Sunday, October 25, 2009

*******God Moments********

Each week I go to two different prayer groups and at each of them one of the things we discuss is our close moment to God. Sometimes we remember several moments or only one or even have times when it is difficult to recall one 'special' moment at all....

How easy it is to find Him and feel close when we are alone in the vast majesty of this earth...
Sometimes just reading a story like this can make you aware of one of your many 'God moments" certainly works for me...
The Secret Burden

A much loved-minister of God once carried a secret burden of long- past sin deep in his heart. He had committed the sin many years before, during his Bible school training. No one knew what he had done, but they did know he had repented. Even so, he had suffered years of remorse over the incident without any sense of God's forgiveness.

A woman in his church deeply loved God and claimed to have visions in which Jesus Christ spoke to her. The minister, skeptical of her claims, asked her, "The next time you speak to the Lord, would you please ask Him what sin your minister committed while he was in Bible school." The woman kindly agreed.

When she came to the church a few days later the minister asked, "Did He visit you?" She said, "Yes."

"And did you ask Him what sin I committed?"

"Yes, I asked Him," she replied

"Well, what did He say?"

"He said, 'I don't remember.'"

Heavenly Father, how small I am in Your glorious creation...I am awed that You think of me and love me, please help me to see my moments as moments with You...

It is ALWAYS a God moment when we reach out in even the smallest way to be kind to someone, one of many ways of spreading God's Word...

God's rainbow is His sign from the Old Testament to never flood the earth again, so how can a rainbow be less than a close moment to God, if we let it be??.....

Sure we can look up into the Heavens and 'see' God...

But can we remember that it is also a God moment when we look down and see something so small???...

And sharing with a little one or a loved one, we can feel God's closeness, but again ONLY if we LET it happen...

Just a little something I found on the Internet....
"We often can find God in the very ordinary, sometimes mundane routines of our lives, if we have the eyes to see and the willingness to look. God is present to us in the anticipatory moments (Advent) as well as the birthing experiences (Christmas) of our lives. We can often identify the hand of God as being present in the sufferings (Lent) and joys (Easter) of our ministry, and we can even find God in the regular routines (Ordinary Time) of our lives. Like the treasure which is hidden in a field, God waits for us to discover the treasure which is beyond all price, the treasure which we are willing to sacrifice everything in order to obtain."

When I visit lovely blogs that capture the wonder of the world around us like Wanda @Moments of Mine I just see Him everywhere....

Just about every blog that I visit gives me close moments to God through what they share and the caring that they express. So, when we are searching in our minds for a moment close to God, we are actually making that moment happen right then and there, so don't be afraid to look above, below or all around you, for He is wherever you look and as close as you want Him to be...

Time to smile for God loves a happy and kind face...
A kindergartner was practicing spelling

A kindergartner was practicing spelling with magnetic letters on the refrigerator: cat, dog, dad, and mom had been proudly displayed for all to see.

One morning while getting ready for the day, he bounded into the room with his
arms outstretched. In his hands were three magnetic letters: G-O-D.

“Look what I spelled, Mom!” with a proud smile on his face.

“That's wonderful!” his mom praised him. “Now go put them on the fridge so Dad
can see when he gets home tonight.”

The mom happily thought that her son's Catholic education was certainly having
an impact. Just then, a little voice called from the kitchen: “Mom? How do you spell

Kids on the Old and New Testaments
(Although I have posted a list very similar to this in the past, it is worth re-reading!)
This comes from a Christian elementary school. Kids were asked questions about the Old and New Testaments. They have not been retouched or corrected (i.e., incorrect spelling has been left in.)... Enjoy!

* In the first book of the bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the
world, so he took the Sabbath off.

* Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was called
Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark, which the animals come on to in pears.

* Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

* The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with
the unsympathetic Genitals.

* Samson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel
like Delilah.

* Moses led the hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread
which is bread without any ingredients.

* The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses
went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten ammendments.

* The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery.

* Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the
hebrews in the battle of Geritol.

* The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand
still and he obeyed him.

* David was a hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. he fought with the
Finklesteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times.

* Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

* When Mary heard that she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the
Magna Carta.

* When the three wise guys from the east side arrived, they found Jesus in
the manager.

* Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.

* Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before
they do one to you. He also explained, "a man doth not live by sweat alone."

* It was a miracle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the
tombstone off the entrance.

* The people who followed the lord were called the 12 decibels. The epistles
were the wives of the apostles.

* One of the oppossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.

* St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached holy acrimony, which is
another name for marriage.

* Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony.

~~~Thank You Lord, for the blessings around us in so many ways each and everyday, may we look for and find You in all of them.


  1. A very well-written post Marcy. I know when I look at the intricacy of a flower and its markings or a rose unfolding, I see God. He is so good!

  2. Thanks for this, Marcy; I loved reading your post, and you chose such beautiful pictures.
    I had a moment like that earlier today when I was out walking on the beach. And I try to be aware of them and give thanks as much as possible. It is so important to stop and notice the little things -because beauty is everywhere. It is easy to become cynical and disillusioned with the world, but we should focus on the positive, and you're so right about blogs -reading blogs like yours gives me hope: to be connected to people who are good and caring.
    Marina xox

  3. Another one of your thought provoking and so meaningful posts. I really liked the pictures of the tiny people on the high mountain. I feel like that so often, so small compared to the fast universe that God has created. Great post!

  4. 'Really loved the jokes!
    And I really loved this post!

    I have lots of 'God Moments' each and every day! And I do agree with you that visiting blogs has added to my many 'God Moments' too!
    And I've just enjoyed one now! Thank you!

    And I'm going to use your minister story with my son as soon as he gets off the phone. He's being very stingy with his forgiveness in a situation with his girlfriend right now and I think that story will be a wonderful reminder to him.

    Thanks, Marcy, and thanks for all your visits to me! I've missed you lots!
    I have a lot of things going on here at home right now, but I'm hoping to post and I'm hoping to visit as usual.
    Love to you,

  5. How wonderful that you are able to participate in two prayer groups! The face-to-face encounters with others who are loving and seeking God with their whole hearts keep us encouraged in our faith and faithful in encouraging others! (The time you spend composing such uplifting posts encourages ME every time I visit. Thank you.)

  6. Thank you for your inspiring post express exactly how I feel...Being in the woods with tall magestic trees and birds that seem to follow, these moments make me feel one with God and nature.

    Our internet service has been down for 2 days except for a few minutes here and there...I had a lot of catching up to do! I so appreciate our village moments, glad I wasn't too awfully late coming here!

    Luv and Smiles,

  7. So enjoyed reading this post Marcy, I see God just looking into the face of a child, or lighting a candle and saying a prayer, I have so many God moments for which I am so thankful, I can still be reminded to look for more though....Luv ya......:-) Hugs

  8. You had me at,"I don't remember..."

  9. It seems like I have been having A LOT of those moments lately. Maybe because I am so thankful and feel like blessing upon blessing have been poured upon me lately....hmmmm (sigh)

  10. Good evening Marcy, This is a beautiful post as aways. I also find GOD when I read the the inspiring blogs here in blogland. I have GOD moments throughout the day and I feel so blessed that I am able to find them. I think it really has something to do with my gardian angel. I have always felt that way. The place I find GOD most though is in children ♥


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