Monday, December 3, 2012

I saw God work on a cruise ship

   This past week Tim and I were blessed to go on a cruise. (great deals on vacationstogo.com) We traveled to New Orleans and hopped a ship headed to the Caribbean.  We were so excited. We had our suitcases packed with books to read and relaxation on the brain.  This was not our first cruise so we knew what to expect. We were a little hesitant,because the last trip was good,but not great. We went on our own and we ended up on the wrong boat. (I think you would call it a party boat)  In other words we didn't have a lot in common with the other passengers.   As I started to book this trip I was a little afraid we would get into the same situation so I began praying that the Lord would help us to make friends on this trip. As we started walking up the ramp to enter the boat we met a group of ladies traveling together from Alabama. We had a great time learning about them and anticipating the trip ahead.  We headed to our room then found a spot at the rail to  watch the boat pull out of port. We started a conversation with a young woman standing next to us.  She was all aglow because this was her honeymoon cruise.  As our ship slowly pulled out of port and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico she turned to us and said ,"will you pray with me?" We bowed our heads and heard the sweetest prayer come from this new friend as she thanked God for the trip and prayed for our protection. Two hours later we made our way to the dinning room for our evening meal where we met the people we would eat with every night. We met a couple from Georgia(Wayne and Mary) and two ladies from the Oklahoma City area.(Ruth and Margret) These people kept us laughing every evening.  As our food was delivered one of the ladies asked Tim to bless the food. After that, Tim asked the blessing at every meal. As I met person after person on the boat I kept seeing God's hand on our trip. God knew we needed to be refreshed. He placed people around us that would show us He cared. He allowed us to relax and be ministered to by people who didn't even know they were ministering. We saw his hand work all the way to Jamaica and back.
    
My God will supply all me needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Things I learned on the boat:  1. If you want to feel young get on a boat with old people.  
                                             2. Tattoos  do spread. (you could say the sag)
                                             3.You should never wear a bikini after 60 (men or women)
                                             4. You can eat to much ice cream.
                                             
 

                                              
 
    

3 comments:

  1. I love cruises! So glad you had fun and were blessed by others!

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  2. WE had a great time. This was our 3 cruise and I think it was the best. I have already started saving for the next one.

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  3. Wayne and Mary from GeorgiaDecember 22, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    It was surely a pleasure to meet you and Tim along with Ruth and Margaret on our recent cruise out of New Orleans. It was just fate that put us with four great people from Oklahoma and we enjoyed to stories from everyone's lives and learned that we all have things in common. We plan to cruise again soon and hope to meet up with you all again.

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