God Is Able


"God wanted people to look for him, and perhaps in searching all around for him, they would find him. He is not far from any of us.’"

This page is strictly set aside for our visitors to share personal stories of God's love and faithfulness...in the comments section below, answer this question

HOW HAVE YOU SEEN GOD WORK IN YOUR LIFE?


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  1. God gave me the strength to carry on when my wife cheated on me, claimed I abused our children, had me forcibly removed from our home, and then tried to keep me from having a fair amount of time with my children moving forward.

    But my faith in God has helped me remain calm and not let my situation get me down.

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    1. Amen brother. Breaks my heart to hear it, but grateful for your faith and trusting Jesus to make all things new in your life. Much love.

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    2. James...wow. We know God is good, but I imagine through that it was very hard to see that. I am encouraged that through all those trials, you sought God instead of running. Challenges me. Thanks man.

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    3. James, I went through a similar situation but was not forcibly removed from my home. I found one of my ex's credit ard statements that had a charge for a hotel room. She was a church secretary, BTW. I went through a very rough time of dating numerous women and lots of alcohol. I questioned Christianity and even told my ex that if she was such a Christian, by her actions, I wanted no part of that life. After several lost years, I met a wonderful Christian woman, after admitting that I was lost and couldn't do it on my own. We met online and were married 3 months later. We are now approaching our 10th anniversary. Praise God.

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  2. As a physcian I see my patients faith in GOD transform them from broken to healed. It is difficult to teach our bodies were created to heal in a over medicated society. BUT we see it everyday. Medicine does not heal, docotrs do not heal. The body GOD created heals. Above down inside out, spiritualy and physcialy.

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  3. I am a youth pastor. I love seeing God work thru the lives of my youth! this past weekend we had a retreat and God broke down some huge walls and helped these kids deal with some deep pain they had been keeping. He is sooo good and I will forever praise him!

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  4. I believe God has allowed experiences in my life to happen in order to humble me. He constantly reminds me that our life is but a vapor and that all that matters in this life is what our destination will be when we die. If you are reading this, then I hope that your relationship with God is right.

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    1. Amen. The more I grow in Christ, the more questions I have (not answers) but the two things that God keeps pounding into my sinful flesh are Christ's incredible love for me when I deserve his wrath and the constant need to grow in my humility. Always need more Jesus and more humility. God bless!

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    2. I too feel God has placed certain people and circumstances in my path, to humble me, and also to turn Him and realize that in this life no ONE and NOTHING comes before Him, and that I am nothing without Him. I'm good with that.

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  5. I have experienced a lot of loss in my life so far. I have 5 children, 4 of them are with Father. Throughout all our losses I have watched Father transform my wife from a believer into someone of incredible faith. Through her faith she gets strength and her strength increases mine every day, but it’s not her that increases me it’s the One inside of her. It’s a learned dependence on Father that gives strength. I’m learning from Father to depend on Him not anything or anyone else.

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  6. I surrendered to my higher power whom I call God a little over 19 months ago. I have lost a grandmother very shortly after I started my journey and I a held strong that God was with me. I was put through another loss less than a month ago with the loss of my father. The way that I have transformed my life through crossfit since early December I am sure I would not have been able to be calm as I have been. I know that God is doing great things in my life.

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    1. May God continue to bless you on your journey Brother !!! One day at a time :)

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  7. I just have to say that just as CrossFitting makes me a better person/athlete, CrossFit Faith is helping to make me a better person/father/husband/Christ follower. This is literally changing my life immensely for the better. It has helped me find my way back to what is good, and what I think God is asking of me. Thank you guys so much!

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  9. I have found through the years that being a Christ follower is one of the hardest and most difficult things to be in life. My wife and I are stationed in Vilseck Germany and we both come from small towns in Kentucky, so the transition and culture shock for us has been hard. Whats harder though is seeing how many people here (and in the world) that don't know Jesus. My wife and I have also struggled with why God has us here where there doesn't seem to be much God where we live. However we were looking past the lesson God was trying to show us. As Christians we can share God anywhere by doing just about anything. My dream after serving in the Military is to open a gym in the states (maybe compete in the Crossfit Games one day) and encourage people to face their fears and challenge themselves all while sharing the gospel of our savior. Thank you for what you all do and for the inspiration that you give me. Keep sharing Christ with Crossfit and never quit!

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  10. I have seen God work through a miracle he performed on my brother-in-law. My brother-in-law was in a bad car wreck and had to be life flighted to the hospital. Once me and my wife arrived he was unresponsive to anything, touch, pain, hearing, etc... and to make matters worse he had bleeding in his brain from the wreck which required immediate surgery. Surgery went well but the doctor said his recovery time could take up to a year. After numerous prayers from friends and family he was released after 2 weeks almost fully recovered. The only thing hindering him was a slight limp. We all were extremley over joyed at the miracle we had just witnessed. It showed me and my wife to never under estimate the power of prayer and God. He can perform any an all miracles, we just have to have faith, and leave all our fear and worries with him. There is nothing he can't handle. Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God."

