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God Stories: Lives impacted by KSBJ & NGEN

God extinguished a fire with his fingertips

May 18, 2015 by Maria

My name is Maria and I live in Columbus, Texas and my son Chris lives in Rockport, Texas. He called me this morning to say he was getting ready for work.  When he got out of the shower his house was full of smoke. He quickly looked around and found flames coming out of the roof.  He called 911 and the fire dept arrived 10 minutes later.  They extinguished the fire and the Fire Chief told my son they could not determine the cause of the fire.  He continued to tell my son that he doesn’t understand how his mobile home did not go up in flames.  In all his career he’s never seen a mobile home with that amount of flames coming out of it and not totally being engulfed in flames.  So many things that could have happened didn’t.  It didn’t happen while he was asleep, which the smoke would have probably killed him .  It didn’t happen while he was at work and was at home to call for help.  The good Lord was definitely looking out for my son.  As a mother feeling totally helpless not being able to help I turned to God and prayed that he would save my son’s home.  That He had the power to extinguish the flames with his fingertips ...and he did.  I want to tell my story to let everyone know that God does listen and there is power in prayer.

GOD IS FAITHFUL

May 18, 2015 by ELIZABETH

ON 7/2011, I WAS 8 MONTHS PREGNANT I WAS TOLD I WAS HIGH RISK AND DURING DELIVERY A CARDIAC ARREST TEAM WAS GOING TO BE CONSIDERED. I GOT SAD, FOR A MOMENT, BUT THEN SAID LORD YOU ARE IN CONTROL, LATER THAT AFTERNOON, I TOLD MY HUSBAND IF IT WAS OK TO GO TO THE MALL AND WALK AROUND DISTRACT MYSELF AND EVEN BUY ME SOME SANDLES. SO WE HEADED TO BAYTOWN SAN JACINTO MALL. FROM ALL THE STORES IN A MALL, I WENT IN TO PAYLESS smile WHILE I WAS IN THE STORE LOOKING, SUDDENLY, 2 GIRLS AGES 10-12 APPROACHED ME AND SAID” EXCUSE ME MAAM, WOULD YOU LIKE FOR US TO PRAY FOR YOU, WE ARE FROM A CHURCH YOUTH MINISTRY AND WE ARE PRAYING FOR PEOPLE WHO NEEDS PRAYER. THE EYES OF THESE GIRLS WERE SO CONVEYING OF ASSURANCE OF GOD FAITHFULNESS.” I FELT LIKE THE LORD WAS TELLING ME ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE YOUR MIRACLE THRU THESE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRLS. I SAID, “OF COURSE. WE CAN PRAY FOR MY FUTURE BABY DUE PRETTY SOON, THAT HE BE A HEALTHY BABY”. I DIDN’T FEEL NO SHAME, THE GIRLS EXTENDED THEIR HANDS TOWARDS ME. WE HELD HANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AISLE NOT THINKING WHO WAS AROUND ME, LOOKING OR WHAT EVER. WHAT I KNEW WAS THAT THE LORD WAS THERE, TELLING ME THRU THESE PRAYER WARRIORS THAT HE WAS IN CONTROL, NOT TO BE AFRAID. I THANKED THE GIRLS, AS THEY WERE LEAVING, I HEARD THEM EXCITEDLY TELLING THEIR YOUTH PASTOR, ; WE GOT ONE, WE PRAYED FOR SOMEBODY. THEY WERE EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR THE JOB THEY HAD ACCOMPLISHED. PRAISE THE LORD FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. AFTER I LEFT THE STORE, I FELT SO LIGHT, AND CONVINCED THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT. AFTER PREVIOUS MISCARRIAGES, I WAS AFRAID TO PURCHASE BABY FURNITURE, CLOTHES ETC.FOR MY PRESENT PREGNANCY, WELL AFTER PRAYING WITH THE YOUNG PRAYER WARRIORS, I TOLD MY HUSBAND TAKE YOUR CREDIT CARD OUT. WE ARE GOING SHOPPING FOR OUR BABY… MY FAITH GREW TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL. IN THE MIST OF TROUBLE, I MUST STAND STILL AND BELIEVE WITH OUT DOUBTING,  IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. THE STORY CONTINUES, I HAD MY SON , SAMUEL 8LBS, WE WERE IN INTENSIVE CARE, BUT WERE STABLE AND DOING WELL. I CONTINUE TO PUT MY TRUST IN HIM COMPLETELY. THAT SAME DAY I DELIVER EDMY SON, LATER THAT EVENING, MY HUSBAND TELLS ME THAT HE WAS GOING HOME TO REFRESH A LITTLE, ALONG WITH MY 3YRS OLD SON. WELL, ON THE WAY HOME, MY HUSBAND HAS AN CAR ACCIDENT, MY HUSBAND VEHICLE FLIPPED OVER THREE TIMES ON THE FREEWAY. I DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING UNTIL THE NEXT DAY, MY REACTION WAS OMG, MY SON, MY HUSBAND, ARE THEY OK. I HAD TO BE STRONG, VERY STRONG,, AND PUT MY EMOTIONS TO THE SIDE AND TRUST IN GOD COMPLETELY . MY LITTLE BOY, ISAAC WALKED AWAY FROM THE SCENE WITH NO MAJOR INJURIES, A LITTLE BRUISE ON HIS CHEEK,  MY HUSBAND WAS HOSPITALIZED,  HOWEVER, WAS STABLE AND RECOVERING. I PRAISE GOD FOR HE IS GOOD, MY FAITH WAS PUT TO ACTION IN THE MIDDLE OF TROUBLE, I COULD SAY THAT WE HAD THE VICTORY IN JESUS CHRIST. AMEN,

Blessings

May 12, 2015 by Lynn

I just wanted to take a moment to praise God for the great things he is doing for my family and I. I used to work a full time and part time job. I’ve been working part time only with a few side jobs this year and thankfully God keeps providing for us. Every time I get a little worried about not having enough money a side job comes in. I am just amazed at his timing and blessings. Thank you KSBJ for helping me keep up the faith and grow closer to GOD! I try not to worry because I know he will provide for us but sometimes I let my emotions get the best of me. I know I’m not strong enough but that he is strong enough for me! Thanks!

Change Your Focus

May 05, 2015 by leroy

Bumper to bumper traffic, people cutting you off after you have waited for ten minutes to get to the off ramp, people using the access ramps to pass you and cut in front of you, four lanes of traffic just sitting on a turnpike for what appears to be no reason at all when you are late to work, traffic in Houston will test your self control but then you turn on KSBJ and you hear God speak to you through song and your focus changes.  Soon the traffic starts moving again and then you find you are parked in front of your work wanting to stay in your car just until this last song finishes.  God bless KSBJ, those who work there and those that make it possible.

Saved by God

May 01, 2015 by Ricky

On Monday, April 26th, 2015 (just a few days ago) I was on my way to work and was taking curve when I passed a semi. As I was passing, my car lurched towards the semi, about to go under the trailer. I swerved to the right and lost control of my car. As I went into the ditch I remember thinking that this was it- I wasn’t wearing my seat belt, and there was a line of trees directly ahead of me. Suddenly I hit the bank of the ditch and my car was airborne. I shut my eyes as the impact happened, but when I stopped, I realized not only was I still alive, I could still move. Some people who saw the crash rushed over, pried open my passenger door and helped me out of my vehicle, calling the paramedics to take me to the hospital. Everybody was saying I was incredibly lucky, but I was so stunned and in shock I didn’t realize why.

The next day, my grandfather and I went to get my car from the tow yard. As we walked up to my car it dawned on me just how blessed I was. My entire front end was destroyed. Apparently the car had been stopped by two trees the exact distance apart as the width of my car. I had launched at such a perfect angle that these two trees caught my car in mid air, keeping me from ramming a third, even bigger tree head on. The only thing I could think was how truly blessed I was, and how God must have guided my car to the one safe spot that ensure my survival.

Today, I am back at work, banged up, but alive. While my car is destroyed, I am blessed to be alive to tell my story, and how God saved me from certain tragedy. This is an incident that gives me even more reason to be thankful for the grace of God, and looking forward to the blessings of the future.

Elijah a gift from my father

April 30, 2015 by Mkaria

Now it makes sense that every person, every thing happened in my life were for a reason.. We have been married for 21 years and were unsuccessful in having a baby, we decided to try IVF and after 1st try we ran out of $. Right after the 1st fail I got a job offer at Texas Children’s where at the time I didn’t know pays for IVF up to 20k, during this time I was in the internet and saw this information, well of course after seeing this I took the job. I thought it was God wanting me to do this and he did , but not for the reason I thought. I took the job, and once again the IVF failed, we were heart broken, but I kept my faith. The job I took will take in a lot of children with superior health well. I did not know this meant foster children. Even through I am extremely shy I wanted more and more information. One day I told my husband lets do this, I feel this is the reason God put me in this job, so we did, even though his family was against it. God put people in my life that were close to him and talked to me about him, so I kept getting closer to God. We finished all the required classes and on my birthday I received a paper saying we did qualify and got our licence… On my mother-in-laws birthday, a person who was against us doing this,  we received Elijah, a 7 day old baby.. and it just happens that my sons birthday is the same day my mother-in-laws mother and brother who are now in heaven with God is… That made her love him even more…. We have had Elijah in our lives 13 month now and I would not change dose days for nothing, he is the light of our home, my life, my reason to get up every morning, everything he does is so special and I thank God every day for him, everyday… Thank you for praying for us when we thought we were about to lose him and it has been a rocky and emotional road, but all worth it….We still have not adopted him, but are in the process… God is amazing, because now I see why he put people in our lives… I feel so blessed… I have no words to describe this feelings and how grateful I am to our father in heaven… and to you and your prayer volunteers.

Caleb Abrahm

April 26, 2015 by AYESHA

I am so encouraged by KSBJ… This is my testimony , my son CALEB when he was 2yrs old out of the blue he started a seizure with no fever and no cause so we were so panicked , but in all this I heard Gods voice saying; “Don’t Fear”
Caleb was diagnosed with EPLILEPSY , We were so broken and did not know why all this happened. We are such strong believers of our Faith in Christ . I had all these “WHYS”; that I kept asking God . One day when I was driving I heard this song “VOICE OF TRUTH” .. in the beginning I could not hear the full song because I was so overwhelmed by grief. With tears rolling down my face I pulled over and just burst out in tears. All I could hear from this song was ” this is for my Glory, this is for my Glory” .These words kept coming to my mind time and again . I came home and looked up this song to see what did it mean….......when I heard the full song I was so touched and I knew that GOD has a purpose in this situation , I surrendered it and said “God now you take over” . Caleb is on medication , all test are negative medically nothing can be found, I know it’s spiritual,  God spoke to me saying :“IN HIS TIME HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL”.
  It has not been easy ever since , but now he is 6yrs old doing so much better .. he has not had a seizure in 5yrs thanks to my Heavenly father. He still struggles with school but I know God will make a way for him, I happened to read about Mark Hall and his childhood and realized why God wanted me to hear that Particular song, because that’s what my Caleb went through too .. God bless Casting Crowns .
Thank you KSBJ every time I feel low in spirit about CALEB , God will always Play ” VOICE OF TRUTH ” for me reminding me that he has it in His plan .

God Listens

April 23, 2015 by Ashley

He has been revealing Himself to me and showing me the path I need to take and giving me strength and courage to take it, and giving me help daily to get through each day.

God Outsmarts the Doctors!

April 22, 2015 by Penny

I have rare and severe Crohn’s disease that affects my stomach and makes it difficult and painful to eat among many other challenging symptoms.  BUT, I am completely blessed to have amazing family and friends that pray for me on a regular basis.

I have been to doctors all over the US with the last two doctors telling me that they are amazed at how good I look on the outside because most people with the severity of illness that I have are completely debilitated and in a wheelchair.

I do have hard days, but I am a mom to 3 young boys, I own my own stationery business and I even get to play tennis once or twice a week.  I am so grateful for every day without pain and for every moment I get with my kids because I KNOW that all those prayers are completely sustaining me and my family. 

Despite the struggles I have with my health, my amazing husband and I have grown in our marriage, in our faith and our priorities have truly changed.  We are grateful for even a day without pain, for good health and words cannot express the gratitude for the friends and family that pray for us and who put us on prayer lists all over the country.  We are blessed beyond measure.  God is good.  ALL the time.

new friend believer

April 17, 2015 by elizabeth

One day I was reading the bible and I had a friend come up to me ask what I was reading and I said the bible. I asked her does she know God and she said no and that is when I talked to her about God and what he did for us. Me and her talked about God for three days straight and then a day later she came to me and said I want to become a Christian. So after we prayed that day I said come with me to church and learn more. After all the praying and talking we did she came to know the Lord, our savior, at school.  She now comes to church every Sunday. One week later she got baptized.

Praise God for Healings

April 14, 2015 by Carol

I believe it was 1 to 1 1/2 yrs ago I requested prayer for my brother who was having heart issues. In March 2014 a month before his heart surgery he died for 30 min at the VA in Houston. We were told he would not make it and if he did he would have brain damage due to the length of time the Dr.s worked on him in the ER. The very next day God woke him up out of his coma and much to the amazement of the Dr.s he does not have brain damage. He had his heart surgery in April 2014 and we celebrated his life on his 69th birthday Sept 2014. We just celebrated Good Friday together and we are looking forward to a big 70th birthday party this coming Sept…I heard what the Dr.s said and I saw how grim things looked to the natural eye but as 3 different Dr.s talked to me about my brothers condition I chose to continue reading the Word of God over him. I claimed his healing by faith, God’s promise and chose to believe beyond what I was being told or could see. Praise God for Healing!!

