Welcome to godsavinggrace.com. This web-site was created to bring hope and inspiration to everyone who visits this site. It was also created to educate people about God’s saving grace. Meaning when terrible things happen to us that eventually turns into a triumphant or victorious events or situations. This we will done through testimonies of God’s people that experience victorious outcomes from bad accidents or incidents that happened in their lives. Most people would call these accidents or incidents God’s miracles. Because the accidents and incidents we are referring to are situations where the person would have died or would’ve been permanently damage but that didn’t happen. These incidents can’t be explained logically. Some people would say that these so-called miracles are just lucky circumstances. But God’s believers know better. The submitting of these testimonies will culminate into an inspirational devotional book where the proceeds will go to fight Brest Cancer and AIDS in Africa. So I am calling all God’s people to post their stories I will start with mine. Hi, my name is Kofi Baruti I am a former retired school teacher my story happen several years ago. I was 45 years old I was working for a temp agency called Georgia Temp which was own by Georgia Pacific. I work as a Dock Loader in a warehouse in Norcross, Georgia. My job was to load heavy doors onto large pallets and load these pallets of doors unto a truck for shipment. One night as I was finishing loading my pallets of doors unto the truck for shipment an incident happen. I parked my fort lift at the front of the loading dock which was on an incline position. I went to close the curtain to the truck with the load and the brakes on the fort lift brakes failed and the fort lift rolled down and crush me against the truck. This accident left me with severely crushed ribs so crushed that it pierced my left lung. I lost a lot of blood when they took me to the emergency room at Gwinnett Medical Center I only had four pints of blood. Since I had a lacerated lung they tried to put a trachea down my throat to get me to breathe but I went into cardiac arrest and lost oxygen to my brain. The medical team at Gwinnett Medical also had to take out my spleen because it was so badly ruptured. After all of this the doctors were ready to give up on me take me down to the hospital morgue. However, I believe by the grace of God I was still alive. I was still alive but I was in a coma for several days. The doctors told my wife that even if I did come out of my coma I would have severe brain damage which also didn’t happen. Actually I don’t remember anything about the accident itself I did remember going to work that Monday afternoon and the next thing I knew I woke up next Monday morning with five tubes coming out of my body. One tube was a ventilator in my mouth, two tubes on both side of my back and two tubes on both side of my chest. Today, I have retired from an energy company as a customer service representative, taking high volume calls at a call center in Atlanta, GA. I thank God for his saving grace.
Written by Kofi
“WILL OUR PARYERS BE ANSWERED?”
This is a question we often pounder about when we pray for ourselves or others. But is this a real question of our faith in Christ or our own abilities to make things happen in our lives. I want to start this article with a basic definition of prayer. Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. Reading this definition of prayer we must explore the following aspects; a rapport with Christ or God, prayer as an object of worship, and our own connection with Christ or God through prayer.
We must first have some relationship with Christ or God in order to establish a prayer. This means you have to believe that there is a God. Your belief in God will begin to establish your relationship with Christ or God. It really comes down to how committed you are about knowing as much as you can about Christ or God. We all have different levels of understanding of Christ or God, but at the core is your true belief of the unknown as some people call it the “unknown”. Your faith is the core to establishing your relationship or rapport with God!!! The bible says in Hebrews 11:1, ……Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….. Most Christians will tell you or witness that they have faith because what they experience as a result of them praying to Christ or God. Their prayers (what they hoped for) were answered in a way they can’t explain (evidence of things not seen). Our prayers some believe will only be answered when we have faith that Christ or God will answered them. The rapport or your relationship with Christ or God begins with your faith in God.
Prayer as an object of worship is another aspect some believe will be the answer to our prayers. Most people that of worship as going to church to worship Christ or God. However, many churches set aside a day not of Sunday to have prayer intercession (this is prayer for others such as the sick of the church or certain members with problems). This is one example of prayer as an object of worship. Another example is when people go out of the church to pray for others. Let’s say members of a church of believers in Christ or God go out and pray with the homeless, drug addicts, or prostitutes. The bible states that Christ told his disciples in Matthew 18:20,…..For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them…… Many believe that there is power in numbers regarding prayer and the previous scripture confirms this. Our prayers may be answered by the intercession of others such your church members.
