and just got into the book. God eventually getting fed up with me racing through everything looking for the next thing brought me to an abrupt halt in the fist Study. BE STILL. Okay Lord you just gave me a glimpse of your Glory and just what you want for me! Starting again, doing the study, then re-reading the chapter, slowly and prayerfully. Thank you Jesus and you Sharon for your obedience.

    • Grace Oliver Jangara March 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      This particular verse “Be Still” have been alive to me on 13th.Feb.2014.
      It so happened that, while i was doing my job in my workplace at around 11:00 am
      i got telephone that my daughter was very sick. When i prayed to her to receive her
      healing; it got worse to an extend that she can’t speak. I was worried about her
      condition and fear began to enter my heart that i am going to lose my daughter.
      Suddenly, this verse come to my mind; i start to concentrate on the nature of God:
      Knowing and believing very strongly that: he can heal, loving, kind, forgiving and faithful
      To that extend i feel secure and strong. Form that moment, when i call to ask them back
      she was okay and can talk . Therefore, if we cannot act in any way, we need to be still.
      Thank be to God.

  66. CAROL FORTUNATO March 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    I recently adopted a thirteen year old daughter, even though i have know her since she was 2 it was very scary. I’m 65 years old and a little concerned that I wasn’t the best mother for my own 3 children how can i now raise a beautiful teenager. I have been praying for wisdom to do a good job today God has told me twice from two different sources that He has chosen me to be this girls mother. On Klove this morning they were talking about being a mother and making hard decision…what should we do?? I just got done reading from my devotional which today was about giving your child to God and trusting Him to do the best for them. Bottom line to both talks was “We can be the mothers our children need because God divinely chose us for the job. Don’t doubt it. He knows what he is doing.” To finish the story this young lady is my husbands daughter from an affair he had, which caused us to separate for 10 years. He became sick so we are now living together again. I have always had her visit with me and my grandchildren (she calls me Grandma from when she was tiny), when her mother died from complications related to her alocholism. She came to live with us,her mother told her this is what would happen last year if she would die. Looking back at much of what has happened I can see God weaving all this together for his plan. Today to His Glory He answered my fears and prayers with an answer that has brought peace and comfort to me. Thank You Father.

  67. Sarah March 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    It was a couple of months ago, but it was so out of the ordinary, and unexpected, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. It was before I had started reading “A Sudden Glory”, but I knew what it was about, and was desperately hoping God would give me my own moments of sudden glory. I am a teacher at an alternative school, and I was sitting at my desk in my classroom. The students had just returned from lunch, and were getting back to work, when I noticed a couple of students (let me remind you they are high schoolers, so obviously “too cool” for anything childish) chasing something. It was a beautiful butterfly, gracefully floating around my classroom! I could have easily just brushed it off, thinking it was silly that there was a butterfuly in my room. But it was more than that. To me, it was a revelation of the beauty of God’s creation in the midst of my work, a wake-up call to escape the mundane. It was also a reminder that my students are still kids, even though they may act tough and hardened. It was beautiful. A sudden glory. :)

  68. Christina Wood March 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    life changing
    i have many, however, i felt God so strong in a moment i felt 10 feet tall,i suddenly felt i had so much strength wisdom i marched down to a domestic violence centre when my two children were in school and told them everything what was going on this was 10 oclock by three oclock that day they had moved my husband out of my house with all his belongings, i picked my kids up from school, a cat arrived very much after that , the police were brillint car came quite frequently , husband arrived home that night was picked up and arrested, we were moved and know i live in a different country married again my kids are safe and so am i, we are free and so much inlove with our great father for keeping us safe and bringing a lot of people around us and giving me the strength to say no enough is enough.

  69. Jan Liddicoat March 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    My life was a mess. Violent men, homeless, drugs and no hope. I wished that I had the courage to end it all. Id always been an honest, kind person, but Id been taken advantage of and abused by men for so long I no longer knew who I was. Church to me was for good people, not me, but a kind, happy girl asked me to her home for afternoon tea. I was curious why she had so much joy and I wanted that so bad, so I went. There were so many welcoming friendly people there that I felt at home. Jesus sent her to me Im sure. Once I gave my heart to Jesus, everything changed. Now, 12 years on, Im still a work in progress, but Jesus my faith is unshakable and I love Him so much I could burst. I have been truly blessed and wish everyone knew how wonderful life with Jesus can be. Thank you so much for your daily emails, they really inspire me.

  70. Kathy March 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    I was riding with my husband in the car this afternoon and we came upon the most beautiful field of cotton in full bloom. It looked like acres and acres of snow. My husband was talking and then said to me, “Did you hear what I just said?” To which I replied, “No, I was taking in all that beauty!” I have recently prayed for God to open my eyes to the beauty around me and not let me rush throught this life missing all He has created so perfectly. Today, I felt like the Lord was saying, “Here is some of my beauty you asked for.” :)

  71. Tatum March 10, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    Saving Nevaeh
    When my daughter was born she contracted a virus from the hospital. Because my milk had not come in yet and she was only getting colostrum she became dehydrated. She got so bad that she couldn’t cry, didn’t even move. Five hours at the ER lead to them not being able to get an IV in her, after sitting with her under warming lamps, feeding her sugar water through a nipple the hospital finally called Boston Childrens Hosiptal. Feeling helpless my husband and I prayed over our almost lifeless daughter, praying for him to do something, to save our week old daughter. Within at half hour the specialist arrived, and within 5 mins she had an IV in Nevaeh. She spent two days away from us in the hospital and because God had brought the specialist to us so quickly our daughter is alive and going to turn two years old in March. God is good, all of the time!

  72. Vickie Lamoreaux March 10, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    As I was working around the house today, I suddenly remembered that I didn’t do my devotions. I sat down and started to pray and read. I have been going thru lot of physical things over the last 2 years and a few weeks ago I got a report from the doctor that had made me so afraid. I went to Bible study last night and they prayed for me. A woman at the Bible study gave me Psalms 107:20 and she told me to pray that scripture everyday. I started praying Psalms 107:20 and I realized that Satan had been tormenting me for 2 years with all the physical illness and I wasn’t going to take it anymore. I started praising God and worshiping Him with all my heart. I felt His presence in such a mighty way that the joy and peace I experienced is beyond words. God is faithful! He is our healer! Thank you so much for your ministry.

  73. Dianne March 10, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    As I was driving home from work this evening a familar Christan band(DC Talk)came on the radio. As I sang the song out loud I remembered back about six years ago when my son was fighting to have rights to see his beautiful 3 month old daughter, Emma. I remember singing that song, playing that cd over and over again, believing, knowing that God would see my son through!! Well today my son has joint custody of sweet Emma! I am constantly reminded of how awesome God is!! I give him all the praise!!!!!

  74. Cindy Shaw March 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    My Father
    I had a pretty rough morning this morning. I had this bad feeling in the depth of my heart. I was feeling aukward and small, disillusioned and stressed. I desparately needed a word from God. When I opened my current Bible Study, Knowing God by Name, today was “Father”. It was full of scripture of how God loves me and enjoyed having me as His child. How he delights in being my Father. It was just what I needed to hear. I sat and cried my whole way through it. God does this on a regular basis, speaking exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it through His word or a devotion, sweetly showing me His glory.

  75. Natalie C. Bruce, LPN March 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    My glory moment happens pretty regularly on a daily basis. I always have lived on a pay check to pay check basis. I keep a prayer journal and talk to God every night. One night last May I asked God to provide a way for me to give of myself to others while aiding my finances. In the mean time, the end of the school year was fast approaching and gifts for my daughter’s teachers as well as the principal an vice principal were needed. It was her last year at this school and, of course, money was a little tight. An idea popped in my head. I took two fence boards and hinged them together drawing and painting the school mascot and name on the board. I am no artist. Never have I taken a lesson. The result of this board surprised me. The principals and teacher each got a board. The next thing I knew people were asking for me to make these fence boards for their homes to put near their front doors. From sports teams, cheerleaders for their daughters, football players or their sons, and bible verses that mean something to each particular family. Needless to say, the drawing and painting that I have been able to do is truly God’s hand at work. The amazement I see when I complete a project, the joy in my customers faces, and of course the extra money by selling these boards are an answered prayer and God’s work in my life daily!!!!! I jokingly tell God every night how much I appreciate this gift I didn’t know I had and that I don’t want Him to take it back!!!! Lol Aside from this, my supervising nurse is an angle. She is Baptist and I am Catholic. But my hunger for more of God’s word is something we both share. When I don’t understand something I’ve read or something I was told she breaks it down. She is the one who forwards me her daily Girlfriends in God emails. Another moment that God is moving. Sharing His word between two different faiths speaking the same language. I see God moving in accomplishment of my daughter, my husband and in myself daily. I try to keep my eyes and heart open to capture all of my blessings big and small. I definitely fall short, but I continue to strive to be the best Christian I can be. I’m also a cancer survivor. Born with a rare type called Neuroblastioma. Only given a 12% chance of life. Well, needless to say I proved doctors wrong. The doctors also told my parents I would not be able to have children. Well, as I have mentioned before I am a proud mother. These are big things, I know, but the fact that God shows up every morning when I wake up, to my daily emails, to my daughter’s gift of song singing in our church youth choir, to a very lovig husband, to the food in my table, roof over my head, clothes on my back, capable vehicle to drive, and a companionate profession of being a nurse are all God showing up for me. My home is not a mansion, in fact I live in a 1300sq foot shot gun house. I don’t drive a fabulous vehicle, it’s a 2007 Chevrolet trailblazer. I wear target and Walmart and old navy clothes most of the time if its not scrubs. The best of everything are things I used to think I needed. When I sit back and appreciate all that I have that others don’t, this STUFF, is just stuff. I am truly blessed to have what I do. And that is my story that is still on-going!!!!! Be Blessed

  76. Julia March 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    ahh yess, a SUDDEN glory
    Just this morning as I was doing the dishes i was pondering on the fact that one of my friends had shared with me that her n her husband were both having dreams of being persecuted for their faith and then i I was just communing with God n wondering how I would stand if I would ever face physical persecution. and one thought that cam to me is that surely God would make himself ‘so real’ to me that i could never recant, that He would like verbally speak to me or give me so many clear signs… and then i read this, it was truly a ‘sudden glory’ moment for me in reading this, Just made me realize that God wont speak any clearer or be more real to us in the hard times if He isnt in the good times. that even though I dont face ‘literal physical persecution’ right now, i can still experience God-moments and that I need to have that vibrant relationship with God NOW to be able to withstand whatever is in the future. and God WiLL commune with me then, but not only then, He wants to speak to me right now! thanks so much for sharing this n i know i’m a day late in reading your devotional, but i just had to share my sudden glory. It brings tears to my eyes just realizing what a precious time i can have with God everyday and when my spirit is open, God’s Spirit is just longing to commune with me. Pray that I can remain faithful n dig deeper with God, the Lover of my soul!

  77. Ramona March 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    God’s Continual Answers
    It was a crazy morning. I couldn’t find my son’s bike-a-thon money that was due that day at school. I prayed. I found it. I needed my most recent tax returns for my banker and tossed all the attic boxes with no success. I prayed. I found them in the guest room! Oh no! I re-read the email. I needed the last TWO YEARS of tax returns for the banker. I had already looked everywhere and didn’t know where they could be. I re-entered the attic and said “God, I need you again!” He answered again! Three requestss. Three responses. Then I got a text from my sister whose life is a mess. She needed money, food. I flew off the handle and vented long and loud about how she needed to be more independent. And then I heard his still small voice. What if I had responded like that to YOUR requests? Humbled, I realized how small and petty my requests had been, yet he had answered with astonishing immediacy. And then opened my eyes to my own failing, so that I could more like Him in my relationship with my sister.

  78. Penny Orr March 10, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Sharon I really enjoyed writing down by sudden glory moments. I was always looking for ” the big ones from God” , but when I apply it to my everyday life I found I can fill a page quite quickly. I was a little down on Thursday, then I received an email from a friend with a wonderful prayer for the day. What a blessing. Then I turned on Pandora music and clicked on the Christian channel I love, and my two favorite songs from Laura Story and Michael Smith played immediately. The best of all was Thursday evening. I had planned on going to my bookclub, but last minute I decided I had not spent much time with my mom lately , so I asked my mom and daughter out to dinner. We just always seem “too busy” to get together, and as I looked at my 84 year old mother and 29 year old daughter who just decided to move back to the area after being in the army and being everywhere for the last 10 years, I got all emotional and realized that this indeed was another huge glory moment. We decided to fit the dinner outing into our schedule every other week. I realized that I dont need to look too far for my sudden glory moments, and with the right attitude and with Jesus in my heart, my glory moments are actually quite frequent. thanks so much for the devotional and exercise.

  79. Iris Roubique March 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    My son and granddaughters
    It is a time that I will never forget. My oldest son, Malcolm, had committed suicide. Due to the fact that I was the last person to speak with him I would have to go down to the police station the next day and give a formal statement. We were arguing on the phone about things from the past that he and his father didn’t see eye to eye about. My son said some hateful things that I know didn’t amount to much, but knowing that his father, my husband, would never let me go in to give the statement alone, I did not know how to give my statement without hurting my husband. As we walked into the Police Detective’s office I noticed her Bible sitting open on the side of her desk and several Christian books. She was very gracious in that when the time came to tell what we were talking of, she just said ” You don’t have to be specific, just give me an idea of the tone.” Weeks later on what would have been my sons 22nd birthday she sent a wonderful card to let me know the pain would eventually ease and the memories would be sweet. Also, at the graveside just as the service was finished, a woman came up to me and told me that she wasn’t sure if she should come or not, in fact she waited til the very last second to leave. My son was at work at a local pizza place when he took his life and this woman and her co-worker had decided to stop early for lunch. She told me that it was not in her habit to stop at this particular Pizza place and it had in fact been many years since she had. As she drove up my sons co-worker came out crying and calling for help. This woman ran in and as she told me, ” I was the one to cut your son down. He was still warm and I cried out to Jesus for him and God told me he was there”. God answers in powerful ways our hearts cry’s. There are too numerous the times that He has held me in His arms and shown me His glory. I had twin granddaughters in June of 2010 that were 4 months early. The oldest, Kileigh, was only 2 pounds 2 ounces and we were told her sister, Hope, would be stillborn. Hope came into this world crying at just 12 ounces. The doctors and nurses wouldn’t even call her by name for 3 days they were so sure she would not live. Time and again we were told that if they did live they would have insurmountable physical and mental problems. Granted it has been a struggle, but the are both healthy 2 1/2 year olds that are only 6 and 9 months behind. God has once again shown me His glory.

  80. Sonia Morris March 10, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    God protects me
    Hello girls i have to share my special blessing. The doctors say i have m.s. and i have falling in the past and broke my shoulder, and walk with a limp have a ha rd a walking.the order day i all most fall, I tell you i felted the lord arms catch me from felling. And was not the first time. BLESS IS HIS NAME. Thanks to you o lord. THANKS to you o lord for wrapping your arms arould me. AMEN. I love and bless your name.

  81. Kerryn Tinsley March 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    The Missing Button
    One day whilst going on my daily walk I unknowingly lost a button from my jacket. When I returned home and noticed it gone, I thought to myself “I must remember to watch out for it while walking the following day”. Half way through the walk the following day having completely forgotten about the lost button, a voice in my mind said “Remember that button?” I looked down and there it was on the ground at that very moment I heard the voice. I was so excited that God was actually with me. That button never did get sewn back on but the fact that God cared so much about the little things I then began to trust Him for the big things. :)

  82. Ruth March 10, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    God Still Hears
    God Still Hears and Answers Prayer! We are missionaries in Scotland…(How I have enjoyed the Girlfriends in God email devotionals. I have ordered copies of the ‘Trusting God’ book to use as a women’s Bible study next year.) Seven years ago our family was looking for a new home. The place God provided was a place for our young church to meet and a place for our family to live. It was city centre, an old hotel/pub building that had stood empty for a few years. It wasn’t exactly what I had on my check list of homes, but we could see the potential. We moved our family of six into the eight rooms upstairs and the church moved into the function suite on the ground floor. Then the remodelling started! The goal/dream was that we would fix a flat for our family in the rooms upstairs and the church would use the restaurant, bar and function suite as church. Making the upstairs into a flat included using one of the rooms as a kitchen. In faith, we purchased a kitchen to put in one of the small rooms. Well, when we went to get the permit for the kitchen, that is when all the ‘red flags’ came up with the local council. Although we had obtained our ‘change of use’ for the building, we now had to bring the building ’up to code’. To make a long story short, six years on, I was still using the church kitchen and living in a construction zone! If we had anyone over for a meal, we ate the meal in the Sunday School room. Last fall, a home across the street from the church went up for sale. I eyed it as I so longed for a true home and a place to call ours that wasn’t ‘over the shop’. But, it was way out of our price range. I made it a matter of prayer, that God would help me be content where we were and take away the desire to have a different place. God truly did work in my heart and helped me be content. This spring, the council sent us a letter saying that we could not put the kitchen in the room we wanted. This time the letter said, no appeal. It had become quite apparent that bringing a 1834 building up to 2012 code in order to put a kitchen in was more than we were going to be able to do. I was devastated to say the least. A week after the letter came, the phone rang. It was the son of the owner of the house across the street from the church. He asked if we would be interested in their home. They were taking it off the market and going to offer it to us at a price we couldn’t refuse because the elderly gentleman didn’t want to see his home used for commercial purposes and he knew we would use it for ministry. Seven weeks from the day he called, we had the keys to the place in hand!! God had not only answered my prayer of taking away the desire, but then, He turned around and provided me with the desire of my heart. Now, if you come to visit me, you don’t have to eat in the Sunday School room!

  83. Debi March 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    My Sudden Glory Moment:)
    One of my sudden glory moments that I shared with my Pastor, and want to share with you today! ——– Original Message ——– Date: Thu, October 25, 2012 7:52 Pastor Ron, I needed to share my morning with you! God spoke so clearly to me that I actually held back tears all the way home from the dentist office! I have daily devotions that I read through on my emails, one being Girlfriends in God. There’s always links at the bottom and I went to their website looking at books and came across one for Bulidng an effective ministry, it just caught my eye and so I downloaded a sample, wasn’t sure why but I did. Then I’m at the dentist office in Washburn, know them all pretty well but never really talked “personal” stuff. Teresa, at the desk always talks to me and out of the blue she asked how my son was doing, caught me off guard. I said good, living in Duluth off of Lake Ave., working at a restaurant (which he kind of is, he’s in charge of the kitchen at Teen Challenge:)) and TC is on Lake ave. I just didn’t feel comfortable going into the real details. Asked about her son and she said he’s doing good, went thru a really rough time but is better. Then she said he was at Teen Challenge and graduated last Jan!! So my walls came down and we had the best talk, not long enough but it hit me driving home that God planned this AND said this is the ministry you need to start…….The Power of Praying Parents, reaching out to parents with kids in or those that have been in TC because I have researched what there is to help parents walk through this with their kids and to have support and there is none in this area thru TC, other places have it. There’s nothing better than to know you are not alone going thru this stuff and had Teresa not asked about Tay, I may have missed an opportunity to let my wall down and be real! Next step? Buy the book and start reaching out:) By sharing this, it will make it more real to me too. Better get to work:).”

  84. Gina March 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    A kiss
    My sudden glory moment yesterday was when my 22 month old daughter gave me a kiss. You see I sometimes struggle being a mom to 4 children under the age of 4 . They are very precious to me yet meeting the needs of my family as a whole & trying to also meet their individual needs many times leaves me feeling beaten down & exhausted. Recently I had been feeling more exhausted than usual as they had all been sick at the same time. My sweet daughter took my face in her hands last night and gave me a long sweet kiss. She did this as I placed her in her crib for the night. I was then showered with her “blowing me kisses” as I left the room. It was my sweet daughter showing me her love but it was also my loving Father showing me His love to one tired mamma who neede a little encouragement & a pick me up!

  85. Elisha March 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

    Jesus is with me
    I know Jesus is with me always through the power of the Holy Spirit but there are times where I know he is literally there. I am 27 and have had a personal relationship with Jesus since I was 11. I am not perfect and don’t have a daily consistent walk with the Lord in the word, however I love the girl friends in God and I love listening to Christian music daily. Last week on Halloween I had a small stroke in the morning while driving. I felt a weird sensation and thought I was getting sick. It wasn’t until later that afternoon that weird stuff started happening and then the left side of my body was numb. I was taken to the ER by my fiancé and there I had an MRI. It was then that the news from the dr was I had had a small stroke that must have occurred earlier that morning. I wasn’t scared, I didn’t cry. I was immediately comforted but by all the stuff that seemed to be going on, I felt frozen in time and forgot to pray. The next day after spending the night in the hospital, I had a small sentence to a song that kept playing in my mind over and over. “You are with me”. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out any of the lyrics and it dawned on me. Jesus was there. Throughout the night and the night before and when the dr gave us the news and before when I was at school and earlier that morning when I had the stroke in my car while I was driving, Jesus was there. The stroke could have turned out way worse. I am very blessed it happened on the right side of my brain so my left side and non-dominant side was affected. I have full strength in the whole area on my left side and slight numbness in my left hand, facial and neck area with the nerves sort of out I whack since I can’t feel hot or cold in just those areas. The drs determined I had no blood clots they could find after all the testing and the medication I was on had to be stopped. The cause of the stroke. I will be taking aspirin everyday forever and when I want to have a baby, I have to be under a drs supervision closely since I’m now at a risk for blood clotting. I am very thankful to have many family and friends who have been praying for me and my fiancé who has been reminding me that I am very blessed that we found the cause of the stroke, that nothing more serious had happened. I may never get feeling back in my left areas and I might. But that will never stop me from worshipping and believing in a God who is constantly at work in our lives and in this world. “My glory moment” isn’t mine to have. Everything that has ever happened, good or bad in my life was meant so I could reach out to God and for him to be glorified. I gave my life to Christ and I am his and he is mine. I’m so thankful for the life he has given me and to know that he knew this was going to happen before I was born. The past few days these scriptures have helped me rejoice and again be thankful: We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. ~ Romans 5:3, NLT For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. ~ James 1:3, NLT Thank you for listening. We serve a great God who never leaves us.