God’s Glory

April 14, 2015 by Ursula

God’s Glory
At age 73, Mom was in pretty good shape. She did domestic work on the other side of town five days a week and traveled to and from work by bus. On a Saturday mom complained of a toothache which later became a sore throat, an earache, and a headache. This went on for a week: no work, no appetite – just lying around and sleeping. That Friday morning, when I called, she informed me that she could not see due to a swollen shut left eye.

After being rushed to the ER and admitted, doctors diagnosed Mom with an infection. Tests were done and Mom was placed in isolation. The infection had spread from her mouth, to her eye, and around her brain and spinal areas. Bits had broken off and entered her lungs as well.  We were told that it is a great chance she had bacterial meningitis. This affected Mom’s mobility and cognitive level. She was constantly sleeping and very lethargic all because of the infection. Doctors treated her with four different antibiotics.  I called close friends, family, and clergy, and I told them the situation. I asked for prayer. Many prayers went up to our Father for Mom. We were later told that she would need to have oral surgery to extract the infected teeth and perform a biopsy in her mouth. According to the doctors, because of Mom’s lethargic behavior, she may take a long while coming to after the surgery. God had other plans. After a couple of hours after her surgery, Mom was awake and alert! Her condition improved vastly. No more visits in paper robes, gloves, and masks – isolation was lifted. God listened and answered the prayers we all sent. No sign of meningitis was found; she is now talking and more alert. Plus, she is eating.

Now Mom is in a rehab center to regain strength in her body. She is still being treated for the infection and infected eye, but we are keeping the faith that God will provide her with healing and strength so she can pull through. We are also praying for the doctors and nurses who are treating her. God is a known healer and deliverer, and we give Him all the glory!!

Listening to the songs and stories on KSBJ has been inspirational and helped me remain focused on God and just how wonderful He is by providing us with grace and mercy.  I will continue to pray, not only for Mom, but for your ministry as well. Thank you for being obedient to God by showing others The Way.

Easter/Passover Week Texts

April 06, 2015 by Cecilia

Of all the blessings my husband and I have received from listening to KSBJ, this past week has been the BEST encouragement EVER!  In the busyness of life, jobs, grocery shopping,being stuck in traffic, filling Easter eggs for our grandchildren, meal preparation, caring for parent, etc., the chirping crickets text reminders on my phone caused me to STOP and REMEMBER what my Jesus was going through….for me!  I have never experienced Easter as I did this year.  He is Risen Indeed !  He is Alive!  Hallelujah!!
Thank you for taking us on this amazing journey.

Unexpected steps to God’s Will

April 01, 2015 by Stephany

For the last few years, I have had a wonderful job but always seeking my “dream” position. I am about to graduate with my Master’s Degree so I have been very stressed with my thesis, two jobs, and saving for a wedding. I am slowly but surely climbing up the ladder but it has been a lot slower process than I expected. I began to think that I am just not well known or maybe not yet qualified for the big position. My prayers, however, never ceased. Even if it was the same short prayer- I had faith everything was happening on God’s watch and not mine, for a reason. Well, I was recently informed that the big position will soon be open and apparently my name was already in the conversation and I had no idea! Whether I am appointed to the position or not, I know God is doing great things for me and through the most unexpected ways. I have learned that our paths are not broken, rather they just have more steps and turns than others. The most beautiful creations are often the most intriquite- that’s God making our paths especially unique because He loves us!! #BlessedOneStepAtaTime

Miracle baby

March 27, 2015 by Kerry

In 2011, my dad had passed away and I felt empty, lost, and hurt. I was a daddy’s little girl and was in so much pain in losing him. So, I had prayed to God that if he could bless me with a baby to fill the emptiness and hurt that I was going through. Couple of years passed and I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) . I had prayed one more time to God that it’s his will if he wants us to have a baby, also if the time was right. Well, the same day of the following week I had to go to the hospital because I had a cyst on my ovary that was causing severe pain. The doctor had asked if I was pregnant so I can take a CT. I told her no and we proceeded. Before doing the CT, the doctor comes back and told me that I cannot do the CT because I was pregnant. I l filled up in tears and could not believe what I was hearing. At that moment all I could think of was thanking my Father in heaven. So, I asked the nurse and doctor if I could have a moment to pray. Never in a million years did I think I could have another baby but God had all of that planned out. I have a wonderful son and I kid you not he looks just like my dad. God heard my prayer the first time in 2011 and he was already in the future. God is so amazing and I could never thank him enough. God bless..

You Just Have to Ask

March 21, 2015 by Barbara

My husband had surgery on his foot, yesterday. The surgery itself was a fairly minor procedure but the risks were higher for him because of his size and weight.
We prayed for God’s guidance and safety before we left for the hospital the morning of the procedure. During the pre-op activities I felt like God was encouraging me to ask my husbands surgeon if he was a Christian. I’ve never asked a doctor this question before. When he came in the room he went over all the details for the surgery that was about to take place. He marked my husbands foot, so he was sure to work on the correct one! And then he asked if we had any other questions. I said “yes, I do. Doctor, are you a Christian?” He looked up at me with a huge smile on his face and said “yes, I am, would you like me to pray with both of you?”  I was a little stunned. He led us in a beautiful prayer and then thanked me for asking him that question. He said as a physician he cannot ask his patients to pray,  but is thrilled when they ask him because he loves to share Jesus Christ whenever he can. My husband was smiling and we were both in awe that this man of God was taking care of him.

God promises that if we ask, we shall receive. I am ashamed to say that I don’t ask as much as I should. God opened up my eyes and my heart that day. He is absolutely ever-present and wanting to bless us in ALL things.

Thank you Heavenly Father for your love, your presence, your protection, your abundant blessings and for never giving up on this 56 year old woman!

My good friends of KSBJ

March 20, 2015 by Evelin

I had the opportunity to move permanently to Houston because I received my permanent residence on March of last year. I moved to Houston on July 2, at that time I wasn’t firm in my service to God. I grew up in a christian family, my mom and dad always took me to church, I have always loved God, thanks to my parents. However, ten years ago I started working in a big, beer company in Honduras. I started to put my work as a priority and ended up being far from my beliefs, surrounding myself with people that didn’t share my faith and instead of trying to talk to them about God I kept silent, ashamed. On July 2 of last year I put this decision in God’s hands, prayed and told Him that if that was His decision if I would come to Houston and leave everything I knew in Honduras. It hasn’t been an easy experience even though I have my parents with me,  I don’t have any friends here besides my family. After having a great job back home, I had to wait seven months until I could find a company that would be interested in hiring me, (lots and lots of interviews and no’s). I have been listening to KSBJ since August of last year and you have been with me since then, I have volunteered with you and I’m volunteering with a different institution as well.  You have helped me in the times where I couldn’t find a job, motivated me to fix my eyes on the big prize, Jesus, to smile and leave my worries to the Lord. On Monday it will be a month since God sent me an amazing job, I’ve also had the opportunity to meet incredible people at church, and I feel great to know that I can be a blessing to others for the glory of God. I bless your lives and thank you for the great work you do, it’s amazing the talent you have to influence positively in people’s lives.

Ty to God

March 20, 2015 by Joshewa

On August 5, 2004 me and a friend were involved in a gang related car accident.  I was in a coma at first and after coming out of the coma I couldn’t walk, talk, sit-up, or breath on my own.  But It was done, GOD put it in the workers at Houston Memorial to save me and they did. Can I admit something? I have forgiven every gang member that was involved in my wreck.  I love God & his son JESUS w/ all of my heart!!!! God Bless! 

Stroke survival

March 20, 2015 by Leah

Very long story short, this was the darkest part of my life. God has used KSBJ, to speak to me through (whether it be to stay strong during this storm or just some words of encouragement from Mandisas song -Overcomer) the songs I hear at the exact moment I need to hear them, whether it’s in my car or at my desk at work. God’s timing is always right and I love how He uses different outlets to speak to me.

Vehicle

March 20, 2015 by Kristina

Yesterday I sat in my car at a red light listening to KSBJ. I heard the DJ talking about how we get into our vehicles and how they are made of metal and fabric within and they surround us and protect us on our journey. I heard them go on to say Jesus is the vehicle of our life. As I continued to listen I saw a wasp on the driver side window fly against the pane and deflect off. I have a very (irrational) horrible fear of wasps. Pretty much any insect but you add flying and stinging to the list and this fear escalates to panic attack level. I get sick to my stomach, I feel like I can’t breath, I feel like crying…and then some. I am terrified of them. All I could do was thank the Lord for providing my vehicle of protection to keep this insect on the outside and myself on the inside away from harm. I heard the message loud and clear. He is my vehicle in life. He protects me from harm, whether it be an irrational fear type or a very real kind. I am so grateful and thankful. Thank you KSBJ for sharing His message.

God’s love never ends

March 16, 2015 by Chibuzo

Sometime last year, around August I entered into depression. Listening to KSBJ helped me to go through this situation triumphant. Anytime I have or want to have an episode, I play KSBJ which constantly reminds me that God is here. It taught me once again to put my trust in God and not in myself. I have recovered and believe that as I fill my heart with God’s word, I will continue to be a better person.

Changed my life

March 13, 2015 by Melanie

Hello, Im 19 I live in Willis TX and I did the 30 Day challenge and it has changed my life! I had so much going on in my life, I can not write them all down now but basically the house we were living was falling apart and I was getting discouraged so I would pray and go to church. It helped a lot with how I was feeling about the situation but when I would turn on KSBJ I always hear words of encouragement. Long story short I found a house that is beautiful and its a 3bed, 2bath for $750. I am so happy that my 2 year old now has a great place to live and not in a worn down trailer that is falling apart any more. Thank you KSBJ, you have changed my life so much and my attitude ( ha ha ) I hope y’all have a blessed day smile !!!!

PSSST…hey…guess what….GOD LISTENS!

March 11, 2015 by Kennedy

I have experienced some things that let me know God Listens….

Well, I remember clearly, when I wasn’t AS strong in faith/belief in general with God and I was sitting in my room when i was supposed to be asleep and I was just like “Ok you know what, make me feel you in some way that I’ll know that you’re there or in a way I’ll understand.” Before I said this, I was in a calm, steady state. But AFTER I said it, it’s like this HUGE flood of like…I can’t even describe it but I can feel it RIGHT NOW. Like, it’s like all of a sudden inside the core of my soul and spreading out to EVERYWHERE from there was this indescribable happy feeling. It just like blossomed from the core and spread out from there and I felt the wanting to laugh. That came out of NO WHERE.  And now, because of that experience, I know what it feels like with God close.

Next experience caught me totally off guard! I was in my little sister’s room (she was 7 at the time) and I said goodnight to her, and I have talked to her about God before. And I remember asking her “Do you want me to pray for you to get to know Him etc..?” and she said “yes”. Keep in mind, she was totally calm and fine. Now, I don’t remember what I said in the prayer, but I remember I was so deep into it, my eyes closed. Then when I finished, I opened my eyes and GUESS what I saw!!  Well, when I opened my eyes, my little sister was straight up CRYING. You can imagine how shocked I was. I was a little worried and asked her “Are you ok??” and she said yes and then I asked her “Are those happy tears or sad tears??” She said Happy. smile I will remember that for the rest of my life.

This next one is when I was sort of going down hill yet again. I do have depression and anxiety, (I’m a work in progress) and during this certain night, I was crying to the point I couldn’t breathe. I had the KSBJ on the radio on like I do every night. I remember thinking “Is He really there? I feel really alone…I wish I wasn’t here…” It was a pretty bad night. But then BOOM. All of a sudden my ears suddenly, without me knowing, focused on the certain song that was playing. And guess what I heard?? “As the thunder rolled, I barely hear a whisper through the rain, I’M WITH YOU!!” And I stopped crying DEAD in my tracks like a deer in the middle of the road . He’s here!! And trust me, He’ll let you know! But in His OWN way, it may not always be what you WANT Him to do. He’s a creative God, He’ll do what He wants to do to show Himself to you wink

Once again, I totally understand if someone like isn’t so sure whether to believe in a being like God, but I have my reasons in believing in Him wink I have no reason to deny Him! And He will always have me because He has been with me since the start and when I thought no one else was there for me and at those dark dark times. He’s helped me not to do self harm anymore! I will NOT do that anymore and will not do so for the rest of my life because I always felt guilty after words and I feel disappointment in myself and I feel like God is disappointed as well because this body is what He’s given me as a gift to live on earth. And guess what? I’m 89 days clean!