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  11. In December 2012, I literally fell to my knees in despair and asked God to help me. I no longer had the desire to live. I was spiritually bankrupt. I had lost my connection with God at the age of 7 when my mother died. At that desperate moment, I felt God's love with me, comforting me and at that moment I wanted to live. I am no longer alone.

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  12. I went to church this past Sunday, to a new church I had never been to. (I am looking for a church to land at permanently) I have visited many churches over the last 8 months. In all that time, I never filled out a visitor card or prayer request...until this past Sunday. I wrote a prayer request because of financial stress and depression. I have been looking for a better paying job to support myself and my 5 year old son for months. The youth pastor emailed me from my prayer request card stating: "we are praying for you and pray that God will bless you and help you in this time of need". The next day I got a job offer, and a phone call for an interview at another job. I accepted the new job offer, and declined the interview. God answered the prayers of those that took time to pray for me....a complete stranger. God is good. He hears us.

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  13. Brittany DuckworthAugust 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    I have so many examples of how God has worked in my life but I will choose to focus on the most obvious at this point. My life has been very trialing at times but I know that is what made me who I am today and I am so grateful. 6 years ago I drove myself to the hospital thinking I had, had yet another bladder infection. I was 18 years old and battled with endometriosis and intercystal cystitis. I found out that same day that no, that wasn't it, my liver was failing due to Wilson's Disease (never knew I had it!). Two days later it was a life or death situation. I had the weekend to find a liver or I would be dead. Miraculously, I found one. And I mean it was an absolute miracle. Because I survived, I have been able to help others who have received transplants and those waiting to have them. I also found my calling. So many people feel like their life is "over" once they have a transplant. In fact, so many times, people use it as an excuse to never accomplish things or go out of their "comfort" zone. In a way, its a self-fulfilling prophecy. My donor was an avid runner. I picked up running. I have ran trail 1/2 marathons, marathons, and done many "mud" races, such as Tough mudder. Recently, I was introduced to Crossfit. I have been doing it for about 4 months and I am completely addicted! In fact, Im getting my level 1 in October. I love Crossfit Faith and really want to be a part of something like this! I want to show God's work in my life and I feel such a push to share it through accomplishments made only possible by him. Ask any doctor. You do not find a liver in 2 days. God has a plan for us all and he has made mine very clear. He is so amazing and gives me so much comfort and love. We are made powerful through him. One of my favorite verses is surrounded by: "Whom shall I fear". I hope my faith grows stronger and I can share his light and message through everything I do.
    Last thing! I recently was baptized in our family pond in Mississippi. It was such an awesome occasion. I realized after the fact that it took place on August 24th, the exact date of my 6-year liver transplant anniversary! God is amazing and I cannot wait to see the path he takes me on and how I can help to make an impact others through his testimony.

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  14. My husband and I have been separated for close to a year now. The enemy has attacked our marriage relentlessly over the past three years and my husband has filed for divorce. He has given up the fight. Through it all I feel God's love; I know he is with me. I stay focused on his word and every day I understand his promises for my life. God takes broken things and makes them brand new. He is the ultimate RESTORER. One day when this season of my life has long passed I look forward to God using me to share my testimony with other married couples who are struggling . Something good will come of this circumstance. Darkness will always lose out to light.

    To God be the Glory!

    Corin

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    1. Corin, After 12 years of marriage and 2 beautiful children, I divorced my husband in 2009. I was so incredibly lost that I allowed my marriage to be torn apart by evil instead of turning to God to heal the brokenness in me and restore my love for my husband. Despite all I did to keep God out of my life, He continued to love me and work to bring me back to Him. It took a couple of years, but I eventually found a church that I could call home and my Faith was restored. I let God heal me and in doing so, I was able to love again. In December of 2014 I was remarried....... to my ex-husband! It took 4 years, but God restored our marriage and we are a family again. I love my husband more now than I ever did because, not only do I know what life is like without him, but I am able to see him as God sees him. Don't give up. Stay focused on God. I pray that the testimony God wants you to share will be that He RESTORED your marriage.

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  15. Very recently, I found myself questioning my role as an athletic trainer and the decisions that I make on a daily basis in the care and services I provide to my athletes. I questioned whether I really knew what I was doing, if the treatments I gave or the rehabs I prescribed were up to par, or if my efforts were even appreciated. It wasn't until yesterday morning before I went to work, that I sought out God and an answer to my "purpose." I stumbled upon Habakkuk 2:3 -- "For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay." And it wasn't until later that day that God showed me and I realized what my purpose is... My athlete(s)! Not only are they the reason I have a job in the first place, but I know that in my heart, they are the fuel to my fire, the joy I get from helping them get back to the sports they love and the bond we create in the process!

