I was into country music and songwriting for around twenty years
when an event happened that changed , my life!
My sister, Lucinda Sims ,and her fourteen year old daughter
(my niece) Wanda Faye Sims, was shot and killed in the year 2000. I had been raised as a christian, and when this took place it rocked the very foundation of my thoughts.
I knew that the word of GOD said " if you forgive not your brethren ,for their trespasses, neither
shall your trespasses be forgiven you".
I found myself having a hard time with doing this, for the first three days. Her pastor, at their funeral, asked me "did I have it in my heart to do this ", I told him "not yet".
For I could not stand there and lie to him and the LORD, by saying "yes". Then her minister told me that I was letting this man stand "in the way" of myself and GOD. I knew that he was telling me the truth.
I was sitting on the couch at home by myself, a few days later and was thinking about what he had said.
So I tearfully raised my hand to the LORD, and told him that " I did not understand this, and I needed HIS, " help".
He spoke into my heart and told me.."Get into my word, study it, and I will give you understanding, that will turn this tragic event into an anointing, and you shall overcome".
And so I did just what he said, and started an intense bible study. And I prayed. After about fourteen days of this, I again raised my hand unto the LORD.
I told him that I understood, and was ready to do, what had to be done. As I spoke the words " I forgive", I also prayed for the man's soul.
In so that, he would not be lost. That very moment..I FELT the LORDS eyes upon my heart, and I knew that HE knew that I spoke in truth.
At that instant, it felt like a huge weight had been lifted from upon me. I cried tears of joy, for I knew that I, had been freed from that burden.
I thanked the LORD, and I asked him for wisdom, so that I could turn all of my musical talents into gospel songs, so that I could lead others unto him.
I received, and in the past three years , I have written 75 gospel songs. I was saved many years ago, but had gotten distracted into the world.
When this took place. I wanted the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT, and the LORD gave it to me.
I have studied GODS word, and have read the bible several times, with the understanding of the spirit.
The LORD, through prayer, has worked several miracles, which I have witnessed with my own two eyes.
Almost a year ago, while painting, a cleaning lady came in and started telling me, how much, she had been poked and prodded, over the last few months.
She told me they had found, her to have an incurable, blood
cancer. I asked her if she believed in Jesus. She did.
Then I asked her if she understood the key to devine healings, she told me that she thought she did, but wanted me to tell her what I thought it was.
I said, "you have to believe. doubting nothing, that the LORD can and will do it. She said " I believe ",
I then asked her could I pray for her, and she said "please do" and so I did. Then she described " a feeling had come over her" and that she thought, she had been healed, by the LORD.
I replied , "that I too, had felt like the LORD, had removed this infirmity". She had a hospital appointment , the following Monday.
When she got to the hospital , she told them that " God had cured her" needless to say ,they were skeptical. So, they ran test, after test, in disbelief.
Finally , told her that, THEY COULD FIND NO TRACE, of the blood
cancer. Praise the LORD!
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