Posts Tagged ‘Thankful’

God’s Perfect Plan

November 21, 2018

The following testimony is a true Thanksgiving story of a new great grandchild of Carolyn Curtis, written by her granddaughter in law, Nicole. Anyone who has had a problem waiting on God will benefit from this testimony of God’s perfect plan.

“I just want to start out by saying thank you to every single one of you that have shared this roller coaster journey of ours! It is overwhelming how blessed we are and how lucky we are to have such great and supportive family and friends. I know I couldn’t have done this without you all. Some of you know that Danny and I have been trying to have children of our own for a while, and you know everything that we have been through with that. And when you hear people say ,”Oh it will happen” and “God has a plan” it’s not something you want to hear when you have a plan and things aren’t going your way! I wanted kids, a whole bunch of them, and I wanted them right then. When things were not going as I had planned it was very discouraging. I was sad and mad and thought,” Why is this happening to us”! I just wanted a baby. I saw all these people that shouldn’t be reproducing and they have like seven kids. What is going on??! What did I do to be punished like this? I am usually a very happy person and I like to have fun and I hate being miserable! Danny was great through the whole thing, very supportive and always there. I really felt like he didn’t know exactly what I was going through. I wanted to be a Mom. I felt like part of my purpose was to have kids, to be a stay at home Mom with them. I mean for career day at school I went as a stay at home Mom with twins! Of course I was negative and bitter in my head. Mostly I didn’t want anyone to see how I was struggling with this. I am a happy positive person! But I was so tired of being miserable, sad, and mad. I couldn’t do it anymore. Why am I trying to do this by myself?! So one night I started reading my Bible and praying for hours. It was like a huge weight had lifted off of me. Why in the world did I not do this sooner? I was so focused on my plan not working like I wanted that I didn’t even stop and think ,wait a minute what is God’s plan for me? I am not even kidding from that night on I haven’t felt angry or bitter, of course there were more times where I thought, what is going and what is your plan? I tried to be positive and just kept reminding myself God has a plan. Years had passed and it seemed like it was bad news after bad news. Things not working out and I thought ok God what now because I am not sure how much more of this I can take! Well let me tell you He sure started making his plan known! We decided that we were going to adopt. We started that process and were about to head into the next stage when we got a very important phone call!!! Once again the plans changed. But the phone call was asking us if we wanted to adopt a little boy named Moses. That was God’s plan all along and we had to just wait on the perfect child for us!! We brought Moses home at the end of September 2017 and started the processes of adopting. (And how that all worked out is another long story by itself!) So God’s plan to put Moses in our life was worth everything that we went through and definitely worth the wait!! He is an answer to our prayers and we are so blessed!!! Thank God for keeping me strong through it all and I know this would not have been possible without Him. Now here on November 20th We finally get to say

Welcome Moses Slater to your forever family!”

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Thankful for Friends

November 19, 2018

Thank the Lord for your friends. Some people have few friends, some have many friends.

A friend is someone who loves you in any circumstance. They laugh with you when you are happy and cry with you when you are sad, they accept you with all your faults and if you disagree they will come to an agreement even if it is to disagree agreeably. Sometimes a friend will disappoint you but they are still there for you when you need them.

There is one true friend that is always with you and that is Jesus. For the Christian He is the closest friend you will ever have and he never disappoints you. He listens to every prayer and has the power to answer. He comforts when you are hurting or sick. He is with you in your joys and in your sorrow. 24/7 He is there.

We are thankful for our friends here on earth but most thankful for Jesus who is ever present in our lives.

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times,

Hebrews 13:5  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Thankful for Our Churches

November 18, 2018

This week is a time of thanksgiving for all our blessings. One of the things we should be most thankful for is our church. Church is not just a building, it is a place to worship, fellowship, hear God’s Word, and sing praises to Jesus.

Psalms 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

God’s Forgiveness

November 17, 2018

Thank the Lord that He forgives us and we have Salvation and then as Christians He forgives us when we sin. God is faithful.

Give Thanks Everyday

November 15, 2018

The Bible says that we should give thanks in everything. Also, we should give thanks every day not just on Thanksgiving. Let us stop right now and thank God for at least one blessing. Sometimes it is hard if we are going through a trail in our lives, but there is always something to be thankful for, it may be something as small as being able to get out of bed. If you are reading this, YOU are who I am thankful for today. May God richly bless you.

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Thank You Veterans

November 11, 2018

Today is Veterans Day in the USA. A day to remember the brave men and women who fought so that we can live in freedom. Also, a special thanks to the people who are in the military today. We are free to choose our leaders, we are free to rear our children as we please, we are free to follow the path to any career we desire, and much more, because of the sacrifice of these men and women in the military. Most of all we are free to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus, who gives us true spiritual freedom.

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

Thankful People

November 7, 2018

Thanksgiving will soon be here. It is sad to think that this special holiday has been overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas. Except for the turkey and food the true meaning is lost. As Christians we should be thankful not one time a year but in everything. True happiness comes from our thanksgiving to God for all His bountiful blessings.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Death to Life

November 4, 2018

It is a great blessing to be part of SOS Events ministry that brings people from death to life. All the praise and honor belongs to the Lord for the souls that have been saved through this ministry.

James Dean Festival

October 2, 2018

Jams Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana has now ended. 35 Salvations were recorded. In this picture is Alice and a young family. The Mom and Dad made a decision to follow Jesus at the Festival. Special thanks to Scott and Joyce, SOS Events Indiana Team Leaders, and Liberty Baptist Church in Sweetser for the many things they did to make this event successful. Also, thank you to New Hope Baptist Church in Gas City for their faithful support. Both these churches have helped and supported SOS Events for many years. The goal is to win people to the Lord and God once again has blessed. All the glory goes to Him.

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

God is Good

August 10, 2018

On July 24, Carolyn Curtis, cofounder of SOS Events Ministry tripped over a vine in her yard and broke her hip. Surgery the next day and two weeks of intensive rehabilitation and she is finally home and able to take on the responsibilities of the ministry again. A special thanks to the office staff of SOS Events, Diana, Alice and Jan who kept things running smoothly as they always do. God has blessed SOS Events with great workers both in the home office and the great soul winners that go to events. Please continue prayer for Carolyn as she recovers at home. Projection for complete recovery is 3 to six months.

To God be the glory for the progress that has been made for Carolyn as she is doing extremely well. God is good.

Psalms 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.