I have my family back

March 10, 2015 by Jessica

In August of 2014 I had, had it. My husband and I were at odds with each other he had been out of work for too long and had bad habits that always tore us apart. I myself wasn’t a saint either. We have 2 small children a boy who is 3 and girl who is 2. So the decision to ask him to leave was not easy at all. It was hard living without him but we kept communication open for the kids…it hurt to see him though. My mom would tell me when you hurt and feel alone just pray and God will help you through. I didn’t listen and kept hurting. Time passed and it got easier. He told me he started praying and asking God for help to overcome his addiction and get a job. I simply told him pray for me too. For some reason I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t pray, I felt like I had strayed from God so far that there was no going back. God blessed my husband with an awesome job and even more awesome he helped him overcome his addiction. I started seeing positive changes in him which made me think “If he could find his way back then I could too” We spent the holidays together but shortly after things changed and it seemed as if our relationship was truly coming to an end. I was lost and broken. I was finding it hard to even be a good mother to our beautiful babies. So one day I tuned into KSBJ you were talking about the 30 day challenge so I thought to myself why not? Within the first week I started feeling better after I cried and cried to God. Begging him to forgive me for straying from him and for not believing that he could help me. Then I started to pray for my relationship and it wasn’t necessarily prayer for my husband to come back to me but for God to do what he thought was best for our family. Before the end of the 30 day challenge he came back to me. My husband came back and now we have a house together and the feeling of having my whole family back together under one roof again is the best ever. I listen to KSBJ everyday now and pray and i’m so thankful that I found my way back to God. I knew something had been missing from my life for a long time and just didn’t know what it was. Now I know it was God and ever since I have made him part of our lives again we have been so blessed. Thank you so much KSBJ.

Chalk Board notes from dad

February 27, 2015 by Marcie Doss

My husband had an idea to write a daily note of love or inspiration to our two kids aged 9 and 5 on the family chalk board in the kitchen. The one condition he made was that it had to be an original thought or idea. My kids would get so excited to wake up and see what daddy wrote.  I started to post on my Facebook page and the comments have been so wonderful. People really look forward to reading his daily inspiration. People have even asked what book is he getting this from and are shocked when I tell them they come from his heart. I wish there was a way I could up load them to share with you guys.  A few were “Offer the world the goodness in you. Start with your family and go from there”.  ” I cannot promise you a perfect childhood… but you will have a memorable one. Above all else you will be loved”  ” Faith, much like the muscles in our bodies, needs daily exercise to stay strong”  Just a few smile
On another note, we love KSBJ and I believe it has played a major force in my husbands conversion.  Thank you!

Provider

February 27, 2015 by Ashley

I work at a hospital and it is getting overwhelmingly busy. Yesterday I prayed to God for help. Today was the least busiest day of the week yet!

The Joy of The Lord

February 21, 2015 by M

I had gotten sick during Thanksgiving and assumed that I only had a cold.  Within a week I was admitted to the hospital.  The ambulance came to my home and took me because I was so weak that I couldn’t walk and my chest felt as if I had a million rocks on top.  The firefighters assumed I was having a heart attack although my vital signs were ok.  I went in on a Friday.  By Monday of the following week, I was in a ventilator and a feeding tube.  Amazingly, I don’t remember any of it - just light.  On Tuesday the doctors told my family to say their goodbyes. On Wednesday I was out of the ER and conscious - Amazing!!!

A month later as I slowly recuperated from that sickness (H1N1 Flu Virus), I found out my husband was having an affair.  Not with one, not with two, but three different women.  It was so devastating.  I had anger and devastating thoughts of hurting myself and my family.  It was an awful, terrifying time. All the effort we had put together, our children, our 15 years of marriage, our church and fellow brothers and sisters, our work, our home, and our family - it meant nothing in a few seconds.

A few months later and tons, tons, tons of prayer and working on our marriage, we became pregnant and our marriage was getting some strength.  Our third child was on the way.  This was sort-of-a-kind of a reconciliation and a fruit of forgiveness.  Several months into the pregnancy I miscarried.  The doctors called an involuntary abortion.  “Abortion” is all I heard.  I couldn’t possibly take anymore.  My heart had been yanked out of me, torn to a million tiny pieces, stomped on, and thrown in the garbage.

Because of the emotional rollercoaster and finance juggling, my business of seven years closed.  All I had worked hard for, the benefits of financial stability went as fast as the days have passed.  Suddenly, I was out of a job.  Really? 

How did I survive such an impossible health recovery?  How could I forgive my husband, the one partner God had set aside for me?  How will I stop mourning my wanted precious child?  Where was my place in this world?  I had no health, no love, no money, no anything.

God showed me the answer: Jesus

I was healed by THE doctor - I saw God’s hand in the physical form of my body.  Within 24 hours of being in a comma, I was, within minutes getting better extremely fast.  The doctors couldn’t explain it.  I could - it was the power or prayer.  People in California, New Mexico, all over Texas, and even Mexico were simultaneously and constantly praying for me.  James 5:14-16

When I found out about my husband cheating, I fell on my knees.  “Why, Lord?” I said.  I realized, and I think this is why I was able to forgive, that I would do the same thing if I had the chance if the Lord would not intervene.  I was tested for MY faithfulness and not my husband.  I was tested to reveal the true desires of MY heart.  I love my family - my children and my husband - so was I going to leave? No, I was going to fight for them.  Romans 8:18-21

When I lost my child, I was inconsolable for a little while.  But the Lord gave me understanding and assurance about that tiny little life that is now resting in His Glory.  God knew exactly how long I would be given the gift of this child and for what purpose.  Psalm 139:13-16

Now, only a year later, I am working at an amazing job, my family has been restored, my marriage is stronger, and I have been completely transformed able to trust and have faith, that in all, The Lord is with me.  Had I not gone through the fire, I would not have been made pure.  1 Peter 1:6-9

God’s work in my life is endless!

BROKEN HEARTED

February 19, 2015 by Mimi

The story is I took the 30 days challenge and sticking love notes everywhere !! I thought to myself who better to help me though my broken heart but GOD himself. I feel renewed, restored and truly loved !!! God reminded me of that though your music, scriptures, love notes ! So I decided to leave my KSBJ station on at all times, reminding me that GOD does love me !!!! Thank you very much !! God bless !!

Something would soon hatch

February 17, 2015 by Cloris

I am an author, and I asked God that He give me a new avenue to promote my book.  I had JUST prayed over my books as I was heading back home and remembered that I needed to purchase some eggs.  So I stopped at Kroger to find a white sticky note that read, “God listens #lovethatsticks KSBJ 89.3”  What that meant to me is God heard my prayer. Thanks for having people leave sticky notes; that was just what I needed this morning!

With God all things are possible

February 16, 2015 by Judith

My husband and I got married September 2013. Just like any couple, we desire to start a family. In June 2013, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. I was told that my possibilities of ever having children were low. My Doctor suggested fertility treatment.  My husband and I continued praying. One day I felt God tell me that I had to stop praying about it and needed to start thanking him. My husband and I stopped praying and asking God for a baby and began thanking him. A couple of weeks later I was preparing my Sunday school class lecture and God spoke to my heart through the Abraham story. That Sunday in church, God led my music minister during worship to say: “There is someone in this room who has been asking God for something. God wants you to know that it is done.” I knew in my heart that he was talking about me. I stood up in faith and publicly declared that the blessing he was talking about was mine.  Two weeks later I found out that I was pregnant. I am currently 3 months pregnant and we are expecting a baby girl! There is nothing impossible for my God. I want everyone to know that God has the last word despite what the doctors say. He made it possible for me and I know that there are others who are in similar situations who might be encouraged to not lose hope.

God’s provision

February 14, 2015 by Michelle

I had not heard from my ex-husband for 10 years. I knew he was out of the country for a good part of that time so I assumed I would never receive the child support that he owes me. I truly believed he was staying away just so he would not have to pay child support. When he was here, every time he had child support taken out of his check, he would quit his job because it would make him angry to have to give me money. God provided a way for him to come back into the country and for him to get a job. I still have not heard anything from him, nor do I want to, but I saw today that I received a deposit from the OAG two days ago! I have been praying for this for 10 years. Praise God! He is so faithful!

My 30-Day Challenge

February 12, 2015 by Kirsten

I began the 30-day challenge on January 12. During this time, my husband and I were separated and just days away from our divorce being final. We had run in to some major speed bumps and I knew I had to fully lean on my faith. I’ve listened to Christian music here and there over many years of my life and always turn to it during difficult times. So, I figured, why not devote myself to listening ONLY to Christian music for a month and see what happens?

What happened was that so many of the songs spoke to me. One, in particular, was “Broken Together” by Chris Tomlin. I realize it probably spoke to many in my situation at that time but I deeply believe that I acted based on the emotions that song evoked in me. I reached out to my husband, we began the healing process. I am beyond happy to report that we have withdrawn divorce papers, are living under one roof once again and have put God first in our life.

As a side-note, I know now so many of the songs that are played regularly. It is to the point where they are all that is in my head, even when the radio is not on. I’ll randomly hear 4-5 different songs in my head throughout the day and I feel like that is God speaking to me. And I’ve realized how different listening to Christian music is than listening to mainstream. I’ve always loved music but never truly realized it’s power over our mind until I set my mind on the right path.

Sticky Notes

February 12, 2015 by Laura Ware

Last year around May 2014, I was struggling in all aspects of my life.  I decided to incorporate the 30 day challenge into my 30 day “Daniel Fast.”  After I completed the fast, I found that I could not go back to the R&B music that I sometimes enjoyed listening to.  God has reshaped me on the inside.  Now, I wake up with KSBJ and I end my day with KSBJ.  I am encouraging my family to take the 30 day challenge, in order for them to experience the peace and laughter that I have gained from listening to the constant biblical principles and testimonies.
This week I chose to randomly distribute sticky notes to all of my colleagues.  All that I can say is “wow!” This is truly a “God Thing.” Since my identity (the sticky bandit) was exposed, my colleagues have been approaching me with hugs, as they share their particular stories.  Each of them have shared how that sticky note related to what they were going through on that particular day.  I am so grateful that I was obedient and tagged each computer screen.
 
My heart is overwhelmed as I reflect over these past 8 months. God does listen! He listens very attentively…....

Laura

Roadside Assistance That Was Over The Top

February 11, 2015 by Sharon

Had a blow-out & while waiting on the phone for roadside assistance to come on the line this man pulled up to help change my tire. After many complications (bad spare, car towed, double towing charge) he stayed with me the whole day until I got my car back on the road.  From 7:30-4:30 this wonderful man was at my aid.  He was truly a God-send and my angel for the day.

God’s perfect timing

February 10, 2015 by Donna

I have been so down the last few months not understanding what is going on - my real estate business has been zero for several months and my finances are in the worst shape I have ever had.  I have been feeling so guilty for having to use my mom’s money to help pay bills the last few years (have been laid off three times in the last five years).  God has been trying to tell me to get out of my comfort zone job and He put being a real estate agent on my mind in 2013.  I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do.  It has been a struggle and surprisingly I haven not given up which it very unusual for me.  Yesterday, I was really down and guilty about the financial situation I have put my mom in and wondering how I am going to catch up on my own finances. (I pay my mom’s bills first -what her monthly check does not cover).  Yesterday, while feeling so down your text saying, “You are forgiven. God loves you and He keeps no record of wrongs. Despite any mistakes, you can embrace His forgiveness!” It was perfect timing!!  I needed that so much and what a relief I felt. 

Then after your text yesterday, I put a friend’s daughter’s home (it was her father’s home) back on the market yesterday and prayed before I left the home (it needs lots of repairs and updating and someone died in the home - it is difficult to sell but not too difficult for God).  I have already received two request for showings - that could only be God bringing the right people to look at and buy the home.

God has been showing me things about my past that He wants me to deal with and let go.  He has put me in situations that keep bringing up what He wants me to let go of.  My mother and I never got along when I was growing up and my brother was her baby. She has dementia and I know that God put me in charge of her because my brother too easily goes by what the doctor says (I research her medicine, take classes, etc to see what is best for her).  I am letting go of the resentment and anger that I felt towards her and understand more now of how she grew up (from an aunt that married into the family).  My brother does not help much and his wife has never liked our family.  I get overwhelmed and tired sometimes from always being there for her and no one is there for me (except God). One of my dear cousins goes to lunch with us once a month and that helps my mom a lot.  A few weeks ago, my brother said he was taking his wife out of town for the weekend because they need a break.  I told him I did not want to hear about him needing a break when I never get one.  He was suppose to relief me for a few days before he moved to North Carolina (he is military) but of course he did not do it.  He always seems to be there for his wife’s family but never his own mother.  I don’t understand why he cannot fly down for a weekend to see her.  I know God is trying to tell me, with Him, I am strong enough to handle all of this because my family has always treated me like I was incapable of doing anything (I am the baby of the family).  All of these years, I believed what my family said about me but thanks to so many of the songs you play I am learning the truth.  Thank you so much for the songs you play and prayers for so many that have it worse than me. I am not able to do much for others right now besides join in with your prayers but I remember the feeling of helping others and that encourages me to keep going so I can someday help others more.  I have a part time job and am not able to listen while at work but the minute I get in my truck to go home - your station is the first thing I hear when I start my truck. Thanks for all you do for me and for so many other people.  Keep up the great work and may God continue to bless you all !!!!!

