Jan 6, 2009

Testimony Tuesday - January 6, 2009


Today I am joining Tracy at Transparent Life for a wonderful meme that she just recently started call Testimony Tuesday. She has only posted three others so far but I have been incredibly blessed by each one. Won't you join us in glorifying God on Tuesdays by posting a testimony of His Faithfulness in your life?

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will
strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10


Yes I'm still on this scripture. God just placed a lot about this one on my heart to share. Today I will focus on the part that says "I will uphold you".

I used to have a job where I had to travel 2-3 times a year for the company. I don't like to fly. I don't like the hustle and bustle, hurry up and wait of airports, and flying makes me very nervous. On one trip in particular I was especially fearful and not able to shake it.

I sat there in my seat as we climbed up through the clouds and I prayed and asked God to protect us, make the flight safe, and to hold up the plane. The plane leveled off just over the clouds and I was looking out the window and praying. I could see the shadow of the plane gliding over the tops of the clouds. Then I noticed there was a faint rainbow that completely encircled the shadow of the plane. I was very intrigued by it and realized as I watched it that it stayed with the plane's shadow as we traveled.

At that moment it was as though God was saying to me that the faint rainbow that encircled the shadow, was itself a shadow of the glorious rainbow that He had encircling the plane I was in. I was reminded that the rainbow was a symbol of God's Glorious Presence and obsolute sovreignty over all things. He was telling me that He was holding up the plane just as I had prayed. The fear left me and I sat there in amazement that He would do something so wonderful to calm my anxious heart.

I did a little research before posting this and discovered that those circle rainbows are actually called Glories. That is just amazing!

Soli Deo Gloria ~ For the Glory of God Alone



Edie

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27

39 comments:

Tracy said...

I love it!!! I love Him!!! He makes it so personal... With EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in the world going on in the world, that HE would do that to calm your heart and let you know that HE is there! That is what I love and it blows me away Every Time!

Thank you for sharing... It made me cry and remember.. How wonderful HE is...

I love you too!
Tracy

jcdisciple said...

Isn't HE just wonderful? Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check this meme out becuase I've been trying to find one for Tuesdays and this sounds right up my alley. I love to share about God's glorious work in my life. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Tambrey said...

I have learned somthing new! "Glories"! How awesome is that, and how AWESOME is He! Since I have been really trying to meditate on my scripture in Psalms 19:14, the flesh and satan have been busy!! Oh boy! Seems like when we committ to God and take a stand, satan comes full force. But we are not ALONE!! Thank God! I just praise Him that no matter what life throws in my direction, regardless of situation of circumstance, I am in allegience to the One who is in control! PRAISE GOD!! Have a great Tuesday!!

Dorothy Champagne said...

Awesome!

Patty H. said...

That is awesome!
Love that verse.
Blessings

Chatty Kelly said...

What a FABULOUS testimony! Oh Edie, isn't it wonderful when God shows us his presence so clearly?!? What a blessing!

God's girl said...

What an amazing picture! I thought my mother was totally nuts, but now I'm not so sure. She has the gift of discernment (I think that's it), but she's always seeing things, whether light, or darkness, or shadows, etc. Awhile ago, she told me I had a "force field" around my mobile home. Well, everytime she came over, she'd say it again. So finally, I asked her to describe what she saw, and it's exactly what you described, with the same explanation as yours. I am totally going to e-mail her this post. Wow!

Tammy said...

A great testimony of God's Presence.
It's amazing on what we see when our eyes are open.

love,
Tammy

Marla said...

What a great testimony! I didn't know that rainbows are called Glories. My nephew had an experience on a plane. In the airport someone was talking to him about God, a woman. She asked him about God in his life. He said something like, I don't really know where I stand with God. I think theres a God, but I don't go to church, etc. When he was on the plane, guess who his seat was by. The woman he talked with in the airport. When the plane was in the sky, he said there was incredible mix of colors, not a rainbow, but he said unlike anything he had ever seen. He thought he saw the face of God! He didn't say anything to the woman, but he thinks he was sent a message from God that he is real.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful picture and a awesome touching story, it just makes you want to get down on your knees start worshipping.
"Glories" wow I will never forget that, thank u, that is a beautiful name for it. We must always be expecting, if we come/go expecting, like at church we shall recieve. AMEN!!

Greg C said...

I loved the story as well and the rainbow was awesome. I am always getting signs letting me know that all is well in my world.

Jennifer said...

Edie, that is a beautiful story! I love how God works. Thanks for the reminder of how sovreign He is! Love ya!

Jennifer

Michele Williams said...

Glories... so awesome! God is so good. Thank you...

a corgi said...

what an awesome testimony!! I didn't realize those were called glories,that is amazing in itself! It continually amazes me how the Lord answers our prayers and lets us know how he is watching over us; we just need to keep trusting in him and his word.

enjoy your day

betty

Irritable Mother said...

Isn't that just like Him to surround you with His GLORY???
I love this story, Edie. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Beverlydru said...

