January 20, 2016

In His Perfect Timing

God puts people in our path that He desires us to be in touch with. His timing is perfect! He knows who we need, or who needs us at each second of every day. I had an extraordinary thing happen today that shows His perfect timing.

I am a member of a group on Facebook, where ladies join together for support, encouragement, prayer, and to study God's Word, it is a community of Wisdom and Purpose. I have not been real active in this group, and ashamedly admit that I do not always read the notifications that are posted the way I should, or the way I will after what happened today. Today, for some reason, (God's reason) that changed. I had a notification that someone posted in the group. I clicked on it, and saw a request for Corporate Prayer.  

Corporate prayer is the term used to describe praying together with other people—in small groups or in larger bodies of people. It is an important part of the church and in Acts 2:42, we learn that the early church prayed together: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”  

The request was for someones son who is suffering from something that is very near and dear to my heart. She requested prayer for something that is a part of my past, as well as my present. I am dealing with it with some of my own family members right now. It is a topic that I am familiar with, educated in, able to give advice, support, and definitely willing and able to pray about.  I had never communicated to her before today. I had never even heard of her before today. I "liked" the request, and commented that I would definitely be praying, and how near and dear to me this subject is. She responded and asked me if I had this issue in my own family. I sent her a friend request along with a private message explaining my circumstances to her. We chatted back and forth for awhile, and I know now that God made this happen! Nothing happens by mistake or coincidence, everything happens for a reason, God's reason!

It has been my hearts desire to reach out and help others who are experiencing what I once did, and what some of my closest family members are still experiencing. I have been set free, but only through God's Amazing Grace! He carried me through some of my darkest days, and out of some pretty intense situations. He wanted me to be free from the guilt I harbored for several years, and to turn it all over to Him. He has taken my past and turned it into His purpose! I was able to realize this and surrender it all to Him last summer when I done the Bible Study with Tracie Miles, Your Life Still Counts.  Today, I can give Him all the glory! Today, I Thank Him for putting this woman and her son into my path. Tomorrow, January 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm Eastern time, 2:00 pm Central time, 12:00 pm Pacific time, and 1:00 pm Mountain time, would you please join us in praying for this young man? I am not at liberty to give his name or his request, but God knows, so please take a moment and lift him up. 

"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." -Matthew 18:19-20- NIV


  1. I totally agree, god puts people in our paths every day, we're sometimes to busey to see it. You our so awesome and I love you

  2. Yes, and I am glad that today I was not too busy to see this lady reaching out for prayer! I love you too! ❤

  3. What an awesome testimony about being able to help a fellow sister in Christ. I'm so proud of you. Love you sweet sister and I love your blog!

    1. Thank you Shannan! I love you too sweet friend! ❤

  4. Yes, God definitely puts people in our path that He wants us to meet. I also have found friends online. One in particular sent me a friend request and as we began to chat we saw we had so much in common and she understood what I was going through at the time. God sent her at just the right time to encourage me and I encouraged her also. I'm visiting from #WeekendWhispers. Blessings to you!

  5. Thank you Gayl. I read your post this morning. I look forward to connecting more. Have a blessed day!