Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Am Satisfied with Jesus


My mother-in-law's tongue plant flourishing on my deck this summer.

 

The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.  Psalm 34:15

I want to share this story about a kindness the Lord did for me many years ago when I was a recently divorced, struggling single parent.  I needed to make a big purchase.  The heating and air conditioning system for the house had broken beyond repair and I had to purchase a new system.  I had no money and no credit  (because I had been a stay at home mom).  I don't remember how I heard about Doc Savage Heating and Air, but I remember the journey in search of the business. This was before Mapquest or gadgets guided the way. It seemed so far away from my home, located in south Augusta, on the other side of town, in unfamilar neighborhoods.  I felt vulnerable and unsure of myself.
 
I had prayed for fair treatment, and that the owner would sell me a unit without a down payment, with monthly payments same as cash.  I was unused to doing business, and I knew the best I could do would be modest monthly payments.  I asked God for His favor.  As I drove the twelve miles, I began to sing an uncommon old hymn that I hadn't heard for years.  I sang it over and over with all my heart.  Here are the words.  I'd like to know if you are familar with this song.
 
Satisfied with Jesus by B.B. McKinney
 
 I am satisfied with Jesus,
He has done so much for me:
He has suffered to redeem me,
He has died to set me free.

Chorus
I am satisfied, I am satisfied,
I am satisfied with Jesus,
But the question comes to me,
As I think of Calvary,
Is my Master satisfied with me?

He is with me in my trials,
Best of friends of all is He;
I can always count on Jesus,
Can He always count on me?
 
Chorus
I am satisfied, I am satisfied,
I am satisfied with Jesus,
But the question comes to me,
As I think of Calvary,
Is my Master satisfied with me?

I remember driving down the dirt road to the little rustic building.  I entered the quiet shop and introduced myself to the only person I saw.  The receptionist said she would tell Mr. Doc Savage that I was there.  As I stepped aside from the window, I noticed a picture on the wall.  Framed there was a page torn from an old  hymnal.  The name of the hymn--"I am satisfied".  The very song I sang on the way to the shop.

Along with my astonishment, joy arose in my heart.  Gone were my doubts and fears, and perfect peace and confidence filled my heart.  I did purchase a unit (I've bought a second unit from them and still do business with them.)  The owner kindly gave me monthly payments, same as cash, as if it were the most natural thing for him to do.

God knew this man.  Apparently, we all knew the same song.  And of course, God knew I'd see that song on the wall of his shop.  He had directed my path, even though I hadn't realized it at the time, and He gave me special confirmation with a song that He was looking out for me.
 
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3: 5-6
 
I am so thankful that He watches out for me, and He cares about the things that concern me.  The everyday moments of my life.  And yes, I am satisfied with Jesus.
 
                                              Have you ever seen this particular plant bloom?
                               Very old plant, practically an heirloom, first time I've seen it bloom
 
 As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, I'd like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving.  I pray God blesses you today.  Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God.  I appreciate you and hope you will come again.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and inspiring story, Rose!! God is always so, so good. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  2. Thank you Francie. That story still makes me smile. God is amazing. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dean. Thank you for visiting the blog. Please come again.

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  3. Rose, your incredible story of the Lord's provision has me in tears. THANK YOU for sharing this memory. I was envisioning the moment you saw that torn out page with the hymnal on it. I'm certain your mouth dropped for more than a few seconds. Praise God! And thanks for sharing your photos of your plant! I remember that plant at a dear family friend's house! We called it a sansiverious (sp?). I loved that plant! And no, I have never seen one bloom! Yours must be happy, indeed. :)

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    1. Ah, Elaine, I'm happy that this story touched your heart. It sure touched mine. I'll put another link to information about the plant. Thank you for all the encouragement you give me.

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  4. Your story today was beautiful, Rose. I love that you shared a picture of the bloom on your mother in laws tongue plant ... and especially that you noted it came from a clipping of Amis' plant. You made me smile this morning. Thank you!

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    1. I knew you'd like this Amy. Yes, isn't it amazing that Aunt Frances plant still lives!

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  5. Very inspirational story Rose. God answered your need when you called. God is great! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving as well.
    Jay Miller

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    1. Thank you Jay. Best wishes to you and yours as well. Please visit again.

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  6. Fantastic reminder that we do indeed serve a risen Savior that cares for His children. Thank you for sharing, Rose. I love when God directs our paths like that. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  7. Yes we do Amanda. Jesus Christ, him crucified, and risen! Thank you for your comment. Blessings to you and yours.

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