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Meant To Be

Café Menu for Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Today’s Special is: Trusting There is Meaning to My Life
Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Royale Rose
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You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.

Psalms 30:11-12 NIV

Entrée:

Some have heard this story and they are thinking "here she goes again".  But with each and every year that passes I learn to value my life so much more through it all.  There have been years past when I found myself asking God questions but I continue to learn more and more that God is in control and I was meant to be and for that I am THANKFUL for my life!

In November of 1994 on Groometown Rd. in Greensboro while in the car with 2 dear friends, we crashed head on with another car.  I remember nothing of the accident but the stories I have been told leave me speechless!  My dear friend David lost his life that day and for a long time that weighed heavy on me.  I felt as if somehow it was my fault.  His girlfriend and I were badly injured.

Before entering surgery I asked for my pastor and he came and prayed with me.  He left shakin' up a bit and later told my parents that I prayed along with him word for word.  Let me add my right jaw was broken in multi place and left jaw was fracture.  How on earth was I able to mutter a word?  GOD!!!!  Thats how!

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Jeremiah 17:14 NIV

I told my Mom there was a man who was with me right after the wreck happened and he stayed with me until the paramedics arrived.  He kept telling me I was going to be ok.  When the paramedics arrived there was nobody on the site of the accident; no man was to be found.  I later realized that was my angel, my guardian angel protecting me.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Psalm 91:11 NIV

Then there was a dream that my Mom had.  David was an Angel and he wanted us to know that he was home, he was in heaven and all was going to be ok.

Like I said before, after many years I'm just now understanding full circle what second chances are all about and that it is all part of GOD’S ALMIGHTY PLAN.  I think of these things today and it takes my breath away how God has worked all things for the good, just as he said he would.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

God knew 19 years ago that today on this day I would look back and praise His mighty name for the hope and future He has blessed me with.

He has never left or forsaken me just as He promised.

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Today more than ever before I am thankful that God is in control.

Take out:

Sing your praise to the highest and confess aloud your thankfulness...

Our God is greater, our God is stronger God You are higher than any other Our God is Healer, awesome in power Our God, Our God…

And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us And if our God is with us, then what can stand against?

Our God by Chris Tomlin

Dessert:

Lord God Almighty, thank You so much that You are always here with us.  Just as Your Word says You will never leave or forsake us.  In our scariest moments You are there holding us.  Sometimes it’s difficult for us to see and understand clearly and we do sometimes question You, but You are always there.  Thank You for being there in the valleys and never letting us go Lord.  I pray for those that are walking in valleys and that are questioning their life and the meaning of their life, Lord, please send the presence of Your Spirit over them with peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Be humbled by listening to Meant To Be by Steven Curtis Chapman

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