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Psalm 66:1-20

Psalm 66 basically starts off marveling about God's awesome deeds. And then when we get to verse 5 we see that God "is awesome in his deeds towards the children of man." So that thought--that God does awesome deeds for us and specifically for me--stuck in my mind as I read on. Then I hit verse 16 "let me tell you what he has done for me." That got me thinking about and remembering what some of those incredible deeds were. There were plenty--like giving me my husband and sustaining our marriage, bringing me to Back to the Bible for my work, and guiding me to an incredible church where I can participate and use my gifting--just to name a few biggies.

So what are some of the awesome deeds God has done on your behalf? Think about it. Then how about living out verse 16 and telling us about some of your experiences? You'll be glad you did. Tami W.

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God has done so many incredible things in my life.

He saw my Dad & I through when my mother and sister were killed in an automobile accident 23 years ago. He brought complete healing to my brother, who was also involved.

Not only that, but he brought a wonderful lady into our lives that same year, who is now his wife and my Mom. They've had two kids, my brother and sister. There are no "step-" or "half-" qualifiers in our family. They don't apply with us. None of us siblings are full-blooded relatives, but it just doesn't matter. Mom's not my step-mom, she's my mom, and they're not my step- or half-siblings, or even in-laws, they're my brothers and sisters. End of story. Blood may be thicker than water, but love is thicker than blood.

I could list so much more. God called me into ministry, brought me through a painful break-up of an engagement, restored the damage I did to myself as a result of being in that relationship in the first place, and has sustained me ever since. He's given me wonderful people to serve, friends who have become family themselves, and so much more.

In recent days, He's working deeply in my life to change some things about me--physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. He's stretching things within me that haven't moved for years, and while it definitely hurts, He is sustaining me through that pain, teaching me to be patient and trust Him and His guidance through the process of what He's doing, and reminding me that He is, and always will be, sufficient, no matter what my position or status in life.

I am so blessed even though I do not often recognize it. God has given me so much, and I give thanks!
My wife-God has given me a beautiful, loving, caring, Godly woman as my wife and partner-I couldn't have planned that on my own.
My job-pays well and doesn't demand too much extra of my time. I got it and keep that job by God's grace
Our house, all our needs met-God has provided us with shelter and everything we need
Our church (maybe I should list that first) but God led is to our church and knit us into the community and family there.
God is good! He works on our behalf caring and leading us in the way we should go-even when I am stubborn and claim to know better.

Verse 16 got my attention! I love telling people what He's done for me! At 17, I free-fell about 90 ft. off a dry waterfall, and the first thing that came to my lips as I started falling was, I screamed Jesus' name! Sure, it hurts to this day in my legs and back, but I was able to walk home down off the mountain with my legs totally messed up, and to this day, I never forget the chance He gave me to keep living. Just 3 months later, I began a successful 4-year tour in the military. Now at 46, I find myself in a foreign country having lost my 3 children and wife (they're still alive), and yet today is one of the most beautiful days I've awakened to in all my life! Last March, He saved my soul again, this time from suicide, because I screamed out Jesus' name! The times I should have died between these two events are too numerous to count. Today, I am a child of God, saved by His grace, and in total peace with my situation, knowing that at any moment , I will experience Jer. 33:3, and truly begin to serve Him. Every time I call out Jesus' name, something grand happens in my life or someone else's... Never doubt that He can, will, and wants to blow your mind with His love!!! God bless you all this beautiful day!

God is so good!!! My husband woke me up this morning talking about the awesomeness of God. As we grow older we can look back over the history of our walk and see that He truly had his hand guiding us along the path. All peaches and cream, NO! though every incident brought us closer to Him. Big miracles in our life, oh, so many - Personal healings, financial miracles, miracles with our children, even praying for a mother that had been pronounced dead to live and she did. But, in looking back it is the little miracles that we so often neglect to notice that build and build, that you cannot deny that God is on the throne. Oh what he hath done for my soul - He refreshes me daily, He gives me a life worth living, He gives me the opportunities to spread his love and goodness to those on my path.

Reading these verses reminded me, yet again, of the glory of God and all that he has done for me and my family.

A year ago, my wife was pregnant and suffering from back pain. She went to the doctor and they determined her blood pressure was extremely high. They rushed her to the hospital, who then let us know she was hours away from complete kidney and liver failure. Apparently her body was rejecting the placenta.

After an agonizing night in the hospital, praying to God to see her through this, she entered surgery. My daughter was born via emergency C-section. But she was 14 weeks premature and weighed only 1.5 pounds. God answered my prayers and saved my wife, but now my new daughter was in danger. They gave her only a 50% chance of survival.

She stayed in the NICU at first fighting for her life, then growing stronger each day. I still cry when I think about her tiny little body all alone in the scary hospital. I know that God was there for her, to hold her and comfort, her through the fears she had to be having. I know that her Mom and I received great support through the arms of God.

Finally after 106 days she was able to come home to us. Many babies that suffer in that way, have lingering issues that last throughout their lives. But after a little more than a year she shows no signs of being anything other than a healthy little girl. God has truly blessed my family and performed an awesome miracle. My wife and daughter are living proof.