  86. Margaret March 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    I deliberately went to church Saturday night so I could venture out Sunday morning to commune with God & take in the beauty of Fall. My plan was to drive up towards a place called Helen Hunt Falls here in Colo. Springs & sit on a bench overlooking the city. As I drove along the windy road upward, I saw before me golden Aspen leaves filling crevices that graced the sides of the hills. It was so beautiful and almost surreal, like streams of gold. When I got to the parking lot, I felt the urge to turn back around and head back to another picnic area where there is a Discovery Center. I pulled up in a hidden area & parked my car. I gathered my backpack filled with Bible, journal, books and camera. Just as I shut the door of my car, a beautiful young doe approached me. Slowly I placed everything on the ground and dug for my camera in my backpack. The doe continued to walk by as I snapped photos. Then it got startled by the sound of people and ran into the thicket by me. I approached to get a better photo & talked softly to the doe, in an attempt to reassure her I meant her no harm. Then it struck me that I was like that doe at times, hiding from the very one, my Lord, who longed to enjoy being with me, in whom I am truly safe. The doe gazed at me with these huge brown eyes and then would turn away before once again lifting it’s head to check me out. Only as I drew away to sit at a table, did it eventually venture back out into the open and finally away. Another thought came to me about how the Lord will be patient with me and pull back, waiting to see if I will come after Him. I continued to be aware of the serenity & beauty around me, only disturbed by a bright blue bird who had a word or two to say to me from a tree nearby and later by a squirrel who was wondering if I had any food. Each interruption brought me into a greater awareness of how thirsty I was to just be away from my long ‘to do’ list and my soul be still. As I began to read, a couple of verses were mentioned, ‘abiding in Him’ Jn 15:5-8 and Math 11:28-30 ‘taking his yoke and finding rest’. As I concluded my time of reading tears filled my eyes as I knew the Lord was speaking to my heart and had so blessed me as I sought to meet with him. He surrounds with his beauty in so many ways. The Lord ended my time with beautiful music that filled the air from the Will Rogers Shrine that last about 15 minutes. I so didn’t want the serenity and peacefulness to end. During my mini retreat, I was reminded of how Jesus would get away from the crowds so he could spend time with God. How wonderful that when we do make the effort to slow down, seek and acknowledge Him, we can encounter Him right where we are, in whatever we may be doing.

  87. Connie March 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    A Lesson Through a Ink Pen
    I was at my Mom’s waiting for by brother to come. We were going to go do something together. My Mom and I were sitting around the kitchen table visiting. After my father had passed away the Women’s Ministry Groups from the churches from the Ohio District would send her little gifts from time to time since she was a widow of a minister. There was a very pretty pen on the table. It had white magnolias as the design painted all over it. I was teasing my Mom and told her that if she found the pen was missing, she would know where it went. Up to that point I had never had a fancy pen like that. When my brother and I left my Mom’s that Saturday afternoon, I left the pen on her kitchen table. The next day at church we had a special speaker in the morning and the evening. After the evening service an older woman by the name of Betty came over to me and said, “I want you to have this.” She held out her hand concealing the item and placed it in my hand. When her hand was removed there was this fancy blue pen in my hand. This totally blew me away!! No one knew my conversation with my Mom, my Mom was in Cleveland, Betty was in Wooster and they didn’t know each other. It was one of those moments when you find your mouth just hanging open. I realized that it was God who gave me this fancy pen. My Heavenly Father wanted me to have this fancy pen. How intimate that he would fulfill a whimsical desire that I had for a fancy pen. This was not a need or a provision of sustenance but a whimsical desire. But the lesson it taught was of major importance. I don’t remember the message of the evangelist that Sunday night, but I do remember the message that God gave to me. If He was able to grant me this whimsical desire of my heart, how much more would He take care of me and grant me the real desires of my heart. I have kept this fancy pen long after the ink has run dry. This pen is sacred to me. It is a memorial of what God did that evening. I keep it in a special place in my jewelry box where I see it often. I feel it is important to be able to go back and revisit these events to remind us that the Lord is right there when we need Him the most. He is never late but always on time. It is important for us not to forget these events, for they will encourage us and remind us of God’s faithfulness.

  88. Shelly Thieman March 10, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    It seems, as a wife and mother blessed to stay home for the first time in my almost 50 years, that God leaves me gifts in our yard on a regular basis! A few weeks back it was a new locust shell on the back patio every few days. Then it was a hawk drinking from my birdbath. Then it was a young fox strolling the perimeter of the yard. Yesterday is was a beautiful, plump, green caterpillar on the warm cement. This morning it was a white feather beneath the pine trees out front. These are gifts that bring me deep enjoyment and surprise. God knows exactly how to get my attention each day!

  89. shacarol Anderson March 10, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Sunsets and Jesus
    I have been having a lot of glory moments with God of late. Ever since I asked him if I could spend my quiet time with him on Word, typing him my early mornig prayers as I am not a person that is comfortable talking and I have a much better ability to express myeslf through the written word, in a way kind of like how we first get to know him, through his word,there I just had another one. Pretty cool and earlier today I was opening a letter from a friend in So. Dakota that I have never met, we are penpals and out falls a beatutiful sunset on a book mark and I knew it was him and he was sending me one more reminder that he is indeed listening to me and that he was sharing his beauty with me as I had commented earlier what a wonderful beauty he had. He speaks to me in so many special ways and if that is a sudden glory moment then that is one for me and many more others. If I am on the right track, let me know I like to share.

  90. Ginger Castle March 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    I work in the NICU. We had a baby born to a Mom who used heroin during her pregnancy. The baby, with meds, was going thru withdrawal. She would scream this horrible angry cry. I had tried everything from holding, swaddling, pacifier, gentle rocking, etc to help her calm. Nothing worked. I prayed over her to calm, and within seconds of ending my prayer, she accepted her pacifier and stopped crying. She looked up at me with her little furrowed brow. Within approximately 10 minutes, she drifted off to sleep. She is 4 weeks old today, and we are still weaning her dependence to drugs. I still pray over her everyday, but I’m so thankful God hears our prayers.

  91. Donna wright March 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    National Sales Mgr.
    On Saturday I was holding the hands of my sunt who is in hospice care for cancer. She is leaving the world soon. I was talking with her and telling her how much she is loved by us and Jesus. I sang the song Jesus, Jesus Jesus sweetest name I Know, she actually reached out with His strength, because she has none of her own. Then on The following Sunday morning as I stood in church worship, the song on the screen for all pf us to sing was Jesus Jesus Jesus sweetest name I know. My strength came fro him that day to carry on. Our God speaks, if we would just be still and listen.

  92. Barb R March 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    The birthday Party
    Yesterday we went to the 90th birthday party for a friend. There were many people there. When they brought out her birthday cake with candles all lit, she was surrounded by her 6 great grandchildren. I saw the look of happiness on her face as the children stood all around her and she held the youngest on her lap for a picture. That was a glory moment for me.

  93. Gina Cheney March 10, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    Every morning I drink my coffee sitting on the edge of the front porch, watching my 15 squirrels eat out of their feeders, watching the birds, rabbits and deer that come up in the yard and I feel Gods overwhelming presence.

  94. Karen Hogan March 10, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    God Speaks
    I was 25 years old, I had a three old son and a ten month old son. My husband left us, I had no money and I was more scared than I had ever been. I was praying one lonely night, it was an angry prayer. I cried out to God ” Where are you, I need to know if you’re there”. The room got as quiet as though all the sound had been taken. I heard an audible voice in the darkness and stillness. I’M HERE. The next day all of my fear was gone, only sweet peace remained. This was MY GLORY MOMENT.

  95. CHERRE March 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm #


  96. Lisa Johnson March 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Angel coin makes an apperance
    On June 28th,2012 my wonderful dad had a massive heart attack while on the treadmill at the gym. We were notified he was alive and critical in the hospital. Once there (over 2,000 miles away) me, my mom, and brothers stayed by his side for over 3 weeks with very disappointing news from the doctors (he had permanant brain damage and would not wake up) not knowing what to do and not wanting to give up, my brother said he wanted “a sign” We waited and on July 16th in the hospital I was getting a cup of coffee at the cafe and I pulled out my wallet to pay and in with all my change was this gold coin. It was the size of a quarter and had a beautiful angel with wings on both sides. I had never seen this before. I stared at it amazed and in peace at that moment I knew it was time. He passed away later that evening. The very next day, my mom (married to him for 42yrs) was in her bedroom and found a gold coin on the floor by her bed (identical to the one I had found) and told me I better keep it in a safe place. I looked and again I was amazed and at peace because my gold coin was in my pocket! Now we both have a gold coin from my dad to cherish forever!

  97. Jan Letts March 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    God sometimes wakes me repeatedly through the night and puts someone on my heart to pray for when I have no idea why. After a night like this where I was constantly waking to have a mom (of one of my youth group girls from years ago) and her son heavy on my heart. I don’t have a social relationship with them, yet the next morning shortly after arriving at work, that mom called me at work! She only called me once before to see if my store sold firewood and that was years ago. She said “I have no idea why I’m calling you” Well I knew!!! God wanted her to know that He is with her and that He has saints praying for her even when she doesn’t ask for prayer!!! I told her how God kept me awake half the night praying for her and her son. She broke down crying and said that she and her son were in a very dark place. Wow! I just love it when I can’t sleep at night because He wants me to pray! How awesome He is! Not only did He comfort her but He showed me how important it is to submit to His will rather than grumble that I’m not getting my rest :-)

  98. Bonita March 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    God gave my daughter and I exactly what we needed this morning through devotions. She (we) is going through a difficult time with a best friend. We are in the process of a move and the transition is quite overwhelming. Hurt is being experienced and has become real as God is placing new people into their lives before we are gone. Thus leaving us with feelings of abandonment. God showed himself real and present in this devotion this morning that my daughter had. She came to me and said, ” read this” and I said, “you read it to me.” She did not want to at first but I kept on until she did. It was about this very thing. It had a great story talking about a relationship in your life that needs healing. And digging out the resentment and bitterness that we might feel and to replace those feelings with love. To me that was definitely a glory moment that my daughter and myself needed. Just two days ago she had a very difficult time with the situation concerning her friend. Her father and I said what we knew to say to try and comfort her but this devotion hit the nail on the head. It was just what she needed and it has helped me as well. God knows just what we need just when we need it. We then had a time that we could talk about the situation and saw what God was saying in how to handle things the way that he wants us to. God is good!

  99. Sarah Smeragliuolo March 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Heart reminder
    I have had several, actually too many to count but I will explain just a few here. One day my boys were sent home from school because of heavy brush fires in the nearby mountains. The fires were causing ash to fall in our area so the school sent my elementary aged boys home. As I tried to comfort them because they worried how far the fires would burn, and how would the people who lived in the areas get out? I made them some hot chocolate and myself a cup of tea and sat to speak with them. When we finished our hot beverages I placed my cup down and noticed that the loose green tea that I plopped into my cup had turned into a heart shape. In my excitement I showed my sons who responded with wide eyes and said that must be God telling you he loves us and it will be okay. Tears and hugs followed, and through the years hearts have showed up around me in the weirdest places from the most bizarre materials. Another time when I was very sad over the brokenness of a relationship with a family member. My heart was heavy and as I slowly walked along the walkway to my door there was a rust colored heart growing within the grass. It was a strange looking weed with new leaves that turned from red to green as the leaves matured. But there it was a big 10 inch heart growing in the earth. I looked up to the sky and said thank you Lord, I love you too. This happens to me over and over and I love it. I feel as though the Lord is telling me himself that no matter how things go He loves me.

  100. Sara March 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    One of my glory moments happened the morning my dad passed away. It was a very rainy dreary day in April 2005 and my mother and I were on our way back home from the hospital. My dad had just passed away shortly before. I felt like I could barely see to drive and the day was as dreary as I felt. We were driving down the street when all of the sudden in the dreariness I saw the most beautiful trees. The spring trees purple pink and white! It was as if they were glowing! My mom saw them to and I looked at her and I said this may sound crazy but those trees are glowing like God put light on them just for us! My mom smiled and said ” I was just going to say the same thing”. Even in our darkest moment God showed his glory and power in those trees! Even on a dreary, rainy day we saw Gods glory and it helped us smile just a little and helped us remember that my dad was now in heaven in the most beautiful place… Gods arms!

  101. Donna Adams March 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Good Morning
    It was just another late September morning. I had risen at 5:00 AM as usual to start getting ready for work. The summer sun has moved to another hemisphere and the fall sun was still hours away from rising. I went about my routine half-asleep: feed the dog, feed the cats, retrieve the newspaper from the porch, kiss my husband good-bye as he heads off to work, jump in the shower, dress and run out the door to get to work on time. There’s a nip to the morning air this time of year in Michigan and it’s not quite light outside yet. As I turn my car toward my workplace heading west I can see rain clouds overhead and know I’m heading into the gloom. As I glance out my rear-view mirror to change lanes I’m staggered by the most breathtaking riot of pink and orange hovering over the eastern horizon in my rear view mirror. It was looking at God saying “Good morning and have a great day.”

  102. Jacqui Downie March 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    I cannot describe in words exactly what I felt. I had gone for my daily morning walk, and I walked through the Botanic Gardens in my city. It was fairly early, the sun was just breaking through the clouds in a filmy misty way, and the ducks were sitting on the grass next to the pond, some still with their heads under their wings. I stood on the stone bridge that spans that pond, leaned against the parapet, and looked at everything. Suddenly, there was this incredible peace, around me and in me. Geez, I wish I could post the photograph I took that morning, but even that can’t express that experience. All I know is that I didn’t want to go home, I just wanted to stay there in that place in that moment all day. God is awesome.

  103. Freda March 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    This morning when I was by the roadside waiting for transport to take me into the town centre where I work I asked God to send me a very clean car to take me to work instead of the usual dirty buses we ride on, because I was wearing a new white shirt, and there it was a clean car hooted for me and I flaged it down it stopped for me and I had a clean swift ride into town. I prayed in tongues thanking God, I was filled with so much joy, the joy which is still ringing in me. GLORY BE TO GOD WHO SHOWED UP IMMEDIATELY.

  104. Marinet March 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    The Sign of the Light
    I remember I was driving home and I think I was talking to God. I can’t exactly remember the conversation or even what I asked, but I do remember I asked for a sign. Anything, to just show me He’s listening or just there. And as I was driving down this street, suddenly one of the street lights went dark – the one I just drove under. Oh, what a moment! I wanted to laugh and shout and cry, all at the same time! As I rounded the corner I saw in my rear-view mirror that the light was back on. Every time I drove past that light I remembered and sometimes it was actually merrily flickering on its own. Some might say it’s coincidence, but that’s how God works. I believe there is no such thing as coincidence, just God working in His mysterious ways. This incident might seem insignificant to outsiders, but if you’ve lived that moment that that light went out, and you just KNOW it’s God, and He’s “talking” to you… Geez, there’s just no turning back. No doubting. And now I’m always on the look-out, just waiting for that next amazing moment.

  105. Hannah March 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Light Up The Sky
    I can relate. I have many glory moments myself. One in particular happened a couple of years ago when the song by the Afters just came out entitled, “Light Up The Sky.” One evening I was driving home and there was a little lightning storm going on in the sky but only in this one spot–a stretch of road I drive all the time to get to my house. It kept lighting up. As I got closer, it was an awesome sight and when the lightning flashed, the cloud formation was such that it looked exactly like Jesus. At that very moment I was driving, the song came on the radio with the words saying, “You light up the sky to show me you are with me.” How awesome!

  106. Melissa March 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    I have a husband, a 4 month old, a dog, a cat, and work full time. In other words, I am going non-stop taking care of someone else’s needs or demands from the time my feet hit the floor in the wee hours of the morning until I collapse in bed at night (and sometimes after that if you catch my drift ;-) ). So it’s easy to allow “life” to stress me out. However, I make a concious effort each and every day to count my many blessings. Many women my age (31) are still single and desperately searching for a mate and desire the life that I live. I read somewhere that instead of looking at your neverending to-do list as “stress”, choose to view it as “managing blessings”. I love that! That perspective has made such a difference in my attitude. So, every day after work, as I try to juggle dinner, feeding my sweet baby girl, washing and prepping bottles and making our lunch for the next day (in hopes that I can get it all done w/enough time to spare to just lay on the floor and play or read a book to her), I make a point to have her with me in her seat watching me. It’s like having God watching me; it’s near impossible to get angry, frantic or resentful that my husband isn’t helping enough or resenting the fact that I can’t be a “stay-at-home mom”. So instead of taking on any one of those attitudes, I choose to make everything I do “fun” to her by singing made-up songs that go along w/what I’m doing. It becomes fun to me as well, especially because she give me the biggest smiles through it all. I know this was a long post, but my Sudden Glory moments come when I choose to have a better attitude for my baby, and am overwhelmed by the pure, sweet smile she gives me as a result. She’s like one of His angels watching me, keeping me in check ;-).

  107. Margarita March 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    Sudden glory
    I choose to run a 3 legged race with Jesus. I will live an Acts 17:28 life. I need to hang on to my Lord because my life depends solely on him today and for all my days. I will let go and let God. Girlfriend in solidarity.with God.

  108. Debbie Patterson March 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    He Washed My Feet
    As I was washing my feet and felt the comfort of the warm water, soap and then cream, Jesus reminded me that he did this for His followers. I could feel how He must have washed their feet with a tender massage and with care. Then, Jesus reminded me that He did this for me too. He took all my dirt and filth and washed it away by the power of His blood. In that moment, I felt renewed in His undying love for me. What is more, I felt as if he were washing my feet. Glory, comfort and love were all around and within me!

  109. Joyce Stewart March 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    your blog
    It’s 3:11 as I write this because I can’t sleep. My dog got sick and I had to clean up two messes he made…then my cat needed some cuddling and I laid my head on my pillow and cried out to Jesus…”PLEASE help me sleep”. I am missing my children SO BADLY!!! They are living with people from our church right now, until their father and I can get our marriage back on track. We’ve been separated since April and I spent the summer pursuing the life of being a divorced mom but I just COULDN”T DO IT!!! I couldn’t make my kids choose between my house or his house. I could not divorce my mom, brothers, relatives, or children…how could I divorce my husband??? I was told by so many people that because of my husbands abandonment and neglect I should divorce him and provide for the children on my own…but all I wanted all along was for us to pursue each other like we used to before we let the lives of 8 children, 10 years of unemployment and 2 years of Active Duty in the USAFR pull us apart. I moved back home a week ago and we’ve been trying to get back to the basics while at the same time, letting go of all the negative stuff that was built up through the years…our 25th Anniversary is coming up next week and I truly was afraid we wouldn’t make it…but now, I’m beginning to wonder “how do we celebrate THIS?” Last night, we watched a romantic comedy movie together…my husband’s idea of pursuit (bless him) but all I wanted to do was crawl into my bible where I’ve been surviving for the past few days, weeks and months!! God’s Word truly is like food…the more you have, the more you want. Nothing satisfies me like it does and yet I always want more!! And at times I feel almost guilty for spending time with anything else…like a movie without christians in it, etc. Lest I think it’s a one way street….I hear the Lord say…”Come check out what I’m saying to you right now.” and so I go to my inbox…and there is GIG…with your devotion about his beautiful red cardinal in the middle of a gray world!!! And how God pursues us even more than we pursue him!!! Thank You Sharon for sharing with us/me and I pray that your Moments of Sudden Glory will be continue to be surprising and delightful and numerous too!! My face book group called “Kisses from God” is along the same line…He truly does love us so much!!! Big Hugs Sister!!

  110. Nancy Beneteau March 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Strength from the smallest
    Hi Sharon, Back in May, I had the task of preparing my vegetable garden alone. Difficult, but I was determined. A short but into tilling the soil, I began to feel very weary and so I prayed. I said “God please give me strength. I don’t feel I can do this. I am feeling I’ll from all the physical effort. Please Lord help me keep going”. Well as I moved on to actually planting the plants, there sat a Mama Robin just staring at me. It didn’t take me long to realize who sent her. I came to this thinking: A mama robin has no arms yet can build a nest and feed her young with only her beak; so I too can many this garden! It took me 4hours and lots of breaks but I was able to complete my garden. Mama Robin stayed with me Most of the time I worked. God is awesome.(I should mention I have high blood pressure and such a task isn’t so smart to do on a scorching hot day. I have a photo of the robin and I wrote a poem about her. Love to share it. How may I upload them to this page?