What a great story! God is amazing.

Debra said...

Edie,

I, too, have a hard time flying. It's the only time I ever break out in a sweat (palms)! So I can definitely relate to this beautiful story of how you were taken into His presence and could step away from the fear and into His Glory........just beautiful, my friend.

Thank you, Jesus, for watching over my friend, Edie...and for loving us so! Amen

On Purpose said...

Praying that God uses this to talk to someones heart, knowing that He is everything we need in every moment...thank you Edie for being sharing this!

B His Girl said...

My friend and I were talking about rainbows and colors today. I love what God showed you. When I read your verse, I thought she is stuck on that verse...and then you confirmed it. Funny! That is a good verse to get stuck on!

Sharon said...

This is a nice story dear. Isn't it amazing how one single verse will stay with us until we have consumed every single bit that God wants us to take in? You've got it ;)
Love
Sharon

From the Heart said...

A beautiful story. Several years ago I read somewhere about someone who prayed for an Angelic Border Patrol around their car or whatever they were in. When I knew that my oldest daughter was coming home or either of them were on the road I would ask God to place an Angelic Border Patrol around them and bring them home safely and take them back safely. I don't worry about them being on the road because I know God is taking care of them.

Thanks for sharing.
AliceE.

Sue J. said...

Thanks for digging into the research on this one! Love the reference--thanks for sharing your story. There are a few slightly less worried travelers-to-be out there today....A tangible promise of presence and protection!

debrah said...

Thank you for sharing this Edie. How wonderful to know that all is well when it is in God's hands.

Daphine said...

Loved this, Edie! WOW! Our God is truly amazing!

Deanna said...

Thanks Edie for visiting me on such a bad "blog" day. I love to write, and being a new blogger has been so wonderful for me, and when it crashed--- well, I almost felt like I crashed! Thanks for being supportive!! I wanted to jot this quick note to you before I head off the computer, but I can't wail to come back to read this post of yours-- looks pretty popular, meaning good stuff!
Again THANK you.
and God bless!

Joyfulsister said...

HI Edie!!!
((HUGZ))) Oh the promises of his precious rainbow. I know the comfort you must have felt deep within your spirit when you saw it outside your window. I love when the Lord sends us visible signs that we can see with our own eyes!!!!

Hugz Lorie

Nancie said...

Thank you for sharing with us. Thank God for ministering to you in such a wonderful way. A very blessed and joyous new year to you! May God continue to bless and guide you in this new year. Take care.

Mary Moss said...

Oh my, how wonderful! This is a great testimony to how God stoops down from heaven to be personally involved in our lives.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Edie,
That is just incredible... gives me Godbumps... and He is so awesome!!!
GLORIES! WOW
Lea

royalblood said...

Its amazing how God is interested in every single one of us from those who neglect him and rely on human creations and recreations to those who are the rejected but still whisper his name.

He want to seek and to save the lost
great Job with the Blog i believe fully when he says in Mathew 24 that the His name and his cause will reach the uttermost parts of the earth..BLOGGING is one means..
your words are a ministry to others don't stop as you testify of who God is.

Deanna said...

Hi Edie!! what a beautiful post! rainbows and glory! God is so good!

~~~ how did I get my blog back up.... hmmm, I really couldn't tell you (I know silly), but just as I gave up on it is when it 'surprisingly' started coming back together!

BACKUP----- I need to be intentional about backing up!

Thanks for sharing!!

In Him, Deanna

Spring Fricks said...

that is so cool. I have never heard of a circle rainbow or seen one. How neat. I'll have to look it up.

The Patterson 5 said...

Wow! What a wonderful awesome gift God gave you in that moment! Thank you for sharing that with us!

My ADHD Me said...

"Glories"...I Love that. So appropriate.

I haven't forgotten about you. Hope to be emailing tomorrow.

been feeling *yuck* but slowly getting back. At least I spent most of today vertical...as opposed to yesterday's horizontal.

Kathy S. said...

SWEET! I love stories like that! I have dealt with my share of fear, but I love flying (odd, isnt' it?), I think I feel closer to God in the sky. What I hate is driving on fast freeways with semi trucks surrounding me...

I posted a couple of photos that I took from the plane on my way home from She Speaks. I was in awe!! It so happened that I was reading my new copy of "i am not but i know I AM" about how small i am, and how big is our God...it was awesome...June/July 2008 if you want to see them. I also have a wonderful photo at the bottom of my sidebar of clouds from the sky. Fascinating!!

I am trying not to envy your rainbow. I am sure it was just for you! God is so good!

Melanie said...

Edie,I will remember this story as we are flying home Sunday (I hope).
Melanie@Mella~Bella

godsown said...

I love this story Edie.
I will look more for rainbows ( His Glory) in my life..
Thxs blessings

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Whoa! What an awesome testimony to share! I've seen one of those before but it wasn't circling my plane!

smooches,
Larie

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Whoa! What an awesome testimony to share! I've seen one of those before but it wasn't circling my plane!

smooches,
Larie