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer!

Brian, it can be seen that God has truly blessed you. You have welcomedyour new mom and brother and sister in your life. God had it all planned. Please continue to be grateful and I am asking all Pby 4 persons to lift you up in prayer and may God continue to bless you and your family richly.

God has been awesome to me and my family. we are not the best family but we show love not just to each other but to those we come into contact. I thank Him for the jobs we have had and those who are working in our family. I thank Him for His Word because if I did not have access to it I do not know where I would be today. I thank Him for His grace, mercy, compassion and forgiveness and a love that cannot ever be measured.

I thank Him for the ministries He has placed me in, for our home, our car, our food, our family and friends. I thank Him for hearing my prayers- we are truly blessed. I could go on and on .....He is just AWESOME.

I will continue to share my testimonies and His Word with others as I do now. From time to time someone writes back to me on what the message meant to them - just what they needed. I give God thanks and praise. When they thank me I tell them the glory belongs to our Lord not me. He uses us to bless each other. we pray that BTTB and all the ministries will continue to bless all persons who have access to these teachings and studies.

Sorry there wasn't more response here. Perhaps more will come at the new one.

Some say prayers go unanswered...
.17a I cried to him with my mouth
18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
(do a word search on "listen")
While I was yet a sinner, You died for me.
You revealed Yourself to me,
You have given me the gift of faith in You and a steadfast heart.

1Shout for joy to God, all the earth, sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! 3 Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. 4 All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name." Selah

16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.

He saved me!

Raised modern-heathen, my parents (Mom & step-Dad, Franco) never darkened the door of a Church.

Many mishaps in my life, starting at 2 when I flew out the door of my Moms car while she was turning the corner of an intersection....landed head-first...only scratched and bruised was up and running toward Moms car before she had stopped.

16yr old Dropout working for Butler on a triple in Mince, Tx. I got batted about like a pinball by 3 falling drill-stems; had my hardhat knocked off numerous times by flying-loose chain....

Still walking and talking...

In an all day drinking binge, riding a motorcycle on the rear wheel 300% over the residential speed limit hit a 59 ford face first, they turned in front of me.....NDE: I was then in a gray room, hugh, had 3 dimensions, h, w, d...i was thinking, where am I? Wasn't I just a second ago riding my bike? I still had clear, directional sight, my thoughts were no longer clouded by the 101. I could see, but not any part of me, nose, arms , legs, torso....i started to turn to my right, and out of the corner of my eye I saw... A warm yellow, swirly portal-like convex orb protruding from the wall. Never have I ever known such desire....there was no denying, I MUST GO, and I started moving toward it, with each foward motion a double increase in speed.
Just as I neared it, I perceived someone standing there, just to the right. As she spoke, I knew her,, (not by name or relationship) I knew what she would say was true..."it's not time yet".

Back on the pavement, in pain....spent a month in the hospital.......

I had a ruptured kidney among other things...
After I got out of ICU, in semiprivate room, i got up in the night and walked to the bathroom for a #2 because the nurse didn't think it should be a problem for me to wait for 15 min for a pan.....i re-ruptured my kidney...Dr was mad, nurse furious w/me
A man came to my room, asked if he could pray for me....the 1st time anyone asked me something like that...i paused only a moment then said.. Sure.
He placed his hands near my kidney and as he began to pray, warmth flooded thru me...i woke later...

Today i still have that July it will be 33yrs

Angels amongst us.

Grace and Peace, until Judgment Day

I am a big-time worrier and God has given me peace I never would have imagined having. I still struggle from time to time but, I can always come back to "His peace that passes all understanding" and hold onto it. He has blessed my life with the most wonderful husband a girl could have and 3 healthy, rambunctious boys! He has led me to a different job that I am excited to get started at! My spiritual life has definitely been on more of a decline the last few years but, I have faith that He is "transforming me by the renewing of my mind". He has "kept me" the first 34 years of my life and I have faith he will continue to keep me. I recently had an "aha" moment and was amazed when I thought about how God is able to take the worst situation and somehow use it for good. That is amazing to me.

God has done so many thing for me. First of all He sent His Son and now I am saved fro eternity - the best thing that ever happened to me.Before that, God saved me from a motor vehicle accident. I laid unconscious on the wayside. Everyone came and said that I was dead, however, God sent an angel in the form of a man who felt my pulse and told them that I was not dead, just unconscious. so I was taken to the hospital etc.
God has brought home my only child who migrated to the U.S.A. for approximately 15 years. She has three beautiful children - my grandchildren. There are challenges but God will not give me more than I can bear.
God has place me in my job in the church office. God has allowed my to be the church's choir director. God has allowed me to teach adult Sunday School Class and He's using me in ways passed finding out.
I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul boast in the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. God is good! God has allowed me to listen Back to the Bible Broadcast over the year, since Dr. Warren Weirsbe's time. So much more that God has done and is still doing. Bless the Lord!

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