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DOES GOD STILL SPEAK TO US?A YOUNG MAN HAD BEEN TO WEDNESDAY NITE BIBLE STUDY. THE PASTOR HAD SHARED ABOUT LISTENING TO GOD AND OBEYING THE LORD'S VOICE. THE YOUND MAN COULDN'T HELP BUT WONDER, "DOES GOD STILL SPEAK TO PEOPLE?".AFTER SERVICE HE WENT OUT WITH SOME FRIENDS FOR COFFEE AND PIE AND THEY DISCUSSED THE MESSAGE. SEVERAL DIFERENT ONES TALKED ABOUT HOW GOD HAD LED THEM IN DIFFERENT WAYS. IT WAS ABOUT TEN O'CLOCK WHEN THE YOUNG MAN STARTED DRIVING HOME. SITTING IN HIS CAR, HE JUST BEGAN TO PRAY, "GOD, IF YOU STILL SPEAK TO PEOPLE, SPEAK TO ME. I WILL LISTEN. I WILL DO MY BEST TO OBEY." AS HE DROVE DOWN THE MAIN STREET OF HIS TOWN, HE HAD THE STRANGEST THOUGHT, STOP AND BUY A GALLON OF MILK. HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND SAID OUT LOUD, "GOD IS THAT YOU?" HE DIDN'T GET A REPLY AND STARTED ON TOWARD HOME. BUT AGAIN, THE THOUGHT, BUY A GALLON OF MILK. THE YOUNG MAN THOUGHT ABOUT SAMUEL AND HOW HE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE VOICE OF GOD, AND HOW LITLE SAMUEL RAN TO ELI. "OKAY, GOD, IN CASE THAT IS YOU, I WILL BUY THE MILK". IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE TOO HARD A TEST OF OBEDIENCE. HE COULD ALWAYS USE THE MILK. HE STOPPED AND PURCHASED THE GALLON OF MILK AND STARTED OFF TOWARD HOME. AS HE PASSED SEVENTH STREET, HE AGAIN FELT THE URGE, "TURN DOWN THAT STREET". THIS IS CRAZY HE THOUGHT AND DROVE ON PAST THE INTERSECTION. AGAIN, HE FELT THAT HE SHOULD TURN DOWN SEVENTH STREET. AT THE NEXT INTERSECTION, HE TURNED BACK AND HEADED DOWN SEVENTH. HALF JOKINGLY, HE SAID OUT LOUD, "OKAY, GOD, I WILL".HE DROVE SEVERAL BLOCKS, WHEN SUDDENLY, HE FELT LIKE HE SHOULD STOP. HE PULLED OVER TO THE CURB AND LOOKED AROUND. HE WAS IN A SEMI-COMMERCIAL AREA OF TOWN. IT WASN'T THE BEST BUT IT WASN'T THE WORST OF NEIGHBORHOODS EITHER. THE BUSINESSES WERE CLOSED AND MOST OF THE HOUSES LOOKED DARK LIKE THE PEOPLE WERE ALREADY IN BED. AGAIN, HE SENSED SOMETHING, "GO AND GIVE THE MILK TO THE PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET". THE YOUNG MAN LOOKED AT THE HOUSE. IT WAS DARK AND IT LOOKED LIKE THE PEOPLE WERE EITHER GONE OR THEYWERE ALREADY ASLEEP. HE STARTED TO OPEN THE DOOR AND THEN SAT BACK IN THE CAR SEAT. "LORD, THIS IS INSANE. THOSE PEOPLE ARE ASLEEP AND IF I WAKE THEM UP, THEY ARE GOING TO BE MAD AND I WILL LOOK STUPID".AGAIN, HE FELT LIKE HE SHOULD GO AND GIVE THE MILK. FINALLY, HE OPENED THE DOOR, "OKAY GOD, IF THIS IS YOU I WILL GO TO THE DOOR AND I WILL GIVE THEM THE MILK. IF YOU WANT ME TO LOOK LIKE A CRAZY PERSON, OKAY. I WANT TO BE OBEDIENT. I GUESS THAT WILL COUNT FOR SOMETHING, BUT IF THEY DON'T ANSWER RIGHT AWAY, I AM OUT OF HERE". HE WALKED ACROSS THE STREET AND RANG THE BELL, HE COULD HEAR SOME NOISE INSIDE. A MAN'S VOICE YELLED OUT, "WHO IS IT? WHAT DO YOU WANT?". THEN THE DOOR OPENED BEFORE THE YOUNG MAN COULD GET AWAY. THE MAN WAS STANDING THERE IN HIS JEANS AND T-SHIRT. HE LOOKED LIKE HE JUST GOT OUT OF BED. HE HAD A STRANGE LOOK ON HIS FACE AND HE DIDN'T SEEM TOO HAPPY TO HAVE SOME STRANGER STANDING ON HIS DOORSTEP. "WHAT IS IT?". THE YOUNG MAN THRUST OUT THE GALLON MILK, "HERE, I BROUGHT THIS TO YOU". THE MAN TOOK THE MILK AND RUSHED DOWN A HALLWAY SPEAKING IN SPANISH. THEN FROM DOWN THE HALL CAME A WOMAN CARRYING THE MILK TOWARD THE KITCHEN. THE MAN WAS FOLLOWING HER, HOLDING A BABY. THE BABY WAS CRYING. THE MAN HAD TEARS STREAMING DOWN HIS FACE.THE MAN BEGAN SPEAKING AND HALF CRYING, "WE WERE JUST PRAYING. WE HAD SOME BIG BILLS THIS MONTH AND WE RAN OUT OF MONEY. WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MILK FOR OUR BABY. I WAS JUST PRAYING AND ASKING GOD TO SHOW ME HOW TO GET SOME MILK". HIS WIFE IN THE KITCHEN YELLED OUT, "I ASKED HIM TO SEND AN ANGEL WITH SOME....ARE YOU AN ANGEL?'. THE YOUNG MAN REACHED INTO HIS WALLET AND PULLED OUT ALL THE MONEY HE HAD ON HIM AND PUT IN THE MAN'S HAND. HE TURNED AND WALKED BACK TOWARD HIS CAR AND THE TEARS WERE STREAMING DOWN HIS FACE. HE KNEW THAT GOD STILL ANSWERS PRAYERS.------------------LET'S ALL PRAY FOR A CURE TO THIS IBS SOON!BETTIE
 