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  16. I know god has always been in my life. I lost all of my sight at age ten, after 22 different eye surgeries throughout the first ten years of my life. However, due to very supportive family, mentors, and yes, god, I have learned to turn my blindness from something that at first weakened me and made me a very bitter person, into something that strengthens me and enables me to inspire others. I am a blind triathlete, training for my first ironman next year, and just getting into crossfit during my off season, and I am instantly hooked. Only god could of given me the ability to achieve these things, and have no sight. I feel my life is based around John 9:1-3(ish) depending on the transnlation. The more I train, and the more I grow in my faith, the more I come to realise that maybe my mission is to inspire others and share god's love and grace and goodness, even to those who struggle in life. I ofcourse, am not with out my own struggles. I currently struggle with loneliness and praying god will put that special Lady in my life someday. Sometimes it is a challenge, but with friends support and keeping god first place, I know it will happend when god knows I am ready.

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  17. So many times in the past I've had the wrong perception on life. I was too focused on receiving versus giving and how I could better myself and not others. My perception didn't change until I received the best gift of them all; the gift of God. I began to see the light and good things just started happening out of the blue. I continue to reach out my hand for him and he pulls me closer and closer every day. I'm just so thankful to be a part of his story. God has given me the opportunity to be a personal fitness trainer to motivate and positively influence peoples lives. I've learned that It's about having strong faith. I trust God with all of my heart and I place my faith in his hands .When my clients see the faith in my eyes and hear it in my voice, there's nothing they can't do. I will continue to believe and share the gift of God!

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    1. Nick, it is an encouragement and a blessing to read your post. Thank you so much for sharing this here.

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  18. I came here out of curiousity (I've seen some posts about Crossfit Faith on YouTube and the Crossfit Mayhem site). My relationship with God has thinned as I've started trying to move through life on my own. No purposefully, I never decided to. It just sort of happened. Last night I decided to start over, start bover in the book of Matthew. Today, I decided to explore this site just a little and came upon the section "Take a Journey" and saw the "Journey Through Matthew." I fully believe that it was God leding me here, to a faith based site meant to bring athletes and fitness lovers to Christ.

    God is Good

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    1. Nik thanks for your reply. I'm glad we can share our thoughts and feel the same way about God. I truly believe he is in control every day and shows his love and strength

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  19. Hi! I´m new on this - I am from Ecuador - South America, Iñm christian too. I cans ee how God has been and worked in my life...My family and I accepted Christ through a missionary family who came from USA to Ecuador and now I fight everyday to continue in this journey.

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  20. I have struggled with weight most of my married life. I've never been physically active and I suppose that over the years I turned to food more than God for comfort in hard times. Now, 25 years later, I find myself obese, needing to lose 75-80 pounds and so ashamed of my physical appearance. It has impacted my health, my marriage, my intimacy with my husband, my testimony. I have a history of grand plans with little follow through. Last night, my husband told me that he is tired of the broken promises to lose weight, tired of the lack of sexual intimacy in our marriage. His intention is to seek physical affection outside the marriage. I don't want to give up, I want to fight for God's glory in all of this, I want to get in shape, but at 56 is that possible? Husband says it is not. I don't know where to turn, I am broken...

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  21. I had a break down about three years ago and right after I surrendered my life to God. I was emotionally, mentally and spiritually bankrupt from dealing with my spouse's alcohol addiction and my own dynfunctional behaviors. Although life didn't get easier, it actually got harder and I learned to rely on God for everything. We experienced so many miracles in that time that I have forgotten more then I remember and truly my spouse's recovery was the biggest miracle. Today we are healthy and sober and our marriage has been renewed thanks to crossfit and most of all God.

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  22. I got pretty lost in the Crossfit world but after reading "First" last August I began to ask questions as I never knew too much about God as a kid to begin with. I started college and joined a wonderful campus ministry who helped bring me to Christ. My relationship with Him started growing slowly but 2014 hit and He through many challenges at me. I lost my uncle which made me so mad at God that I couldn't pray. But then I realized I can't get through hard times without Him. 6 weeks later I lost my grandma to Alzheimer's and by praying to Him through her final week as well as thanking Him for taking care of her. At times when I felt alone because I didn't have a shoulder to cry on, I would cry on God's shoulder because I knew he was there for me. Now my best friend has decided to run off and is really struggling to find her purpose in life. I've come to realize this is out of my control it's in God's hands and I pray that he guides her. God has made me a mentally stronger person since I've let Him into my heart. Eternity with God has just begun and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have a relationship with Him!

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