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Incidents Of the Workings of God (1)

18 Jan

I am reflecting of the past week and wanted to share with you only a couple of the incidents that occurred. These incidents illustrate the how our God works and they may appear as a total surprise to us. 

The first incident occurred last Sunday night. I attended the evening service at Calvary Baptist Church in Manhattan. It was my pleasure to hear a Jewish man’s testimony before he was baptized and how he came to see Yeshua as his Messiah and Savior.

I had left the church walking back to my room which is a couple of miles away. I was walking down 7th Ave. between 45th and 46th when a well dressed man in a suit stopped me and asked if we could talk. I was also in dress slacks, sweater, and leather coat with nothing distinguishing me as to what I do. Sam said he just needed to talk to someone and he was impressed to ask me. 

My first thought was he was going to ask me for money or something of that nature. This is not what he wanted at all. I found out he was a Jewish man in his mid thirties whose life wasn’t going so well. His occupation as a chef was rocky at the moment, he is raising a 13 year old daughter alone, and he was just down in spirit. 

After listening to him, I asked him of his spiritual condition. He admitted that although Jewish, he really didn’t practice anything and gave it very little thought. For 20 minutes I shared the message of God’s love to him expressed to us in and through the Person of Messiah Jesus. He was very receptive and asked questions which I answered. We exchanged contact info and he said he would be happy to communicate with me. 

I must admit that my thoughts were not on sharing the Gospel. My eyes were looking a few blocks down the street on Time Square. God had other plans. Paul told us to be ready in season and out of season, always ready to share the hope that is within us. 

Seize those opportunities when they are so widely opened. 

I will share the 2nd incident in another post. 

Shalom, until next time, Lord willing, 

Levi

 
30 Comments

Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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30 responses to “Incidents Of the Workings of God (1)

  1. Wally Fry

    January 18, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Wow..how cool was that?

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

      It was neat. I think the one for tomorrow is neater in a much different kind of way.

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  2. atimetoshare

    January 18, 2015 at 6:55 am

    God’s plan, not ours. He sent that man to you, because He knew you could help him.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

      It was for sure all orchestrated by God. Have a wonderful day my friend. When i landed in Chicago yesterday it looks like most of the snow was gone.

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      • atimetoshare

        January 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

        It’s melting here too, but I’m sure it’s not done yet!

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        • Levi Thetford

          January 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm

          No doubt there will be more to come. I changed hats and today im a cowboy. When i walked out earlier to go to the barn it was 57 and suppose to reach 66 today. Pretty nice.

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  3. mzpresser

    January 18, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Amazing!!!

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  4. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

    January 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

    You are such a blessing. …

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  5. realchange4u

    January 18, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I love the God moments. So powerful Levi. Glory to God.

    Much love Tom

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 18, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Yes Tom, all the glory goes to Jesus. Have a great and blessed Sunday!! Love you too brother.

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  6. Sharon

    January 18, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Awesome!!! When we walk in obedience to His call He shows us so much. Opportunities everywhere. God is just so wonderfully amazing. To God be the glory and praise for the things He does. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Thanks so much, Sharon. It is such a privilege to serve Him. God bless!!!

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  7. tellthetruth1

    January 18, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Oh, this is so good. I hope the next bit is that God ‘got’ him! I’m so excited! 😀

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  8. a gentle iconoclast

    January 18, 2015 at 11:53 am

    “always ready to share the hope that is within us”. Praise God that you were there, Levi!

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Good Lord’s day, Maria. If i hadnt been there i think He would have had someone else. Ive said many times, when the hound dogs of Heaven are on your trail there is no escape. Thanks, dear sister.

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  9. M E Cheshier

    January 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    What a fabulous story!

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  10. The Gospel of Barney

    January 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    There are no accidents with God! Right time right place, Levi, and God took advantage! And you let him!

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  11. IrmMa

    January 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Awesome!!!!

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  12. Naomi

    January 19, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Such a hopeful posting, you were used by God when that man needed you. Thanks for sharing Levi, I hope you and your family are well. 🙂

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  13. Ingrid Lochamire

    January 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, Levi. We never know what God will call us to do, if we are just willing. I never cease to be amazed by how our Lord works!

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 19, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      I love to get up every morning just to see. Thank you my friend!!

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  14. Susan Irene Fox

    January 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    How wonderful, Levi. It is amazing when God uses us to bring others to himself.

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  15. paulfg

    January 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Love the humour!! ((hug))

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  16. SLIMJIM

    January 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Wow providence! What a testimony of being in season and out of season always being prepared!

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