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When God Uses People...Featuring Tracy Teppler

I love how God uses people and I love it and am humbled by when the Lord sometimes uses me in some small way.  I love when someone is desperate for a touch, a word, from God and... they get it.  I love when one is in church and you see how people have been touched by God.


I WANT THAT... for me too.  My husband and I have been going through a very hard thing and its culminating in a court case on the 7th of February, but I have been fearful and alternating between begging the Lord to intervene before then, or begging Him to make it go away!  We have been trying to do all the right things, like reading God's word, trusting Him, speaking His word over the situation... But it is TOUGH to have faith in the face of the enemy's attempts at destruction when you have been standing for so long.

And then.... WOW!

The morning after a 5 1/2 hour meeting with our lawyers to prepare for the court case, the morning after being emotionally drained and emptied, I go on facebook.  You know, check out what everyone is saying, looking for positive thoughts, great scriptures and someone else on facebook, a continent away starts chatting with me and 5 minutes in she says the following:

What I hear is God saying, "Pray for her to have bubbling laughter at the very mention of this situation, that the joy would pour from her." And what I see is it is like a weapon, and every time Satan tries to goad you with this, you bubble with joy and laughter, and he is so enraged by your reaction, he leaves. And I feel like the Lord says this is YOUR personal weapon that He has fashioned just for you. Have you asked for joy in the presence of your enemies or something?
and then...
 I keep seeing you in a room sitting at a wooden table. It looks like what i think a courtroom would look like. Big ceiling fans hanging down.  And instead of being anxious, you almost cannot contain yourself. You are filled to overflowing with joy and laughter.

WOW, goose bumps, chills, tears!  This is a woman I have never met, this is a woman who knows nothing about this other than the previous day was tough for me in this meeting.


I can never again say, "I want a word from the Lord"  because I have now had an awesome word from the Lord.  I can hang on to it for dear life with much laughter, and much joy bubbling forth from the Lord, from inside my heart.

Don't give up waiting and longing and desiring a word from the Lord.  Seek Him and He will be found.
Jer 29 v 13:  And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.  

God bless


  1. Awesome word my friend...simply awesome!!!
    Love the laughter and bubbling!!!!!


  2. Thank you Stacey, I appreciate your encouragement and your heart to help women. I pray the Lord blesses you and your work abundantly
    God bless

  3. Don't you love it that God chooses to speak through people as well? Awesome. When you pass this test... you will be rewarded :)

  4. WOW Tracy isn't GOD good! This too shall pass...and when it does the LORD will have the victory!
    Blessings my friend...Chelle

  5. I love it - that God has people! People who reach out to encourage and lift up from God's mouth to their ears to us! I've found that same encouragement among these God-loving bloggy women, too - it just WOWS me! Praying for you, Tracy!

  6. ladies, thank you, you are all awesome. God bless

  7. Tracy - He is so good! Thanks for sharing that amazing testimony of His faithfulness!

  8. Wonderful post Tracey! What an awesome testimony my friend! He will ALWAYS make sure we're encouraged...just when we want to give up! He'll use anyone who's willing...thank God your NEW friend was willing! Have a blessed day! ;-)

  9. Wow!! What an amazing word! Go Jesus!


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