Sunday, March 16, 2014

A MESSAGE FROM HEAVEN

Have you ever felt like you wanted to do the right thing, yet something kept holding you back?  You try and try and try again,  and yet  it seems like every obstacle there is will jump in front of you…
Well,that’s how I felt this morning.
Lately I have been trying to go to Church a little more often. I feel better when I go. So, I went to work yesterday thinking; “ I am going to Church tomorrow.” Then  I went to bed last night thinking; “I am going to Church tomorrow.”
Well, this morning, for the first time in a very, very long time, I slept late…and I mean late…like 10:22 am late!  ( Church starts at 11:00 am.) After jumping up and taking the pups for their morning walk, I gathered my Sunday clothes and headed toward the bathroom for a quick shower. The whole time something was whispering in my ear that , “It’s too late you know, you are going to be way too late getting there. It’s pouring down rain, you may as well just have a seat and drink your coffee and not go”.
Well, I said a quick, “get thee behind me satan”, then went ahead and took my shower. Getting out, I reached for my hair dryer.
I dropped it.
I picked it up. I put it’s plug in the electrical outlet and the dryer didn't come on!
As soon as I pushed the reset button though, it came on, thank goodness. 
It took a lot of determination and effort, but in the end, I was able to make it to Church just in time.
The pastor even met me at the front door!
My cousin, Dianne, (who favors my mama a lot),  plays the piano at our Church and sometimes, the preacher will sing for us. During this morning’s service, our pastor sang a beautiful hymn while Dianne played.  Although I have already forgotten the name of the song, I will always remember the tune it was sang to…
“Oh, Danny Boy”
The very song my mama played on the piano, and also sang to my husband, Danny, I know a million times.
I had never known that there was a church hymn set to the music of “Oh Danny Boy” before today, but what  I do know is this:
I had the sweetest, most peaceful feeling come over me this morning as I sat there in our little Church and listened to it.
I think there were two forces working on me this morning….the evil one; who was trying his best to keep me home…and God, who had a little message for my old heart. A message that He was trying His best to pass along to me.
A message that was straight from Heaven.
Thank YOU Jesus. To GOD be the Glory.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

6 comments:

Cindi said...

Great story, thx for sharing. Glad u made it in time ♥

Andrea said...

Carlene... this post made me smile... really BIG!! I always love reading about "messages from heaven". They not only cheer us but give us hope, don't they.

God bless you~ Andrea
XOXOXO

Paige Arwood-Hubbard said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I knew the devil was trying to keep you from going from the first line I read. I had one of those moments before. When the devil is trying that hard God has a message for you in someway. I know the hymn that you're talking about but cannot think of the name. If I do remember I will send you a PM. I love reading your blog on here. This has been the first time that I've been able to post on here. At least the update to FB fixed that problem on this end with my iPad. Love you and thinking about you always.

Paige Arwood-Hubbard said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I knew the devil was trying to keep you from going from the first line I read. I had one of those moments before. When the devil is trying that hard God has a message for you in someway. I know the hymn that you're talking about but cannot think of the name. If I do remember I will send you a PM. I love reading your blog on here. This has been the first time that I've been able to post on here. At least the update to FB fixed that problem on this end with my iPad. Love you and thinking about you always.

Kath said...

If Carlene Noggle wants to do something,nothing will stop her.I am the same Carlene.So happy it turned out to your favour.Love you mills.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Lynne said...

I had not been to church in so long it was pitiful for one reason or the other...well with the pending weather I was talking myself out of going again, but decided to go last minute. Glad I did because I certainly got blessed! Glad you went, too! :-)