God’s Wondrous Deeds–My Proclamation 

Psalms 40:5
You have multiplied, O LORD my God,

your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

none can compare with you!

I will proclaim and tell of them,

yet they are more than can be told.

As this verse proclaims the wondrous deeds of our God, as well as His thoughts toward us, it also says, He has multiplied His deeds and thoughts. WOW!!
 The Written Word of God, the Scriptures, our Bible, tells us that God loves each of us so much, that even though we were each born in sin, having a sin nature, He, God, sent His Son, our Lord Jesus to earth to die on a cross so we are able to have a relationship with Him.
Romans 3:23-24 (ESV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 

24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

Romans 6:23 (ESV)
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16 (BBE)
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.

Since the first part of this verse (Psalm 40:5) tells of what God has done for me, (for each of us), it is up to us, (me) to proclaim what God has done.
As with everyone who may see this, as well as all who do not see it, I was born with a sin nature, although I did have the blessing of being born to parents who were Born Again Christians, loving and serving our Lord Jesus Christ. This blessing included taking me to Sunday School and church during childhood years, where I heard the Truth of the Good News of Jesus Christ. While young, eight years of age, I accepted Jesus as Saviour, repenting of my sins, and living for Him. At the age of twelve, I was immersed in water baptism, testifying of my surrender to Jesus Christ, and had a deep calling on my life to serve my Lord Jesus.
During the teen years, through bad choices, listening to secular teacher’s counsel, although I admit the poor choices were all mine, I wandered from my lifestyle and following of Jesus Christ. Even though I knew I was wrong, I started skipping church to hang out, and go to car races, etc, with friends on Sundays.
I gave more attention to sports, participating as well as spectating, than I did to Jesus, so sports basically became a “god” because that is where my time and money went.

In God’s Faithfulness though, He never released and let go of me, and His Spirit continued to protect me from even more, and worse, bad choices. During the years of wandering in the darkness, away from the Light of the world, a number of friends started to use drugs. That is one thing that never enticed me, praise Jesus, as His Spirit kept me free from any attempt. When I saw the results of drug use, in some of those friends, it was frightening, as well as a learning experience. 
There were a number of years then where I spent a great deal of time doing things on my own mind such as roller skating often, attending sporting events as a spectator, when I was not working.

Fast forward a few years until I met Barb, who is now my wife of 46 plus years as of this writing. Barb was not a Christian when we met, while bowling, but after a couple years of dating / engagement, we were married. When our son was born, a couple years following our wedding, the Holy Spirit again began to work on me. He didn’t bring heavy conviction on me, but nudged me that even if I didn’t want to serve Jesus at that time, I should give our son an opportunity to know the teaching of the Bible.
That seemed fair, so we decided to start attending a church that I knew of. From the knowledge I had of that church, I would not be too convicted by attending,

On the first Sunday we attended, we entered the back door of the church, off the parking lot, like most persons did, but the entrance I had was different I am sure from the majority there on that or any other Sunday.
Barely inside the door, and Holy Spirit met me again, in a different way. This time, being within the building, where there were a number of Born Again Christ Followers, I was actually within the “Church”. For any who may not understand this, the building where we meet to worship Jesus Christ, and hear our Pastor preach the Word of God, is not “The Church”. We Christ Followers, Born Again Christians, the Body of Christ are “ THE CHURCH”.

Acts 20:28 “And now beware! Be sure that you feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his blood—for the Holy Spirit is holding you responsible as overseers.
1 Corinthians 12:27-28 Now here is what I am trying to say: All of you together are the one body of Christ, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it. Here is a list of some of the parts he has placed in his Church, which is his body: Apostles, Prophets—those who preach God’s Word, Teachers, Those who do miracles, Those who have the gift of healing; Those who can help others, Those who can get others to work together, Those who speak in languages they have never learned.
In Acts 20:28 we read that God’s flock–His church, was purchased with the Blood of Christ. 
1 Corinthians 12:27-28 tells us that His Body is His Church.
So, the church of Christ is much more than a building where we may meet, we are the Body of Christ.
Therefore, when we walked into the building where Christ Followers were gathered, it was because the Believers were there that we entered the “Church”.
As mentioned, the Holy Spirit met me in a powerful way. I could sense His Presence, His Empowering, His Desire and Plan for me, even though at that time it was a short time plan. His desire, planted in my spirit and mind, immediately became my desire, and that was to read, study, meditate, on the Word of God. He gave me a hunger for God’s Word that has not left.

Along with that hunger for the Word of God, Holy Spirit gave me a desire to tell others of Jesus, His Love for us being so great that He willingly died for us, in our place as the penalty for our sins, and that He rose from the dead so we can have eternal life.

We only need to admit we are sinners, repent, ask forgiveness of sin, and ask Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.

Holy Spirit also increased a passion I had to help others in the community who were struggling with life issues, such as depression, substance use and abuse.