God listens

February 08, 2015 by brandy

I had a Christian upbringing growing up. One in which I am grateful, because it gave me the fundamentals ,such as trusting and having faith in God , that I use everyday and am teaching my son. In my early adulthood, I began to face obstacles, and seemed to stumble time and time again. I was living a life that I just could not feel joy or happiness. But in the inside I kept hearing this voice saying “don’t settle, there is so much more to life than the struggle.” Then one day it was like I was backed into a corner, and had to literally step on faith. You see, God had placed in my heart that I needed to move to Houston. This was not something easy for me, because a lot of my family did not support my decision. But in my heart I had this comfort and peace it would be alright. So I moved to Houston, jobless with my son living with my sister. Two weeks after living here, I was blessed with a job that I had dreamed about getting since high school. But God didn’t stop there he turned around and blessed me with an even greater job than that a few months later. He even blessed me and my son with our own place to live just 6 months after moving here. And the blessings keep on coming! God helped me to persevere, so that it built my character, and created a hope in me like never before. My God is gracious, loving and powerful. And He never forgets or abandons us, but is faithful forever.

Because He Lives…

February 07, 2015 by Sandy

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To cite the songs and their messages that stirred my soul today, 2/6/15:

“Because He Lives” impacted me as I heard that “our song” does join the everlasting song before the Throne of God- Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving, because we were dead and now live!!! 

“Open up the Floodgates” connected with my heart’s cry at the age of 7, when I asked God to open up Heaven to me… let me visually see Him or His “brightness”.  He did not, but infused the reality of His holy presence and a purpose, “TBA later”.  I went away, thrilled with my God-secret!  My first encounter with the Gospel came at a Waltrip High School auditorium program/concert, where I heard slightly edited “love songs” by the “Sounding Seventies”, Jan. 1970!  (They claimed permission to slightly edit them to reflect God’s love for us).  A boy invited me to go hear more atheir music over the weekend; their presentation of John 3:16 brought me into the awareness that “belief” is a choice I needed to respond with if I wanted to receive Eternal Life.  A Sunday School image of the world, Jesus on the cross, and - me, hearing His question filled my imagination when the singer asked, “Do you believe that He died for you?” I said in my mind, “Yes.  I believed it for me!” -simple, but I chose to move on with my day, and date, instead of waiting for counseling on the matter, because many more people responded than there were counselors.  I was refreshed and excited, but I pursued my fun life with some compromising choices.  Three years later, as I listened to my dear brother’s “story” of how he had believed in Christ and now was “born again”, I knew those were the words that described my 1970 experience.  As he shared Scriptures of Salvation, I was immediately engaged, as my spirit felt the trickle of the Holy Spirit’s presence and renewal.  When I read those verses myself, the rivers of Living Water flooded my soul.  “Whom Shall I Fear” expresses the security I felt, keeping the Lord before me, because there was none else, and I knew that He was/is the Way!  God’s Soverign hand took over and He “recalibrated” my life in an amazing way!  My parents decided to attend a Bible Church, where God led me into growth in His Word and abundant Life.

“I Can Only Imagine” and “Give Me Eyes To See”  were mine and my brother’s cries, from the early ‘70’s until this day.  Our sister came to Christ, soon, and followed Him wholeheartedly, later.  Another remarkable story.  His faithfulness is amazing.  We are indeed ordinary people, “but God…” has given us His treasured Presence in our earthen bodies!  He has done exceedingly abundantly above all that we asked or thought.  We are only 33 souls, plus 2 departed, who have only taken the Gospel to 9 countries in person, in 4 continents.  May His song in us continue on until He returns.  There’s much work to do:))

May my gift (on its way) join with many others to see that KSBJ continues to broadcast the message of our Savior! smile)

God Bumps

February 06, 2015 by Kathy

I am a 56 year old woman who grew up in a home with both parents being alcoholics. I was abused. I spent the first 35 years of my life blaming my parents for my problems.
I learned at a very young age how to cover things up with alcohol. I hated who I was right from the start. I started wearing glasses by the age of 8, I had an overbite, and my Mom made me wear my hair very short. I literally could not stand to look in the mirror. My Mom was very controlling and she was verbally abusive. She worked a full time job and we were raised by a nanny who lived with us. She was wonderful. I think if it hadn’t been for her, things would have been a lot worse. The one thing I did have going for me was I had a good personality. I was funny and outgoing and I could laugh at myself before others did. I knew about God as my parents would send me and my sisters to sunday school every sunday on the sunday school bus. I was even baptized at 12. I got involved with the youth group and had fun at times. But I started drinking and smoking at 15. I didn’t hang around with the best crowd, (surprise! surprise!).
I got married at 18 to the first guy who asked me. He was a nice guy but he was like me, he didn’t deal with his feelings either. We had a child together which is the best thing that came out of that marriage.
He asked me for a divorce 5 years into the marriage. You see, I was horrible to live with. I didn’t just blame my Mom for things, I blamed anyone around me. I wasn’t happy and it was my husbands job to fix that. As you know, no one could do that for me. After my husband left I started drinking very heavy. I also started getting very depressed, but I didn’t realize what it was at the time. Again I thought it was all somebody else’s fault that I was so unhappy.
By this time I was seeing a guy that worked with my ex-husband. Believe it or not, we actually got married. By this time we were living together and had separated several times already.
My husband and I were married about 3 years when we decided to have a baby. I actually didn’t want one because I already had one and she was 8 years old by this time. But he had never had any children and he wanted one of his own. So I had a boy. This was in 1987. After our son was born my life spiraled out of control. I hated being tied down to children. I wanted to be able to go out and party whenever I wanted to.
Finally a friend told me that I should see a therapist. So I did. I spent a year in therapy and I had the most wonderful therapist. She taught me so much about myself and why I did the things I did. She got me thinking about why I lived and my friends didn’t. I started thinking about God and that maybe he wanted me to live for a reason. I started praying and reading the bible. I didn’t start going to church yet but I started to feel that I was healing a little bit. I also learned that my life as I was living it was not my parents fault. Yes, they weren’t the best parents but they did the best they could with the tools that they had. Neither one of my parents had a good childhood either. But I was so angry at them for everything. I spent the next 10 years in and out of therapy. I learned so much about myself that even the therapist were saying that I had a good insight into myself and why I did the things I did. You see, I had the tools I needed to get better, I just didn’t want to do the work.
This time I started seeing a Christian Therapist and this was the beginning of a whole new life for me. She told me about a 12 Step group that met at a Church and I thought, why not, I’ve tried everything else. So I started going and it was the best thing that ever happend to me. I knew the whole time I was in AA that their was something missing but I didn’t know what it was. Now I knew, it was God. I kept going to the 12 Step group and felt an acceptance like I never knew. I kept seeing the therapist for about 2 years on and off until she told me that she thought that she had helped me come as far as she could. By this time I had started attending the church where my meeting was. I also started feeling that God had something planned for me, I felt very strongly that I was to share my story to other addicts and alcoholics. So that is what I did. I gave my testimony at Church, I spoke at other meetings and schools.
Life was good, I was feeling happier than I ever had and I was taking responsibility for my actions in the past. I realized that I could no longer blame my parents. If I were to keep blaming them, I would stay sick. I mean why would I have to make any changes if nothing was my fault, right? I started seeing them in a whole different light and I thank God for that all the time. Because three years ago my father passed away and my Mom is now in a nursing home with Alzheimers and I love them both so much.
But the biggest surprise of all, I am still married to the wonderful man who put up with me all of those years. We had our 30 year anniversary in 2014. We get along great now. We lived through so much in those 30 years, but it has made our marriage stronger than ever. I now let him know all the time how much I love him and how much I appreciate him. He still treats me like a queen. But now I love it. My daughter is married to a wonderful man and has 2 beautiful children. By the way, she is a Psychologist for pre-school children. I find an irony in that I guess. My son is married to a beautiful woman and they just had their first baby 3 weeks ago.
I still deal with things all the time. But now I know where to go for help. I am on medication for depression and bi-polar but that is alright. The biggest hurdle that I have had to deal with was 2 years ago my husband and I moved out of Minnesota and down to Texas where my son is living. But I found myself a church right away. Because of the cost of living in Texas, my husband and I were able to build a new house last year. I am heavily involved in church and I go to a Women’s Shelter once a week to speak to the women about empowering themselves to make better choices.
I apologize that this letter is so long. I also just wanted to say that God can do miracles. I would not be here today if it weren’t for Him. He took me out of a life of Hell and gave me hope. I want others to know their is hope for them also.

30 day challenge

February 04, 2015 by Samantha Nicole

I just want to say thank you guys so much for what you do. Each song gives me hope, faith, and strength. Every time I hear a song I’ve heard 2, 3, or 4 times I get something new out of it. It’s an amazing thing to know God loves you even when you reject him over and over again, that He’s never leaving you always there and that he understands and he’s there for you.
Because of this radio station I always find light in the darkest time, find hope in a time of misery, and find faith in every battle. You guys are such a blessing and always keep a smile on my face. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

Happiness

February 04, 2015 by Veronica

I want to say thank you to the KSBJ team,  I enjoy listening everyday. With the 30 day Challenge, I have noticed a change in the way I think about certain situations. Some things that I would have raised cain about,  I have just seemed to let go without any bother. I just love the way I feel when I listen and just love on God through the music and ministry through the station. Everyday is a new day for me,  I no longer focus on problems or worries. I have handed everything to God and love him dearly. Thank you!

God will answer beyond our expectations

February 03, 2015 by Olga

In 2014 we foreclosed our home. We were going through a hardship and owed 9 months mortgage. We tried saving up every chance we could but were not able to come up with the full amount. So our home went up for auction. Just days before the sale date we miraculously came up with the total amount to reinstate the loan but by then it was too late. The process to do so would surrpass the sale date. So Our home was sold.  So just when we had lost all hope… an informant (angel) from the bank contacted us saying that the buyer did not pay for our home and it was in limbo and being possessed to go back the bank’s ownership. So we were able to contact the bank and make arrangements to reinstate the loan and keep our home. God answered even when I thought it was too late. With man it is impossible but with God ALL things are possible.

He led me to Jesus and left

January 31, 2015 by Chelsea

I grew up with a single agnostic mother who did not allow me to believe what I wanted, I had to believe what she did. I have recently quit speaking to my mother so that I can have to freedom to believe whatever I want. More recently I found out my boyfriend of three years was cheating on me. We met in high school and began to date shortly after meeting! His father is a preacher which kind of started me thinking about what Jesus is. I noticed that he had a cross with a bible verse tattooed on his arm so I asked him about it and he educated me on the verse; Psalm 27:1. After that I began to learn more about the word of Jesus Christ on my own. I got accepted into Dallas Baptist University and continued to learn until finances ran short and I had to return home to College Station. After he introduced me to God we always had talks about the bible and whenever we drove anywhere we would read the bible and talk about it. In the beginning of January 2015 I noticed that he was acting differently and lying about things. I went through his phone, one night after he refused to give it to me, and found conversations with other women that he had been having and the indecent pictures that he was sending them.  I left him the next day! He had programmed KSBJ into my truck radio so I figured that I would see what the big deal about the station was. (He would never let me change the radio if it was on KSBJ, unfortunately I did not want to listen to it so I would tune it out and get lost in my phone). But when I started listening to it after feeling lost without him I felt like Jesus was telling me that my ex was only brought into my life to bring me closer to HIM! And also ease the pain of loosing someone that I thought I loved.

God listens my 30 days and more

January 30, 2015 by Maria Obregon

A while back my life was getting to feel heavy on me physically, emotionally and especially in my family. My marriage was falling apart my kids did not want to be in the same house. I got married 3 years ago and my husband and i would have lots of problems he would just get up and leave… This last time i was ready to call it quits. So in November before i had surgery we got into an argument and i packed my bags and moved to my mom’s home. We still kept talking and one night I prayed and said i was going to put it in Gods hands and let him do his will. My brother would always tell me list to KSBJ and get closer to God and you will see the change. So i did, my kids sang along with the songs. I had surgery, everything went great, my husband is back in my life and my marriage is working out better still needs some work but even my husband now makes time for church. His relationship with my kids is getting much better and I even got a better job…all i can say is Thank you Lord for all you countless blessings

Monica Lewinsky made me switch to KSBJ

January 29, 2015 by Yvonne

I used to listen to country stations.  When my now 24 year old son was five years old, we were in the car one morning on the way to work/daycare.  As always,  the radio was on,  but I was not paying attention.  The news announcer was giving an update on the Bill Clinton scandal.  All of a sudden,  a little voice pipes up from the back seat,  “Who is Monica Lewinsky?”  While I was trying desperately to figure out how to answer, the next question came out.  “Is she related to Tara Lepinski?”  Fortunately he just accepted my answer of “no”  &  let it go.  It was at that moment though that I switched the channel to KSBJ &  it’s been there ever since.  Love what you do &  the difference you make!  Praying your 30 day Challenge is a life changer for many!