  111. Debra Madden March 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    just got back from florida last night! from being with my sister, that went to be with Jesus. when i went to take my dog out today, something flew by me. i looked at the side of the house right by my door i saw a big butterfly had two eyes and what looks like a smile! some may think im crazy but i know its just God letting me know that my sister is home and happy with Jesus! no one can tell me God is not real and that he doesnt care about us. thank you God! The picture of the Butterfly is on my face book page would not print here. Thank you God

  112. kathy March 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    golden finch
    God can take someone else’s glory moment and make it yours as well. Here’s how: my husbands family takes a trip to a beach house in Brookings Oregon every summer. My brother in law was driving to the store early in the morning to bring donuts back for everyone. On the radio the song “Lord I hope this day is good” came on. As he was singing along, he breathed a short prayer to echo that song. He was in the parking lot and looked over, and the brightest yellow bird you could hope to see was perched on the passenger side mirror! The little bird sat there long enough for him to take a few pictures on his cellphone. It’s a beautiful picture and he was so excited to tell us about it when he got back to the house. Well I couldn’t leave it at that. My brother in law felt so loved by God in that moment by that bird and I knew an old married couple that are avid bird watchers. I knew for sure they would know what that bird was when they saw it. When I got back to California I paid them a visit sharing with them the story and the picture. It turns out the bird was an American golden finch. And they don’t travel alone and you typically find them in brush on the ground- not perched alone high atop a car mirror! My bird watcher friends know the Lord too and were quite blessed to h ear about the finches unusual behavior in Oregon that day. And I got to tell the whole family about the bird and how it really was from the Lord! Of course my brother in law felt that much more validated.

  113. LaDonna Swartz March 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    Boquet of Flowers
    I was walking to work one day from the parking lot of ORU Campus. I was really down, I was going through a divorce after a 20 year marriage, feeling sorry for myself. I noticed a woman in front of me walking in and all of a sudden she stopped, turned around and said God told me to give you this Boquet of Flowers. (she was carrying it in her arms) I was stunned and started crying and said thany you. I was so in awe that God would send me a Boquet of Flowers to brighten my day. :)

  114. Bonnie Atkinson March 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Recently I moved to a smaller town[more like a village] I prayed much about this move and God did confirm,several times ,that ,yes this is where I want you.,but also during this time came many troubles and trials[sound familar]but through the local churches prayer and support[visits,and help etc.]The pastor also confirmed,this is a spiritual battle!,but because of the things I’ve gone through before,usually it gets really rough,just before SOMETHING good happens!For me this was when[after a decision to open my home for prayer]a few people gathered with me,and we shared when we had made our decisions for the lord,and had a time fellowshipping together and [of course,praying together]this was SUCH an encouraging time for me,a the lord truely was in the midst of it all!!! Praise God for His faithfulness!He deserves ALL our Praise!

  115. Barbara March 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    On My Way to Work…
    I was half praying, but it sounded more like half whining to God on my way to work, concerned about lack of finances, more bills, things that normally don’t wear on me, but my faith was low that day. Suddenly, a big doe crossed right in the road in front of me. She hesitated, looked at me, and bounded into the woods. I have never seen a deer in this area of my trip before and tears welled in my eyes as I stopped whining and thanked my Heavenly Father for reminding me that everything is going to be okay because He loves me and sent His only Son to die for me. And all of us.

  116. Cathy March 10, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    Write your Story
    Several years ago I had found a subject in the Bible that stopped me. I had to ask the one question that few others who had written on the same subject had not ever mentioned. “WHY? The book of Jonah and Nahum both end with a question mark, why?” That night I went to bed with that same question,”why the question mark?” Then I had the strangest thing happen in a dream I saw the entire BOOK of Jonah laid out before me (all 4 chapters) with the words “WRITE THE STORY” It started with notepad, pen, pencil and TWO Bible versions side by side! With a computer in the house and had a hand written story started. I typed almost seven pages in minutes. Thank you God for the person who wrote the program for “quickverse” I picked a version, copied the whole book and started “2 Tim. 2:15″ until the disk I saved it on was stolen. IF I ever get access to a non-obsolete Cpu again I will rewrite all of the story upgraded to boot! (My Kindle Fire is the closest I am getting for now)!

  117. Lisa Lee March 10, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    This looks like a wonderful book/study. I can think of so many female friends of mine that would benefit from going deeper with God in a book such as yours, including myself. Thank you for all that you invested in putting this book together, and for listening to the Lord as He led you. I look forward to getting this book and starting a small group soon, Lord willing. God bless!

  118. Diane March 10, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Mom and Me Tea Party
    My most recent Glory Moment was August 18th my 57th birthday. For the past 3 years I’ve enjoyed my birthday with my 3 daughters and 10 grandchildren. We’ve gone swimming for the past 2 years and this year I decided to do a “Mom and Me Tea Party” for my 3 daughters and 6 granddaughters. How blessed I am they range in age from 1 to 11 years old. I first spent time talking with them and prayed a blessing over each one. We worked on a little craft together, and then with party dresses on I had hats and strands of beaded necklaces to decorate ourselves for the tea party. With a cup of homemade soup, petite sandwiches, tea cakes, strawberry creame pastries, scones with lemon sauce, and fresh fruit and dip we enjoyed a tea party together using my good china. We than enjoy looking at pictures from the past and reminiscing together. My husband took some pictures for me. This truly was a blessed joyful day we will not soon forget. The presence of God surrounded us. And by the way my husband is planning a fishing trip with the grandson’s in September.

  119. Esther Knapp March 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    I live in Idaho near Boise and driving west into the sunsets gives me a glimpse of what the sky might look like when Jesus returns. The beauty of His presence will be glorious. Can’t wait. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

  120. ALICIa March 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Motorcycle Road Trip
    Every year I from Los Angeles, CA to Puerto Penasco, Sonora Mexico. I only ride with one other person in order to avoid delays and stops. Every year I stay in prayer the whole time it is a 9 hour trip through American desert then 3 hours into the Mexican desert a total of 12. Well there was one year that I didnt stay in prayer and I lost 2 years sober. I was stressed and depressed during that time. Well when I returned I began my road to destruction I never thought I would use drugs interveniously but I did then I went to rehab. My last trip I had 1 years sober. I prayed with fear the whole way!! but I FELT IT GOD!! was with me!! Sober date is 05/15/10 I am planning my trip with no reservations of useing. today I am in a good place spiritually I am applying for the prison ministry to share my experience, strength and Hope in soberity and Most of the over whelming support of God!!. I am going on my trip in November as usual and well stay in prayer the whole way. I Love the Lord so much.

  121. derrick nana ayuse March 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    am alive
    feeling the breath of life every morning is a moment of sudden glory for me.I say OUR GOD IS MIGHTY

  122. DeeDee Peteete March 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Administrative Asst.
    My glory moment was at church camp, meeting new friends learning about God and singing songs around the campfire. That’s when I felt God talking to me and entering my life. I knew things were going to be ok, from that moment on.

  123. Sumi John March 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    He would trade the creation just for you!!!
    I was quite taken back by His Word for me during one early morning quiet time. The verse read: That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you. (Isaiah 43:4 Msg) It was as if I could not digest it fully. And I found myself thinking aloud,”Really?” As I was about to wind up my quiet time and go about my day, I heard mom call out from the kitchen, asking me to take a look outside the window. As I gazed outside, I could see a sandstorm coming in like a whirlwind, dropping the visibility to zero in the split of a second. We live in a Middle East desert country notorious for its summer sandstorms. Once a sandstorm hits it will linger around for few days making life miserable.With His word fresh in mind I said,” Ok Lord, I know this is a universal thing, this sandstorm.Your word says You would trade the creation just for me. If Your provision for me is so marvellous, I pray that the sandstorm may subside right now. And I went off to get ready for work. 15 minutes later I came to the window and peeped outside. Good Lord! I could not believe my eyes. The sky looked totally fresh. Looked like there was a short rain and NOT A SIGN OF DUST. The sandstorm that came with the might to last atleast couple of days had just vanished. And I could hear the still, small voice asking me..”Now, do you believe?” I felt ashamed of myself for doubting such a powerful God, the Creator of the universe and I was thoroughly humbled.

  124. “Angel” Linda Morgan March 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Glory-filled Weekend
    Just had to share a few “Glory Moments” from this weekend. Saturday was just beautiful here, so my daughter, my mother and I headed to a favorite spot of ours on the shores of Lake Erie, to just spend some quiet time with God and enjoy the outdoors. The beach that we frequent, is more rock than sand – perfect for the “rock hounds” that we are! As I was sweeping through some rocks around where I was seated, actually searching for beach glass to turn into jewelry, I was touched by a really cool “Glory Moment”…I was humming praise songs that were playing in my mind and I looked down and found a small heart-shaped rock!!! So cool!!! After spending quite some time in the sun, we decided to run into the little nearby town to get something to drink and we were talking about God’s love on the way, as I stepped out of the car, there was a shiny new penny laying face up – “In GOD we trust”! Another moment of glory. When I got home last evening, I read on Face Book that my favorite teacher is now in his last moments here before going to his eternal home. That got me to thinking back about the wonderful memories and friends attached to this man. This morning, while expecting to hear the news that he’d gone home to Jesus, instead I was reunited with a couple of old friends who also had a connection with this teacher…after 34 years, not only did I remember them, but they in turn, remembered me. When I walked into church this morning, I was met with a family that I’ve walked with through their youngest son’s cancer journey for the past 4 1/2 years. While I knew that this family was getting back to a ‘normal’ life as their son is now in remission, I had no idea they were coming back to church this week! I got the biggest, tightest hug from the mom, as we shed joyful tears of the love that was birthed between us as we walked out this difficult journey together. It’s amazing how a circumstance such as this joins hearts together in unbreakable bonds. I also got a big hug from both of the sons of this family. I love these boys so much. The smiles of these two boys were such sweet “Glory Moments”. God is so good!

  125. Donna Erwin March 10, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    God Is Real
    I was working my shift as a team truck driver and talking to God about how hard it is sometimes because I can’t SEE Him. I know God is alive and all of His wonderful attributes. So I am pouring out my heart and I look to the northern sky and there is a jet stream or clouds in the shape of a cross! God IS good all the time.

  126. Caroline Holowka March 10, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    Jesus is my admirer!
    Have you ever thought to yourself, as you’re walking down the sidewalk or coming out of a store, wondering if there’s someone out there watching you that thinks you’re beautiful? A secret admirer? Well, one day I was coming out of a store and this thought came to me, an old thought of when I was single, that maybe there was someone watching me that thought I was beautiful. Then another thought came almost right at the same moment, and this thought came from Jesus. He said that He was watching me and thought that I was beautiful! Wow! It doesn’t matter if I think I’m beautiful on the outside or not, I feel really beautiful in the inside, and that’s what matters most and lasts the longest!

  127. Isabel March 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    He is More Than Enough
    The Lord was convicting me of certain intertwined sins: search of people’s approval, idolatry, dependency and “it coincided” with the start of bible study group reading Nancy Leigh De Moss’ book “Lies Women believe…” ; the night we studied the chapter on the lies about God, from the deep of my heart a cry came claiming the Lord that I want to know He was enough; several sisters were preoccupied because of my voice tone at that moment -it as like glass breaking; I did not notice but they did-. The days to come, by “coincidence” I found a book written by Dr. Tony Evans titled “God is more than enough”, a CD by a Dominican christian singer “Your love is more than enough” and a devotional (which I never read before and never bought again) which during one full week had meditations on Psalm 91 teaching that HE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. To me, it was like He was answering my clamor telling me that He was not only enough…but more than enough. Suddenly I found so many verses in Scriptures where I found that He has always been more than enough…but I did not know until that moment. You can find in my Bible the initials MQS (Spanish acronym from MTE = More than enough). Those were really weeks of sudden glory. Every time I find myself trying to go back to my “old paths” (the above mentioned “trio” of sins) I remind my soul that I have HIM and He is more than enough.

  128. Sharon March 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm #

    One day I was driving and thinking anxiously about what was going on in my life. I was getting to the point of worry, when I glanced up at the clouds in the sky. They seemed to form a giant hand complete with fingers. I felt God telling me that everything would work out. His hand was out-stretched to take care of me. I was reminded to give my worries to Him.

  129. Lynda Osborn March 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Good Morning! This morning my granddaughter expressed a concern for one of her teachers on our drive to school. My Madi has decided that there is no God & is following her dad, my son, in his atheism. Her favorite teacher was teaching about the historical Jesus in her history class and she felt he crossed the line and shared too much Christianity. She loves him & thinks he is a gifted and awesome teacher and is only concerned that someone might complain & he would lose his job. After our conversation about it where I affirmed her and her concerns, rather than defending the teacher, I told her that Jesus loved her anyway! Then, as I pondered this incident, I began to see how Holy Spirit is reaching out to her, even at school. I praise God for her “glory moments” that she is unaware of and that are leading her to her own faith in Christ. I pray for God’s protection around that dear teacher who risked so much to tell these high school kids the Truth.

  130. Renee Maurer March 10, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    As a 25 year old female who just finished 7 years of college to become a chiropractor, it is no wonder my mentality is go go go. Patience has never been my strongest point, and in fact is my weakest. In most things in life thus far I have been able to work hard and persevere and get exactly where I want to be, until recently. A week before graduation, the man who I thought was the love of my life decided it was best we part ways, without much of an explanation as to why, other then that his gut just said something was off. Right after this I had to take a National Board test so that I may get licensed. The morning of my graduation I accidentally put chemicals in my eyeball and almost missed the ceremony completely. There were a few other not so pleasant events to follow in the next few weeks. All of this leads up to the fact that I am back living at my parents, with not enough money in my bank account to go galavant the world, waiting for my national board scores to come in so that I may get a license and practice chiropractic, waiting to hear back from an interview at an office in Chicago, and waiting and hoping that this man decides he made a mistake. Needless to say, I felt worthless because I was placed smack dab in a place where I have no control over much and have to be patient. You can bet I bit off every centimeter of fingernail there may have been. One day, my oldest friend asked me to dinner. He started the conversation of God right off the bat and we dove in. He talked about the season of life that I was in, and that God had great things for me just around the corner. The next day my friends bible showed up on my parents door step and I dove right in! I spent every morning and night going through the book of Genesis. That next weekend, I woke up to find all of my peers posting that they had past their National Boards, and without praying or thinking I pulled up my scores on my phone. 306*. That is what it read. To pass, you need a 370. My heart sunk, because this meant that I could not get a job because I could not get licensed in any state until I passed and I could not retake the test until it was offered again next March. I hopped in my car and started my 2 hour drive home from my cousins. Many thoughts went through my head as tears rolled down my cheeks. First it was to check my grade again, but something in me said WAIT, just wait until you are home and pray. And so, I cried, I felt ashamed, worthless, thought something must be wrong, and slowly, I started to accept. I prayed that if this was God’s path, he must have something better for me. That I would be fine and make it work no matter what. But that if God could do the impossible, let this be it! That I will learn patience, that I will wait for whom he has me matched with to come into my life, whether it be this boy or not, that I will wait to hear back from the interview, that I know God can do anything. As soon as I got home, I walked to the computer, I took a deep breath and told myself. “No matter what, it will be ok.” 406! Somehow, my score had changed to a 406 which means I had passed!! I broke down in tears and thanked big guy upstairs from the depths of my being. Now I am still waiting on the job and the guy, but where my faith and patience had faltered, God showed up! Yes I still get a little impatient from day to day, but I remind myself that he has it all under control :)

  131. Brenda Farr March 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Wife, Mother, Teacher at my church
    On yesterday November 7, 2012 I was about to leave my home for bible study at my church when my 23 year old son calls from Ar. telling me that he is starving and no money. Well, my heart wanted to help and I also wanted to be at church on time because I had promised my pastor that I was gong to work on something. Anyway my first thought was how can I do this, God gave me a thought to wire so off to the store I go. Why was everybody it seemed on the road in the way etc. When I was about to lose my cool the Lord said in a quiet voice remember who and what you are. So, I finished my task got back in my car and off I was I have a bad habit of driving a bit fast and just as I was about to put the pedal down God said once again in that gentle voice Brenda look out of the corner of your left eye and when I did I saw the words Lavergne police! After that discovery I immediately began to slow down and made it to my church and guess what my Pastor was not even waiting he had been tied up in another task.

  132. Pat Markech March 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    My journey started over a year ago and continues today. Every night when I would wake up and look at my clock it would say 3:33. If I woke up 1 time or 4 times that week it would be at that exact moment 333. Now usually I would analyze this with my 2 sisters but I felt a strong stop that I was not to say anything yet. So as the months continued the 333 started showing up in every day places. Sometimes 2 to 3 times a day. Change at the store, 333. Reduced gas prices 333. Email alerts 333, looking at my cell phone to check time 333 etc. Now I I knew now God was doing something, something BiG. Still I said nothing. Fast forward to about 9 months later. I come home from work late one night. Standing in the kitchen by myself I see we received our church newspaper. I’m paging through it slowly. I get to the back and there on the back page in super large letters is the word “unsearchable”. Wow what a awesome word I thought, I love it. I slowly look down to the bottom of the page and I see this scripture ” Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3…..I knew The Lord had spoken.. I called for my husband and poured out the whole year journey. Next day was a lot of phone calls to sisters and family and sharing Gods amazing character. This promise though was for my husband as well we learned.In the midst of this journey he was in a heavy spiritual attack at work. At a job where he had spent over 25 years. We had put our house up for sale…..just in case. My husband was contacted by a company and an interview set up in Chicago (our home) where we were trying to get back to for a long time. When he received the information where the interview would be held at. The building number was 333. Wow! That our God, creator of the universe, working so closely in our lives. More tears of gratitude and humbleness. 2 weeks later we sold our house and my husband got a job offer all on the same day. Within 3 weeks we were moved, my business sold, and we were in the embraces of our family. Every day my husband walks into his building with the address 333 and smiles, offering God thankfulness and praise. My phone reminds me evey day at 333 how The Lord powerfully showed up and that he is ALWAYS in control of our lives and when He has a plan nothing stops it! 333 still shows up every now and then in some unexpected way. A powerful reminder of Himself and that He is always there in our lives. Thanks for listening! I share this story whenever I have a chance. It has encouraged women so many times. Women who were wondering if God cared, if He knew what they were going through. I’m sure that is a part of the journey. To share Him more, and extend that He is the answer and the hope, and Yes, “Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

  133. Carol Burns March 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    I Love You
    Broken, lost, walking through a divorce after 28 years of marriage, I was in my bathtub (my new quiet time place), seeking God. Crying out to Him in my pain, hurt, and confusion. For the first time in my life I heard Him call me by name and say, “Carol, I love you”. The tears seemed endless as I accepted His great love for me, realized I would never be alone again, and surrendered my heart to Him. My trust issue of Him was gone. He wasn’t like my dad or my husband. I could be totally dependent on Him and He would never fail me. I realized I was “spiritually poor” in need of forgiveness and a Savior. He is continuing to heal me, teach me His ways, as I journey with Him, one day at a time, seeking and doing my part in His story. It is truly all about Him!

  134. Peg March 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    For the birds
    I guess you could say this was a moment from God. I love to feed the birds. One day, while cleaning the house, I imagined a scenario. A Cardinal was sitting in a tree near the feeder. He was not eating from the feeder. He was looking at me. And I was imagining him saying “Thank you. It is because of you that I know that there will be food here for me and my family to eat. We count on there being food here. We don’t need to worry about where our next meal is coming from. We are free to congregate and enjoy the abundance.” Then God tapped me on the shoulder and said “Thank you. You are using the resources that I have set out for you to glorify me. It is your hand that I am using to feed these birds.” What an eye-opener. What I perceived as a simple jesture for my enjoyment (watching birds come to my window), I was actually displaying sustanance for another creature. God does this 24/7! Because I am merely human, I may fail to feed, but I can take heart that God never fails.

  135. Hope Ware March 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Psalm 91 In Real Life
    I’ve had glory moments as recent as this morning, but am led to write about one when our son was deployed with his Marine unit to Afghanistan last November. A month after he was in country, his unit had transported the engineer unit he was serving with to a FOB (forward operating base) out in the Afghan boonies, when one of the engineers stepped on an IED. The explosion blew my son back, but he was able to jump in the hole with the young Marine,and apply his turniquets along with a medic. This young man lost both legs below his knees and his left arm to the shoulder.The doctors were able to save his life, but said if it hadn’t been for the quick reactions of our son, he would’ve died. They were amazed. As it turned out, the IED was so large that it should’ve killed not only the injured warrior, but also our son and three others. At first the officers did not believe our son was as close as he said, but when they saw his boot drag marks in the sand from the blast, they realized this was a miracle. The beginning of this miracle started early that morning when our son was woken earlier than normal by my “popping” into his head saying to read Psalm 91, a psalm I’d told him that I was praying over him each day he was over there. He read it! He was obedient to his Lord, and was saved. Today the injured Marine has thrived, and was able to stand up and throw out the first pitch of the second game of the World Series. God’s glory is everywhere, from the sands of Afghanistan to the pages of His Word, and a mother’s perserverance of prayer.

