We are moving beyond the bus saga that began January 24th as we pulled to the shoulder of I-45 with the bus not running. I am still sweating bullets and the girls are praying behind me every time I reach for the key to crank the engine. Eventually, hopefully, we will learn to trust our beloved home again.
1996 Prevost XL
The two weeks the BoggsMobile was broke down in Texas and the week it was broke down in Alabama could have taken a big chunk out of our sanity for a very long time. I have been candid here about the potential for this to be overwhelming.
Detroit 60 Series 12.7 Liter
I have also been very open about the way the Lord has helped our minds and my nerves through the whole mess. God has strengthened us, sustained us and blessed us each and every day from January 24 until right this very moment.
I have been careful to document on Mile Markers the entire ordeal including our highs and our lows. I am assuming that most of you are familiar with the story, but IF you are not, you can catch up by reading the links in the previous three paragraphs that look like this.
I have told you about the church at Gainesville having special prayer for us on a critical Sunday morning when I was needing God to help me. Help me He did in a tremendous way! While I was praying, my brother Steve sent me a Word from the Lord and the Holy Ghost fell on me. I did not even know at the time, those blessings were in response to a whole church specifically praying for me at that very moment hundreds of miles away.
God's people prayed for us, encouraged us and God infused us with the power to move forward one moment at a time. With two major breakdowns behind us, we have emerged with most of our emotions entirely intact, the bus running and the bills paid in full.
We are praising God for the series of miracles He has performed in our lives. Thank you to everyone that prayed and responded to our crisis with so much kindness and love. May God bless you for it.
However, there is more to this whole story that we did not know until a week After the bus was repaired the second time. I would like to share that with you now.
The Apostle Donald C. Williamson and his wife, Sis. Gayla (The Epistle😁) are no strangers to Mile Marker readers. Bro. Donnie is Pastor of Tanner Williams Holiness Church and they have been dear friends for many years. They have purposefully encouraged us and strengthened our hands every step of the way.
Naturally, I informed Bro. Donnie of our first breakdown in Texas so that they could go to prayer for us. He stayed in contact with me closely, encouraging me as only he can. When we arrived at their church on March 7, I learned the rest of the story.
BEFORE the bus quit and coasted to the side of the road, Sis. Gayla had a vivid dream that she was trying to comfort me as I was crying uncontrollably like a little boy. She told Bro. Donnie they needed to pray for our family fervently because we were needing God desperately. They shared that need to pray with their church and everyone was praying for us BEFORE they or we knew we needed fervent prayer.
Can you understand how that affected me when they told me that?
I was overwhelmed with thankfulness to God for his divine providence AND to the Williamsons and the Tanner Williams church for being sensitive to the Spirit of the Lord. They took our needs to God with heartfelt, intercessory prayer without any specific knowledge of our needs at all.
That tells me that BEFORE we broke down, God was already making provision for us physically, emotionally and financially. God planned the path out of our difficulty BEFORE we ever walked into it! Hallelujah!
I have preached that so often! God will make a way out before you ever walk in! My family has heard it during conversation so often. I should not be surprised at all that God did it again for our family. Praise God!
Our God and His people are so amazing!
Today I am thanking God for the Apostle, the Epistle and you for partnering with us in prayer through this little detour. You held our hands when they hung low. You strengthened our feeble knees. You lifted our head. You comforted a little boy that could have easily been crushed by the adversity.
Miracles Answer to Prayer
May God bless you for the time you have invested in us and may God bless you for the resources you have entrusted to us. Praise be unto The Lord!
Thank you for reading.