On God’s Timing

January 29, 2015 by Lilly

One year ago my husband and I were separated and headed to divorce court after a tremendous division in all our family.  He was with another woman and I moved on as well.  All the while keeping faith that no matter what happened between us I was going to stay on track. One night while in the shower I had a crazy headache and was knocked to the ground.  I heard his voice clearly say not to give up.  God still had my husband in his hands.  I was told to pray for him and to give up trying to fix it myself.  That very night I left the radio on all through the night and felt such a lifting up of spirit.  Later that month my pastor came over to my house to continue on that promise from the Lord.  He was to return and wake up from that nightmare.  My husband was woken up in the middle of the night with the same message and contacted me to reveal his new found purpose.  To live for God and not for others.  I forgave him for all the things that had been said and done and we are back home with our kids and super abundantly grateful and beyond blessed.  We are ready and know what is to come, but we want others going to keep faith alive and never give up.  This is only a test of faith.  We passed!
Amen
In Jesus name

Worthy of Love

January 29, 2015 by April

Three years ago my husband left me for another woman.  I was completely devastated!  I looked for love in ALL the wrong places!  I did a lot of things I regret.  I began to feel like I was not worthy of love…as if God didn’t think I deserved to be loved by anyone here on this Earth!  I have fought through the guilt of making mistakes but I know through grace God forgives me when I am having trouble forgiving myself. I began praying for the strength to forgive my ex-husband and others for the things they did to me during that terrible time.  I wrote God a letter asking Him to send me a good man.  Well, last April I met a man through a mutual friend.  We established on our very first meeting that we could never see ourselves being romantically involved but that we would remain friends. We both didn’t trust…we both judged a book by it’s cover…We fought the feelings and the urges because of loneliness but then one day God said “ENOUGH!” He wants us to be together…He has proved that to us for sure!  God has sent me the man I am meant to be with I believe!  I pray over him and us daily and I ask you all too as well.  I am worthy of love…even when I don’t think I am…He loves me through ANYTHING and has blessed me with love here on Earth as well!  Praise God for unending LOVE!

A Song That Helped Me Mourn

January 29, 2015 by Sheryl

When my father-in-law passed away, I was angry. His cancer had gone undiagnosed and I wanted answers. Although, at 80, he had lived a long, productive life, I felt he still had so much more to share. But one day, as my mind played the scenario over and over, a song came on KSBJ and the words clutched my heart and opened my eyes. “When you don’t know what to say, just say Jesus.” The song from 7eventh Time Down described me to a tee…tired, confused, screaming at the sky…I didn’t blame God, but I couldn’t shake that sense of helplessness. So I did it, I cried out, “Jesus,” and then I did it again…and again, until I began to weep a different kind of tear. Soon, I began to mourn without regret, without anger, without blame. I was reminded that God is a big God and He can handle anything I dish out to him. He understands my distress and He’s right there to comfort me when I surrender to Him.

30 day challenge on day 391

January 28, 2015 by Cary

The 30 day challenge has been exactly what I needed. Although last year was a challenge financially it was great spiritually. I wanted to give to the share-a-thon but did not have finances so I gave my time and used my gas money driving from Pearland to humble to pray for a successful share-a-thon. Bill and Coppellia I know what you do is your career but the pay here on earth is nothing compared to the reward that you will get in heaven for the ministry that you provide. In my 30 day challenge I took my 16 year old daughter to school and we would give her friends rides. They begin to sing the songs and this weekend we stop by one of my friend’s house and my daughter was setting up a wireless blue tooth speaker to her phone and she went to her play list and played Redeemed, and Oceans. She said these are my dads favorite songs. My wife now listens to KSBJ. She said she could not believe that I never change my radio, Here what I have learned anointing is far more important than culture or taste. The anointing destroys the yoke of bondage. This weekend as I drove to Alabama I thought that I would miss out on KSBJ but as the radio began to fade I downloaded the app and plugged in my aux cord and I had KSBJ for the entire trip. This station has been such a blessing when I need encouragement the right song comes on and speaks to my heart. However the most important thing that have been reconfirm to me is that God really does listen. He is concern with our concerns and desire to heal our hurts. Thank you Bill and Coppellia for the challenge it has change my life by helping me grow in my faith to God.

Learning to learn

January 27, 2015 by Patricia

I pray everyday. Every morning, throughout my day. I pray down and high noon at my desk at work. I pray for my family, my friends, my co-workers going through personal crisis. But then I remember that I have to wait for God’s promise of an answer to our prayers. We don’t live in a culture of patience or waiting. This morning I was hurridly leaving home, fixing my daily travel cup of coffee and the lid just wouldn’t fit properly. I tried, I tried and I tried again. Finally, out of frustration I started to force the lid onto the travel mug. “Please Lord, I’m going to be late”, I muttered under my breath. Finally, I fit the lid as well as I could and I was off to fight the Houston traffic. While I was waiting at a red light, I happened to look down at my coffee. I had to laugh out loud. I had put the wrong lid on the travel cup! No wonder it didn’t fit! I had to stop and thank God at that moment, for teaching me such a valuable lesson. I needed to wait. He heard my prayer, I asked Him to help me fit the lid on the travel cup so I wouldn’t be late. But He knew that wasn’t the perfect fit, yet He helped me anyway, so I could be on my way. God taught me that waiting for His perfect timing is always much better than praying for a quick and immediate answer. His answer to our prayers is always a perfect fit. If we can only learn to wait for it. I working on it!

I know God listens, Because…

January 26, 2015 by Shellie Lombardo

I know God listens stories have been aired over and over; asking us to share our story. I felt lead to do so, just had no clue where to begin. As I sit out in the parking lot of a car dealership waiting on my husband, I wrote.
I know God listens because, I can feel His presence when I talk with/to Him.  I know because I see His magnificent sunrises and sunsets, as He whispers “this painting was for you”. I know because EVERY TIME I ask God to shut doors that are no good or will lead me to a dead end, He always does. I know God listens, because His words ring songs of JOY in my darkest hours.  I KNOW God listens, because He loves me. He promised to hear me when I call out to Him. God’s always giving me divine wisdom and purpose when I call upon His will be done in my daily life. KSBJ has been a huge contributing factor in my walk. Being close and staying so close to Our loving God. I know He listens.

Prayed for friend to call

January 24, 2015 by Dot

I prayed one night, saying, “Lord, I’m going to pray very specifically because I want to clearly see your hand in my life. Then I prayed several things, including asking that a friend would call my daughter and invite her over. She is in fifth grade and no one has invited her to play for probably a year.  She is a good and sweet girl, but has had challenges making friends. 
The next day, I received a phone call from a little girl that my daughter had invited to Awanas. She was the one child I could really see my daughter being friends with.  Not only did she ask her over to play, but invited her to spend the night. They had a blast!  Now she is over at our house spending the night.  I was blessed to know God answered my specific prayer. I showed my daughter the written request in my journal. It encouraged me that God cares for my daughter and me, even down to specific details! Praise God!!!

God is Real

January 23, 2015 by Carmen

I was incarcerated and we were being neglected our rights. We were locked down 24 hrs a day without recreation nor work.  Well, I begin to read my bible and pray. Read where God made a covenant with Noah regarding the rainbow. So I ask God If this bible is your work and word to mankind then show me the rainbow. About a week passed and suddenly the guards called us to get ready to prepare for work the following day one answered prayer, after completely forgetting I had asked the Lord to show me the rainbow, mind me now we hadn’t been outside in forever. Once we were actually outside something said to me look up and the rainbow stood silently above me then instantly I remembered the request I asked of God. This really happen to me a true story that is so powerful.  I’m only sharing parts of my encounters with our Creator.

Strength

January 23, 2015 by Therese

I am working in the oil and gas industry and since the price is going down, I have been through rough times. I have been so down that nowadays when I am off, all I do is lay down on my bed doing nothing but being stressed. My room has been reflecting my mind lately. This situation worries me a lot and I always ask myself if my job will make it through the end of the year especially because I am an international and losing this job will engender other stuff.
I am not part of the 30 days challenge but all I can say is listening to Christian Music has helped me today, January 23rd, to have the strength and continue to pray for GOD’s will in my life. I may not know what’s going to happen in the upcoming months but I trust in Jesus and I know it will give me strength no matter what. I encourage Everyone to listen to Christian’s music cause it seriously help you through rough times and days.

my 30 day challenge

January 22, 2015 by Jennifer

I started my 30 day challenge on jan.5 2015. Music has always been a huge part of my life & that’s how I KNOW God listens; he gets me through lyrics & instruments. My daily battle with bipolar disorder & my husband’s recent infidelity, has led to a snow ball of affects. This morning driving to work, i’m feeling alone,depressed & close to giving up & wanting to change the station (even though all 6 buttons are programmed to KSBJ) suddenly my favorite song from my favorite artist comes on…steady my heart. Right at that very moment I felt Gods presence stronger than ever. I know He’s here & near… to steady my heart! Thank you KSBJ

God Listens

January 22, 2015 by Allen

My wife’s sister tried for over a year to go to their church. She told me that I would love the pastor and have a great experience.
When I finally relented, my wife and I showed on a Sunday morning, her brother in law was preaching because the pastor they wanted me to meet had to go out of town on church business. Service was nice enough I decided to return to meet the pastor they had told me about.
Our second visit, the next week we arrived at the service after it had already started. We took our seats and began to enjoy the service. The pastor that my wife’s sister wanted me to meet was there, singing and praising the Lord. Before he began to preach, a woman stepped up to testify about a little girl she knew of that was having a really tough time with her family situation. While she was speaking, my leg began to bounce uncontrollably. I asked my wife to give me a piece of paper and a pen. She did, I wrote the girl’s name down, circled it and placed some of the torments the woman had testified about around it.
I had this overwhelming feeling to get up and say something.
When this feeling came over me I was concerned about speaking out in a church on my second visit, in front of people that had been church going people most of their lives. I didn’t feel like it was my place to do so. I bowed my head praying I asked God what He wanted, new to things like this, I asked God to give me confirmation. I asked God to have the pastor speaking call my name. The pastor was a man I had never met, so I figured I could relax and enjoy the service.
A few minutes later, as the pastor was preaching, he began to call out names of people in attendance.
He called my name with a list of about five or six others.
I smiled looked down and spoke to God plainly. I said, God I see you have a sense of humor, but if you want me to speak in front of the people attending this service, something you know I have never done, the pastor must call my name again, but this time ONLY my name.
I relaxed again, sat back in my chair, about five minutes later, Jerry the pastor preaching, called another name during his sermon, this time it was only one name. MINE!
I stood up went to one of the elders, explained what was going on, I stood patiently waited on the service to end, Jerry leaned on his music stand, looked directly at a person he had never met, calling me by my name, saying I think you have something to say Allen!

That was the beginning of a beautiful walk with God 4 years ago.

I know God Listens!

Allen

Every Day

January 21, 2015 by Linda

Every Day for 30 days starting today I want to make it real on Facebook sharing the Daily Hope scripture. I want to be pleasing to God and maybe if someone does not know Christ they will find him through this challenge.  My hope is for all to be saved and join our Lord in Heaven for eternity.  I suspect my challenge will go even further than these 30 days; all year long.

Praise God!
Thank you Jesus for all that you do in my life and my family.

Teaching Children God Listens

January 21, 2015 by VERONICA

The first day back to school from the Christmas holiday break.  Our naughty cat “Frosty” runs out of the house.  Matthew and I tried to catch her.  She is a very fast cat.  Matthew boards his school. That day after school Matthew and I continued to search for her.  We put out flyers in the neighborhood.  The first night without her was very difficult.  The next day we continued to look for her.  I searched the neighborhood morning and afternoon.  Matthew joined the search after school.  That evening we spent another night without her.  Our urgency to find her increased due to the Artic Blast coming to our area.  As a parent we try to lead by example but we are sometimes amazed by our children.  That evening we had to stay on school schedule. We set up the bowls with milk and her cat food outside on the porch.  Then that evening we set up a box with a blanket and the children added a piece of clothing to the box in hopes that the scent would help her find her way home.  I know it was after Christmas but our tree was still up and so we left the Christmas tree on as well.  After bath as we were getting the children ready for bed.  They were both very upset.  I tried to console both children. our we decided to snuggle up for bed in Vivianna’s bed.  Frosty’s favorite bed time spot. As we were getting ready to say our bedtime prayers Matthew asked if he could lead in prayer.  Matthew is 6 years old.  I said that would be wonderful.  He said, ” God please place Frosty in a protective bubble to keep her safe and guide her home.  Thank you God for everything we have especially each other.  Amen”  It was 2am and as my husband was leaving home to go to work.  Who was in the box? Frosty!  Matthew is sharing his story of how God Listens!

God is Able

January 20, 2015 by Tonya

I worried myself nearly to death mentally emotionally spiritually over losing my house.  All day long for months I was constantly worried because I simply did not make enough to maintain the mortgage. One day after I was ready to give up I asked God what happened to I will provide for you and I will never leave you or forsake you and I am a very present help in the time of trouble.  A voice in my head said you tell me about it but you keep trying to fix it and you’re not tithing. I said okay I’m going to start tithing 10 % (although I can’t pay my bills now) because I am so far behind and so close to losing the house all I can do is trust you and believe your promises. I started tithing and a few months later things got really bad and I was facing foreclosure. I said God this is what I am going to do. All I have is $900 and Bank of America need $5000 so by faith I am going to give this $900 to you and trust you to take care of Bank of America.  I noticed the foreclosure letters stopped coming but a couple of months later the kids called me at work and said mom there’s a Fed Ex package here. I could tell they were worried they knew I was praying about the house. I said don’t worry I prayed about it and God is working it out. I tried to calm them by saying surely they wouldn’t pay money to Fed Ex bad news. I said stop worrying you get to witness how God is real and able to help us in our time of need. When I came home the girls were eager for me to open the Fed Ex envelope. They witnessed the following (it will last them a lifetime) the letter said you have received a full principle forgiveness on your loan in the amount of $40,000. You no longer owe this amount. We will report to the credit bureau paid in full! I am a faithful tither today and did not lose anything from the divorce. God is able and he is the same today as yesterday and forever. I have my very own Daniel testimony! Shadrach Meshac and Abednego testimony! My own Jonah in the belly of the well testimony! I serve the same God and I won’t ever stop sharing this testimony! Be Blessed we serve an amazing God! I believe the moral of this story is God can do more with 10% than we can do with 100%! I thank God for Pastor William J Lindsey of Above and Beyond Fellowship in Spring, Texas for teaching me to believe and trust in the word of God over all circumstances.