  136. cindy March 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    My Glory Thanksgiving
    I was sitting on my couch with my husband in the house we used to live in….despair had overwhelmed me for months…You see, we had just lost our trucking business here in FL due to the economy, we were also in the process of losing our home we had built when we moved from NY..My wonderful mom passed away in the midst of all this and I couldnt make it back up to NY in time to see her and say goodbye…I didnt know what we were going to do, where we were going to live…While sitting on the couch that Thanksgiving night 3yrs ago, I FELT GODS PRESENCE….I FELT A CALMING SENSATION COME OVER ME…THE LORD SAID TO ME, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK, JUST TRUST IN ME AND BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD…SO, I DID, WE ARE NOW RENTING MY AUNT AND UNCLES HOUSE JUST 2 BLOCKS FROM WHERE WE LIVED…THE HOUSE IS BEAUTIFUL…I AM HEALED IN JESUS NAME, FROM DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE….LOVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST…IT HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY ROAD, BUT I THANK JESUS THAT HE DOESNT GIVE US MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE….I THAK GOD FOR THAT CALM THAT HE BROUGHT ME…AND MY SCRIPTURE THAT I ALWAYS RECITE IS THIS “I WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT”…GOD BLESS

  137. Virginia Fairbrother March 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    My Most Amazing Sudden Glory Moment!
    My husband had just been told that his first liver transplant had failed and that he had 3 days to live unless a second organ donor would be found. A cross-Canada alert was issued. On the night of Nov.10, 2007, I fell asleep in the hotel room, utterly exhausted, while our daughter kept watch over my husband in ICU. After a few hours of sleep, I woke up around 1:30 a.m., tossing and turning, praying, unable to go back to sleep, feeling in despair that the needed liver would not get there in time. At 3:30 a.m., SUDDENLY..a lamp at the far end of the room turned on all by itself, flooding the room with light!! My first thoughts were, “There’s light at the end of the tunnel”, and “The Lord will light the way!” Feeling reassured, I got up, switched off the light, still in disbelief, and immediately fell asleep in peace. Meanwhile, back at ICU, at 3:00 a.m., my husband and daughter got the joyful news that a donor had been found! When I arrived at the ICU at 6:00 a.m. and told my husband about the light incident, he started to cry. He said right after he heard the news, he asked the Lord for a sign that this was of Him. Clearly, a light SWITCHING ON BY ITSELF in my room half an hour after that request in ICU seemed like God was saying, “I am the LIGHT. I will light the way before you. All you have to do is follow, and trust Me to be with you.” That amazing SUDDEN GLORY moment will be relived this coming Sunday, November 11, 2012, as we celebrate “Larry the Liver”‘s 5th birthday! :) To God be the glory, great things HE has done!!

  138. Debbie March 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    God is GOOD!
    I had a wonderful glory moment last night, while caring for our 2-1/2 year-old grandson, Hayes. It might not mean much to those without grandchildren, but I’d had a hard day at work, worked late, then drove the 45 minutes to church. Just as I got to church, I had a call from my son, asking me to please come & get Hayes because he (the dad) was getting a bad migraine and his wife was out of town on business. I rushed the 45 minutes back to their house, picked up Hayes & took him home with me. As I was getting him ready for bed, quite frazzled and worn out, this beautiful, innocent child put both his hands on my face and said, ‘I love you, Nana’. I saw God’s love in the eyes of that precious little one and realized that even he could sense that his Nana needed to be reminded that God truly loved me and cared that I needed rest. I broke down in tears, repenting of my fretting over the day and its frustrations. That sweet child, who was born 3 weeks early and spent his first 9 days in NICU, has always been a ‘somber’ child, as though he has an ‘old soul’. I truly believe he realizes God’s presence and knew his Nana needed that simple ‘I love you’ to wash away the cares of the day. I hugged him tight and whispered, ‘Thank You, Lord’. That was all I needed for a wonderful, though simple, ‘sudden glory’ moment!

  139. Kari March 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    I know that you want to hear about today…..and even today God is working in me but I feel that I need to share about the biggest glory moment in my life. A couple months ago God revealed himself to me in a way that completely changed my life. I left an unhealthy marriage close to 3 years ago. My husband, at that time, was very hurt and was very open about it to my children. My 12 year old son stopped talking to me and refused to see me. I went through a depression so deep that I could not cope with out smoking pot daily. In addition to the relationship problems with my son, my boss at work began to tell me I was an awful employee and that all of senior management saw me as only a temporary fix. I spiraled deeper into my depression and started to think about suicide. At the end of September I was pulled out of work by my doctor. I felt an overwhelming need to contact a pastor (not my usual one) and I offered to help in any way I could. I was told about a seminar that started 2 days after and I knew it was a sign. I went to the seminar and the burden of my pot smoking was lifted, I have been given the thirst for God’s word again and my depression is gone. My son is still not talking to me but I know that God is working on and in him right now….and I have a peace that is unexplainable. Even today when I open up my email, God is speaking to me with the words of encouragements that fill my inbox – including the “Girlfriends in God” email I get daily. I am so blessed to be part of God’s kingdom and I am in awe that he cares for me enough to bring me through everything that life has thrown at me. I know he will continue to be faithful to me.

  140. Pam Campbell March 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    I had been studying with a friend that we assited during our flood yr before last. She was engulfed with God’s word. Our whole church family took a 3 day retreat at Timothy Hill Christian Camp in Ma. The last night we were in our cabin talking. She was saying how she wanted to bring her husband and daughters to Christ and his church.And asked me to pray about it. I said well I will But Barbara how can you bring them to somthing you don’t have?She put her hand over her mouth in a shocked expression. Looked at me and said oh my goodness you are right. I need to be baptized. I need to be saved.She was baptized and shares Jesus everywhere she goes

  141. Macey Redd March 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    My sister for 10 years prayed and hoped for a baby. Then they decided to adopt a child and made the hard choice of fostering to adopt knowing the baby could be taken away. The day that Gabe came home it was like looking at Gods blessing in human form. This Monday Gabe was officially adopted and he still looks like Gods amazing Glory revealed! He is 17 months old and is beautiful, he also has 3 God given brothers waiting to be adopted.

  142. Denise March 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    God spoke
    I have had several moments of sudden glory. This particular one was very sudden. I was traveling with my husband in the car and I was reading a book on anger and weeping as I relived many times in my life that certain people close to me had made me angry and disappointed and set a pattern for anger in my relationships. All of a sudden it was as if God thrust his arms through the roof of the car over me and said ” None of that matters, just let Me love you”. When I am down about something, I remember that time and it helps me to see things in the right perspective. I could say it is an ongoing “sudden glory”.

  143. Jody Enderle March 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    My brother disappeared when he was 20 years old. We spent five months looking for him in the mountains and around Monarch Ski resort before finally finding his body. It was a tragedy and yet a relief to know the truth. After his funeral I was sitting in his car in the cemetary. I felt the most utter hopelessness that I had ever felt. I cried out to God that I couldn’t go on anymore unless I had an answer. The glove compartment of my brother’s car fell open, and a Bible fell out. It was opened to John 11:23. The sun was actually shining on that verse. It said, “Your brother will rise again.” I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is with me and has a future for me. That was 21 years ago and he has upheld me everyday.

  144. jannie johnson March 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Encounter with God’s Angle
    Good morning all Everyday i say i don’t have time to go on Facebook or answer mail, but today God wanted me to know how important it is to make time for friends and family not to mention it was my grandson 2yer birthday. I was walking across the street and a car miss me by 1sec, i knew i had and encounter with and angle sent from God. I should have been gone, To God Be the Glory, i love you all and i will try to remind myself to make time for my friends and my family. I look at all the petty things and people we encounter every day and we give them time and thought that they do not deserve, God keeps giving us second chances, i have to find a way to use mind for the Glory of God before i run out.

  145. Glory March 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    My Glory moment
    My husband as the leader of my home is growing continually and I was able to see A Glory moment yesterday when he called my children’s attention to ask for their forgiveness if he has not always been there in their spiritual growth alongside them. He committed to sit down with them and I to read and learn from the word of God every Monday as a family and as our home leader to walk in this journey together. God gives grace to the humble.

  146. Jenn March 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Surprises from God
    I just had a God glory moment this morning! So funny how God likes to remind me He is always along side us to provide for us and He loves when we recognize that He is right there. My moment happened this morning. My husband while drinking his morning coffee, made a comment about something I bought yesterday. I said “oh yeah it’s Thursday”, his ritual on Thursdays to check the bank account to see how much his paycheck is. I ask kind of afraid to hear the answer, cringing while waiting for him to say the number. He says “oh I forgot to tell you.” So he tells about an email he received from the President of his company saying due to Hurricane Sandy Storm last week and all the business everyone lost. He is average everyones last four weeks of pay and will bump up their paychecks will give them 85% of what it should be. What a blessing from God! After last weeks storm and business being so bad, we said ok next weeks paycheck is going to be so bad but we’re ok we have money saved we can pull to meet the bills.We were just so thankful during last weeks storm that we never lost power, had our home, food and lots of water ready if we did loss power. We were the only ones though that had power in our whole family. My husbands family all live short distances from each other. We typically loss power all the time so we were even more prepared for the storm knowing that we would definitely not have power for days, but God watched over us. And We opened up our home for our family to come here to shower, charge cellphones, watch the storm news, meals ect…. Thank you God for meeting our needs far above what we expect sometimes! Thank you for making your presence known to me today in this moment!

  147. Jeulia March 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Glory moment
    My Bible lesson that morning was Luke 18:4 “LORD, I want to see.” I went outside early in the morning to water my plants that are getting ready for Fall. As I stood there looking at the changing leaves with the water falling softly on them, I heard the most beautiful chorus of birds. They just started up softly at first and then gradually increased until I was engulfed with the songs of joy. A faint breeze crossed my face while the rising sun warmed it. I “saw” the wonderful gifts of life, color, and sounds that God was giving me at that moment and was deeply touched at all the beautiful gifts God provides for me. It would have been easy to be too busy to notice these gifts but God helped me slow down enough to receive them in their fullest. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

  148. Darlene Music March 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    My Glorious Moment
    On Tuesday November 6,2012 I resighned as an officer at our Eagles and Told them the reason I reighned is because I need to find my self in God and to study more of his word. I really felt good about sharing this to them.I felt a peace with myself knowing that God had work with me to resign so I could spend more time with Him. I reated my reasons again last night Nov. 7, 2012 to others as we had dinner and I felt so good sharing this special reason with friens at the lodge. I know that God is working in me and I am so happy for this. At Bible study yesterday Nov. 7,02012 one sister told me that I shined with the peace and look of God on my face, this made me feel good. I am so glad that I could share this with you and may God Bless

  149. Sheryl March 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    True and Abundant Love
    I experienced my sudden glory this morning… I am a busy single mom and i sometimes am going in one direction that I am guilty of not paying attention to my kids like i should.. Well this morning my 8 yr old has an old phone of mine she plays with and i happened to see it this morning and I noticed she had put a picture of me on the screen saver , so I asked her why she put my picture on there because Im very self conscience and dont like pictures of me, she tells me “because I wanted to mommy and I think you are very pretty” I was like WOW, even in the midst of everything going on she loves me and thinks I am beautiful, made me step back and thing God is good he loves us just the same and we miss it everyday by not listening, seeking and just feeling.. I am so blessed and will never forget my daughters words to me, and as I am sitting here writing this, my 18 yr old son comes up to me and just gave me a big hug, and that is something he does not do. WOW God is so gracious and wonderful beyond words.. AMEN!!

  150. Debbie March 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    My Glory Moment came this morning when I realized the perfect timing of the Superstorm over New England as devastating as it was, and is, I realized that God is in it and that he will be glorifed through it. God is in total and complete control. The Bible says, “even the winds and seas obey him”. I believe this storm had everything to do with the election and even if we cannot see the purpose right now we will see it soon. Lord Jesus come, we are waiting for your TRIUMPHANT arrival. Only then will we know perfect peace and joy.

  151. Melissa Glass March 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Hospital Bed Rest
    I am currently 25 weeks 5 days pregnant with twins. At 20 weeks, I started leaking amnionic fluid from one of the babies. I was then placed on bed rest at home for 3 weeks. At 23 weeks I was admitted to the hospital to stay until delivery. So far I have been in the hospital almost 3 weeks. Most would find this to be a very negative time during their life. And I’ll admit that it hasn’t been easy. But God has turned it in to a positive time. A time for me to learn more about Him and draw closer to Him. A faith building time. I have grown so much in my relationship with Him during this time. This just goes to show how God can work in your life when you least expect it. Also during this time, my eyes have been opened to many things that God has been doing in others lives. It fills my heart with joy to see God’s work!!

  152. Pansy March 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Yesterday morning, I awoke with a great burden on my heart for our country. As I read my devotional guide for the day, I couldn’t believe how it spoke directly to me about how God is still in control and would keep me day by day. The prayer and thought for the day were just what I needed. Later in the day I had a moment and got my guide to share it with my friends on the Web. As I got ready to type, the words did not read right. I read the whole thing and it was completely different that what I had read earlier!? God had given me what I needed at the moment of my need. Praise His Holy Name!!!

  153. Jeanette Johnson March 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    On Sunday Nov 4, I had to call our car insurance company regarding the policy because the price had gone way up. One teenage son had a wreck on April 27, 2011 during the horrendous tornado outbreak. Our other teenage son got a ticket last year. We added another car to the policy for a total of 5 cars. As I spoke with the agent I wanted to ensure that we were getting all the discounts possible. The cost was $2,173.48.I said “Oh my God, help us, that is just astronomical”. After conversating for a while, the agent said “can you hold on a minute?” When you came back to the phone she said that there was some kind of restructuring available in my area and that she would check to see if I qualified. She asked me a few questions, and asked me to hold again. Long story short… my policy was reduced by over $1000.00!!!! What a glory momemt!!! I instantly starting praising God! Hallelujah!!!!

  154. Susan Clements March 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Today as I was reading “Girlfreiends in God” about the sudden Glory, I was reading the scripture part, in fact I had to go over it a couple of times, it seemed like I wasn’t seeing the words, or I was missing something when I felt His presence at my shoulder, it was so strong I quickly glanced over my shoulder expecting to see Him standing there.Just then the phone rang, it was someone who had hurt me deeply and I wasn’t ready to talk with them, I answered the phone any way and thanks to the Lord I was able to be pleasent with them and shared a short laugh. As I hung up the phone (the call was very short) I realized it was God talking. It was God who gave me the words and the attitude (which if you talked with anyone on the phone you can tell what kind of attitude they had, it comes through)Just the peace you get when you feel His presence is amazing. I felt I could reach out and touch Him. It was more special because as I reread the scripture He was reading it with me. Wow what a feeling!!!!!!!

  155. Valerie Dowdal March 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Last week at work, horrible day, in tears, sick to stomach, had enough. Texted my preacher.. needed prayer … it was bad…. I heard a noice, so i turned off my radio, and it was coming from my bag, it was my cell phone. It was on silent. I dont have Itunes, I have no music on my phone. Amazing Grace started playing, loudly, I could not make it stop I. My boss walked in and he heard it……. I shard with my preacher, she felt God wanted me to know His grace covers me.

  156. shogo March 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    I must start with saying that GIG has helped me to find my self out and get back to the path May the Lord reward you with more sudden Glory Moments …. It was around march when i was i was 5 months old in a job that i had hold so dear but it was perseverance, i had a boss with an anger i had never seen all my life, in those months all my self esteem had dried up and fear was my way of leaving in the office to add up to the mess i was living in a home where i was not appreciated , where i was not wanted, so u can imagine leaving work stressed, abused tired and get home to get another dose of the same kid. Every morning i could get to the office so early cry out to God and hope the day will be good, but it was getting worse each day and i was turning to a cold girl, afraid and not sure of myself. One morning i asked a colleague at work; “is it possible to work in a place where u are appreciated or if not appreciated collected with love , and is it possible to be paid well ? those who have good jobs what did they do to deserve it? those who are hosted by good relatives what did they do to deserve it? can i be like them some day? ” she looked at me and said yes it is God can make it possible… some few days later the employer came so angry in the office and i was shaking … he quarreled me o a point he wanted to slap me but he dint the, he tells me to leave the office and go home.and i was like which home? as i went Home my niece called me and asked me whether i would love to work somewhere else, and i was not sure i wanted to be ever again be employed but after she encouraged me i agreed to send my cv and application letter .that was on a Wednesday. The following Monday i was called for an interview and the following day they called for the job. :-) They gave me twice as much as i was getting previously and to add to it the peace , the love .. for the first time i experienced love from my employer here my MD i a Lady and she is the best i would say she has encouraged and now am working happily, am enjoying benefits i had never thought i can like medical cover, and i assure you this is a Sudden Glory that i will reflect and never forget forever. Am grateful to God.

  157. Mechelle L. Tardiff March 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Where did he go?
    My moment did not start out as a glory moment. My Dad was supposed to be by my brother’s house but he was not there. My brother told me that he had given my Dad directions to go pick up some steel along a road and he had not seen or heard from him since. My Mom and I thought something might have happened to him so we got in the car to see if we could find him. As we were driving I thought I had seen my Dad out of the corner of my eye waiting to turn on the a street. I told my mother but she just kept on going determined to find my Dad. We drove to the street where he was supposed to be but he was not there, so we began to drive home. On a whim I decided to call home to see if was there. To my suprise he answered the phone. I fussed at him for wandering off like that and not calling us. He told me he was at his sister’s house.I was relieved that he was ok. When we arrived home Mom fussed at him for not calling. I was just glad that I had prayed to God to bring my Dad home safely and He did. Thank you God for answered prayers and that was my Sudden Glory moment.

  158. Julie Keen March 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    Glory moment today
    God showed several Glory moments today. God delayed me going to a mtg by using boss to distract me. When I got to my computer I saw an e-mail of what God is requiring husband to do. As I read the e-mail God played one of “our favorite God songs” as a way to say he wanted me to know he was going to bless husbands efforts (note: I’m never late to these b study mtgs). Also on smaller scale at dentist-was suppose to have 2 appts for cleaning but he cleared the door so I got it all done in one day. He opened to door to have someone else do the task. THink he’s trying to show me that he will take care of things -which is big for me. I have another MAJOR SUDDEN glory moment but it’s too long to share right now.

  159. Karen March 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    I see God in my life all the time. Even in the most mundane tasks He’s there! However, years ago He made an impression on me that I truly cherish and has blessed me over and over again. I was only 16 years old and my older brother had been killed by a freak accident. He was struck by lightning on our family ranch. He was 8 years older than me but we were so close. He was my hero! I was sitting in the chapel after the funeral services and all the family was up front at the casket saying their last goodbyes. I was all by myself, nobody was within several pews of me and I was just heartbroken wondering why this had happened, was he ok and how in the world was I going to go on without him? When I felt someone squeeze my shoulder and whisper, “he’s ok and you’re going to be ok also”. God reached out that day and gave me hope.

  160. Cindy W. March 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    Flowers from God
    I was having a bad day, feeling neglected by my husband. Driving back to work after my lunch hour, I was feeling sorry for myself and thinking “Gee, he just doesn’t care. He hardly ever even gives me flowers.” I drove that route every day, never looking around because everything was so familiar, yet immediately after that grumpy thought, something made me look to the side. Right there in a triangle of land formed by the highway’s on- and off-ramps, there was a whole field of colorful wildflowers, waving in the sun. I had never seen them before, yet there they were, just when I needed them. I felt God saying to me, “You want flowers? Here you go, kiddo! More than you ever expected!” It was such a powerful, Spirit-filled experience for me that I ended up in tears. God’s glory is especially amazing when it sneaks up on us! :)

  161. Rocio Rodriguez March 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    It’s Not Over Yet
    I was served with divorce paperwork early August of this year, all of a sudden the thought of seeing a couselor came to mind tried it on my own and now my husband has agreed to see this couselor too. To me this is God, He has brought a new hope and joy in my life. Although the journey may not be easy, I know my God will do tremendous things with both us. There is hope in the hands of Jesus! Blessings to all.

  162. Paula Warden March 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Forgive – Sometimes when we hear this word it sounds mysterious, strange and even impossible to grasp or to do. I was having personal devotion time this week and read that forgiveness is also for my benefit (not just the one I need to and should forgive). When we forgive, we are letting go of the anger and bitterness that hurts us and the other person. Then it dawn on me (The Glory Moment), that by hanging onto the unfogiveness, I was taking vengeance in my own hands. We know God says “vengeance is mine.” What glory God allowed me to see for the first time…what freedom! Praise His name!

  163. Arianne Seidl March 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Sack Lunch Note
    Today, my nine year old daughter, Emma, made me my sack lunch. When I opened it I found a hand written note from her. “Dear Mom I love you in meany difent ways but I just wanted to say hope you have a good day. Love Emma”

  164. Christy Nix March 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    I work with the youth at church and I am trying to get them to see God in their lives. So far, I have not been successful in this endeavor. I see God in my life usually every day. This season it is easy to see God because His beauty is all around us in the Fall colors. Looking at the colors change from one day to the next on my daily drive home from work makes driving 30 minutes seem like 30 seconds. It helps me not to worry because I’m reminded of the scripture in the bible that tells us not to worry because God cares for the lilies that are here today and gone tomorrow.

  165. Dorothy Miller March 10, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    God’s Spirit Comes Down In Power My husband and I travel in ministry, mostly with the Salvation Army but other things too. We were invited for him to be a speacker at Salvation Army Men’s Camp (including corp or church members as well as recovering Alcoholics and Drug Addicts.) My husband is a pastel artist(similar to the old chalk talk ministry) He started his part of the service by picking up the new benches that were made for the altar.The had not even been finished just bare wood. He said, “I am going to ask you to come and smell this beautiful wood smell and perhaps shed a few drops of tears to stain them at the close of my presention. He turned on the back ground recorded tape on the Prodigal Son and turn to his easel to draw. I (his wife) sat near the back of the tabernacle,(since it was a men’s camp and I am a woman) and prayed for my husband. As I listened and watched before my husband even was 1/2 way through his message people were going to the altar to pray, then coming back and bringing their friends and filling the altar more than once. My husband was unaware of what was going on,but I was observing it all with tears and PRAISES to God. When my husband turned around to give the altar call and he was amazed to see the altar lined and dropped to his knees and began to pray. I was so glad to have been in the audience and watch the story unfold. It was a heaven came down momment I will never forget. Praise God for full and free Salvation for all who seek him,regardless how far they have went astray, God forgives.

