A story of true faith

Sometimes we get alittle discouraged in our walk and need stories like the following.

His name is Mike Mudd. He was in his mid twenties when he gave his heart to the Lord and became a Christian. ” I had been an atheist my whole life and then had an experience with the Lord. I went from an atheist to telling everybody about the Lord”, Mike said.

Mike was an valued employee at a local auto parts  store. Shortly after becoming a Christian Mike became aware of the Sabbath and felt he must keep it. Mike’s pastor wrote a letter to the company explaining Mike’s beliefs. The company was very supportive and agreed to give Mike Saturday  off.

Later the company changed management. In 2007 they contacted Mike and told him he would have to work Saturdays. Mike refused! He valued the time spent with the Lord and knew that day was the “Lord’s day”. Mikes says “they told me if I wouldn’t work they would let me go. So I was terminated. It was scary as no income was coming in”.  Mike went for making good money to no money!

But Mike and his family stood firm! Just like the prophets of old they drew the line and would not cross it. God’s law was just that, GOD’S LAW. Later a friend heard about Mike’s story. He told Mike about a Seventh Day Adventist program that helped people who had be wronged by their convictions.

The organization heard the details about Mikes situation and contacted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and filed charges against the company for religious discrimination. In the meantime Mike and his family were PRAYING for a way to share the gospel to others. They looked not upon their own suffering but  to others  whom they could help. Now  is that not what Christ taught!!?  Serve and not think about what we need, amen!

God heard their prayers for it was sweet to Him! Their selflessness was truly a good thing before the Lord. Shortly therafter they decided  to attend the Lay institute for Evangelism. Mike said ” we didn’t have the money to cover the cost for the program but we were convinced it was what the Lord wanted us to do”.

Mike then heard from the organization defending him that his former company had made a settlement offer. They agreed to pay him EXACTLY the amount needed to attend the program!  God came through!  Wow!

Mike said “My wife and kids got to see how the Lord works when we are faithful. It has been an unbelievable experince for us. If we set our hearts upon God and according to His will, He will always be faithful, always!”

Let the above story be a reminder that when we put GOD FIRST he comes back and lifts us up to Him! amen.

Ps. The Seventh Day Adventist Church has a department called “The Department of Religious Liberty” should anyone need help in any similar circumstance. 1-800-456-3991

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6 Responses to “A story of true faith”

  1. Leona Says:

    PRAISE THE LORD!! I AM SURPRISED AND YET HAPPY TO THAT MIKE GOT THE SUPPORT THAT HE DID. WHEN I STAYED WITH MY INNER CONVICTION ABOUT THE SABBATH- THE CHURCH HERE WHERE I GO– GAVE ME A FEW GROCERY CARDS BUT JUST SAID WE WILL PRAY FOR YOU. FOR A NEW PERSON TO BEING AN ADVENTIST I AM SO HAPPY MIKE GOT SUPPORT. I AM ON EI AT THE TIME- I KNOW GOD WILL OPEN DOORS FOR ME- IN THE MEAN TIME WHEN I AM NOT IN HIS WORD I VOLUNTEER AT A MINISTRY OUTLET IN THE CITY THAT REACH OUT TO MOSTLY NATIVES & SENIORS WHO DEAL WITH ADDICTIONS OF ALL SORTS.

  2. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Sounds like you are on the right track Leona. He’ll provide as your faith will be matched with His wonderful love, amen!

  3. Ani Estipona Says:

    thanks for sharing this wonderful and inspiring story… God bless!!!

  4. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Yes Ani, God honors them that honor Him, amen.

  5. KM Says:

    THanks for this reminder. What an inpiration Mike and his family are. I needed to read this today.

  6. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Your welcome sis, good to hear from you. Keep up your faithful walk!

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