Isaiah 30:1 - "Woe to the Rebellious Children"
One of the greatest miracles that God has worked in my life occurred March 31, 1970. God had directed me in 1969 to sell my veterinary hospital, and we finalized the transaction on January 2, 1970. During the next three months, I struggled whether I wanted to obey God or not. I drove from Sarcoxie, Missouri to Sherman, Texas on my way to Dallas to visit a friend about a business deal. I checked into the Holiday Inn in Sherman about 3:00 a.m. on March 31st. I walked into the room and directly over to the nightstand that had a light on. There was a bible lying open on top of the nightstand, facing towards me.
The bible was open to Isaiah 30, and my eyes fixed upon verse 1, "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:"
As I read that verse I knew for the first time in my life that I was a rebel. I never considered myself to be a rebellious person, but a person that won't obey God is a rebel; God convinced me on the spot. I didn't sleep at all that night. I never discussed the business deal with my friend. I just conducted some small business items and returned to Sarcoxie a changed man. I never wanted to run away after that.
God bless you,
Originally posted on Personal