Bible Study for Ministry, Christian Women, and The Pastor's Wife: I Am Certain God is Very Faithful ~ 2
Psalms 119: 137-138 "Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful."
Look at a private email I sent to someone regarding this past Monday when I was traveling all away across the southern half of Missouri - it was a very cold day.
"This is what happened just before Benton this morning, I had no heat in my car and then noticed the thermostat was creeping up higher and higher. I asked The Lord if I should stop at Benton (not many resources there -I thought) or go on the 15+ miles to Sikeston. I knew it had to do with the coolant system.
"STOP AT BENTON AND GO TO BOOMLAND." Whether I heard that with my physical ears or the ears of my heart, I don't know. But I obeyed immediately.
I went inside Boomland at Benton so see if they had any antifreeze. They did - but $15.99 a gallon (OUCH!!!!), and must mix with water, so I have to buy a gallon of water (I had 2 gallons of water in my car - but frozen solid!) as well.
I raise the hood before I buy it and see that the overflow tank is empty - had it serviced a couple of months ago - so I go back inside, buy both and come back out and raise the hood. I have no idea what happened to the funnel I keep in the trunk - except the trunk was loaded with stuff. So I grab a large paper cup to make a funnel. Before I can pour anything in, I realize one of the hoses from the overflow tank is broken - totally now two pieces where they should be joined. Apparently someone (manufacturer?) spliced the two hoses together with a plastic tubing splicer. It has gone through all the heat and cold it with ever go through.
Now, I have a slight dilemma... I have to have something to splice them together. Already thinking I don't have the right screwdriver nor any other tools, for that matter, except for a knife. And then there's this issue with physical strength.
As I am asking my Abba Daddy what to do, immediately, a gentleman about my age appears - just before a really shady looking character appears. The first told the other guy "I have this." He agrees with my diagnoses. He happens to be Lewis Lineberry - who owns Ozarko Tire Center (18 wheeler's tires) there on Nash Road in Scott City - about 8 or 10 miles behind me. (If you are in the area and need 18 wheeler tires, may I recommend him and his company?)
After asking inside Boomland, we discover that there is a new supply/farm/etc. place about 3/4 of a mile up the road to Benton from Boomland.
Lewis asked the checker when it opened - "December 16th" as we were checking out with a part that costs less than $3.00. We come back to my car and he puts it on, has me start the car, tightens the gizmos up until no leaks, waits for my car to warm up to make sure it's running ok."
Yes, God is very faithful! Even when I am as helpless as the baby pictured above.
Be blessed in The Name above evry name, Jesus! I know I am!
Linda L Culbreth
P.S. - NEVER get in a vehicle with a stranger unless you are certain you have heard from The Lord God Almighty. Never! There is an enemy and he is out to kill, steal, and destroy you. (John 10:10.)