Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The power of his name!

I don't have any pics to post for the visual...
However, as I was driving home from the hospital from visiting my mom on Sunday night, actually Monday morning, I was listening to the radio. I was soooo sleepy and when I get sleepy on the road I do 3 things, turn off the heat, and crack the window, blast the radio, and sing to the top of my lungs. This always keeps me up. My son Bee, who didn't have school the next day came along, but he was sleep before we hit the highway....LOL

As I was saying I was listening to the radio, a woman named "Trudy" called in an asked can you play "Jesus is going to work it out", and from her voice you could tell that she was crying and in a tumultous state of mind. She was hysterical, so the dj asked her what I was thinking at that moment "what's wrong?" She said, that she was on the couch gettting ready to kill her self....
At that very moment, my stomach dropped...
My couseling skills started to kick in and I was thinking to myself "Please let whatever this dj has to say gives her awakening and helps her to see this is not the way...

I was so nervous, because this woman was in turmoil. At that moment, I wanted to reach out to her, Give her hug, Have prayer with her, remind her all the things she has to be thankful about, I started to pray right then in there...That something touches her heart. I knew the only answer was JESUS! I am no religious fanatic...I am not a fan of the occult.....but what I am is a Christian. I know that there is NOTHING that Jesus can't work out. If you come to him. That is all that he asks of us. No problem big or small, is UNFIXABLE. Jesus is our Mr. Fixit! There has been many times that I thought that if I just do this or If I just do this. If I turn left instead of right, if I go up instead of down, but JESUS is the ONLY NAVIGATION system I need!

I started to think about what could have possibly happened in her life, that would make her want to take it....
What was heavy on her heart?
What happened to her?
Why?

Then the dj, started to talk and it was like someone had given him a script, a script that I had written, because with all my Psychological and Couseling experience, all my degree's and certificates, the first thing that came to mind was JESUS. He is the answer to every question! He started praying with this sister and I was praying right along....he talked to this woman, from the time I got on the expressway at my mom's house all the way until I pulled in the drive. He didn't just blow her off. He didn't give her a number and say call this crisis hotline, this lady was reaching out. She needed someone to talk to her...She needed someone, to remind her all the things to live for, she needed someone to tell her that she wasn't alone, and to call on his mighty name...It's power in his name. I was listening to a comedian, who said that very same thing. It's power in his NAME...He said "Have you ever been driving and lost control and scream out his name, and car just straightens up?", I have. There has been many times I have called his name out, and things just straighten up.

I don't want to scare anyone away today. But for all you believers out there. Some of us Christians are a little rusty...I include myself in that. What I mean, is if you ever have a problem, don't always assume you can fix it yourself, Please go to God with it first, Pray on it. I pray on everything I do. I pray for my children to make it to and from school safe everyday, I pray for a good day, I pray that whatever house we move into is the best decision for the family, I pray for strength, I pray for knowledge and wisdom, I pray for peace and tranquility, I pray on every thing I do. I walk and talk IN FAITH! I know that I am but a SHEEP, and that Jesus is Shephard. Who are we to take the life that he has given us? Life is so precious. YOu only get one chance to live it! Live it to the fullest....Live it with him!

At the end of their conversation, he told Trudy to call him at the start of his show on the next day. I am happy to report that what he said, touched her heart! She is still here and taking it one day at a time....

God is Good all the time and all the time God is good...
Don't ever forget it.
I hope I don't offend anybody, but I am a Christian woman and that is what was heavy on my heart this morning...

Dana

9 comments:

frazzledmom said...

Dana - that was unbelievably powerful and stirring. I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog - it's become a daily ritual for me. I'm in a 'Jesus frame of mind' a lot lately too. My good friend and biz. partner is fighting a serious war against cancer and my son ( who's on the autistic spectrum) is going through a particularly rough patch too, so I've been doing a lot of praying. Your post just re-inforced my faith.

How's your mom doing?

Heather said...

Dana...amen! Thank for sharing this with us. And I second Jill...your blog is a daily for me too!
It's your blog. You can write whatever you want. If people are offended by the sharing of faith it's not the place for them.

j said...

Wow! That is a truly amazing story. Thank you for sharing it. Your words are absolutely right on. :-)

Tangee said...

Dana~I just heard this a few weeks ago, that there is power in Jesus' name. What an awesome event to be able to witness. Thank you for sharing that with us all.

Jamillah said...

That was a good lesson in Let go, Let God. We all are wrapped up in that is not my problem syndrome. We all need to reach out and tell everyone that God is the answer. Thank you for this moving story and a stirring testismony. Hope everything is good with your family.

Peace and Blessings

Lynn said...

Dana,,,, Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us and taking the time to open my eyes again. Sometimes they get closed when things aren't going the right way. This was very eye opening for me.

BonnieRose said...

amen sista... I agree with you.. with God... everything is brighter!
hugs,

Chit Chat From Divagirlrn said...

Amen Dana! God is seriously good! I agree and I couldn't have said it better!

Cheryl Wray said...

Amen Sister!!
You are SO right--so often (i.e--almost ALL the time), we try to handle everything on our own. And that is the opposite of what we Christians are supposed to do. We are supposed to go to Christ FIRST, lean on Him. I can look back at certain times in my life and see that that is the only way I got through those times--and yet, I still try and do things on my own. Crazy!
What a powerful moment on the radio.Thank God he guided her in the right direction!