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Supernatural peace

„The peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4,7)

Every now and then there are situations in life that steal the peace inside us. Do you experience that, too? Or is it just me? Situations where we react totally unspiritual even though we should know better. Situations where we feel so helpless and alone.

Recently I had such an experience. Over quite some time I had lots of problems with one tooth, after all a root canal treatment had to be done and even that did not really work out the way it is supposed to be. So I was sent to an Oral Surgeon, to cut off the root ends. I must confess I am NOT at all a Fan of Visits at the Dentist and now that … I was quite nervous. Due to several circumstances the surgery date had to be postponed. That did not really fill me with more anticipation for the upcoming surgery. The morning of the surgery I could sense how anxiety rose inside of me.

I did pray that God would be with me and take away my fear, but suddenly I realized, I had not taken over authority over those feelings of fear, authority I have through Christ Jesus. The above verse came to my mind. I spoke by faith and asked the Holy Spirit to fill my heart with His peace. I gave Him all fears and anxiety and trusted Him fully. It was amazing – minutes later I was totally at peace. I sensed how the Holy Spirit filled me and washed away all fear. When the time of the surgery got closer I was SO at peace. Wow! That was quite a lesson for me! I felt HIS presence during the entire surgery and knew I am comforted in HIM. The surgery went really well, there were no complications at all. I am so thankful to my heavenly Daddy for that and also for this “real life” lesson.

Try it out! You will experience that, too. Hand over to God situations that you can’t handle, he will take your hand and guide you through the fog into His glorious light. He is faithful to His promises!


The wedding suit

Another story from the God cares category:

I’ve been looking around for the right wedding suit for a few weeks and I was considering if I should hire or buy the suit. The arguments for hiring were mainly financial as the hire appeared to be much cheaper. However, it would have still been a substantial amount. It felt wrong to spend a considerable amount on a hire outfit, only to give it back after the wedding. That’s just like throwing money out your window.

Therefore, I decided to look around for purchase options that were within my price range. I found that Marks & Spencer sell suits on their website that were reasonably priced. And despite not being too expensive, I still knew the individual items wouldn’t be made in sweat shops. I went to the shop in Cardiff and they didn’t have them there. I was told they would only be available to order online.

I had some great customer service in the men’s clothing section and got to try on some standard suits from the same range the wedding suits would be from. This helped to find out the right sizes for the jacket and the trousers as well as the shirt.

At the time I would have been able to borrow the money from someone and buy the suit. I was expecting some money from shared of the company I work for and would have used that to pay it back. I was close to making this decision, when I had the impression that God was telling me to wait as there would be a sale on men’s clothing very soon.

About 4 weeks later I received an email from Marks and Spencer that announcent 20 % off on all suits. So I thought to myself that this wouldn’t include the special wedding suits. But I went online to check anyway. By that time I still didn’t have the shares money, but expected it the week after. And yes, the wedding outfits were included in the offer! YES! Awesome!

Corrie was so kind to give me the money until the week after and I ordered the suit, went to the shop to try it on and it is a perfect fit. I absolutely love it! Funny thing is, my favourite part of the whole suit are the cufflinks.

I’ve saved quite a lot with this deal and I’m glad I listened to the still voice inside of me and waited. I’m really looking forward to our big day!


The ring drama

God takes care! He really does!

A few days ago I thought I had lost the precious little silver ring Corrie had given me as a surprise on our engagement. And I’m almost sure it was actually lost. I had searched my room for it, my home office and my two backpacks. I didn’t just search them once, I checked several times over a period of two days.

The situation became more and more desperate. I desired to tell Corrie about it, but I also didn’t want to hurt her with this revelation. This was a very personal gift and such things are hardly ever replaceable.

On the evening of the third day I had made my mind up that I would tell Corrie. But just before I wanted to do that I felt I just pray. I had prayed during my search and in the past 99.5 % of things I’ve been looking for have been found seconds after prayer. Not this time, it seemed.

So I said: “Dad, couldn’t you just let an angel find that ring and get it to drop the ring right here, right now in my backpack? That would be awesome!” And by faith I put my hand into my backpack and the first thing my fingers touched was the ring! Hallelujah! The conversation with Corrie that followed was a much happier one.