  166. Lori March 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    I just went thru a 10 month layoff due to the plant I worked at burning down. I finally realized what I needed in my life and turned to God and said please help me. I am drowning. Bills, jobless, getting depressed….just to name a few. Since that I was hired on at a great place and bettered myself so much as compared to the last job, he has showed me how to budget my money, and just recently I prayed to him for my son and his future(he has gone thru many changes in the past year also in his life) he has since got his life turned around, bought a house and him and his girlfriend has just made their bond stronger. Our god is an awesome god and all you have to do is ask for his help…he is there waiting

  167. Melody Loveless March 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Earnest Prayers My Sudden Glory Moment was 2 years in the making. After I suffered a life crisis of divorce my son and I started a new life. However when he turned 16 years he was lured away by his Dad and ailenated from me. I was devastated and did not understand how I had become such a terrible Mom in his eyes. But I prayed everyday and trusted our Heavenly Father. I prayed scripture, wrote it on the doorposts. I begged and pleaded, I cryed and screamed out to God.My Baby! I went through all the awful emotions and defeated thoughts.Then I began to praise Him!I began to believe the Lord would bring my son back to me. One day my “prodigal son” called to say he wanted to go to college and his Dad said NO! It all happened suddenly and my son returned to live with me and attend college. Sudden Glory after all the prayers and standing on the promises of God! Today my prayers are about thanking Him in Jesus name and praising for the things He has done!

  168. Marty Broussard March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    A Sudden Glory
    Wow. If I could only tell you in a few words.. the glory moments that I observe now as compared to < 9/27/12. I am 55 years old and have a great husband and 2 beautiful children, Taylor who is 19 years old and Austin who is 17 years old. Austin took his own life on 9/27/12. Please don't think of his life as a tragedy, because he was much much more. I told him quite alot that he was the nicest person I ever knew. He was also quite bright and made me laugh often. I gave his eulogy and mentioned that he told me recently that it was very easy for him to make me and my Mom laugh.. then he said with a smile- you know people that laugh easy have a lower IQ than others. So back to the glory moments. Well, I lost my beautiful son and God has allowed me to walk, talk, eat pizza, smile, laugh, comfort others, bring Austin's friends out to eat and talk, help people, notice how wonderful it is to wake up with my husband's arms around me, look at my daughter's beautiful smile, be mezmorized by the stars and moon at night, be full of joy when I play with Austin's dogs that he loved so very much, feel God right beside me every step of the way and not letting me go for a second while he shows me how to live this new life. I could go on and on. I look forward to whatever He has planned for my life, but in the mean time, I am deeply deeply grateful to Him for allowing us to have Austin for 17 1/2 years and I am grateful for Him allowing me to LIVE and experience his JOY in every single day He has given me. God Bless.

  169. Tracy March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    it was clear on both horizons on my way to work but raining where I was, I was late and trying not to muddy up the air with complaining or frustration, then the sun shining from the early morning on one horizon formed two rainbows on the other and reminded me of God’s promises. it was a great way to start a hectic day in peace. When I got home my husband gave me a hug and we spent some uninterrupted time alone together, just quietly riding in the car. when we got back, my grandson said you know what grandma? what? I love you! my son-in-law made a great dinner and my blankets were warm and cozy. the rest of the day was a blur of activity, but those blessings interspersed between the rush were really nice <3

  170. Marcia Lattimore March 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    God blessed my marriage
    I had been praying that my husband who is saved would get a closer walk with God. I know that if he would do this then this would make such an impact on our relationship. I love the Lord and I love talking about His grace and mercy and I am not ashamed of the things that God has done in my life. I have been praying and seeking the Lord to bless my household mightly and I know that my husband’s faith is important in what God is getting ready to bestow upon us. So when I learned that my husband had began attending his church after many years, then I knew this was a prayer that God had answered. Thank you God for your grace and your mercy. You have been good to the Lattimore Family and please continue to bless us and keep us! Amen!

  171. Stephanie Day Lovins March 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    moment of glory
    met friends at a park Surf Cincinnati ,talk all day about Jesus and went for a swim,and was reborn again!!

  172. Beth March 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    God’s diversion
    I think of numerous women in the bible one comes to mind which is Rahab. She sticks out because in order to save herself and her family from destruction. This is the bible study lesson at my church this week..

    A few Sunday’s ago I was really having hard time with the husbands family so in the quietness of my heart I kept asking God to help me because what was about to happen needed to stop. God did,, God showed up,,, then I knew God was with me and heard me. I praise God for that cause I was fretting so. The outcome was peace was evident and the attitude,emotions and such were gone. I PRAISE THE LIVING GOD.

    Because Rahab listened to warning her family was saved and same with me I listened to what the Holy Spirit was saying and it turned everything around.


  173. Lisa Johnson March 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Gold coin coinciedence
    One afternoon, I got a call from my mom that my dad had a heart attack and was in the hospital. He lived 2000 miles away. I quickly got a flight and made it to his bedside. He had been frozen and we were waiting for him to “wake up” and come to. My brothers flew out as well. We waited day after day and he never woke up. The doctors news was not good. He was brain dead. We as a family had some very hard decisions to make. We formed a circle and prayed and asked for a “sign” that it was his time to go.
    The next day, I was in the hospital coffee shop and paid for my coffee and I saw this gold coin in my wallet (never seen it before) I looked closely and it had angels with wings on both sides. I showed it to my family and we knew it was the sign we had asked for. He passed away that night.
    The next day, my mom was in her bedroom by her bed and found a gold coin (exactly the same as mine) she gave it to me and said I must have dropped it. Amazed, I pulled mine out of my pocket. Now we both had the exact same angel coin which we believe my dad left behind for us to know he will be watching over us forever!

  174. Sharon Deary March 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Lifting off
    There have actually been 2 times this has really happened which were like moments of sure peacefulness. I had been going thru problems with my ex-husband which were unbearable. I was at work typing out the bulletin for Sunday’s service and all of a sudden I stopped to just pray. It was one of those moments when I knew I had to just stop and pray. When I finished I went right back to typing. All of a sudden like I just stopped typing again and the building got still couldn’t even hear the normal machinery around me. It was like something was being pulled of me. It actually was a feeling of unveiling. The next moment is was still and thinking “Oh Father thank you” the weight of the world had been lifted off of me. Shortly after that all returned to normal and I felt at peace.

    The other time was like 3-4 years later when my ex-husband and I tried to work it out but it just wasn’t going to happen. So, we decided he needed to leave well he wanting to leave from where were we living. Took him to the bus station very early in the morning. I was so distraught when I dropped him off that I was crying so hard. Then when I turned the corner from dropping him I asked the Lord to please help me while in the midst of this crying. All of sudden in a moments notice I just stopped crying like I had never been doing so. Again the unveiling was felt the weight had been lifted. There were no sounds of the streets around me and couldn’t even hear the music in the car. It was if God was telling me you don’t need man to make you happy, trust in me and I will take care of all your needs. He has to this day.

    My Glory Moment has shown me in both times that when I trust man things will not go according to His plan.

  175. Sharon Neely March 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Divine Answer
    I have been praying for God to reveal to me how he could use a past experience to glorify him. I had been praying regarding a homeless shelter in our town, if that’s where he wanted me.

    At our church we had the director of this facility that was going to speak, before he started, I went to the rest room and threw up a 911 prayer asking him to help me, was this where he wanted me. After hearing this man speak, I could hear the Holy Spirit speak to me, “Yes this is where I want you, talk to this man.” I did and felt such a peace touching base that I could be used to serve God, which he assured me regarding my past experience God could use that to serve him.

    Then I got home and the devil tried putting the thoughts in my head that this was just about gloryfing myself. Again I was second guessing myself, when I knew and felt the Holy Spirit in my spirit telling me not to believe that lie, because this was for God’s glory, and I had the correct motive. So thank you God that I can have a glory moment with you to glorify, you not me.

  176. Sanna Scales March 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Christmas Glories
    My moment lasted for days and 2 at a time were coming…. I am a mom of Three, my husband is not well and I work 2 jobs to supply for my family….

    This past Christmas, We received several intances where God just came through in a mighty way… He used several people that were not of the same group to Bless our family. We received 2 food hampers from different organizations, Gifts of money from another, groc cards, Turkeys, Hams and Tires and a battery for our vehicle…. all because God moved upon the people around us! We call it our “Christmas miracle! Because of all this, I got to stay home with my family most of Christmas week and not have to worry about it! What and Awesome Blessing!!!

  177. Cheryl March 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Only God
    My husband and I have many glory moments because of our dire circumstances. We have been going through an extrememly long and rough season. Some days, it seems as though it will go on forever. I wonder what is God’s plan for our lives. He blesses us daily but not enough for us to get on our feet. My husband recently walked away from The Lord and it broke my heart. My husband seems to be broken. I feel alone, praying daily, attending church, praying for employment, etc. without my husband. I feel as though my soul mate has left me. I can truly say that God is always there for us. Each day that God blesses our circumtances, I think “Only God” can perform such miracles. My faith is tested each and every day. I have been praising God and thanking Him for every blessing. I have learned to worry less and less, depending on Him. He blesses us with small daily miracles and “Only God” is able to continue to bless in this way. No matter how long He allows us to go through, I will never stop believing that “Only God” can take care of us. I truly believe that He has great plans for our lives, if we allow Him! “Only God”

  178. Danielle March 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    My Miracle
    I was 15 weeks pregnant with my youngest son and when I started hemmoraging. I was at church when this started which I find as no coincidence. At the time I was the person who never wanted to bother people with my problems but I had no choice that day, my women’s ministry leader happened to be walking out of the bathroom when I stopped and told her what was going on, I was instantly surrounded by at least 7 or more ladies one of whom was a nurse and the Pastors Wife. They prayed for me and off to the ER I went. As I laid in that hospital bed after the Dr came in the diagnosis was a miscarriage, I was bleeding so bad they were admitting me and talking about the next step. I remember laying there listening to my husband tell me it was going to be ok, God was with us and its His will that will be done we have to keep trusting. They wanted to do an ultrasound an d I laid there singing You Never Let Go Of Me as I waited for the tech I just needed to keep reminding myself I wasn’t alone. Apparently our baby still had a faint heartbeat because the dr told my husband very quietly so I couldn’t hear that barring a miracle out baby had a 2% chance of making it. The on call dr came in that night and I asked if they would be doing the DNC in the morning and he said no, your pregnancy is still viable. In 24 hours I went from being told I’d had miscarriage to seeing my baby’s 10 toes and 10 fingers and hearing a perfect normal heartbeat. That is the God moment that sticks out the most. I surrendered myself and control over to God and said Your Will Be Done. My little boy Noah was born on his due date with no complications.

  179. Bea Gibbons March 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    I had just been told I had cancer. I was walking in my yard praying, not knowing what the future held and being scared and uneasy. I had an invalid husband to take care of and didn’t know which way to turn. God spoke to my heart and “said, no matter what happens, everything is going to be alright”. and then the most awesome peace I have ever felt came over me and I know it was my God comforting me.

  180. Stacia March 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    I’ve Got This!
    My adult son has been struggling to find his way in life for many years. I often wrestle with the thoughts of how I could have raised him better. It was during a long conversation one night (he was visiting us for 2 weeks over the holidays) that I realized he was really struggling with his faith. He had immersed himself in anything that would point him away from God. I realized there was really nothing I could say to change his mind. I went to the Lord with a heavy heart, wanting my son to remember the reason he believed so many years ago and to feel that passion for the Lord again. It wasn’t until about a week after he left that I was cleaning out my home office and found a letter that my son wrote to me about 10 years ago. I had laminated it because it was in pencil and I never wanted it to fade. It was him pouring out his heart to me about how much he love d the Lord and was enjoying his time with friends in the youth group at our church and reading his Bible. He even had a drawing of Jesus on it. In that moment, I heard the Lord speak loud and clear…”I’ve got this! He’s mine and will always be.” Sudden glory. The mom in me still wrestles with wanting more for him right now, but I know that the Lord’s plans are always better than my plans. We serve a faithful God and I have faith and hope that my son will follow him again someday.

  181. Kriste Pettway March 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    A whisper of the wind
    My daughter’s marriage lasted four months…she came home on my birthday. It was a yucky birthday present. They had dated long enough to know each other (or so she thought) but things went sour, even on the honeymoon. She was hurt beyond hurt….but as a mama – hurting for your child’s hurt is often worse than your own. I remember sitting in my room on the bed crying and begging God to just show me He was with her and me in that moment. Before I could even finish my prayer, the curtains in my room began to blow and a soft wind whispered quietly across my face. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that no matter what happened in the days ahead – He was there.

  182. Sharon Adams March 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    The little things.
    The only really glory moment I have had is when I got saved. But my glory moments are the little things he does for me like when I’m short on money for groceries or lunch money for the kids somehow someway it always comes and all I can think is that God has seen my need and has supplied like he always does. Also we have been through a business closing and almost going bankrupt but we prayed our way through and said we will not go bankrupt because we will believe and have faith that God will pull us through and he has!! 3 years later we have dug our way out and are still on the way to getting our lives back and he has been with us every step of the way!! We praise him oh so much!!!

  183. Kelly March 10, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Oh How He Loves Me!
    Some days I can hardly get to work for wanting to stop and capture all the paintings my God makes for me! These don’t come close to showing the colors, textures, and creativity He used this morning to lavish His love on me. Add to that awesome praise music on the radio, a special time remembering my grandma with Him, and just for fun. .. they played The Laughing Song just as I got to school. Fun memories doing that song with the puppet group as a teen. O how He loves me! (You too. .. Are you listening? ) There are pictures to go with this, but don’t know if they’ll come through.

  184. Sherlan McKnight March 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    The best hug I ever had
    One night feeling sad as. I was about to fall asleep, l remember praying and asking God for a hug. I woke up the next morning feeling myself wrapped in the most loving embrace. Oh I felt loveed, I had the bigger smile on my face fo for I knew it was God’s arms. I’ll never forget that morning! This and many more Glory moments daily.

  185. Melvi Serate March 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    During cancer treatment
    I was seated in a chair, being prepped to go under th PET scanner..radioactive
    substance already injected in my arm so it would show in scanner..I was covered
    with warm blanket to keep me warm then I dozed off..Suddenly I heard a voice
    “Trust. I am with you always”. No doubt, I knew that was God’s voice.. I heard Him.
    Oh, did I cry. Tears rolled my face . I used blanket to wipe it.. And more tears.
    The technician came, told her what I heard.. She said “maybe an Angel on your shoulder”. Going through my cancer treatment and journey is not easy.Lonesome.
    Moments like hearing this voice is glory Moment.

  186. shawn bowers March 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Sudden Glory while writing my weight management blog.
    I recently joined my first online bible study. The study looks at Gods will and eating healthy. A question was presented yesterday in my study guide that read like this
    How have you experienced God working in your life? I answered, I know he is with me but don’t know how. Later as I was writing in this bible study blog I realized what I was writing. My Sudden Glory Moment was realizing how God was with me. God has given me the strength and will to join this study, to come out of my bubble and be part of something that glorifies him. He has given me wisdom to watch what I eat and the strength to motivate myself to exercise and praise him while I do it. Our God is a awesome God.
    I would like to say as well that I have really enjoyed and have been spiritually lifted in the posts from Girlfriends in God. Not having many friends I feel I have a purpose and a closeness reading your stories and ideas every morning. Thank you so much ladies, you have brightened my days and made me look at things the way God would want me to look at them. God Bless you all.

  187. Krystal March 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    God’s Protection
    I was half-way through a year that was the worst of my life. I was 50, going through a separation/impending divorce from a 30 yr abusive marriage, and i was desolate, severely depressed for the first time, in such pain and heartache from this (and a trauma I had been enduring with my youngest son), that I could barely function. I was visiting a friend in Florida who was attempting to be a ministering angel to me. I was walking along the ocean one day, crying and praying as the ocean breeze was blowing on my face. I prayed out loud (people probably thought I was crazy – like I was talking to myself!) I was asking God, “Why God? Why? Why am I going through this? Why did he do this to me? What are you trying to show me? Tell me God – WHY!!! WHAT????” I had just learned of something devastating that my husband had attempted to do to me 7 months earlier , but I had just never known. I had learned of it, and the pain that the knowledge of it caused me was severe – so much so it took my breath away and made me feel so abused and unloved, hardly functioning. I was asking God how this could have happened to me? What are you trying to tell me God? Show me. Teach Me. Help me, please, dear God! Please take this pain away – help me to be strong and endure! Help me God! (Before finding this out, I had been yearning to reconcile and have a healed marriage, but was running into an unyielding wall of contempt and bitterness and abuse like I had never known from my estranged husband. I was suffering greatly because it wasn’t happening and I couldn’t understand.) All of a sudden, I heard that “STILL SMALL VOICE” miraculously whisper in my ear, “I was protecting you, my daughter. I was protecting you!” At first I didn’t understand. Then I felt the calming, quiet presence of the Holy Spirit comforting me as I hadn’t before, ever. I realized, God hates abuse. He saw, He knew. God isn’t MORE interested in reconciliation of relationships than He is with Justice and the way we treat each other! He is so sad when His supposed loved ones treat each other with such horrible hateful actions and words. He was protecting me from MYSELF! He was allowing me to learn things, to know things, so I could see the whole picture and not re-enter such an abusive setting, and not yearn for it with my whole heart and therefore harm myself more. He knew – He saw – He cared – He was wrapping his guiding hands around the circumstances and guiding me to knowledge and safety. I will be forever grateful for that. To this day, I will always remember that day as the day of healing, the day I could stand up straight and not be beaten down by circumstances, the day I knew that because I had been searching whole-heartedly to be in the center of God’s will for my life – he had blessed me with a coccoon of grace, comfort and protection like I had never experienced. A kind of Spiritual Anesthesia – a true miracle for me. Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

  188. Liz Welch March 10, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    Yes, You Did!
    A couple of years ago, I was undergoing a great deal of stress and emotional trauma in my life. It was difficult to function inside my home much less outside it.
    My personal time with God had grown during this period because this episode in my life was definitely one that I knew I could not do on my own. Fear had nearly paralyzed me.

    One morning, I had to venture outward, however, to go to the pharmacy. I prayed myself up, got in my car, and off I went. On the way, I asked God to let me do something for him. I asked that when people saw me, they would see his eyes. When they heard me, they would see hear his voice. When I acted, they would see his actions.

    I entered the store, went straight to the pharmacy, got my medicine, and began to leave. I passed a much older woman, a frail woman, on my way out. We exchanged glances and I was out the door.

    As I was heading home, something dawned on me. I said to God, “Oh, Lord. I didn’t do anything for you.” And he answered immediately, “Yes, you did! You smiled at that lady!!”

    I cannot tell you what that did for my spirit! I began crying and rejoicing at the same time. In his way, God made me understand that that simple act of a smile, may have been the first one that lady had seen in days. He led me to see that my smile may have been exactly what that little lady needed at that exact time. Maybe, it was HER salvation at her most desperate moment.

    Matthew 25:40 says, “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” It never became more real to me than at that time. While I may have given that precious lady a little hope, a little joy, it was nothing in comparison to what she had given me. It was truly a “God moment,” and one I’ll never forget.

  189. Joan March 10, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    “A Vision From God”
    My oldest son died of a drug overdose. Even though I was with him when my friend and minister talked to J.T. about surrendering to God and I saw the tears running down my son’s face I still prayed to God asking “Dear Lord, where is my son spending eternity?” “As him mother I need to know, please God let me know ”
    For over two years my morning prayers and evening prayers and in-between prayers centered around my son. One Sunday morning I awoke with the biggest smile. I had seen my son in a dream (I thought.) I rushed to Sunday school, my teacher, a dear friend, Bible schlor, minister, deacon, wonderful teacher was just getting to class. I told him about my dream – my son’s face appeared in a portal, like on an ocean liner. He was all smiles. He looked younger and much more handsome than when he passed. His words I will never forget: “Mom, heaven is just like it says in the Bible. The streets are paved with gold and there are precious jewels inlaid each side of the doors.
    But mom, that’s not the most important thing. I’m happier than I’ve ever been!”
    My Sunday school teacher said no it was not a dream, not even a wishful dream, but a vision! HOW BLESSED CAN A MOTHER BE??

  190. Theresa March 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    provided for surgery cost.
    God Answered my prayer too get surgery done. When I couldn’t afford it and had no insurance that paid for it. And healing through my surgery. N it went great! The surgery.

  191. Diasheka Peters March 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    In His Hands
    Yesterday at work, the Lord reminded me with different examples in my life how He loved me & stood by me. As I sat there crying for joy, my hands became really warm as if they were covered. I knew then that our Heavenly Father was reminding me that my life as well all that it is in it, is truly in His hands..

  192. Cindy Pembrook March 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Finding Joy in the valley
    One quiet morning as I sat in my kitchen struggling for peace and searching for strength, my Lord met me with both. You see, four days earlier I had brought home my 47 year old husband to complete what would be his last week on this earth. God’s word to me that morning, which I still cannot remember ever having seen before, was delivered in my daily devotion. 1 Corinthians 2:9 states “No eye has seen, No ear has heard, No mind has conceived what has prepared for those who love Him”. Joy filled me as I realized in that moment that using even the best words we have here on earth to describe our understanding of the beauty of Heaven, it still can not come close to the majesty that my husband was soon to behold. And I was at peace in my Father’s arms.

