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A Tire of a Testimony

6 Feb

Hi friends!
Did you have a great weekend?
I had quite the weekend. I swear sometimes they just go by entirely too fast, but I’m excited to share with you what happened to me this weekend.

A few months ago, I was driving when I saw something in the middle of the road I simply couldn’t avoid. I knew that I was going to hit what appeared to be a metal part off the back of this man’s truck. I simply didn’t have time to avoid it. To make a long story short, I was okay along with my assistant, but my poor tire was not. I had to go to Sears and they ultimately replaced the tire, and I was well on my way.

Well this past week, I noticed that my car was making this knocking noise. I didn’t think anything of it, because my car has been very loud lately due to the muffler. Well I mentioned it to my husband but noticed Friday afternoon, it was getting a little bit louder. I couldn’t figure out exactly where it was coming from. Well Saturday morning, I got up to go to Zumba, and I noticed the sound was even louder. I told my mother in law on the phone about it, and she said if you feel as if something isn’t right, get it checked. I called the greatest Mechanics ever, Christian Brothers, but they were closed. I then thought, oh well, Ill have J take the car to them Monday morning. Well as I was driving, the sound got louder, and I thought, something isn’t right. I pulled into Michael’s parking lot and decided to take a look. I didn’t see anything until I went around to the right side of the car. I checked, the tire was in tact,  and everything seemed fine until I looked closer:


As you see, I have two missing lug bolts. I immediately called my father, and asked him exactly what this means. He said, “you do not need to drive that car. Your tire could fall off, and you could completely lose control of the car. I told him that my phone was dying, my husband was at work, and that If I could make it home, I’d be ok. Before I got off the phone, he said “Make sure you have your seatbelt on”.

After speaking with my father, I was a bit nervous. My phone was practically dead,so I couldn’t call anyone. I walked out of the store, and prayed,
” Lord please protect me no matter what happens. If this is as bad as it is, just make things okay, and keep me safe Lord. I know that you will keep me”

As I walked to my car, a man in a white truck parked. I looked at my tire one last time, and then the man walked up to me.

“Mam can I help you?”

I said, “I’m okay, just a lil worried about this tire. I’m missing two lug bolts. ”

The man simply said, “Let me look.”

When he walked up to look at my lug bolts, he touched the other two and they practically came off in his hand. He said, “OH MY”!, searched for a wrench to tighten the remaining two, and asked if I needed to be followed to Sears. I told him, no that I was going home, and that I would be okay. I thanked him several times and got in my car.

That’s when the tears fell.

You see, here I was about to get in this car, with a tire that wasn’t anywhere secure and before I could get in the car, God interceded and sent that man to help me. The man showed up immediately after I said “AMEN” in my prayer. I was just so grateful, so humbled, so overwhelmed with emotion, that God had once again showed up and showed out, at a moment and time, when I didn’t know what I was going to do. Once I was in my car, my speakers were blasting “Total Praise” and the tears just flowed. God is so awesome.
God is so amazing.
God protects his children.
He’s always watching over us.
Even when we may feel alone.
Even when we may feel lost.

I immediately called my mom once I got home, and I was still overwhelmed with emotion, because I knew it was no one but GOD. Just retelling the story brings tears to my eyes to simply think, he didn’t have too, but he DID.

We don’t always see what God is doing but to be able to recognize and see his action and movement right before my eyes. Just touched me in a way I can’t even begin to explain.

I’m extremely grateful.
I feel extremely blessed,
and extremely loved.

I just had to share this with you. You see when God moves like that, and does something so amazing, you can’t help but want to share it with the world..

So today, I wanted to share with you about my tire and a testimony. I have heard of several people who weren’t so lucky in a similar situation so all I can do is praise him and thank him.

He deserves every bit of my praise.

Until Next Time, Mrs. SPJ 🙂


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