 

Tested faith

January 19, 2015 by Bonita

I was in a fire and got burned. A few days later I was assaulted at work.  I filed a police report and was terminated. I had no $$ to pay the doctors for my burns nor see a doctor for the emotional injures of the assault.  I was very depressed and sad.  I could not find a job. I prayed and I felt God had left me.  I felt hopeless. My faith was tested to a degree I have never known. God did not falter. I have a new job. I was able to set up payment plans to pay my doctors and even got medical services at a few places for free. I was forgiven my dept at other medical places too. 

All the time I thought God was not here or around me I found out he was always there.  He never left me.  His love is so great even when I got angry for all that was happening!! He did not get angry w/ me.  I am happier now, I have healed from my burns, the emotional pain of the assault.  I am basking in Gods love and my faith is stronger now.  I thank God everyday for small miracles!!!

God does listen.

My 30 Day Challenge

January 17, 2015 by Dana

I was Proud of Abigail, my daughter last week… One of her friends asked her to listen to certain music today during study hall at school. Abigail said “I can’t listen to that music right now, I’m listening to a great song on the radio right now. My mom and I are doing a 30 day challenge to listen to KSBJ for 30 days; so I can’t listen to any other music. Her friend said “why?” “what’s the reward?” Abigail said, “it supposed to change you from the inside out, for the better and make you feel uplifted and good.” “Do you want to hear the song? It’s one of my favorites!.” Her friend said, “Okay let me hear.” Her friend listened, and said with a smirk on her face, “that sounds like Church music.” Abigail politely said, “Well, I call it Christian Music.” You go girl!
Several of her classmates are agnostic, which surprised both she and I.  So her 6th grade year has been eye opening to see and realize all the lost people in the world, and many right at her school in Katy, TX.  So, I told her “See, you are planting seeds of Jesus and you didn’t even realize it.  God was working through you in that very short moment.”  She got a very big, proud grin on her face!  Thanks KSBJ!  We are loving the 30 day challenge!

Job offer

January 17, 2015 by Devina

I’ve been unemployed for the last two years an was recently wondering if I should go back to work as I have a 17 month old baby boy on my hands. But I believe that this is God’s way of telling me that I should return to work an I believe I will get the job.

God’s timing is always right

January 16, 2015 by Kristen

I was born with Spina Bifida.  I had a roommate who passed away two days after her 44th birthday.  I met this lady at the grief counseling center who said “I know a guy you have to meet”.  So she set us up on a blind date the week before Christmas 12/17/13.  We have been together ever since.  He has Neurofibromatosis.  We got engaged the Sunday before Valentine’s Day and married July 6, 2013, two days before my 45th birthday.  Our first year was great.  Brian ended up in the hospital for our first anniversary and my 46th birthday.  He was not able to eat for about two months and doctors don’t know what was wrong.  He has been in and out of ERs and hospitals with no answers.

My story

January 16, 2015 by Maria

I never was a gospel or Christian song listener till I was scrolling my radio in my car and I came upon KBSJ . I would listen to types but when my father was sick and in the hospital I would have the radio on KBSJ and I’ve never turned to any other radio station… till this day. My daughters sings along while I’m driving them to school. KBSJ is my station it brings me closer to my God ...sincerely. Maria Elvia Escobedo.

New Job

January 15, 2015 by bonita

my faith was tested…my love was strong and still is.  God has answered my prayers..

music and pregnancy

January 15, 2015 by Chelsea

During my infertility treatment and again during my whole pregnancy I listened to your station every time I was in the car, it calmed me and made me trust and praise God. And during my hardest part of labor your music helped me relax and my high blood pressure went down

I know God Listens because

January 14, 2015 by Omo

From 2010 to 2014 my maiden family went through so many trials and tribulations but God was with us through it all.

My eldest sister became mentally ill after being put through so much by her husband. My immediate older sister was diagnosed with cancer. My only brother was facing a very serious criminal case in California. I was 21 weeks pregnant when my water broke and I was hospitalized. My baby arrived at 24 weeks; he was REALLY sick and by the world’s standard he was not supposed to make it. The doctors too; they wanted us to enjoy him for the “few weeks he might live&.” He spent 6 months in the hospital after which he was sent home on oxygen and with a feeding tube.

It was as if the devil was trying every means possible to take the life of my widowed mom with all these calamities befalling her children but God was faithful! After three years of court hearings etc, my brother is a free man again. My eldest sister has been mentally stable for two years now. My other sister has been cancer free for almost 2 years now; and my baby? He’s as strong as can be - if you are not told he was a premiee, you will never know. Everyone that knows his story calls him a miracle!

I cannot thank God enough, He has indeed been true to His word!

Let Me Hear From You

January 13, 2015 by Sandra

After being a married, stay-at-home mom for 19 years I recently found myself divorced and unemployed, I felt fearful, beaten down and defeated. For months I prayed for strength and for months I would feel even more beaten down and fearful, It was on one such day that I closed myself in my room and dropped to my knees. I had only one request and one question. My request was simple; “Let me hear from You Father” ; My question was “why?” ” Why after months of asking You for strength, do I feel so beaten down?”  My request was granted and my question was answered. Like a Brilliant light bulb being turned on for the first time… it came to me…

What does a body builder do when they are strength training and they hit a plateau??? They add more weight (I know without a shadow of a doubt that this was God Himself speaking to me… my brain doesn’t work like this) Then ... a small still voice spoke to my heart… “I also give Grace and Mercy”. 

Essentially I was the body builder and the weight kept being added and added in order to give me the strength I kept asking for.

The tears started flowing, I started rejoicing and then the phone started ringing. I was interrupted during my worship time. WHO Would Dare interrupt this time? Frustrated that I had to stop my rejoicing I answered the phone. It was my pastor! I was able to share the good news!

Do I pray for strength? Only as needed. Do I struggle? yes. But I’m no longer defeated!

I went back to school, took and passed my state exam and am now a Professional, Licensed Massage Therapist. On Dec. 31, 2014 I had a job interview - I started a new career on Jan 6, 2015 - GOD IS FAITHFUL! And YES!!! He Does Answer Prayers!

Miracle X three = Triplets

January 13, 2015 by Joseph

My wife and I always wanted to have children, but nearly 14 years of infertility, 2 unsuccessful rounds of IVF and always hearing the “No” word from different doctors we dealt with, we were losing our hope.
One night we heard God remind us from His promises that He would give us the desires of our hearts if we trusted Him. With that said, we kept believing and crying out to God until in 2012 we found out that we were pregnant with Three miracle babies!
Throughout the pregnancy doctors gave many negative reports, but my family, friends and church family stood with us in faith, praying and declaring life.
On 01/18/2013 at 24 weeks and 1 day of gestation, Brianna, Isaac and Luke were brought into the world weighing little over than 1 pound each. Still the doctors had little hope for their survival in such critical conditions, but we kept praying. Four months later the Costa’s triplets were released from hospital without any tubes or machines, Praise the Lord!
Now, just days away from their second birthday, all three miracle babies are thriving and surprising each doctor they have been seen by with their development, health, heights and weights!
The prayers and amazing faithfulness of the Great physician, Jesus Christ, are the reason we have three healthy babies today!

Thank you KSBJ

January 12, 2015 by Joy

During my hour long drive home today I was thinking of how much I appreciate the community within KSBJ. I listen to Bill, Cappelia, Rachelle and Jen the most and they all make such a great team. Since I am in the rat race 12 hours a day, it is such a pleasure to hear their soothing words and attitudes. And their love for Christ. I love the inspirational pieces that make me think so deeply about God It stirs my very soul. I also love the funny little songs:). We are all a family-we pray together, laugh, cry and share our praises and blessings. Thank you all for making my life richer and God Bless all your lives.

Your Sister in Christ

Joy

Give, Fast, Pray

January 12, 2015 by Hallie

In November my husband was laid off from his job. We had just gotten married and have a 1 year old daughter. We have been struggling pretty bad. We go to church but never really tithed faithfully. On January 5 our church started a fast together, the Daniel Fast. Since this was our first fast my husband and I decided that was too much to do for our first one so we gave up Dr. Pepper, something that we both have a hard time going without. We requested prayers from Jen and Coppelia and of course we prayed everyday and on the 3rd day of the fast my husband was called and told that he can start working next week. That was great but financially we just couldn’t make it because his unemployment was not coming in like it should. We have been tithing for the last few weeks. Sometimes it is only 8 dollars but that was all we had to our name. On Saturday my husband went to take out every penny we had in our bank account to pay the car note and then he called me to tell me that after taking the money out there was still $600 in there. His job gave him all of the back pay they owed him and I now don’t have to worry about how I am going to feed my daughter. God is good. It may be in his own time, but he has a plan for us. I am so happy and so relieved. We are of course continuing our 21 day fast but with giving, fasting, praying, and faith, we are going to make it just fine and I give all of the glory to God for this.

Gods Mercy

January 11, 2015 by marissa

Driving one day late just coming off of work. Driving from Katy ih 10 west to heading ih 10east . I WOKE UP GOING 60 MILES an hr sitting straight I fell asleep at the wheel I don’t know how I didn’t hit any cars and how I stayed in my right lane and didn’t hit anyone or the side walls . I know GOD was with me because I couldn’t remember when I fell asleep or even how long I was driving but I know I wasn’t alone I was scared yet amazed and confused of how my car with its messed up alignment made it all the way home with out me dieing or crashing . JESUS REALLY TOOK THE WHEEL AND GOT ME HOME . AMEN THANK YOU LORD JESUS

My challenge

January 10, 2015 by Maria young

My KSBJ 30day challenge has been amazing. I start my day with listening to the station. I drive to work listening and singing to the songs. I come home from work and cook dinner listening to KBSJ. I can’t get enough if this station . It has made a difference in my life. It has made me a better person…Thank You .. Keep playing awsome God ...

God is ever where

January 10, 2015 by Janet

i listen to KSBJ in the UK. in Leeds precisely. there was a point in time when i lost faith in everytin i lost a lot of money and tears were the only constant thing in my life. i thank God for KSBJ beause you were able to pull me out of that hole with God’s word and His promises. the songs scriptures and testemonies encouraged me and now I CHOOSE JOY no matter what i go through.

Thank you so much and GOd bless you.

God Showed Up!

January 08, 2015 by Jackie

This season has been so challenging, but I never Lost my faith in God, I really did had a lot going on, but each time I listen to ksbj. I just feel God so near me reaching out HIS arms to me, hugging me and calming my fears.Telling me He has not given up on me and that HE loves me very much

Just last weekend, I was listening to KSBJ on my way to bible study to teach.the enemy kept speaking to my mind (you are going to teach the word of God yet you have needs not met) that was when I heard the DJ speaking through the radio saying we could pray for you if you are going through stuff, I knew He was talking to me and I heard God speaking to me telling me to send a mail for all KSBJ listeners to pray with me. I got the help I needed to clear my school debt through heartfelt prayers of these beautiful people of God that same day! A Big Thank You to All KSBJ Listeners, Love you all!

God listens!
Jackie

Answered prayer

January 08, 2015 by April

My son passed statistics class & able to keep scholarship… He’s healed fr flu…thank you Lord!

My Brothers life spared

January 06, 2015 by Bonita Juarez

God has given my brother his medical and financial needs for the time he has left with us. 
GOD is good, forgiving and loving!!!

Praise be to you!!!! Thank you for prayers answered!!!

New Car

January 06, 2015 by Debra Rasbury

Someone I never thought in a thousand years helped me.  Now my car is not new but to me it is.  Someone very dear to me drove all the way to Dallas and picked this car up from a police Auction , replaced the air conditioner, put a new passenger Window in and a new tire.  I was given a 1999 Buick Regal, runs like a champ cost me $500.00.  It started at $1000.00 however at Christmas the title was handed to me. I could not in the physical realm do this and do you know that I have managed insurance and gas to go every single week.  God is so good.  This car is his and he has allowed me to be the driver to make sure that I was not standing till eight o’clock at a bus stop in a bad area of town in the cold heat rain.  I have been in all kinds of weather on the bus including snow a few years ago.  Just wanted to share!!  GOD IS SO GOOD !! Everything is possible through Christ Jesus !!  I love my Jesus!!  After I received the car something happen and I found KSBJ and I love you guys so much!!  When I am down listening to your station lifts my spirits remind me I am not alone that God is always with me.  I have felt a lot of lonesomeness since 2000 and I get so encouraged by you guys!! I list to Jack Graham in the Mornings and KSBJ all through the day and going home.  LOL People see me in my car dancing and singing and praising Jesus!!  Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication!!

I trust in jesus

January 05, 2015 by maria

My family and I have been through so much , on one of our worse days I was like “I need Jesus in my life but I don’t know how to start looking for him.” Well one day I drove by Wilson rd and I saw the KSBJ radio station sign and I saw that it said “God Listens” so I changed the radio station to listen to it. This happened in August 2014 and ever since then I can say I love the station and not only that but I know for a fact that I am close to God and it feels wonderful to feel his presence. I love Jesus and I choose joy and when I put my eyes in Jesus I have joy, when I loose it, I will choose it, I choose joy!!!!!!!!!....Thank you KSBJ for having a wonderful station. God does listen!