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Betty,This gave me goose bumps. One thing I try to remember is that everything happens for a reason.------------------Life is what you make of it!
 

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WOW - GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS TOO. SUCH A TERRIFIC STORY - THANKS BETTY.TY
 
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THANKS BETTIE. BEEN THERE, DID THAT. THERE WERE MANY TIMES WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THAT PEOPLE WOULD OWE MY DAD AND NOT PAY FOR A LONG TIME. SOMETIMES THERE WOULD NOT BE FOOD FOR THE NEXT MEAL AND MY MOM AND I WOULD PRAY. SOMETHING WOULD ALWAYS HAPPEN. ONE TIME IN PARTICULAR, I REMEMBER MY MOM GETTNG REALLY UPSET, AND I TOLD HER "WHERE'S YOUR FAITH, MOM? YOU TEACH US TO TRUST AND NOW YOU ARE WORRYING? SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN AND WE WILL HAVE FOOD FOR SUPPER." WITHIN THE HOUR, A WOMAN CAME TO OUR DOOR. SHE SAID THAT SHE HAD JUST REMEMBERED THAT THEY HAD OWED MY DAD MONEY FOR A JOB HE HAD DONE FOR THEM AND SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD BETTER PAY IT TODAY BEFORE SHE FORGOT AGAIN. MY MOM JUST LOOKED AT ME AFTER THE WOMAN LEFT. I JUST SMILED AND SAID, "SEE, I TOLD YOU!" THAT WAS JUST ONE INCIDENT, THERE HAVE BEEN MANY MORE. GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYERS.------------------"A merry heart does good, like medicine."
 

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Oh, Lynn and Bettie - what wonderful stories. Brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for putting things into perspective.------------------"Humor is your own smile surprising you in the mirror." Missycat
 
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I remember my dad and I bumping into a lady who owed him some money in a super market. She was real embarassed because the debt was pretty old, but she did mention that her house was for sale and as soon as she sold her house she would pay him. My dad asked her how much she wanted for the property. A minute later he told her he would buy it, which he did.
[This message has been edited by Ken (edited 04-24-99).]
 
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