Sunday, July 20, 2008

Interview with Trey and Ronda

I thought it would be interesting to interview the Thompsons and see how they would answer a few questions about May 18th. A day that will be forever etched in our memory. I put together a few questions just to get them started.

1. Tell us in your words your thoughts about that Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2008.
Ronda: A day that forever changed our lives but we know that God makes beauty out of ashes. (Is. 61:3) He is Emmanuel...God with us. (More to come from Ronda)
Trey: Trey: The day didn't go as planned. I can remember everything that day until I hit my head. I knew we were going to hit the truck and I remember saying to myself, "this is not going to be good, it's going to hurt." I remember my arm breaking against the dash and then nothing for awhile. I remember laying in the ditch with Konnie Kuehler and telling her "Ronda, church, 4885." I didn't know the church's # before the wreck, Ronda says this was a miracle. I don't remember too many other details until they tried to get me to pee on my own. I am thankful we didn't let Tay (Taylor) go with us and that Keith was able to pull me and Tyler out, otherwise we wouldn't be here to answer these questions.
2. How did you get through those first few days?
Ronda: We were carried in the love and prayers of family and friends (angels with clothes on)
Trey: I was pretty much asleep.
3. Have you ever had any kind of trial that helped prepare you for this trial?
Ronda: Yes, I have experienced 2 major trials previously that all I could do was trust God to take care of it. He never leaves us or forsake us.
Trey: My whole life had prepared me.
4. How do you think God is involved in our every day struggles?
Ronda: He's walking with us.
Trey: He's there all the time in everyday situations, all the time especially if we ask Him to be.
5. What verse or verses of scripture have you held on to.
Ronda: "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it." Phil. 1:6 God gave that to me at the wreck site and I started to quote it. Also, Matt. 19:26 "With God all things are possible." We put that on the boys shirts when they went to Vail that first weekend to compete in the Ranch Rodeo and they won it! Praise God!
On the way to the wreck site I just kept saying Matt. 6:10 "Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." When I got to Trey at the site: I prayed, "If God is for us, who can be against us. " Matt:8:13 " shall be done for you as you have believed". 1Peter 2:24 "By His stripes you are healed."
Trey: I just held onto everything I have heard and read.
6. What has been the hardest part of the past few weeks?
Ronda: At first it was really hard to be away from my girl; adjusting to Trey not being able to do "life"...because he's never been home so much and it was hard on him but a blessing to me. It was hard to see Trey not sleeping and being concerned about doing work that he thought he needed to do.
Trey: Leaving Tyler in Lubbock when I first came home
7. What has been the biggest blessing?
Ronda: All the Miraculous Healings. Getting to spend quality time with Trey. Being reunited with friends we hadn't seen in awhile.
Trey: Finding out how much people love us and finding out who our true friends are.
8. How do you think your life will be changed?
Ronda: I am more aware that every moment is a precious gift; don't sweat the small stuff.
Trey: I will appreciate my time here on earth. Not to take things for granted.
9. Have you ask WHY?
Ronda: Not why us God, but rather Lord show us your purpose.
Trey: No, because it doesn't really matter.
10. Could you express what it has meant to you for the Body of Christ to surround you?
Ronda: It is indescribable; absolutely humbling; "thank you" doesn't scratch the surface.
Trey: Humbling and Overwhelming.

Ronda: I truly learned from this experience the importance of hiding His Word in my heart. He provided Jehovah Jirah (my provider). He provided what I needed each and every step of the way. I felt God's peace that passes all understanding at the wreck site and knew everything was going to be fixed in HIS TIME!. Many of the Praise and Worship Songs that we know and sing were going through my head as well. Most of those songs are straight out of scripture. Three that come to mind are: "Blessed be His Name" Based on Job 1:21; "He Can Move Mountains", and Mighty To Save".
In the hospital I read Psalms 136, 138 and 139 almost daily to Trey
In Mark 11: 22 Jesus said, "Have faith in God constantly".


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a blessing your sharing is to me and know for others too! Words aren't enough to express how glad I am of the blessing shown.

Jeanne' in Seymour

Anonymous said...

Your faith just flows with your words. What a blessing! Praise God for His works in all of you! God Bless you and your family! Love ya, Carlene

Tammie said...

Thanks for testifying!

Wow! How profound! I'm inspired by you guyz. Your testimony challenges me to hide more of His word in my heart. And live life on purpose.

Revelation 12:11...(Praise HIM) says:

"They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death."

The Message says it like this...

"They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness."

Tory Ponder said...

The prayer of faith shall save the sick. James 5:15

The Prayer of Faith

When a pastor visited a lady in a nursing home, she asked him to pray for her healing. So he did. The she said, "Would you help me out of this wheelchair?" Startled, he complied. She took a few steps then started running and jumping till the whole building heard her. Later in his car the pastor looked up and said, "Lord, don't ever do that to me again!" The Bible says, "The prayer of faith shall save the sick." So why are we so surprised when He does?

A visting preacher told the congregation if anyone needed prayer to come forward, though inwardly he was thinking about his past lack of results. Thirty people responded and he prayed for them. Later that week a woman called and said, "Last Sunday you prayed for my husband. He had cancer, and he died." "Much good my prayers did," he thought. The lady continued, "when we walked into church my husband was angry. He wanted to see his grandchildren grow up, and every day he cursed God. Being around him was unbearable. But after you prayed for him he walked out a different person. His last days were the best we'd ever had; we talked, laughed, and sang hymns together. He wasn't cured, but he was healed."

Only God knows why some are healed while others aren't. But our instructions are clear. "Is any sick amoung you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, annoiting him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up." (Jas 5:14-15)

Received this in my daily devotion, thought I would share it with you. Praise God for answered prayers!

Tory Ponder