My 30 day challenge

January 04, 2015 by Paula

Listening to KSBJ in the mornings and whenever in the car gives me that time to spend with God worshiping him. It has helped me have a better drive time and not be distracted by the road rage of others. After a year or listening to KSBJ I find myself listening to other music for a little while and then changing it back to KSBJ- love it!

Prayers answered

January 03, 2015 by Jennifer

On New Year’s Day I got the news that my 90 year old grandfather who had raised me as a father had been moved to Memorial Hermann due to an unknown issue. I came to the hospital to find him incoherent with dementia. The next day he barely woke up. This is all unexplained because the tests showed no cause. Each night I have prayed for God to send his angels for protection and to watch over him and for his will to be done. Today he is awake and coherent. This is God’s work and I want to share my praise for him and acknowledge his hand in this and all things.

my life wasn’t easy

December 31, 2014 by Frank

My father was stuck raising two boys alone after my parents divorced. When I was in the stages of learning how to walk I was diagnosed with spinal meningitis which worked up to my brain that caused me to start having seizures. All my life my grandmother showed me Gods word and she helped raise me and my brother but after she passed away I drifted away from his word.  When I turned eighteen years old the doctors asked me if I wanted to go through a brain surgery for the seizures I had. I went to a local church and prayed about it and asked the preachers to help me.  After checking into the hospital I thought about it and asked my father to find my mother who I hadn’t seen or talked to in two years. I didn’t want to have any regrets in my life before I went under the knife.  He found her and everyone reunited.  I came out of the surgery 11 hours later 110% better and it fixed my seizures. Since the surgery my life got better but I drifted away from Gods word again and got into drugs and drinking. I met my first wife in 2007 and rushed into marriage after six months and after two years we divorced. I was mad at the world and started drinking again. I vowed that I’d never get tired down in a relationship again. Well, today, I’m happily married to my wife for three years. I have a house, a good job and haven’t done drugs in years. She helps me stay straight and reminds me of Gods word.We haven’t found a church home yet and I still break down, loose my temper, and have sinful thoughts but I’m trying and getting by. I listen to KSBJ to help me through.

Employment Challenge

December 29, 2014 by Bonita

I was terminated from my last job after submitting a police report against a coworker for causing me physical harm.  I had been with out a job, insurance, etc and very depressed since the incident. I had been praying and asking GOD for strength, truth and justice with this matter.  Today I got offered a good job!!!! GOD does listen even after my faith was tested very hard.  I was losing the battle there for a while but GOD came through for me and I am now starting on a new journey with God leading the way!!!!

Lead on Captain….GOD….for our ship is sailing again….

I love you GOD…

Thank You & Happy Birthday Jesus

December 22, 2014 by TRISH

Dear Lord Jesus,

I just want to remember all you always do for me and give you thanks this Christmas.
I may not always feel you are listening to my prayers, but I get into my car and KSBJ is playing a song telling me you are there and listening. Thank You!
I may wobble and have pains in both knees when I walk, but I still can walk, thank you!
I may have one eye that shuts and winks all the time, but I still can see, thank you!
I may have a bad back and hurts when I stand, but I still can stand, thank you!
I may have fingertips that are cracked and hurt, but I still can pray, thank you!
I may not sleep at night, but I you give me time in the day to sleep, thank you!
I may not always have enough money for the things I want, but you always give me what I need, thank you!
I may not always have a perfect family life, but I’m Blessed to have a family, thank you!
Lord Jesus, I can go on and on with all the things I’m thankful for, but the most important thing is you, thank you for my salvation, thank you for my Church Family and thank you for each day I’m alive.  I thank you Lord Jesus for KSBJ and them letting me share my story so through KSBJ it may help others be thankful to you and let them know you are listening.  So Lord Jesus, not only during this Christmas Season but all the seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years. I give you thanks.

Happy Birthday Jesus, Amen.

Amazing Love by Coworkers

December 20, 2014 by Tannie

In October my husband lost his job and it was devastating for us.  We are still struggling to make rent due to the loss of income.  God recently blessed us with a new job for my husband and there are some truly sweet people there.  He was made to feel welcome immediately.  Last week he discovered there were a few Christians at his place of work. They had a wonderful discussion in which he told them how he was new to the faith and they immediately prayed over him.  A few days ago he was having a talk with another coworker.  He asked if we had our tree up yet and my husband said we couldn’t afford a Christmas tree this year.  The next day my husband was given a brand new 4 foot pre-lit Christmas tree. Later that week another coworker gave him a new Bible with his name embossed on the cover.  As if that wasn’t enough, yesterday my husband said the manager called him in to his office and was talking to him about how the store sees its employees as family.  To my husband’s surprise the manager gave him an envelope with $400 in it and said the entire store had contributed!  Words can’t describe how thankful we are.  My husband has not had many people in his life to love on him.  I am so grateful God is using people to grow my husband’s faith. God is so good and it is amazing how he has used others to make a real difference in our lives.

God still answers prayer

December 18, 2014 by Claudia

November 17, 2014 I had a stent inserted in a major artery because of a 95% blockage.  When I was released from the hospital, I was still having some of the same symptoms (though they were milder).  While I was recuperating at home I began to realize that although the doctor had done his job.  I still needed the healing touch of the Lord Jesus.  I emailed my prayer request to KSBJ and waited on the Lord to do the rest and as always the Lord came through.  I am feeling 100% better and I now walk 1 mile a day. 

Thanks for your prayers and I hope this story will encourage some one else who’s still having symptoms after a medical procedure. 

My favorite scripture is: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding…..

Love, Claudia

Hope

December 08, 2014 by Latrecia

Each day whether I’m taking my 6 yr old son and two other little boys to school, running every day errands , or on my way to punch the clock at the local nursing home where I work I listen to this station.The many songs and testimonials that I hear gives me Hope. Some days when my heart feels so heavy within , just knowing what God promises gives me the Hope , Strength and Determination to keep on doing what I know pleases The Lord. I truly want to Thank you all for being on the air sharing Gods Wonderful Word. AMEN

I Chose Joy!!

December 08, 2014 by Jenny

I recently had a situation where a relative who was very close to me called to tell me that she had been reprimanded by her Father (who is a pastor) for speaking ugly about me and others in her life for the past several years.  He told her she needed to let things go and move on.  She called to ask if anyone had called me and shared anything that was said about me.  I politely said no and didn’t respond any further for being dumbfounded and speechless.  As days passed I began to grow very upset wondering what on earth I could have done to cause her to speak so ugly about me.  I have been in her family for 17 years and have tried to be an encouragement and show love to her.  I was so hurt and had a hard time sleeping because of it!! Words can be so hurtful because once you say them you can never take it back!!  I began to question if there were any other people in my life who felt the way she did.  The Devil really started to get a hold of me and my thoughts. I am new to South Texas and have been listening to KSBJ for a few months now.  I have it on in the car at all times and online while I work…. and the morning show is talking about choosing Joy!  In everything choose Joy!  I repeat the Joy pledge every day!!  Since this situation, the same person has tried to contact me throughout the last 2 weeks, and of course out of my hurt I chose to ignore the calls.  All the while I have felt convicted to show love like God would do in this situation and not allow it to steal my joy.  I received a text from her asking if all was “ok” and apologizing for our last conversation and that she would be devastated if she hurt me.  She began to speak about how lonely and sad she is and shared some of this sadness with me.  In that moment I chose JOY and chose to be a light for her.  I shared scripture and a few things that my pastor had said in service yesterday that were exactly what she needed!!  I ended up being blessed out of being a light for her!!  God delights to bless in barren places!  I have 3 children and I am always preaching to them to be a witness and to always think before they speak.  How can I be a Godly mother and Christian leader to my children if I don’t practice what I preach?!  God spoke to me last night to show her love and mercy as he shows me every day.  Thank you KSBJ for being the constant voice to remind us to Focus on Jesus and to choose Joy in every circumstance.  This constant reminder has a great affect on my daily attitude!  Merry Christmas!!

The Redeemer

November 19, 2014 by Jason

My friend and oldest son and I started early one beautiful morning moving my sailboat from Galveston to Freeport. Between Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and things of his own making, my friend truly doubted God’s existence. I keep KSBJ on the radio as much as the signal allows and that’s what started the conversation that lasted off and on for several days prior to setting out for Freeport. When we were almost halfway there some of those famous afternoon Gulf Coast thunder storms built up behind us. Now we were committed but soon after we were stuck. The storms circled us all night. My fiancé, grand son and daughter-in-law were stuck in the storms waiting in Freeport. We had spent everything we had on the trip and the marina deposits. A family friend heard what was going on and rented them a hotel room. We had no funds left for a tow boat and after the call to let us know about the hotel our cell phones died. At some point we had also lost the alternator and water pump belt. I had a spare belt but by mistake i had not loaded my toolbox. So for the rest of the night we sat listening to the coastguard calling our position for anyone who might want to offer aid. We talked more about the BIG MAN and how GOD had never failed me and it was in his hands. They were both a little put out with my faith at that point so I just listened for awhile about all the options we had exhausted and how we were going to have to swim for it etc. I’d interject in the conversation here and there but that was it. It started getting close to dawn and I told them even if God chose to let my boat sink it was in his hands and we’d be OK which got a snort. Well we were just about to start swimming when a call came on the radio it was a tug boat and an empty barge. We broke two ropes and on the third attempt, win or not was going to be the last. We finally got loose just as the rope gave. My friend was still unsure until I asked him the name of the tug. It was the REDEEMER and he gave in as he mumbled there’s no way. We were all safe and he was in doubt no more. Praise God and remember even when the rules of the world say its over, God doesn’t have to obey those rules and he doesn’t leave us ever!

Prayer is powerful!  God does listen!

November 13, 2014 by Laura

I want to praise God and thank Him for sending a prayer volunteer to us the night of the Newsboys concert in Houston 10/17/2014.  He prayed for a safe journey as we would be leaving for vacation early the following morning.  We had already left our hometown in Bryan that evening to come to the concert.

When we left the concert to return to our vehicle, several vehicles two rows behind and a few rows in front of us had windows smashed and items stolen.  Our truck remained UNTOUCHED despite having ALL our luggage, travel documents, cameras, etc. hidden in the bed of the truck.  We debated before we entered the concert whether to lock everything in the cab or leave it where is was, and we chose to leave it.  GOD IS GOOD!!

The following day we flew to Orlando safely and enjoyed a quiet day, but late that night, my husband woke up with severe pain and took a taxi to the nearest hospital where they discovered he had a kidney stone.  Upon being discharged from the hospital, he walked to Walgreens at 4:00 am to get his prescription where he passed his kidney stone while waiting for it to be filled.  Later that day we boarded a cruise ship with my husband feeling like a million bucks!  smile  AGAIN, GOD IS GLORIOUS!!  It doesn’t end there. 

Not having health insurance, we knew there would be a hefty medical bill waiting for us shortly after returning home and were worried about paying for the bills, especially just after going on vacation.

We got the hospital bill in the mail yesterday for $7500, but when I looked at the total bill, the amount we owed said $0.00.  GOD TOOK CARE OF IT, AND HE IS WONDERFUL!!!!

God is glorious and wonderful for watching over and protecting our family during a much needed time of restoration for us.  I thank KSBJ and the young man who prayed with us that night at the concert.  If there is any way to pass along my gratitude to him, I want him to know how thankful I am for his service and compassion to serve others.  He probably won’t remember us, but I will always remember him and the blessings that flowed through him from God to us. 

Thank you KSBJ!  God does listen!  smile

 

God is saving MY life!!!

November 11, 2014 by Misty

My Lord, God, saved my marriage! He saved my life a few times and my latest story is this…..I was sick, very sick, and I went to my doctor. He ordered an ultrasound of my gall bladder and found a cyst. My doctor then ordered a CT scan. I looked to God and prayed like I haven’t prayed in a while! I looked to my family and friends of Facebook for additional prayer. When I finally got the test done and received the results, I was so overwhelmed with God’s presence that all I wanted to do was Praise HIM! They could NOT find a cyst or anything wrong at all! All Praise goes to God!! With God all things are truly possible. HE can fix anything!!I love you Lord, and I pray that I may touch the lives of others, so that they may find you as I have!

