Broken, Battered, and Certain of God’s Plan

John Ramstead shouldJohnRamsteadPhoto not have lived.  And if not dead, then he should be a quadriplegic.  After a horse riding accident that broke 20 bones in his face and skull, broke his back in three places, collapsed his lung, broke 4 ribs, and left him blind in one eye, he has survived, thrived, and is changing lives with his testimony.  You see, as John lay in the pasture, broken and dying, he received a visit from God, who assured him by saying “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called, according to His purpose.”  (Romans 8:28)  It was at that moment that all pain left his body and he knew that he would be OK.

Listen to John’s testimony here and witness one of the most powerful stories about survival, overcoming adversity, and faith that you will ever hear.  Please also visit his website at to read more and hear more interviews.

After listening to the audio, ask yourself:

What has God called you to do?

How deeply do you love God?

What doubts do you have about your ability to do your work?

Then consider:  How could you have any doubts about your ability if it is God who gave you the gifts and talents you embody?

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