Monday, June 9, 2008

A Life Changed ....... Part 2

……..When Dennis and I met on April 24th 1999 I had no idea what God was up to……. And by the way we met on the Internet……bet you did not know that…….. After talking for what seemed like years we met at the praying hands in Tulsa Oklahoma. We were married October 17, 1999…….. It was God……. It was so God……… Long story short, we lived in Wichita for a couple of years where he was employed at Cessna Corporation as a computer technician. (Smart guy) .

............After a couple of years he knew that the Lord was telling him to leave there and come to Ada. I had elderly parents here and a son that I miss so……and a brother and sister in law that I so wanted to spend more time with. . In December 2001 we moved to Ada and he was hired at the University here in town……. And I resumed my business of screen print and embroidery.

...........Now I share that with you to let you know that my life up until 1999 was difficult at times but the Lord had walked with me through many many trials and had changed me from the inside out…….. I remember through all those years up until 1999 I would lay on the floor and cry out to the Lord to please not let my life be in vain……. I would pray that over and over and over for years and years……. I could never understand why such heartache came my way but through it all I survived……… I never tried to second guess why, I knew that some was my stupidity and my lack of self confidence and then there were the things that I just had no control over……..


...........Life is like that, some days we just have no control as to what comes next… However through those years I studied and taught and did some preaching and cried and begged God not to let my life and my struggles go for naught…….. He heard, He would answer………


……. When we moved back to Ada I felt that I had come home for many reasons and I hoped that the Lord had finally planted me to put down roots and begin……. But begin what? I had learned a long time ago that when the Lord moves it is never never in the way we every imagined…

…… With Dennis being a computer guru that he is I was quickly learning much more about the Internet and the computer than I ever imagined. Dennis is a beautiful Christian man he has encouraged me from the get go to write. He has always sat and listened as he would ask questions about the word of God and I would explain the best I could. He would always comment that I had such a wonderful way with teaching that others should hear……. Thus I created the Samaritan Women web site. I think I did that in 2003 …. And I began to write my devotionals.


........... My mantle from the Lord is teaching and I can tell you right now that I am in my element when in front of people, it matters not if it is one person or 500 people……. That is where I find my voice. It is a feeling that you can only understand if you have stood in the very middle of your calling…… there are no words… Now I will say to you that I am a good teacher and I only say that because the Lord has given that gift to me and to not tell you that would be like putting under a bushel the light that I have inside……..it is not a statement of pride or being puffed up, it is just my gift and I wear it proudly……….


............ Now……. After having a lot of time to write and pray and read, I began to write…… it was a few years latter that I became very discouraged and after a couple of years lost my will to write and decide that it was really a waste of time and after all there are millions of web sites and I am a pimple on the butt of a tadpole in the great scheme of life……….


......... I think it was almost two years that the web site was not touched and nothing added and then a computer crash and I lost most of my devotions and did not even try to replace them….


........ That is one thing about God, nothing moves Him and if we are a willing heart then He continues along the same path that He started out on regarding our lives……… He is not moved right or left He just continues……… He sees our heart and He sees that we have a passion to serve Him…….

…About a year ago my husband told me about the blog world and I began to blog in April of 2007……… and I found an outlet to begin to write again, and I can tell you that I have loved every minute of it and have met some wonderful ladies. I will always continue in the blog but I feel that the Lord has changed the course of my life in the past few months. It began back in January I believe ( I am sorry to say that the very first email from Chris along with several after that have been lost when I formatted my laptop from Vista to Windows XP) but I can share with you several of the other emails (in part) and I think you will understand what I am so excited about………….
......... Let me introduce you to Chris.............



........Chris is a man on a mission living in India.... He has a calling of God in his life and he has a heart turned to God and he is reaching out to the lost and hurting people of India. I love his statement at the bottom of most of his email..............."Life which is totally committed to God has nothing to fear nothing lose nothing regret"

........... Due to the fact that this blog has gotten pretty long... I will finish tomorrow night.........

Blessings

Denise

p.s. my web site is open again......... Samaritan Women


8 comments:

Mimi said...

what a blessing you are Denise...
I look forward to hearing more about Chris

Mary said...

Denise,

You have been truly blessed and I am so happy to meet Chris. I look forward to learning more about him.

God works in mysterious ways, my friend. Keep your eyes on HIM.

Love and blessings,
Mary

PEA said...

Dearest Denise,

I have just read your last two posts and it brought tears to my eyes, knowing what you've gone through and yet here you are today, stronger than ever because of God:-) You truly are a blessing to so many of us and you inspire me so very much. xoxo

Angie said...

That is awesome....now girl, you better pay attention...YOUR life is blessing others...you are an example of godliness...and encouragement to MANY! SO YOU REMEMBER that! YOU HEAR ME????
That's what I end conversations of importance with my grandsons...:)
Anyway, yes, I am AG. Born/raised/baptised all the way!
BUT I love the whole body of Christ---and it encompasses MANY denomiations!
My granny used to say that when we get to heaven...there are no names of churches...all the "tags or labels" are cut away!
I love you girl!!!

Tracy said...

I am looking forward to hearing more. I read your story and feel blessed i have had a chance to read your blog. Hugs and blessings sent your way.

Chris said...

I'm looking forward to the rest of this amazing tale. Your message is inspiring me. Love you!

Linda said...

Moving on to tomorrow. Linda

Sharon Brumfield said...

Girl you do know that I TOTALLY understand the feeling you get when you teach.
To have the power of the most hight flowing through your veins...what more could you ask for?
It has been gone for awhile....I have felt it again this week!