During this time of growth in my Christian life, Barb also came to Salvation in Christ, through 100 Huntley Street Ministry.
It wasn’t too long after all this, I attended a meeting, hearing of the Fullness of Holy Spirit being another progressive step in a walk with Christ, so went forward for the first time in my life, got prayed for, receiving the Baptism of the Spirit, knowing the empowering He gives. It was a brief time later that the Gift of Tongues prayer language was given by Holy Spirit.
During the past number of years, Barb and I have been involved in a diverse variety of ministries, including but not limited to, prayer, intercession, deliverance, healing, mentoring, Bible studies, meeting and street Ministry to disenfranchised, homeless, and substance abusers; drop in Centre volunteers.
Fast forward again to 2012. After being hit by an illness, in March 2012, with a variety of symptoms that didn’t fit any one thing in particular, through a totally unrelated regular test, it was discovered in October I had colon cancer. 
Upon this discovery, the specialist rushed things through and surgery was completed Oct. 23/12. Surgery was totally successful, with all cancer being removed, and still cancer free five years later. 

Praise Jesus for His hand being on all things, and thankful to the Doctor for the God given wisdom he had and used to perform the surgery, and remove all cancer.

But, the surgery did not relieve all the pain that was being experienced. There was still tremendous pain throughout my body, with a more extreme pain on my left leg from knee to ankle. All reports were that there was arthritis all through my body.
Medications were taken for relief of the pain and arthritis, with extra meds being taken as needed for the pain in the left leg, usually 5-6 times per day.

All was going well for a few years, except I was finding I couldn’t do as much as before, but I finally had to agree to the age factor slipping in. The mind and body each had ideas of what could be done, and would argue. The mind would attempt, but the body would usually win.
A short fast forward now to Feb. 12, 2017. A normal Sunday late afternoon, sitting on the chair, going to enjoy a piece of homemade cake, I ended up dropping the plate and cake on the floor shortly after Barb handed it to me. Not bad enough wasting the cake, but the reason for the drop, was that I had a stroke.
The immediate signs were that I could not speak, every sound was just garbled. There was no controlled use, or strength on my right side. My right arm would fly up in the air uncontrollably, and I would have to reach up with my left arm to pull it down to my lap.

I knew all that was going on around me, but I could not do anything. Barb called 9-1-1 immediately, and fire personnel were there shortly, followed by ambulance personnel.

When then asked questions, I knew the correct answer, but only garble came from my soundtrack.

After some oxygen, and some testing / monitoring, I was rushed to hospital, lights flashing and siren blaring.

The med team was waiting, and ran me to another room for a test, and then to use the “clot buster”.

It worked well. But the ER experience was even more humorous than the experience at home. My right arm was still flying up uncontrollably. But I was starting to be able to speak–a bit.

When I was asked questions, I knew the answers, and I could basically see the answers in my mind, but I could not say what I wanted.

An example: I was asked when I was born, in my mind I could see 1945, out of my mouth came 1826. I even heard what I said, I knew it was wrong, but could not control it. It continued to give everyone a few laughs in a tense situation anyway, with the flying arm, and the flying answers.

While in ER, besides Barb, our son Brad, and daughter Sarah were there, as well as our Lead Pastor, Chris, and Care Pastor, Sharon. With those prayers and many other friends, and church family praying, all medical team were guided well in all decisions .
Over the next few days in hospital, everything in my system returned to normal.
The therapists who were doing the tests said they had never seen a similar recovery. 

Our family Doctor tested me on a regular visit that had been pre scheduled, and her comments were “You are a walking miracle”.

One question I did have for the Doctor, was regarding that intense pain I had felt in my left leg for years. Since the stroke it was no longer there. I asked if it could have been a blood clot there, causing the stroke, then it broke up and moved out. She said that was not a possibility, giving me the medical reasons for it. She told me to ask the neurologist, and she was going to write and ask him also.

When the appointment for the neurologist came, I did ask, and he also said it was not possible for that to be the reason. He told me that our Doctor had written and asked also. He did not have an answer for it, so I thanked Jesus again, and told the Doctor the Lord must have touched me then.
Today, I saw our family Doctor again my for a renewal of another prescription, and we got to talking about the stroke and the leg pain again also. She asked if I needed those meds renewed, and I told her I still have the almost full container. She mentioned she had been in contact with the neurologist, and he said “I don’t know “, and she again said, “I still don’t know, you had a miracle for sure”.
I have just written this now, to share the Goodness of our God, His Faithfulness, His wondrous deeds. No one can compare with our God.
As the Psalmist, King David penned these words I started with, and will also end with, I felt I needed to proclaim some of the things God has done in my life. No one can compare with Him.
Glory to God, Praise His Holy Name!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!
Psalms 40:5
You have multiplied, O LORD my God,

your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;

none can compare with you!

I will proclaim and tell of them,

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About gmgoetz

I am on the journey of life, attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus, live in His Love, and share His Love however He leads, and to whomever He leads.
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2 Responses to God’s Wondrous Deeds–My Proclamation 

  1. That was a good one. God has been faithful. Bless you.

  2. gmgoetz says:

    Thank you for the reads, and your many kind comments. God Bless you Abundantly.

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