  193. Robin March 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    God’s voice is the answer
    I had quit my job, only $20 to my name, just recently moved from my 4 bedroom house with my 3 kids to live with with my sister-n-law and her 3 kids. My youngest was 1 year old and drinking whole milk not formula. We needed milk and on my way to the store God said don’t buy milk, I though ok and maybe I will just get it later. So that evening the neighbor knocked on the door and said “Summer camp is over and we have all of this left over milk, and I thought of you and your children”. God is amazing. The neighbor didn’t know that I was living there, she was thinking of my sister’s children. It was the individual kid size milk’s, white and chocolate. The baby was able to have milk for over a week. I Thank God for his love and care and definitely his saving grace.
    Be Blessed

  194. Shauna Buchanan March 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    The Beautiful Bird in the Forest
    The warm, summer sun glistened through the forest of thick pine trees. The smell of these sweet evergreens as well as the damp scent of an underbrush of mosses consumed the air. Along with the cheerful chirping of the birds was the pleasant sound of my horse’s hoofs clanking on the rocky trail. It had been a fun day for two thirteen-year-old girls. We were on our way back home through the 2 mile forested trail that lead from our small town to my friend’s house in the country where our horses were stalled. After slightly slipping, Sharon’s horse started to limp so she quickly dismounted and decided to lead her horse home. My horse continued to briefly walk home. The pace always significantly increased when my horse knew we were headed for his stable.
    There was laughter in the air as Sharon and I had our friendly chatter about our day’s events. Plans were already being made for our evening together. Unexpectedly, the air suddenly turned cold as a fierce growl echoed right through our frozen, chilled bodies. We both glared at each other with fright oozing from every inch of our beings. Words did not have to be exchanged; we both instantly knew that a cougar was near. Was it trailing us, watching us, or hunting us? The worst, frightening thoughts could not escape us. The horses were increasingly acting spooked as we fought to control their skittish movements. Sharon, being on foot, felt extremely vulnerable. Her fear stricken eyes met mine as she pleaded, “Shauna please pray for us”. That request caught me off guard because Sharon was not a believer, but I immediately and whole-heartedly obliged. We closed our eyes and through shaking words I cried out to the Lord for his protection over us. When we opened our eyes, in the middle of the trail directly in front of us stood the most beautiful bird I had ever seen. We both could not take our eyes off of this bird and at the same time an amazing sense of calm swept through our bodies. Absolute panic had miraculously turned into tranquil peacefulness. We made our way swiftly through the rest of the trail to the safety of home without hearing or feeling the cougar’s presence.
    Two days later, there was a report that a cougar had been shot in the very forest we had ridden through. I still look back on that experience and feel chills through my body. I feel so blessed that the Lord revealed Himself to me at such an early age. He revealed Himself to me even in my unbelief. It took an unbelieving friend to have a belief in a God that she did not even know to put my belief into action. Yet the Lord was faithful, and through that beautiful bird in the forest, showed us that He was present and not only protected us but took all of our fear away. What an amazing God! Many years after this incident, I read a passage of scripture that took my breath away. It documented the very experience that I just described to a tee!
    “For he orders His angels to protect you wherever you go. They will steady you with their hands to keep you from stumbling against the rocks on the trail. You can safely meet a lion or step on poisonous snakes, yes, even trample them beneath your feet. For the Lord says, “Because He loves me, I will rescue him; I will make him great because he trusts in my name. When he calls on me I will answer; I will be with him in trouble, and rescue him and honor him. I will satisfy him with a full life and give him my salvation”. Psalm 91: 11-16

  195. Anne March 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    3 days, 5 kids, 8 states, and $300.00
    God knew I needed to know that he “saw” me. I had travelled 1,750 miles to seek help for my marriage and family. (south dakota to florida) I enede up at the home of some old friends from our former Chicago days. The husband shared our story at his bible study. The next night there was a knock on the door and a man from his bible study had driven 45 minutes to give me $300.00. He didn’t really know the husband or even how to get to his house, but God had said go and so he did. Our family is financially secure. God knew he would have to speak in such a way so that I could see him. I didn’t need the $300.00, I just needed to see God saw me. :-)

  196. Maris March 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    He held my hands
    I was going through a really tough time during my previous relationship. I had been betrayed by someone I loved so much. I remember being on my knees with my head facing the floor, crying, screaming asking God why. My hands were held out and I just asking him to please let me touch him, like the women in the bible with the issue of blood. Just than, my hands starting moving, except I wasn’t moving them, I promise. My breathing calmed down and felt an unexplainable peace. I knew right than and there He grabbed my hands. I will never forget that feeling of awe that still overcomes me today. No one can tell me that God isn’t real.

  197. Jean Bond March 10, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    My amazing Father!
    I remember the day I got the phone call that my oldest son, Stephen had been killed, on the phone when my oldest daughter had to make the phone call she kept saying they killed him and I kept saying, they killed who, and she answered they killed Stevie, and couldn’t imagine she was talking my Stevie, but she was. I was at my Church and I was walking out of a Ministry meeting and I felled to the ground and yelled out Jesus, they killed my son, and I knew it was nothing a Sudden Glory moment that HE wrapped his arms around me at that moment to let me know it was alright, they killed HIS Son too, and HIS Glory consumed me at that very moment. My youngest daughter kept saying why aren’t you angry, I couldn’t the Glory had already overtaken me. Love Jean!!!!

  198. Sharon Barr March 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    It had been about 5 months since my husband died. He was saved so I knew he was with Jesus. I was driving and on my way to Walmart. While I was driving I was crying with deep grief. I had to keep driving because there was no where to pull over. I was feeling very alone in my grief. When I arrived at Walmart I looked down to find a tissue to blow my nose and wipe my tears. When I looked up, straight in front of me was a rainbow! I started crying again, but this time with tears of joy, knowing that Jesus was watching over me and understood my grief.
    Praise His Holy Name!

  199. Debbie March 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    tears of rain!
    I have kept a journal because I have had many personal glory moments with my Lord , Jesus and some are to personal to share and may seem even unbelievable to others, especially when I was on missions in Africa, but to me they are undeniable. but one glory moment I cherish and get tearful even when I think about it is…..
    It was about a week after my young sister suddenly past away and just 3 months after my Dad also passed into eternity. I had been in shock most of that week and no matter how hard my spouse and family try to comfort me, they couldn’t. It was a beautiful sunny day and I was home alone and was crying out to God with so much pain and anger and even remember asking Him if He cared and could see my pain to comfort me because no- one else could. It was in that moment I seen drops of rain hitting the screen door and this beautiful sunny day, as I started to cry harder so did the rain, when I ask Jesus is that you? it would rain even harder the sound of the rain hitting the door and house was getting louder! I literally could feel him holding me as I was curled up laying next to the screen door. I even heard on the news that day the weather man saying that rain came out of no where! but I knew it was my God giving me the comfort no – one else could give me in that moment. I remember wanting to stay in that day forever just me and my savior crying together! God has also made his presence know to me through other things like butterfly, my dog, the stars and of – course people. when we get desperate enough for His presence and ask God to show up! He will.
    God Bless,
    In His name,

  200. Christina March 10, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    The Girl with the Tatoos
    I was out for a walk at lunchtime and paused before re-entering my office to just sit on a rock wall and enjoy the early spring sunshine. It had been a hard winter alone that first year after my husband of 36 years walked away. God had pulled me through with many instances of parting the clouds and letting me see that the sun was still shining, no matter how dark it appeared. On this day as I sat there, a red car drove by and stopped a few yards ahead of me. A young lady with wild, curly blond hair, wearing shorts and boots came running toward me. As she got closer, I said, “What are you doing?” She came up to me and threw her arms around me, and it was then I noticed tatoos all over her arms. She merely said, “You looked like you needed a hug,” and she ran back to her car. I knew that was a hug from my Father, whether she was an angel or an obedient f ollower. It had quite an impact on me then and still now as I recall it! Thank you, Father, for your limitless love!

  201. Teena March 10, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    I’ve had many but the one I share most often is from 2010 I was 18 weeks pregnant and at by regularly scheduled appointment. My doctor was unable to find my baby’s heart beat. He did an ultra sound and confirmed there was no heart beat. He sent me to ultra sound department next door to have a 2nd opinion. As I walked alone over to this new appointment I made the necessary calls. When I was done and alone again all I could do was sing the song “I will praise you through the storm” and pray that God restart my baby’s heart. This didn’t happen my baby had died and I had to deliver baby Jude to never take him home. But during this time I never doubted God’s presence or His love for our family. I don’t understand why but I do accept that God does. I still have hard days not having Jude here but I always remember the feeling of God holding and comforting me. Most ly through the people he had put in my life during this time but also in the quiet stillness when He was all that was there.

  202. ADOKIYE BLAKK March 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm #


  203. Mary Ann Nichols March 10, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    knowing heaven
    I was present when both my dad and brother-in-law passed away. I knew at the saddest moments in my life that God was with both of them and there to comfort me. My father had a tube in his throat and was pulling down on his mouth yet when they removed the tube he had a smile on his face and both my mother and myself had such a peace. When my brother in law passed he hadn’t opened his eyes for 2 days yet just minutes before he took his last breath he opened his eyes and was looking all around and you knew he didn’t see anyone there beside his bed yet what he saw must have been so awesome by the way he looked. I thank God for that

  204. carol March 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    my child standing on her own after waitng for a long time for her to walkor stand
    My baby girl had a health problem and she also had scoliosis so it took her time to either stand or walk but one day I was with her in the living room and i needed to change her diapers so i went to the bedroom living the baby on the seat coz i knew she could not fall coz her body was fragile but God really showed up when i came from the bedroom i found my baby standing on her own I was amazed I asked her whether angels came and made her stand I really felt Gods presence in the house ad today my girl is almost five years and walking on her two feet and am believing God that scoliosis also will have to bow.

  205. Cindy Wood March 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    In a Tornado
    There was a tornado during a workday near lunchtime, May of 2011. I was huddled in the “tornado room” of the business where I worked with about 40 or so other women. Some were moms, some were expectant moms, some were grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters of famlies who cared. The tornado could be heard and was bearing toward us and a direct hit would have happened. I experienced so many spiritual events in a very short time but I knew who saved us all. The noise being made suddenly changed and I knew immediately the storm changed direction away from us. An eye witness account later proved this to be true. One of the sensations was my parents and one grandmother, all who had passed on many years before, all were near me and it felt like I was being lifted. At the very moment the storm changed direction, that sensation (the only word I can use to describe it) just vanished. A lot of praying was taking place in that room that day and I believe that the prayers locked together in a mighty wave to heaven and we were all spared. No one, absolutely no human on earth will ever convince me otherwise.

  206. kathy west March 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    in court again
    When leaving the court building , the judge came up beside me and said ” Mrs West it will be over soon”. God spoke through him In answer to the prayer prayed less than two hours before. This happened on November 20,2014. I have had a sense of relief a peace and a reailization he heard my pray and gave voice through that judge.

  207. sue ankenbrant March 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    the power of peace
    My mother in law passed away 3 weeks ago. She was relatively healthy but ended up in the hospital on a Monday & by Wednesday was on a ventilator. All 6 of her children said she wouldn’t want to end like this. By Friday we were all arguing over what to do- take her off it or leave her on. Saturday morning I was coming home from work trying to find music on the car radio. Changing station after station, I ended at the local Christian music station only to hear Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin, I think. I can’t remember the words that were on at that exact moment but tears started to roll down my face. Then suddenly I became overwhelmed by a total sense of peace & calm. It felt like the world was lifted from my shoulders! I became happy & I KNEW that all was going to be OK. I didn’t know what OK would be, I just it everything was good. That sense of calm stayed wit h me for days. When I got home I shared it with my husband. I simply couldn’t believe how calm & at peace I was. The next day we removed the vent. Her kids were so upset. I shared my experience with her 2 daughters. I told them that I knew she was going to Heaven & she would see her husband & family & she’d be with God. I told them how at peace I felt & I wanted them to feel the same. It was such a glorious moment for me. I wish everyone could feel it, at least once in their lives.
    She’s gone know but I know we’ll meet again.

  208. Chioma March 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    A new song
    Between May and June last year, I was very sick and was almost loosing hope that I could recover. In the midst of my hopelessness, God gave me a new song in my dream. In that song, He assured me of His constant love and faithfulness. He told me not to worry, that he was going to heal me completely and that my future is going to be very beautiful! When I awoke, I was surprised it was a dream because I could still remember the lyrics. I was so happy. I also believed from that moment that God would heal me, and I was not going to die. It’s so amazing ! I still sing that special song to this day. When things are not going the way I expect I would recall that song, and I feel God’s awesome presence. I feel enveloped in His love. God bless you all

  209. Martha Villarreal March 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    We recently were ask to sponsor a missionary trip for someone in our family.. Things have been extremely tight budget wise but I knew I needed to help fund this trip. I told God (like he didn’t already know :} ) things are really tight but I know I am suppose to do this. So I wrote my check and laid it on the counter ready to mail the next day. Before lunch the next day God had given me ten fold for the amount of check. In my kitchen I am holding this check and looking at letter to be mailed and just could not believe how quickly God responded to our need. Praise God. He is Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  210. Shirley Lowes March 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    Morning lips
    I looked out my kitchen window at dawn one morning, and there on the mountain the sun was shining thru the clouds and had formed a perfect pair of lips on the mountain forest. Yes, I knew in that moment it was my sudden glory for the day.

  211. Cindy Graham March 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    9-11 happened, my son was a Marine and in Afganistan. My dad had lung cancer and was dying. I thought everything was going to crash in on me. I cried out to God and said I can’t do this anymore. I give it all to You. I can’t say I stopping worrying just like that but a peace came over me that I knew had to come from God. He was right by me and let me know things would be alright. My dad passed away and my son came home safe. I had a verse that helped me Luke 7:15 “and Jesus gave him back to his mother” that He sent to me. My dad was going home and my son came home. What a Glory moment. Praise God and His Glorious Son.

  212. Dee Westbrook March 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    Oh The Blood of Jesus
    I received a call from my primary doctor regarding the CT scans I had take a month earlier. I could tell by the tone in his voice that the news was not going to be good. After going over the report he asked if I know a Urologist in the area and I advised I didn’t so whoever he selected was fine with me. That unexplainable peace just filled me as if my heavenly Father was saying “I got this”! The doctor mentioned two names and said that the office would call me with an appointment. Well with today’s technologies I went on a search to see which of these to doctors I would prefer to see. Both had great credentials however as I scrolled down I saw a one and said “hey he is not bad on the eye’s, I want him”. As I reviewed his credentials I notice that he had served over in Africa as a missionary. I said “oh Father I want him” ten minutes later the office cal l and you got it….I had an appointment with that very doctor, that’s number one glory moment. On Tuesday morning before my appointment the next day, I woke up with the song ” The Blood of Jesus” on my heart and I sang it as I walked into the kitchen to make coffee. Now my husband has gone home to be with Jesus back in 2011 prior to that he would always make me coffee before I left for work each day. Since he has been gone there have been occasions that I can smell coffee before I make it which is like he is blowing me kiss from heaven. That very thing happened that morning, number two GM. As I prepared the coffee pot to brew , I kept singing the song over and over, the blood that makes white as snow, that makes me whole. I went to take my shower while the coffee was making and as I lift my arm to wet my hair I notice blood on my forearm that was in the shape of a tumb print. I check my body to ensure that I was not bleeding but as I look closure I notice it was under my skin. As I did not hit or bump my arm I just started ever so lightly rubbing it and singing the song and as I did it got lighter and lighter and I sang louder and louder with tears streaming down my face, number three GM. Beyond a shadow of doubt I know that was God telling me for the 3rd time “I got this and you will testify about My mercy, grace and glory for the rest of your life. I’m giving you your testimony in this matter, you just sit back trust Me”. Went to the appointment, doctor says “you have a cancer on your kidney that we need to remove” I say “ok let’s do it but first let me ask you something, will they do another scan before they go in probing around to find something that’s not there any longer” he gave me this funny look and said “yes but why do you say that” and I sang “oh the blood of Jesus, that makes me whole again”. He agreed with me and I’m scheduled for another appointment with the another doctor who thinks he going to do a procedure on me and I can wait for the moment to bust out in song again…..I know this is a bit long but had to “testify” All the Glory is His…I thank You for Your blood Sweet Jesus, that makes me whole again!!!!!!!

  213. Jayne March 10, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Meeting my Husband!

  214. Trish March 10, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    I was awaiting a call with my biopsy results from an undetermined mass in my breast. I had finished reading my devotional and praying and still did not feel at peace. I looked up and right at that moment a clip from the movie “Son of God” came on the TV. As i looked up i saw the face of Christ saying “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD”.

  215. Lisa March 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Glad to see so many people are responding with their glory stories! They are praises to our God Who is Real and Personal. Today I thank God for the mercy He gave me in reminding me to pay the bills I had put by the wayside while I was focusing more intently on my family’s health concerns. I thank God He has always provided for us and given grace and mercy as needed when we just couldn’t seem to keep up with everything. I thank Him also for all my girlfriends in God, one of whom sent me a beautiful thank you card, something that made me feel special and loved today. Glory, honor, power and strength to the LORD Who will never leave or forsake any of His children in Christ Jesus.

  216. Marianne March 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    I’ve had many, which I guess in others eyes doesn’t look like much, but all from walking to work, really not looking forward to it, and He puts a nice little bird or two just straight infront of me singing in the sun.

    When I was really really down, because of circumstances at work (and in life in general), and I didn’t really want to go at all due to it.
    I ordered a taxi in the morning to reach work, and I barely looked up, or glared out the window on the grey weather out there, all soothing my mood (quite devastated). It was in the middle of the morning rushhour, so it was moving slowly downwards the hill…
    Before this I had been trying to find a congregation that was supposed to be in the area for long, but couldn’t find it, but that exact day, when I peeked out the taxi window again, I saw a door in a warehouse building where it stood “Jesus” very visible, I had even walked/drove that way without noticing it before that day. I went by later to see if it was posted any meeting times or name on it, so I eventually got there. :)

    The last thing I remember, was when I was on a physical rehab in Spain, and the last day I was going to go to the top of a small hill with another one there, early in the morning before traveling home, and another lady had said the night before she also wanted to join, in order to catch the sunrise, so when it sounded like it knocked on my door that morning and I looked at the time, I saw I was late, so I rushed to get my clothes on, hoping she hadn’t left, and was feeling so bad for not getting out of bed fast enough to open the door. When I went out I couldn’t see her anywhere in the area, and was thinking maybe she had moved ahead of me there. The other guy who was going with, I suddenly saw had sent me an sms a half hour before I woke up, saying he didn’t feel up for the walk, so I started out on my own, feeling a bit disappointed and still afraid of having disappointed she that was knocking on my door.
    I went over the road and was a bit worried about going there so early on my own, but when I crossed the road, a butterfly appared infront of me, and I was thinking it would be scared away by me, but it flew ahead and beside me for awhile (never experienced that with butterflies before), before it eventually sat down on a fence, so I knew God was with me on the trip. :) I managed to get up to the hill, though missed the sunset (which anyway hid behind a cloud), but I reached a goal I had set to get up there so early after 4weeks… Later that morning I met the lady that was suppose to join me up there, she told me she had overslept, but had gone up a bit later, so it wasn’t her knocking on the door (if it wasn’t the neighbours one, hard to tell). :)

  217. Lori Hess March 11, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    I’ve had several glory moments. This is one that often stands out. In 2007, we were about to lose our house to foreclosure. I couldn’t see the light and was panicked. Where would we go? How would we make it? Our boys were 16, 11, and 8 years old at the time. What would become of them? One day, I just fell on my knees by my bed and bawled. I prayed for some kind of sign from God to let me know things would be alright. I had spoken with a friend from church about our issues and she did she knew a lady whose husband was a realtor. Perhaps he could help us sell the house before we would lose it. Sure enough, the man put our house up for sale and about a week later the first people to look at it decided they wanted it! Not only that, the man also rented houses and just so happened to have one for us to rent knowing that our credit wasn’t good. God is good!

  218. Sari March 11, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    His Glorious Whisper in My Ear

    Our first son was only nineteen months old when we brought our second son home from the hospital. Although all went well with the birth, I came home exhausted, not realizing at the time that I had a kidney infection. Unfortunately, at the same time, my husband (who is never sick) came down with strep throat. As you can imagine, our first few days at home were chaotic at best. It came time to put my older son down for a nap, and I hoped to then nurse the baby and take a little rest myself. Nap time however, did not come easy for my nineteen month old. He began to fuss, and cry for me, and I simply broke down with the weight of the world on my shoulders. I wanted to go to him, yet I wanted to nurse the baby and rest. I began to sob as I nursed the baby, not knowing how I would ever be able to handle two young children. Suddenly, I heard a distinct voice whisper in my ear. It was so real that I actually turned around to see if someone was in the room. It was the voice of the Lord. He simply said, “Do not let this child dictate unto you.” I was so stunned, and only realized in a minute or two that my older son was no longer crying, and in fact had fallen fast asleep in his crib. The Lord’s simple words have stayed with me for 26 years. His practical, loving advice reassured this harried mother to trust in Him always.

  219. Charm March 11, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    God has and is so amazing in my life I just have wonderful “carry me” stories. That’s what I call them when life beats me down to mental and physical exhaustion He picks me up and carries me through and I look back over the situation, not understanding why me but knowing;I am forever grateful. 14yrs ago I was a single parent of two, going through a divorce, working 3 jobs and living paycheck to paycheck. I usually slept 3hrs a day and sometimes in my car between jobs; I work nights for 7yrs. One day I was so exhausted I just sat in my car and cried, I didn’t even pray I just cried; afterwards I said “Lord I’m so tired”. I dried my eyes and went in to my second job. Less than a month later I was offered a trial position that paid enough that I could work two jobs. I hung in there for 3yrs learned many new skills, even got promoted. By the fourth year I was in demand, companies were recruiting me. The fourth year was hired to one job that paid me three times what all three of past jobs had paid and I was off weekends and holidays. Today I am debt-free and the proud mother of adult college graduates who are very active in the community and giving back. As if that isn’t enough from God; I have such a good reputation in my field, companies are waiting for me to work for them. I am also able to recommend other people for jobs. God is awesome and pray everyone reading is and continues to be blessed.

