Testimonies by Jennifer Phillips
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
I decided to set aside a day on the long weekend to take photos on the topic of line for an assignment and to take a closer look at the lake; maybe walk around around it. I asked God to help me take some good photos.
The morning of the long weekend arrived and I woke up late. As I was having breakfast I noticed the fog outside and suddenly remembered I had wanted to take a photo of trees on a foggy morning the previous winter. Because of work I couldn't spare the time to do so. This was the first foggy morning I had seen this year. On the very day I'd set aside for taking photos and the fog was still there at 9.30!!
As I set off in the car the song "How lovely are Thy dwelling places" by Bin A Soto came into my mind and my hopes were high, but the fog had lifted from where I thought I would get some good shots. I decided to go on to the lake. The closer I got to the lake the more fog there was. I parked the car and headed towards the water. There was a cross silhouetted against the white of the fog. It was stunningly beautiful.
A man walked past and commented on how cold it was. I replied "but very pretty." The directional lines lead to the cross which is formed by two contrasting lines (a flag pole) that make a statement that wouldn't have been so poignant if the fog hadn't minimized the background noise.
For my birthday this year my daughter gave me just what I had been wanting - an electronic photo frame that can rotate through my digital art images. I had contacted a company asking them if they were interested in making me one a few years before but they were not. Now they can be bought quite easily! When this present arrived the Holy Spirit brought part of a bible verse into my mind. "He will give you the desires of your heart." He had.
It was the last day of the school term and we were enjoying a special morning tea. I was eating some salty chippies and noticed that a colleague was drinking coke. I thought, "Coke would be nice". Chippies often make me feel like having a fizzy drink to go with it. After morning tea I went into my department staff room and a colleague was just asking everyone if there was anyone who drank Coke and would like a can. He was cleaning out the fridge and didn't want the last can of Coke. No one answered so I said I would! My walking in the door at that moment was perfect timing! God had given me something I had fleetingly wanted. I remembered the bible verse I had read that morning. God had blessed King David because He "wanted to be kind to him, because of His own great heart" (Chronicles 17:19). God had been kind towards me, not for anything I had done. He had a great heart.
I don't normally buy magazines but one day I felt like reading some. I didn't mention this to anyone but the following day my husband was given a pile of magazines, mostly women's ones for me to read!