Our connection with Christ or God is the last aspect we will explore. Our connection with Christ or God is how we choose to pray to Christ or God. Some pray through song by arranging or composing prayers to God through a song. Others may choose to pray to Christ or God individually. We may prayer for ourselves or others in church or at home. We may pray for ourselves or others at work. We may choose to pray for ourselves or others in our cars or anywhere we feel a connection with Christ or God. Our connection to Christ or God is the expression of our faith that Christ or God will answer our prayer because we believe Christ loves us. If you truly believe in the last statement then you know by faith that your prayers will be answered!!!!
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GOD’S GRACE IN THE MIRACLES OF OUR LIVES
God can perform miracles everyday and as for we know probably does. There is another point that many people might ask. Does God use us as agents of miracles in our lives? The bible has many examples of God using people to as agents of miracles that are God has used regular people to proclaim his presence and power in our world. One example is when Moses parted the Red Sea to escape Pharaoh’s army in Exodus 14:21-22,…..Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea: and the Lord caused the sea to go back strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left…… Another example is when Peter heal the lame man in Acts 3: 1 – 10……… Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Still another example is when God use Stephen one of the first deacons of the church of Christ in Acts 6:8,…… 8 And Stephen, full of faith[b] and power, did great wonders and signs among the people…….. God also worked through Ananias in Acts 9: 17-18…..17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus,[a] who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized. God worked through Paul to performed miracles in Acts 17:11-12,….11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. All these disciples and apostles God has use and I believe are still using as agents of miracles!!!!!
People however, get confused and may think that they are performing these miracles themselves. This is a misguided thinking of how God works in our lives. God performs the miracle through you and that miracle can only be done through God. We ourselves are incapable of performing miracles such as healing the sick, or casting out demons from people. Jesus was a man of fresh but his birth was an immaculate conception. Jesus was so name Emmanuel (meaning God with us). Jesus was able to performed miracles because he was God in the fresh. The disciple of Jesus Christ can be used as agents of miracles in our world to show God’s love, grace and power. You should never think that you are an ordinary person when you join the church of Christ. God I believe has a purpose for you in his kingdom here on earth as well as in heaven. The challenge for all of us is what has God have in store for me in his kingdom?
There are several aspects you need to explore in order to answer the question of what God has in store for you in his kingdom. The first aspect is your love of Christ!!!! This aspect is probably the most important aspect you will have to explore. If you love Christ with all your heart and all your mind you are heading in the right direction as to how God will use you in his Kingdom. What I am talking about is how do you feel about God or Christ? Do you go to church often or how often do you read the word of God, the bible? The reason why love is so important is that when you love something or someone you want to please that something or someone. There has to be a willingness on your part to be open to God’s love. This willingness I am speaking of is in trusting something or someone. The next aspect is your commitment to God plan in your life (and yes God does have a plan for your life of which is why he created you). Many people may even know what God’s plan in their life but are unwilling to do it. There may be many reasons for this unwillingness from fear of failure to just a lack of confidence in one’s self. The Christ however, must always remember God love you more that you love yourself and would never put any task before you can’t handle. Another aspect is your understanding of God’s plan in your life. This may take you time for you to accomplish this task. You may have to pray about getting an understanding about God’s plan in your life. You will have to study the word of God also in order to understand God’s plan for your life. Still another important aspect is have a pray life where you are praying for God to guide you in all phases of your life. Another very important aspect is obedience to God’s plan. This is just a real test of you true faith God. The last important aspect is patience. We all are sometimes very impatience with God when he is moving or doing things in our life.
The miracles in which God chooses to work in our lives may be major events of the world or just little miracles in our own lives as well as our friends and relatives. There are people like Martin Luther King who came into the world and agents of change in love and well as suffering. Dr. King changed the racial thinking of the South as well as the nation of America and the world through his non-violent movement. You and I may have little miracles in our daily lives such as a local organization we may have started to helped troubled youth in our community. We may work in a ministry in the church that provides a great need in your community. Regardless of the scale in which these miracles are performed through God through you they would not even happen if you were not created by God to perform them. In conclusion you should never count yourself as insufficient in God church or Kingdom because we were all wonderfully made.
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