  220. Carol March 11, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    When my daughter was a teenager she decided she didn’t like our rules. So one day she packed her things and left while we were at work. After a few days of not hearing from her I was so upset. I cried out to The Lord for help and not 5 minutes later the phone rang and it was her. I was busy praising The Lord I barely heard what she said. We taked for a bit and I told her how much I loved her. She eventually came home and I would like to say it was a smooth road from then on but it was not. One thing I did know after that glory moment was that I was not alone in those moments of heart ache and didn’t have to walk that path alone. Praise God his strength is what carries us when we can’t go on!

  221. Melissa Horning March 11, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    In 2010, I was pregnant with our third child when we found out at ultrasound that it would be our first son and also that he had clubbed feet. We were sent to specialists who did extra ultrasounds checking for any additional problems. We were sent out to lunch while the doctors took a look at the ultrasounds and conferred together. It was while we were out – waiting for our final afternoon appointment – that I was wandering through a Disney store wasting time. I called my mom who assured me that God had everything in control and I wanted so badly to believe that everything would be okay. As I hung up the phone, the song on the store radio – that I usually don’t pay any attention to – was playing Hakuna Matata. I found myself humming along and then realized it was a little message to me saying, “No worries, for the rest of (his) days.” It was my little message and I walked out humming the song and wiping tears from my eyes. My precious little boy was born with a medical condition called arthrogryposis, but he has a very mild case and has hit all major milestones in his development even though his hands and feet were not completely normal at birth. But with lots of orthopedic care and therapy he has come so far and runs around like a normal 3 year old boy. No one who doesn’t know him can even tell that his fingers don’t stretch out completely or that his feet were once turned at the ankles. He is a delightful little boy and I am so very proud of him! Hakuna Matata

  222. Tammy Nunn March 11, 2014 at 2:29 am #

    Two years after leaving an abusive 3 year marriage I finally got the nerve to go through with the divorce. Up until this time I had been terrified to go through with it for fear that my abusive ex would get visitation with our 3 year old special needs daughter. In order to attempt to keep her safe from her father the attorney finally came up with the idea of finalizing the divorce but reserving all other issues for a later date. The plan was that I’d never go back to court. We would be divorced and I would carefully and strategically plan every single move we made to ensure that he never have an opportunity to get his hands on her. The day before our court date God just gave me complete peace about the matter. I just knew that everything was going to be fine and I knew that God was with me…I felt Him. The day of the hearing arrived, but my ex did not. He didn’t show up for the court date and the judge signed the papers, no questions asked. I was thrilled. The true “Glory Moment” , however, came the following day. I received a call from my attorney. He said that my ex-husband had called him and said that he would agree to no visitation if I agreed to no child support. I thanked God all day that day. I haven’t stopped thanking Him since. Praise the Lord for His merciful love and protection…and for Glory Moments. Thanks for letting me share.

  223. Janet March 11, 2014 at 2:48 am #

    I have felt God right next to me many times.When I was young I was told I had type1diabetes.I was only 12 years old. I turned my back on God. I did whatever it was I wanted. God did not turn his back on me. When I was 21 I found out I was pregnant.My mother told me not to have the baby.She said I would die and or the baby would die. I had a terrible pregnancy. I just happened to get a doctor who had just had a child with his type 1diabetic wife. I was in and out of the hospital. I. did not know what was going to happen.The doctor delivered my healthy baby girl 8months later c section. I looked at my baby girl and saw true love and the miracle of Christ our Lord at the same time.

  224. Sheri March 11, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    Angels All Around
    My Glory Moment are actually #2:=)

    First, I have an enegetic 15 year old daughter!!! When she was conceived, I was dignosed with a tear in my placenta (1st month. The doctors stated it was 90% chance I would miscarry. I was immediatley place on bedrest until the following Wednesday to have another sonogram taken. On Monday, I spoke to a friend who is an evangelist and explained what was happening. As she prayed with me on the phone her exact words were “When the doctors perform the next sonogram, they will be totally amazed the “tear” would be gone. The next day, I was rushed back to the hospital, after performing #2 sonograms the doctors could not find the “tear!!” Gos is good!!!

    My daughter from birth to toddlers suffered many illness but she was a fighter!!! One day, she was very sicjk and being a single mother funds were low!! I told the doctor that I only have $20.00 to pay toward her account which he accepted. She needed a precription filled and as I , her brohers and I were walking to Walgreeens to fill the prescription, i was met by a lady who stopped me. She stated that “God told her to give something in her hand and when God tells her do something she has to do it!!” (Note: this lady was not in the doctor office)

    Although, I have always taught my children not to accept anything from strangers, I did. As she handed the object, it was $20.00!!!

    So, these are my “GLORY MOMENTS!!”

  225. Sandy McBride March 11, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    from desperation to joy
    I recently went through a separation from my husband( temporary now reconciled) I had been depending on part of my sons income to see me through the month I knew I was holding him back from school so I urged him to return knowing full well what was ahead for me I cried out to the Lord broke broken and alone for the very first time in my life I still don’t know how he did it but my refrigerator remained full I even have food in there from those desperate times My prayer life became deeper and God asked me Do you trust me now? I then started to experience joy in my life for the very first time My circumstances said that I should fear but I didn’t I knew He was my provider This is has changed my whole out look at life I am experiencing another financial set back but I know he is Lord and he will shield me from all Even if I lose part of the income we rely on He is always there to hear my cries It was a spiritual awakening Thank you Jesus

  226. Dianna King March 11, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    The unexpected
    I have Rhuematoid Arthritis and have been in a lot of pain lately.I live in California and I like to Garden. I’ve been walking by my flowerbeds thinking “what a mess when will I feel like getting to this again. Friday when I came home it was done for me!! What a blessing. I think the gardener who never touches my flower beds, may have decided to do that, not even knowing my condition. Praise God!! Our God who knows all things and cares about flowerbeds is AWESOME!

  227. PATTY March 11, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    About a year ago , I was on my way home,mulling over the events of the day and feeling a little bit stressed. I think of Our Lord and what kind of message he might have for me to better cope with all of things going on in my life. All of a sudden I looked up at the sky and it became the most beautiful shades of Pink & Blue, beautiful willowy clouds, at that moment I knew My Lord was with me and was telling me that everything was going to be okay and to just enjoy the beautiful sky He had created for me, just for ME! Ever since that day, either on my way to or from work, My Lord creates those beautiful skies for me to enjoy and to know that He is with me every step of the way! I have even pointed them out to my husband and he agrees that My Lord puts those beautiful skies out there just for ME!

  228. Rebecca Wanjiku March 11, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Hi Sharon,
    I have severally experienced the glory moments only to realise later that God was speaking. One instance is when I wanted to put up a house for my mom and I could not save enough because there was always something to do with the money. Suddenly the boss decided to pay our service benefits and I was paid for 22 years service and the money was more than enough to put up a permanent house for mom. I will now keep a watch for these glory moments.

  229. Melikia March 11, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    After having been injured on a job I lost the ability to perform in my field. Following the loss of that income, came the loss of what my family once called “everything”, bonused by an experience with the eviction process from our five bedroom rental home. During that season it would seem the day’s true goal was to bare Melikia more and more, causing me to arrive at a state of silence. Amidst the beautiful Silence, He spoke and revealed His heart for our family. Abba showed himself as Judge in the courtroom, Lifter of my head in physical therapy (literally), as Friend held closer than any relation. He became sustaining bread for us, Joy, Comfort and Laughter out of what seemed nowhere! Our God IS an Awesome God. Was amazing to find myself Suddenly reminded that Love is the very essence of His Presence.
    God Continuously Bless You

  230. Amy March 11, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    I’ve been a single mother for 13 years, and for 13 years I’ve been faithfully waiting for God to find me the right husband (I’ve never been married). Now I’m nearly 39, and it feels like time is running out for me and my daughter to have a bigger family. The past six months have been very dark and filled with hopelessness and despair. During one of my darkest hours, I was reading your devotion about the bleeding woman who touched Jesus and was seen, and I cried out in front of my computer for Jesus to SEE ME! The following day, while nursing my sick daughter who was vomiting everywhere, a chat message ticked in from one of my mother’s old friends. She said: God sees you and promises a new era for you and your daughter. What you have dreamed of will come true. I had a SUDDEN MOMENT OF GLORY, and I knew that God saw me. I didn’t tell her what I had been struggling with, but during the following four weeks, she came back with detailed confirmations of things God had already given me in my heart. My miracles have not yet happened, but how can I doubt??? God, help me in my disbelief!

  231. Veta March 11, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    GOD came to me during April’s Fury (April 11, 2011 Tornado that hit Pleasant Grove, AL), and in a still small voice said catch your bedroom door, It is not going to hurt you. I saw HIM detach the hinges and I caught it. My son and I were saved while everything else blew away.

  232. Frances March 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    I was driving to work this morning thinking about the two times in my life that were life changing moments with God. Then I began to think of the times I have had other rememberal encounters with God. I remembered this time when I was sitting in the workshop just all broken hearted & crying my heart out to God saying, God “I just don’t understand, I did what I thought you wanted me to do and now look what is happening.” It was at that moment, I felt like someone had wrapped their arms around me pulled me close & gave me a BIG hug. I looked up & around and no one was there. I know it was God. I felt the words, “It is going to be OK” Come from within me. That was many years ago & it has all been OK. God is with me always. He will never leave me nor forsake me.

  233. Jane March 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    I take care of my Mom, work full time, have a home and husband to take care of and even though my husband is fabulous to help as much as he can…….sometimes it is just so overwhelming!! One morning it had been “one of those mornings”…..nothing went right as I was going about my usual early start, getting Mom’s breakfast, meds, getting her dressed, getting myself dressed and ready for work. I sobbed as I drove the 25 miles to work……….feeling alone and burdened and just down…….(not my normal self). I got out of the car and started trudging up the sidewalk to my office and I turned the corner from the parking garage, I looked up….and…..THERE…..just ahead in all its glory was a magnificent rainbow…… rain in sight to have “caused” it!! But, God’s promise just exploded in my brain. “I promise to give you strength and peace and comfort……..lean on ME!!” I felt as if God had put that rainbow in the sky JUST FOR ME!! To remind me of His promises. I walked…….No……I floated the rest of the way to my office, praising God in my heart. THAT is one of MY glory moments!!

    • G March 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      God is so good and we truly are blessed. There is evidence all around us if we just look. God bless and keep you.

  234. G March 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    I can think of many glory moments throughout my life, but one stands out so much that when I think back on that time, I can still feel His arms around me. :) Although I became a Christian at an early age, I went through a phase in my late 30s that was definitely not Christian behavior. I ended up having an affair and was torn between my husband and the other man. My husband still wanted me (definitely a God thing) and so did the other man. I prayed, cried, talked to family and friends. I felt driven to talk to pastors and others. I kept asking “what should I do?” I finally had made up my mind and was going to leave my marriage. I thought this would bring me peace and help me move forward. Boy was I wrong! I made the decision early one morning and felt nervous and almost sick all day. Something wasn’t right. I knew that my vows were a covenant between not only me and my husband, but between us and God as well. I told my husband and the other man that I needed a night alone to think. I went home and prayed and cried and said “Lord, I know what you want me to do. I know what is right and I am willing to do it. I can’t do it alone. I care for the other man and for my husband and I know that I’ve hurt them both and hurt you, please forgive me and give me the strength to do this.” The other man called to talk and I told him about my decision to stay in my marriage. He began to cry and ask me to change my mind. It was so hard to stick to my decision. I hung up the phone and cried out to God “Lord I can’t do this on my own. I need you and your strength. If you want me to stay in my marriage, please help me.” I felt His presence in that room so strongly that I could physically feel Him holding me and supporting me. The other man called all through the night. Every time the phone rang, I said a prayer and made it through. Although I was awake most of the night, the next day, I felt exhilarated! I truly had rested in the arms of the Lord and knew I would be ok. I called my husband and told him about my experience and how I knew that God was going to help us save our marriage. It’s been about 8 years now since He restored our life and forgave me for my sinfulness. There are times that I still don’t think I’ve quite forgiven myself, but I’m working on that. I’m blessed to be married to a man that has worked and prayed to make our marriage even stronger than it was before the affair. I know that if I had left, I would have been sorry. I would have disappointed God and so many people and I would have lost my very best friend. God has always known that my husband and I would make a good pair. He set the wheels in motion for this love when I was 14 and he was 16. I tell my husband that God made him for me. I believe that with all my heart and I thank God everyday that He didn’t let me give up on His plans for me.

  235. Sabrina March 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I had a sudden glory moment just the other day. I have been unemployed for a month now due to emotional stress and asthmatic bronchitis. A week after resigning from my job I was diagnosed with a bulging disc in my lower back. Since then I have been overwhelmed emotionally and spiritually broken. I read this book called the prayer box and began to start my own. At the end of each prayer for several weeks I would end with Lord help my unbelief, I do believe. I struggled with my faith, my mind was always clouded with regret and frustration. I felt as though I would slip back into the dark depression I fought 7 years ago. So I decided for the first time to try something different and fast and pray. Into my fast, on day three while I was writing in my journal scriptures to fight my hunger pains, I paused and looked over my past journal entries since starting the fat and notice at the end of each prayer I ended with Lord I do believe. I could only laugh to myself. For it was the Lord who led me to fast and pray that I may draw near to him and he to me. I am beginning to trust the Lord more with my circumstances and to believe truly all his ways are loving and faithful.

  236. Cheri March 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    This is the most recent glory moment I have experienced. I have been praying and going through the realization that my wonderful husband is an alcoholic for the past couple of years. I have gone through fear, anxiety, hopelessness, sadness and anger over this period of time. Always with the Lord helping me and holding me, some times with a friend but mostly with Him. Well about two weeks ago I asked a friend, who had been through similar situation with her spouse to pray for my husband, and with her husband they began to pray. For some reason God choose this time to open his floodgates of glory and relief to us. My husband had been searching for the help he needed and he opened up to me more than he ever had, and I to him. The next day God removed his desire for alcohol with no viable side affects! No matter what happens next I know that the Lord will help us and shine his glory in us and through us. Thank you Lord for your perfect timing and your sudden glory!! Praise Him!

  237. Mariea March 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    This was too good to be true. One Morning as i was speeding out to the Farm. I had a puncher and i had to stop for help.Having been new to driving i could hardly refix the tyre.
    Wonders of all wonder a cyclist appeared who told me to get him the spare tyre which was in the rear boot. I reached out for it. On rolling the spare to Him He had already unbolted the punched tyre and He fixed my spare for me . He quickly instructed me to return the bad tyre for later servicing. On finishing to replace the tyre i realised the HELPER had got to his Bike and was speeding away. Whaw how could he just leave without a thank you? So i got into my car to speed after him to say thank you. As i stepped on the acceleration plate then did a thought cross my mind that he HADN’T ASKED ME FOR A JACK AND HE HAD FIXED MY CAR ON HIS KNEE. THAT,S WHEN I stopped to say thank you Lord for i never got glimpse of this man again and i have never seen anyone fix a car without a Jack. What a GLORY.

  238. Sylvia March 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Your devotionals are a treasured time in my day, thank you. My 42 year old son was taken to the hospital 2 weeks ago with headache and blurred vision. After CT scan and MRI the neurosurgeon said he had a benign tumor on his temporal lobe. His blood pressure was sky high and they sent him home the next day. He had an eye exam and kidneys checked and we all prayed. I prayed that his tumor would be gone. After a week he finally had an appointment with the neurosurgeon and he told him it was not a tumor but a blood vessel that had bled a little and was shaped like an umbrella, the size of a pea and that they didn’t need to do anything, he was fine. We still would like to know why he needs to be on meds for his blood pressure, but are praising God for the good news.

  239. Julie Stevens March 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    There have been several times I’ve had a “glory” moment from the Lord, but I was like to share two times that immediately came to mind. One was when I was unhappy in my job and had been praying of a change even though I am reluntant to change. Several people had encouraged me to look into a different position in the organization I work for during this time; however, fear always kept me from it. I felt that the Lord was wanting me to do something different, but I wasn’t bold enough to follow through. After wondering and struggling with what I should do, I prayed (not really expecting it) that if it were His will, the upper management person would knock on my door and offer me the job. Never expecting that just a few hours after my prayer that’s exactly what happened! I know God was laughing at me, saying, “Oh ye of little faith.” I did accept the job and God bless me tremendously! Another time, was when my husband and I had been struggling with conceiving and being told that we probably were just one of those couples that couldn’t have children. We had tried several medical procedures that were unsuccessful. I remember praying the prayer of Hannah for a child. I felt peac in my spirit and we quit “trying” and left it up to God. My last procedure was in May of 2002 and three months later, we were told we were pregnant, only to have the doctor tell us at 12 weeks that I was probably having a false pregnancy because he couldn’t find a heart beat or image of the baby on the ultrasound. I told him that I refused to believe it. I was told that he would wait 2 more weeks and do another ultrasound and then we would have to make some decisions. With a lot of prayers in between, I returned 2 weeks later. This time I saw the NP that told me that she had been praying and just as soon as she touched my belly with the ultrasound, there was the image of our little girl God blessed us with on May 4, 2003! The doctor admitted this was nothing short of a miracle! Then to be told at 2:00 in the morning at 3 weeks of age, her high fever was from spinal menegitis and she probably would not make it – to the doctor telling us the next morning that he couldn’t explain that the positive culture had quit growing and he would have to do another test. She is a healthy 10 year old beautiful little girl with no lasting effects that loves the Lord! God is so good!

  240. minni March 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Sometime after I’d been miraculously, healed of cancer, I was doing my morning excercise routine in my bedroom, after I’d dropped my kids off to school. I heard my name, almost audibly, and very definitely. “Minnie, I love you!!” I fell to the floor, crying; no sobbing!!! I looked up to the ceiling from the floor and with up lifted hands I worshipped the Father, Lover of my soul. To Him be glory forever, Amen!!!!

  241. Renee McGraw March 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    My testimony: Renee McGrawAt a friend’s house when I was 12 years old, I had a beer. The feeling that came over me was incredible. I felt whole, included, a part of, worthy! I spent the next 16 years wanting to feel that again, to no avail. The last six years of my addiction I spent on the street, the few exceptions are when I was in jail. I smoked crack, prostituted and ate out of garbage cans. I can relate to the prodigal son in Luke 15, in that I was given so much, just to squander it away. Also, when I came to my senses, I was welcomed back with open arms. Not only by my family, who loved me and supported my recovery wholeheartedly, but by my Heavenly Father. I was 28 when I entered treatment and started my recovery journey. Yes, He is still setting captives free! I was dating my now husband when he heard Pastor Dale on T.V. I know now that God was drawing us to Himself. Being in a 12 step program, I knew about higher powers and that helped, at least it wasn’t me anymore! But knowing the one true God through a relationship with Jesus Christ has done for me what that first drink did and so much more! And the consequences are beyond better! We started attending C.O.R. in 2002 and when I prayed with the Pastor and accepted Jesus as my Savior, I knew I had been forgiven. One of my life verses is Psalm 40:1-3 “I waited patiently on the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to my God.” Like I said, I knew I had been forgiven, yet there were still consequences from the way I lived for so long. During a minor surgery to remove a cyst, it was discovered that I had several fibroid tumors and that my fallopian tubes were completely blocked (due to the many infections I had had over the years that went untreated). The doctor told me I would never be able to conceive, let alone carry a child. I was so sad, but Louis always said, if God wants us to have a child we will.” After attending C.O.R. awhile and learning God’s word, the Holy Spirit convicted Louis and I to live separately and not be intimate until we were married. Well as you can imagine that moved up the wedding date! It was still 2 years later when we married, and we spent that time honoring God and seeking to know Him more. I know that because of this, God made the impossible, possible. Three months after being married I was bleeding for several weeks and went to my GYN. He ordered a special sonogram where they would fill my uterus with liquid and take a picture of it. Before the procedure the nurse asked me if I was pregnant. I said no, she then asked my GYN, he said, “There’s no way she’s pregnant.” The nurse was firm (Thanks be to God) and refused to do the procedure until I did a pregnancy test. So I did, I was in fact pregnant! God’s hands were all over that appointment. If she had done the procedure it would have aborted the baby. Psalm 113:9 says “He settles the barren woman in her home as a happy mother of children.” God makes a way where there is no way. I mentioned how I could relate to the prodigal son in Luke 15. I can also relate to the adulteress woman who went from shame to forgiven to ministry. Barnabas who cried out for mercy, not letting anyone shush him. Abraham when God provided a ram. Joshua, when God stopped time for him, the Israelites when God made a way through the wilderness, the Red Sea and the Jordon River! Hagar, when He opened her eyes, Hannah, Rachel and so many others when He opened their wombs. He speaks to me through people and His word! He’s made walls crumble down in my life just like He did for Joshua. He gives victory to the obedient, He heals, supplies, resurrects, delivers and redeems! Only God can take something so broken and shattered, and not only make it whole again, but make it productive too! He not only restored me, He redeemed me, and turned my mess into His message of Grace! My faith has increased, and now even though my uterus had to be removed after giving birth to Grace E., when people ask if we’ll have more children, I say “If it is God’s will!” Not having a uterus doesn’t mean anything to God. He can do ANYTHING!