Bringing the Light into the dark of Halloween 2014

November 09, 2014 by Denee

For my entire life I remember celebrating Halloween with the rest of the country. I recall how as a child we dressed up silly and funny going around “trick or treating” for massive amounts of candy. As I got older I got more into the adult idea of Halloween with costume parties and/or contests always accompanied with alcoholic beverages, drugs, snacks, etc. Costumes definitely got a bit racier and also much darker as did the popular scary movies that were coming out on the mainstream TV and in the theaters. Four years ago in early December I found myself in a new home with my new husband and out of the bar and party scene starting my new life. My new dear neighbor invited me over where she walked me through asking Jesus into my heart. I had an awesome and radical transformation in my mind, body, soul, and spiritually. Jesus spoke audibly to me that day and for the first time my self and world views were so different. As the first following Halloween was nearing I started praying about how to handle the darkness that was surrounding my home in neighboring yard decorations, morbid store fronts and costumes in local stores, and the grotesque horror movies that were showing at the nearest cinema. The Lord put it strongly on my heart that I was not to partake in such demonic activity. Again I was praying and searching for solutions to how to bring the Light into the darkness. I felt by turning off the porch lights and avoiding the matter was not the absolute answer though I did do that for a
few years anyway. I asked other Christians how would they approach this dilemma and got none or some interesting feedback. Suggesting to hand out candy wrapped in scripture wrappers, or even make your house the brightest house on the block with signs that say ‘Jesus is the Light’, and/or just pass out glow sticks stating ‘Jesus is the light’. I’ve heard of a pastor in my neighborhood that sets a table out at the end of his walkway with chairs, candy, and some information about Jesus using the opportunity to fellowship and spread the Love of the Lord Jesus in the community. It is true that on this night people are welcomed to knock on the doors of neighbors and complete strangers to meet one another. It is an opportunity for all of us to fellowship. So, how can we do that with the Grace, Love, and Light of Jesus Christ, I ask? Yes, these are all good ideas; yet, the Lord was still pulling on my heart strings to do more. I continued to pray as this past Halloween neared. I asked some Christian children what would they do differently if their parents would let them dress up and trick or treat? One 10 year old girl said, “well, I wouldn’t say trick or treat because that’s just mean and flat out rude!. I would say prayer or blessings.” Hmm, I thought, that is an interesting concept, so what would that look like? Her mother was against Halloween all together because of her own convictions, but I wanted to know how can we as lovers of Jesus bring Him into what seems to be the darkest most demonically celebrated holiday of the year? The children must have had a very convincing conversation with mom after I left that evening because the next day one of their mother’s told me what happened this past Halloween night of 2014. The children on their own accord wrote down some of their favorite scriptures and on the bottom of the paper it would say ‘Jesus loves you!’ They went up to the doors and said “Prayer or Blessing!” If someone chose ‘prayer’ they would pray for that person right then and there at their door. If they chose ‘blessing’ they would hand them a scripture reminding them of God’s Word and His Love. As the night went on one of the 11 year old boys in the group dressed as Gandalf from ‘Lord of the Rings’ got so upset by such scary and evil costumes the other children were wearing. He finally took off his own wig and beard and put on the bunny head piece that his baby brother wouldn’t wear. With that on he started jumping all around in his white robe saying he was now Jesus Bunny. He hopped all over bringing energy and life all around. For two years in a row a little girl has dressed all creepy and walks hunched over as the angel of death. She went up to Jesus Bunny saying she brings death. He gently laid hands on her and said “Oh yeah, well I bring life because I am Jesus Bunny! You can’t deny my fluffiness!” The little girl stood straight up and pulled her black hood off her head and smiled and laughed. It was contagious as the people around were smiling and the atmosphere changed for good not evil. Then the other parents and children could be heard saying “There’s that little girl praying for people let’s go get prayer from her!” or shouting “Hey, there’s Jesus Bunny, let’s go get a picture with him and put it on Facebook!”  At another door a woman chose prayer as the little girl stood in front of her smiling. She said her daughter had recently moved out to go off to college and she was so lonely and concerned for her daughter being so far away. She asked for prayer from this sweet little girl in the hopes that the void in her heart would be filled and her daughter will be protected while she’s away. Jesus fills that void; he protects His children because Jesus is the Answer. This was definitely an answer to my prayers in action that I could have never dreamed in all my life! Hallelujah! The Lord was revealing Himself through this group of young children and it was spreading throughout the neighborhood. The Lord was answering my prayers after four years in a way no one could ever have imagined. We have to trust the Lord, keep praying, stand firm in our faith and not give into fear. People are hungry for the Light and Love of Jesus! In a chaotic world that looks and gets darker and darker we can and must be that Light in the darkness! Not only on Halloween, but everyday as we go into the work place, into the schools, into the neighborhoods and communities. Even while driving on the roadways with our acts of courtesy, kindness, love and respect. We can all be the start of the movement that Jesus has put into our hearts and into our very beings! As responsible Americans and believers alike we must stand together and make a change. A change in our own attitudes, acceptances, and actions. What happens to a dark room when we turn on the light? The dark is no more! We are all the Light in the darkness and the dark can and will be canceled as we stand together as one light, as one community, and as one country! In Jesus Name, Amen!!!

my never failing father

November 05, 2014 by joanna

My story starts at the end of May when my father moved to be with my grandma, besides my husband & kids, my dad was all that I had left since my mother passed 10 years ago. We all started to miss him dearly.  My husband was then in a minor car accident and then was laid off of work. Once my husband was back to working he was attacked and beaten so badly when he went into a convenience store that he had to go to the hospital for broken ribs and fractures to his face. We were all stressed and devastated from all these occurrences and I ended up with depression and anxiety. I prayed and cried out to God to guild me.  We had a huge financial burdens and my husband went on numerous interviews with no luck. School year was starting and we were not sure how we were going to provide for our children’s needs but even through our struggles and when there was no money God made a way to make something out of nothing. Many times we were blessed by people we know and complete strangers.I am now medication free and I’ve learned how to deal with my depression and anxiety. In November my husband was blessed with a job that pays weekly and although we are still in a big financial situation I know were going to overcome this all & have wonderful holidays together. God will provide for my family during these hard times. We can now get our bills paid and everything back situated like before. Thank you Jesus, we love & honor you with all of our hearts. The bible says you ask & you shall receive. We pray as a family, go to church & teach our children to love and thank God for it all. We also thank you KSBJ for every song played and the blessing it’s brought to my mind & my heart. The music y’all play really touches my soul & my children know & sing along to every song it’s the only station we listen to, so encouraging & such positive inspiring words to keep us from thinking negative thoughts. God bless you all!

First Responders

November 03, 2014 by Richard

I’ve been a “peace officer” going on 25 years,and have been diagnosed with P.T.S.D.-Post traumatic Stress disorder.God has put this in my heart to share with everyone. I feel the need to let the general public know that are military,federal,state and local police,firefighters, EMS as well as all first responders need everyone’s love,compassion and support when dealing with PTSD. Even though we are servants to our country,state and local communities and have been highly trained people forget that we are only “human”. So to all my brothers and sisters,do not be ashamed or too proud to reach out for help through your church,doctor or outreach programs within your department.

I’ve been blessed with a friend who is an ex-peace officer- now minister who’s name is Joey. Joey explained to me,that GOD did not intend for mankind to be inundated with so much negativity and horrific things to see and feel, on a day to day basis. That’s why GOD is so important….to cleanse our mind,heart and spirit.He gives all of us the “full armor of god”.  I’m living proof that with GOD in control,I’m a better peace officer to everyone because I’m a Christian and can be filled daily with God’s word and as Christians we can be the light to the ones in darkness.

Next time you see a military person, peace officer, firefighter,EMS personnel or any first responder PLEASE “stop” for one second and SAY HELLO, GOD BLESS YOU ,or a simple THANK YOU.  There are NO words that can describe how wonderful that makes us feel !!!!   

P.S. next time you hear the song by Matthew West (DO SOMETHING)  “THINK OF US’‘

Celebrating Recovery

October 30, 2014 by Gloria

On October 30, 2013, on my way to work, @ 5:30 am, I was involved in a head on collision. A pickup truck lost control and came in my lane sliding sideways , I had nowhere to go, hitting them head on.  I remember both my legs feeling like they were literally on fire. I began calling out to God asking for relief. . I was flown by Life Flight to Memorial Herman. All during the day as the doctors continued to examine me, they kept commenting to my family there was no medical reason why I was still alive! God said not today, my child, you still have work to do. I had 5 surgeries in the first 4 days, I lost my right leg, severe compound fracture on left leg, fractured sternum, 8 fractured ribs, 2 displaced ribs, internal bleeding, fractured C2 vertebrae (this alone should have caused death or paralyzing from neck down) From my car Before the ambulance arrived I made 3 phone calls! One of those to my pastor asking for prayer….that was my 911 call because I knew I would need lots of prayers, That started a chain reaction. Someone posted on Facebook and that exploded across the nation. Some also called KSBJ for prayer. I was being well prayed for. Doctors explained every surgery was a life threatening surgery because of the C2 vertebrae fracture. My family was informed my stay in the hospital would be long, at least 4 weeks in Intensive Care Shock Trauma Unit and 3 months in the hospital. Well God had other plans. I was in intensive care 4 days and hospital 20 days total!!! There was a nurse from a completely different hospital who had heard about the miracle from someone on KSBJ. It has been a year now. I have gone through lots of therapy and two additional surgeries but I am exactly where God wants me to be. I have a new prosthetic and am walking with a walker. No matter what a person is going through, prayer works and having faith knowing nothing is too big for God!! I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t know God and have Him in my life. I truly believe God is the ultimate healer. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me that day and to those who have continued to pray for me throughout the year.  I serve a mighty God and He is Good all the time!


God always gives us the victory

October 13, 2014 by Marlene

I had requested prayer for my son to get accepted into a great school in Houston. A week before school started I received the notification that he had been accepted.  Not only that but he got great teachers and all the classes he wished for.  I kept trusting in My Lord who is all powerful and who can do the impossible. This is the Lord I serve and whom I trust with all my heart.  He is never a second early or a second late, He is always on time.  We just need to be patient and learn to put our trust in Him because he will never leave us nor forsake us.

God bless.

Stubborn friend :)

October 10, 2014 by Carolina

My best friend and I have known each other since Kindergarten. He had been going through a rough patch from discouragement, a divorce, depression, making wrong choices and was reaching rock bottom. I had been battling from a heavy depression myself due to a miscarriage. I had been doing the 30 day challenge for the 2nd consecutive month and my heart grew less heavy in pain. I wanted him to feel God’s love no matter what as i had been feeling…I told him about the challenge and after telling him for over 3 weeks he finally did it….on Oct 5th he was baptized and received Jesus as his savior and has turned his life completely around. Finding himself, the peace, and love that only our father would of been able to give.

God always provides

October 05, 2014 by Amarachi

I pay my tithe from my gross income. I got a new job in a hospital after graduating from nursing school. I was in training for 3 month and was paid $2000 per month. After taxes my net income for a month was $1347. I live alone and pay my rent, car payment and other bills. My rent alone is more than half of my net income for a month! I was terrified and I didn’t know how to be faithful and pay $200 tithe and live on the remaining. I prayed and kept remembering God of His words as I paid my tithe. God provided for me in wonderful ways, my in-law blessed me with $500 at one time, I got my security deposit from the last apartment I lived at and I got other refunds which I was not expecting. I want to thank God for His faithfulness, though my bank account maybe so low, like today its $55, I pay my bills on time and have not lacked. God is faithful.

Signs of Hope

September 30, 2014 by steeve

On my way to work for the past 2-3 years I’ve noticed an older gentleman holding a sign every morning on the intersection of 45 and 2920. At a quick glance one may mistake him for a homeless man with a big sign asking for money but his signs are scriptures of the bible. like John 3:16 and Romans 10:9.  I think this man deserves some merit I can only imagine a person his age standing for long periods of time in the heat, the smog, the dirt flying at him..  I really think this man deserves some admiration for one can clearly see that he gets up every morning and does this not for himself but in the hopes that the signs he holds with touch someones heart just like it did mine.

God Listens

September 30, 2014 by Oyeyemi (Yemi)

I had requested prayers for my siblings and their families to be saved and come to the understanding of God’s love, financial breakthrough for my whole family and extended family, I also asked for prayers for my tuition, scholarships and a full time job offer before I graduate in December 2014. I give all the glory to God and appreciate everyone that mentioned me in prayers.

Prayers answered- I thank God that all my siblings and their families are saved, I thank God for blessing them financially and one of my siblings testified of God’s financial blessings upon her life.

I delayed in testifying because I said to myself I will wait until I see everything happen. But I was driving one day and I thought I should share my story still. So I called KSBJ on air last week and shared my story and this week, God surprised me.  He provided for my entire tuition. I applied for a tuition waiver and I was granted. After the waiver is applied, I still had a balance of $3500 for my tuition to be paid off. I applied for a scholarship to help me with the balance but I got an email that I was not awarded but today I got an email that I am a recipient of a scholarship I didn’t apply for in the sum of $6200 for two semesters. I am eternally grateful to God.

One last request am yet to see in the physical but I give God all the glory for it,  the full time job opportunity as I graduate in December 2014 as a reservoir engineer. I am rest assured it will come to pass because God loves me and God Listens.

Thank you KSBJ, God Listens!!!

No Condemnation

September 28, 2014 by Rae

After making a big mistake, I began to speak negatively about myself. However, right at this point Mercy Me’s “Greater” came on KSBJ. God spoke directly to me and told me that neither my mistakes nor negativity defines me. As a matter of fact, God knows my potential! He sees me, knows my heart, forgives me, and will bring me where I need to go because “greater is the one living inside of me than he who is living in the world!” Sometimes I have great fears that turn into great anxiety. As a result, I either delay or do not complete tasks that need to be done. I recently had an important task that needed to be completed but I did not get to it. At that moment, I began to speak negatively about myself, yet God spoke something different. God told me that he sees potential in me and that through Him, he will take me where I need to go. I believe in Jesus, but I still struggle to accept and understand his love. Thank you Mercy Me and KSBJ because of your love for God, I am being pulled closer to Him!

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