This Thing is REAAAAALLLL!!!
Ok friends! I’ve come to realize that this thing is reaaaaallll!!! I have discovered what Doxological Praise is. Let me explain the difference in what I’ve witnessed since starting My Deeper Experience.
I have been listening to Dr. Tony Evans teach on The Lord’s Prayer and doxology (a deep praise to God). If you don’t know about the Tony Evans The Urban Alternative app, I highly suggest it because he has some of the best teachings of God’s word explained in ways that are life-changing.
I’ve also been studying Experiencing God and just learned how to see God working around me and how to join Him in His work as He shows me His will. I prayed that morning that God would open my eyes to see His opportunities for me to do His will. Because I work from home, I don’t leave home much so I wondered how I would be able to reach someone in order to see God working and add value to someone’s life. God orchestrated this beautifully.
My husband take the kids to school most mornings but I took them Wednesday. As we were driving there, an 18-wheeler swerved over, deciding at the last second not to take an exit. The car directly in front of us slammed on their brakes, causing my SUV to ram towards their rear and the car behind us to ram toward our SUV. My 13-year old, sitting on the passenger side, let out a shriek in fear and all I could do was cry out “Jesus!”
It was almost like angels halted the truck at just the right speed and force to not hit the car before us and for the car behind us to not hit us either. As the Travis Greene song states “I don’t know how, but He did it!” All I could do was praise Him and feel a warm sense of love come over me. This was my first doxology moment. With tears in my eyes, I praised God. It was unexplainable how we did not wreck.
My husband and I are real estate investors. We own a company called KASJAM Investments. He primarily works with our clients directly and I normally work administration and technology, the “backend” as I call it.
Well as I was working that evening, I ran across a post on the internet that read something like this:
Desperately need a home ASAP
I live in [city]. I have 3 children and just left a very abusive relationship. We have 30 days to get out of our house.
Need a house close to [city] to be close to work and school, a 3/4 bedroom preferably a 4. I can’t do more than 1400/mo.
Please let me know what you have I need to get my kids out of here now!! I’m desperate…
For obvious reasons I didn’t include her location and I paraphrased a bit. Now, when I read this post, my heart sank into the pit of my stomach. Although I have never personally been in an abusive relationship, I have a deep compassion for women who experience domestic violence because I’ve seen it happen to someone else with my own eyes. I ran into the kitchen where my husband was preparing dinner and told him about this woman’s situation. “I know you normally make phone calls to clients but do you mind if I call her?” He caressed my shoulders, looked me in the eyes and said “Call her. Let’s see if we can help her.” I started feeling emotional after he said this and I hurried away to call.
I introduced myself and told her that my husband is a real estate investor and although he normally makes calls to clients, I felt compelled to call her myself after seeing her post. First, I mentioned was that I was a Christian and believe in Jesus and that I was going to pray for her and her children as I was adding them to my Prayer Wall. Then she mentioned that she was indeed a Christian and was actually preparing to leave for church shortly. In an effort to not take too much of her time, I explained that we had a home that seems to fit her needs and would love to help her.
While speaking to her, I could feel the relief in her voice. I told her I would send her the details on the home and that she was free to call me at anytime, even for prayer. She thanked me repeatedly with a quivering voice.
Wow. I was amazed at God. The incredible feeling of being able to help someone in a sensitive situation like that was unbelievable. I saw God working firsthand. Although I hadn’t left home that day except to take the kids to school, He still used me to add value to someone. That caused for yet another doxological praise!
I can actually say that this thing is real.
If you are studying Experiencing God, I’m sure you are having moments like these. Drop a comment and share it with us. God is too good for us to keep things like this to ourselves.