  242. Judith Waymire March 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    In 1995, I committed myself to the hospital for treatment of depression. God knew, as I did, that I wanted to know Him, and to get well. He also knew that I needed a quiet and safe place to do that. When I was discharged, I returned to my home in the country. One rainy and dreary morning, I left home to run errands or something. There was a narrow county road that led in a curvy route to the highway. One part of it curved through a place where branches of the trees formed an overhang that reminded me of a similar place in the book ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

    Going into that overhang, it was very dark and depressing, but when I came out of the overhang, I came into light. Not only that, but the most beautiful rainbow I had ever seen greeted me. I simply stopped my car and gazed at it. I said, over and over, “Thank You, God!” Then I said to myself, “I would love to see a double rainbow.” By this time I was on the road leading to town. Suddenly, I looked up and there was a perfect double rainbow!! Both were complete arches from one end to the other.

    That was the day I began to “collect” rainbows. My collections include pictures of rainbows, friends, events, serendipities, and other sudden glories.

    Fill your days with God’s rainbows!

  243. Jennifer March 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I have been standing for my marriage for close to 14 months now. This has not been an easy road nor was it a path that I chose. In a moment of complete brokenness I cried out to God for help and he heard my cries and laid a calling on my heart to stand for my husbands salvation and the healing and restoration of our marriage and our family. Patience is not my strongest virtue and there have been moments throughout this journey that I have let the circumstances consume me and overwhelm me to the point of wondering if I had made the whole “calling me to stand” up. My choice to stand has not been popular and very hard for many of my friends and family, who are believes to understand. The world tells us to walk away and find someone else. That we derserve better. But all I know is that my God, has given me a love for my husband throughout this process that is truly a precious gift that is to be treasured and fought for.

    Yesterday, I received a text from my husband informing me that he has decided to do what needs to be done. He has never said the words and still can’t even write them, ” I want a divorce!”. To say that I am heartbroken and devastated is an understatement. But God! Not only did he prepare me to receive that text, he has filled my heart with a peace beyond my own understanding and reaffirmed to me once again this morning that he is not done with us yet. Two verses that I received this morning are what I call my glory moment. (Psalm 112:7) They do not fear bad news, they confidently trust The Lord to care for them. And (2 Corinthians 5:7) For we walk by faith, not by sight.

    If there is anyone reading this that needs encouragement in their marriage today, no matter what the circumstances, please know that there is hope. With God all things are possible. God WILL always sustain us and fight for us we have to do is ask and have faith! (Hebrews 11:1)

    One thing that I know is that God will never give up on me, my husband and our family. Glory to God!

  244. Becky March 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    On the day my mom died, I was took a walk in the woods by myself and can across a pond and while walking around it I found a spot where I spotted and closed my eyes and said a prayer and I also said; Mom I wish you were here standing with me seeing this beautiful scenery and free from your pain and suffering. And when I opened my eyes and stood there looking out over the pond and woods around me, I could feel someone there with me and after a few minutes I heard someone coming out of my former in-laws house and I know that it was my ex-husband coming to tell me my mom had passed away and sure enough he drove our truck out where I was to tell me exactly that, that my mom had passed away In the hospital just a few minutes ago. My mom was an 11 year survivor of Breast Cancer when she passed on the 4th of July in 1999. I also believe God was standing with me while I said my prayer, I was also letting my mom know that Me and my 3 Bothers would be ok if she wanted to leave this world and join her parents (my grandparents) in heaven. She had been in the hospital for 3 wks in hospice care, I had just left her an hour earlier too, with the radio on next to her ear (since hearing is the last thing to go) with Shana Twain singing – Looks like We Made, my memory of this event will always and forever be told to my family and friends, because I want them to know what an awesome God he truly is. And I do believe in miracles. Thank you Sharon for letting me tell my story today – in memory of my Mom

  245. Ashreena March 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    I have had a couple of glory moments..I can recall all but alot of them were based on chnage of feelings at the moment. Presently, I’m keen on opening my own cake business and as i kept going online facebook and seeing all the great work some were doing and I began to ask myself “why is this not happening for me now?” Also earlier in the year I got a major panic attack after suffering an asthma attack five days prior while driving my car and since then I havent been driving solo…I could with someone else in the car but just not by myself as yet. And I began to feel like things just were going down and down for me and began to feel even more depressed than I already was…i just left the question out there and when I got to work next morning there was a devotional that simply answered my question saying that “we would not learn to grow if God gave us everything we wanted, when we wanted, he likes ot work in us first to help us grow in the areas we needed to grow such as stretching our faith, being patient, trusting him” and since then i felt a peace and calm that came over me and it led me to understand that trusting GOd works out best in the end rather than trying to figure things out all the time

  246. Vashti March 11, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    I had a glory moment last week. Things have been tenuous at work and at home. I really feel as if I am at the end of my rope. I have been praying and seeking God waiting for Him to answer in SOME way.

    When I came home from the gym after a stressful day it was early evening, instead of going directly upstairs like I usually do, I was drawn to my back yard. I sat down in one of the chairs and was listening to Selah on my ipod. Once again I asked if God was there, it was as if everything stopped, there was a stillness in the air, then a very light breeze came over me and I smelled my star jasmine. After the breeze, the birds started chirping again and the world went back to normal, but my heart was still and I didn’t feel alone anymore. God was telling me to just be still and I will feel Him.

    Needless to say, I broke out in tears and praise for the God of all creation. I love when He shows up!!!

  247. Lisa March 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    I graduated from college with my bachelor degree in elementary teaching. A year or two before I graduated I married a farmer whom I am dearly love and everything seemed perfect. I live in Southeast Nebraska and the area is flooded with teacher colleges and teacher candidates. I wasn’t able to move to a job because I had married a farmer :).

    For 3 years I worked as a substitute and then a para professional in a severe and profound room. It was very low paying work and it was to the point where I knew I had to start looking for another job. This saddened me deeply because I knew that my chances of ever finding a teaching job if I wasn’t in the field in some way became very slim.

    I went to bed crying out to God. “God if you don’t want me to be a teacher I won’t but Lord please let me have a job that has meaning.” The very next day I received a phone message from the Lutheran school I had attended as a child. They wanted to know if I still needed a teaching position.

    God was preparing the way for me to be in His Word and teach children every day in a remarkable way. That was definitely the hand of God in my life!

  248. Angela March 11, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    My most recent sudden glory happened just a few months ago. I have an old friend that I met in high school. He was actually an Army Recruiter and tried to recruit me my Senior year. We became really good friends and have always been there for each other through ups and downs in life. I’ve tried to witness to him on numerous occasions because he’s had a rather difficult life, but will never surrender to The Lord. I haven’t seen him in years because he moved up north. Anyway, a few months ago we were messaging on Facebook and catching up on life and I was just telling him that I was stressed because my baby had been sick for months and I had missed so much work and I didn’t get paid for missing work. About 3 days later I received a check in the mail from him for $300.00!! I was suddenly able to afford groceries for my kids. I felt that Jesus arranged it all to happen, I was blown away thankful. He is always on time!!!!

  249. Jeanie Matthews March 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    I was in the middle of worship as I was worshiping I had my head down as I usually did, not feeling right about not bowing my head. At that moment the Lord not only told me He wanted to see my face when I was singing to Him, He actually put His hands on my face and lifted my whole head up!

  250. Leslie March 12, 2014 at 12:39 am #

    My glory moment is quite simple. I wasn’t able to plant flowers 2 summers ago. I usually plant annuals, so I’m planting them every summer. Anyway, one of my pots had what looked like a weed. I kept meaning to pull it so at least the pots weren’t taken over with weeds. By the end of the week, I noticed that the “weed” didn’t look like one. Turns out it was a flower. This flower, multiplied what seemed like daily. I ended up with a pot of flowers that were so big and beautiful. That was around the same time that I read one of your devotionals on glory moments. My mom came over and said, I thought you couldn’t afford flowers. I said, I couldn’t. God Blessed me with a glory moment. I then shared with her your devotional. Every time I looked at it I thanked GOD for my pot of glory!

  251. Julia March 12, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    A few months ago my daughter and I had a Glory Moment, Praise God! We were driving back home after filing a sexual assault police report within the city where the assaults occurred. There was a sad silence between the both of us. Normally I am a joyous person but today there was no such joy, only heartache for my beloved daughter. While waiting at a stop light to turn green I saw this enormous rainbow in the sky with bold vivid colors. It looked like God had painted it just for us. I pointed it out to my daughter and we were both amazed since it had not been raining that day! Praise God again for this Glory Moment!!! :)

  252. Jeanie Matthews March 12, 2014 at 4:19 am #

    I was in worship and as I was worshiping the Lord I had my head down as I didn’t feel right about not bowing my head. At that moment I know the Lord said to me “Don’t look down I want to see your face when you sing to me.” He then took my face in HIs hands and lifted my head. As I have been typing this with my husband’s help the Lord reminded me of His constant presence in my life.

  253. Tammy Dyer March 12, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    I have sevreal Glory Moments every day. I think we all do. A recent significant one happened when I recently was dismissed due to medical reasons from my job working with special needs students. I had worked there 15 years had good pay and excellent benefits. I stood with co-workers on th while they looked at me saying what in the world I was going to do. I told them God would provide and must want me in a new place and I was not worried. I saw doubting glances and rolled eyes but I realized at that moment that I meant that and believed it. I’m still not working but I’m still surviving tho my unemployment got messed and still is not approved and I have no income. I’ve received lots of small blessings that have kept me going. I’ve had time to give friends that need blessings. Time to get closer to God. I have moment’s that I get down and wonder what and when God will use me again in a job and if I’ll be able to pay my bills but then I take time with the Lord and He clothes me with his words thru friends or devotions or His Word and I can again be still and wait. Those are yet still more Glory Moments. I feel God is using me now in these circumstances as an example to others that even in these unknown times if you keep your faith and wait on Him…He will provide. Pay attention for those Glory Moments and use your time to give praise and bless others.

  254. Donna March 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Yesterday a friend sent me a text message saying to walk in the fullness of God’s joy and then when I got to work and read my daily devotional for the day, it said the same thing, Colossians 2:6~7 says “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” I asked the Lord to let me see Him at work all around me and He does!!!

  255. Gabrielle Marshall March 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    One of the many glory moments was when I became a believer in 1983, it completely changed my life. The things I used to love, no longer had any appeal and the things I used to dislike (christians and the church) suddenly became my life! I had an insatiable hunger for the word of God and was fascinated by the church, the Jewish people and Israel. I asked the Lord one day if I could please go to Israel and walk where He walked. He whispered to my heart, “You’re going…” The following week, a military friend who had returned from Israel said he had the perfect job for me. He’d been to the House of Hope in Bethlehem and they were desperate for a house mother to look after the children. He’d told them about me and they said come quickly! My heart leaped for joy and I thought could it be for me? I spoke to my church leaders and they were thrilled and said “go with God”. As the time of my departure approached I said, “Lord, if you don’t want me to go, make sure you shut the door, otherwise I will take this opportunity as a gift from You”. The week before I was to leave, my church had a “sending off” service for me with many friends and family were present. A good friend came up to me and said she was praying for me and that the Lord had given her a verse for me. She had written it in the card. The verse was Isaiah 41:10
    “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
    I was so thankful for the verse and tucked it in my heart. A little later, an older sister who was like a mother to me came and said she was praying for me and the Lord had given her a verse for me that she’s written in a card. The verse was Isaiah 41:10, again. I thanked the Lord for confirming His partnership with me on this mission, and tucked it in my heart. Our guest speaker was someone I considered my spiritual father, a wonderful man of God named Boyd Nicholson. He had a Scottish background. He stood up to speak to us and said, “When I was praying today, I asked the Lord what would He have me say to this wee lass as she leaves for Israel and I felt impressed by the Lord that I should speak tonight on Isaiah 41:10…” My mouth fell open and I thanked the Lord for confirming to me three times that He would be with me, strengthen and uphold me and help me. On the day of my departure, as I was sitting on the plane, I grabbed the magazine in front of me and opened it in the middle. Sprawled across the top of both pages in block letters was Isaiah 41:10. I laughed out loud and said, “Ok Lord, I believe You! You’ll be with me and help me. Thank you for undergirding me with such a wonderful promise. I’m trusting You.”
    It was one of the most amazing years of my life with many glory moments, and the adventure has continued ever since! Thank You Lord!

  256. olga March 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Just few days ago my husband went out looking for a sponsor for a new business opportunity. I just called on my two year old daughter that we needed to pray for daddy, (you know one of those ‘talk to your father prayer’ not really kneeing down in deep prayer) for God to touch the heart of the person he had gone to meet. and the glorious moment was when my husband told me how his meeting went and everything was working towards his getting this sponsor.

  257. Michelle March 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    I have had quite a few… but this ONE stands out always in my mind and this one I will share with you today. I was going through many different things at once, life was difficult to say the least. I went to Wednesday night worship and singing a song with my eye’s closed and arms raised in total surrender to Him. In that moment it was as if time stood still and I was praising not in a sanctuary but in the Light of God’s presence. I could see many other hands raised and we were all bowed to Him who was before us, yet too bright to see. It was rest and peace and love beyond what mere words could ever express and I just wanted to stay there… in that moment, forever… When the song was over and I opened my eyes again, I was almost disappointed to find myself in the sanctuary. However, that moment gave me not only strength but hope I needed to get through all I was going through. I truly believe it was just a small glimpse of what is to come and it excites me!!

    <3 Be blessed

  258. Paulette March 13, 2014 at 2:52 am #

    I have been really going through learning to re-connect with God and to finally realize I don’t have to intentionally sin. The enemy has been fighting me hard because he doesn’t want me saved and I have falling for his tricks over and over. However, I would sometimes have my crying out moments driving down the street. I like looking at the sky because it is so awesomely made by God. So there are times when I am really crying out wanting to change and I would glance in the sky and God will make a perfect heart from the clouds showing me that He loves me. One special moment I was heading towards my dad’s home and in the sky was one of the biggest hearts I saw with hands holding the heart. I realize my heart needs to be in God’s hands. I am crying as I write this. I pray my journey is successful for God and that I truly find Him and get saved for keeps this time.

  259. Katie Ogden March 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Dear Sharon, My Glory Moment came in 1991 just after my husband and I ended our 8 month separation. We decided to go to a church of his choosing. It was a Sunday Morning in our new church when our Pastor asked for testimonies. I squirmed in my seat and decided to share my testimony about how God brought my husband Mike and I together again. After church I began to worry about my testimony. Did I say too much? What if the new church thinks poorly of me. I questioned myself and began to feel more anxious. So I decided to go to the store where I got lost in the produce section, which always brought me comfort when I was in distress. As I wandered through the produce department I looked up to see this lady with a shiny countenance coming toward me. She put her arm around me and said my dear I just loved your testimony. I stood silent for a second and then went to look for this lady. She was no where to be found. I realized God had just sent me an angel to encourage me.

    • Katie Ogden March 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

      We just celebrated our 32nd Anniversary yesterday. March 12, 2014

  260. Beth Y. W. March 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    It was our anniversary and I was struggling with not feeling loved by my husband. My husband is a wonderful, godly man, but not a romantic or one to plan ahead. He did not want to go out for dinner or see a movie…he was looking for an adventure. I wanted to be able to talk, look into each other’s eyes and connect on a deeper level. We had talked about kayaking so with some money we had been given, I decided to rent kayaks for our anniversary. That morning I surrendered my need to feel loved by my husband and do what he would enjoy instead. The Lord gave me Ephesions 3:16-19 “May your roots grow down deep into the soil of God’s love and may you understand how wide and how high and how long and how deep is the love of God in Christ…”. I asked God to show me His love for me that day.
    So babysitter picked up, kayaks delivered, down to the river we go. We were excited! It was a quiet, summer evening. Green bushes and trees grew on both sides and up the bank of the river. Our kayaks wound slowly through the water as we paddled along. We talked a little, but mostly just quietly slid along the river together. Due to erosion the roots of many trees were exposed. Suddenly it hit me…it was like a captured moment, a visual anniversary card to me from God. I felt like I was moving in slow motion as I looked at those roots going deep into the soil to reach the nutrients of the earth and the water. I felt as if God were saying to me” I want My love to satisfy your heart…let my love be what you need today. Let the roots of your life grow down deeper into My perfect love for you. ” Wow! I was awed as to how God answered my prayer that day. It is a “glory moment” I will never forget and hold close to my heart when I need a reminder of His amazing love for me.

  261. Librada Lathrop March 15, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    I was a single mom also with 2 boys. I had a friend whom she wants me to meet her. My friend told me that after church she would introduce me to her friend. This wonderful woman, she had a white hair like a snow. And we’ve meet, I don’t know what she saw in me because she looked at me like there was something wrong. Right there, she asked me if she could visit me and the boys that sunday afternoon and I said yes without thinking. After she asked me some questions, then she asked me if she can pray for me and the boys. And I said yes. I have never heard anybody praying like what she was praying. I never ever heard my mom pray like that. She was praying to GOD to help me with the boys and so on. You see, I never knew who GOD is, I was a catholic. When I go to church, I go in empty, I come out empty. Then she said to me that if I want to get to know Jesus, I have to follow what she is saying, and then she said that If I want to let go of the thorns in my life then I have to name them one by one. After doing so, letting go the thorns one by one, I felt like I was floating on the air. I know we were kneeling. I had to open my eyes to see if I was floating. So, right there GOD took all away my sins. HE forgave me. While I was married to my ex husband, my feeling like I was in the tunnel so dark that I just want to see the light. I know GOD don’t like divorce, but he allowed those things to happen so that we can remember that we are not ALONE. After my divorced, my prayers like this: GOD, PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD DAD TO THE BOYS AND A GOOD HUSBAND TO ME. That was my prayers for 6 years. After 6 years, I meet a wonderful man whom the answer of my prayers. When he propose to me, I asked my husband now to wait. What I did was I asked GOD if this is the answer of my prayers. I knew he was smiling to me and said, yes daughter, he is the answer of your prayers. We been married for 24 years. And it was a GLORY MOMENT of my life. I thank JESUS for my husband everyday. He is a kind man. He helps my families financially. Who can do that? Through GOD, my husband can and is. Not only I owe my life to GOD, also to my husband. We are rich in love by GOD. Thank you for letting me write. God Bless. Librada Lathrop.

  262. Lizy March 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Last thanksgiving lunch,we called friends and relatives,including our daughters ,Hindu and Muslim friends.I wanted to do a thanksgiving prayer ,worship songs and read the word of God.When I saw the crowd,I was little anxious,but Gods glory come upon me.I just made two claps everybody stop talking .I announced we are going to do a thanks giving prayer.Lead the people to main living where the the piano.When I read Philippians 4:6-10 it was pin drop silence.We sang psalm 100 and In Christ alone songs too and thanks giving prayer.
    Even now when I think about it,I know that it was a Glory moment.

  263. Debbie March 17, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    Many years ago on one day, my son was taken from me by his father by an emergency custody order, I was at the courthouse to try to stop the proceedings when the police caught up with me and took my son from me at that time and put him on a plane. that day I also found out my boyfriend had a woman in his bedroom. Needless to say I was distraught and now had no one to talk to about these crisis’ in my life. I was at a loss to figure out what I could do and then I got a phone call, it was a wrong number (but it was a blessing!) that man talked to me for over 2 hours until I had calmed down and started a plan to (successfully!) get my son back to safety. I was able to carry out those plans and get my son back just before his birthday! Without that phone call, I really don’t know what I would have done, It certainly saved my sanity and may have saved my life! All because a “stranger” called the wrong number!

  264. Amada March 20, 2014 at 12:01 am #

    I took an opportunity that God presented to me at the beginning of the semester to begin raising support for a missions trip to Australia during Spring Break. Most of the spiritual aches in my life have to do with money, so calling a list of 150 people and asking them for money for a missions trip (some Christians, some not) was humiliating and scary even though I knew it was going to be for spreading the amazing news of Jesus in another country. Two weeks before the trip I was only a third of the way to my goal and I started panicking. Then an issue came up with the people who were processing my passport the weekend before I was supposed to leave. At the beginning of this process I was unsure if this was something God wanted me to do but now I was so desperate because I really wanted to go. I prayed without ceasing (now I kind of get where Paul is coming from) every day up until the day before I was supposed to leave. That afternoon, the agency handling my passport called me to confirm its delivery and I was ECSTATIC! The money that I had collected was used to buy my plane ticket the week before and when we arrived at the hotel in Melbourne Victoria the following day, we were counting up my fundraising totals and realized that not only had I fulfilled my goal of $3600, I had EXCEEDED it!! God is so crazy good!

  265. Faa April 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Gas money,
    Out of work and running low on funds, I was getting ready for church one sunday morning. When I looked at my gas tank, I wasn’t sure how far it’d take me (never been good at gauging). I figured I would get to church and afterwards get gas at the station by there. Besides I was running late and would figure out the money later. During the prayer before service started, my friend slipped a $20 into my hand and said God told her to give me gas money! How specific!! God knows our every need

    • SavedSinner September 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

      Wow.. it may seem little in the grand scheme of things, but specific things like that, to me, are proof that God is real! And when you do run out of gas and have no money. . .huh. Not such a little problem. Extremely stressful and life-sucking. God prevented that for you. There is nothing He can’t do! This helps me have faith that He will provide.

  266. DAWN SCHWELLINGER July 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    On Sunday last, I was sitting on my patio when my sister came and sat with me. I was reading
    Hope Magazine and it had fifty quotes from the Psalms. I started to read them out loud and my sister would nod and say hmm. I asked if she wanted me to read them all and she said yes. As I read we would both look at the pictures accompanying the Psalms. It was such a wonderful time that she and I shared. A real glory moment. You see my sister is intellectually handicapped and yet she understood what God was saying. I will treasure that moment forever.

    • Sharon Jaynes July 25, 2014 at 9:20 am #

      What a beautiful moment. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    • SavedSinner September 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

      Wow.. tears!

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