Last week our church had a revival with an Evangelist from our fellowship, and boy let me tell you…it was A.MAZ.ING! The title of his first sermon was, Your life is about to change, and for a lot of people it did….especially mine. I have a confession to make, I’ve always struggled with unbelief and with that comes doubt and fear. I can believe God for other people and encourage them that God would move in their situation, while believing it with my whole heart. But when it comes to MY needs and/or wants, well….now that was a completely different story. It’s not like God has never met any of my needs before, because he has, numerous times. This is just an area that I have ALWAYS struggled with.
I know it’s very common for someone to say, Man that sermon/revival was totally for me, well, I really believe that this revival was for me. God wanted my attention….and He got it!
His first sermon was on how distractions can lead to destruction and how we are easily distracted….with worry/unbelief! Our problems begin to dictate how we think. They get the best we have: our time, our years etc. God wants to distract us from our distractions!! He also said, “You can let go of the steering wheel now and let God drive.” I bet you can’t guess what song immediately popped in my head!? Yup, Jesus take the wheel, by Carrie Underwood.
He encouraged us to depend on God for our children, finances, and future, today NOT tomorrow. When you surrender yourself 100% to God, you’re at peace. During that altar call, I had some major business to take care of with God. I let go of all doubt, unbelief, fear etc, and when I got up, I knew something had changed.
That afternoon, I got a call from my brother, he was mad, crying, frustrated with life. I encouraged him to come to church but he declined. After we hung up, I prayed for him. I actually was sincerely believing God to do a miracle in my brother without unbelief screaming at me! And you will never believe who came to church with us on Monday night and got saved? MY BROTHER!!!
The miracles don’t stop there!
After the preaching, the evangelist asks a girl what her name is, and my daughter thought he was talking to her,and told him her name….I was sooooo embaressed!…but he wasn’t talking to her, he patted her on her head and went on talking to the other girl. But then he called Jordyn to the front and said God is gonna do a miracle on this young girl, she has scoliosis and her left foot is an inch and a half shorter than her right foot. I was like, “WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!” I thought, “Oh no, he called the wrong girl, my daughter doesn’t have scoliosis!” He was right. He foot was an inch and a half shorter, we had a ruler to measure. I was stunned. We prayed for her and she got miraculously healed!!! Proof that God knows our needs before we know them and He wants to meet them if only we believe and trust in Him!
Two miracles in one night…I think God was trying to tell me something!
But I have a few more miracles I want to share!
Before we started revival, we had our week planned and budgeted. I had all my meals planned for the week. We filled our gas tank and planned to make that last the whole week for revival b/c we live 30 minutes from our church. That Sunday night of revival, our pastor asked my hubby if he would be able to pick up the evangelist for prayer everyday that week!
Uh Oh, that was NOT in our plans OR our budget! He said yes, of course, and we both laughed and decided we had to just trust God…without me freaking out with worry on how it was gonna work! Well, on Tuesday night, my hubby got a Holy Ghost handshake from a lady in the church for 100 buckaroos! God provided and we had more than enough gas for the rest of the week! That same night, my brother came back to church with his girlfriend and their 3 kiddos AND a neighbor of theirs!
I am so grateful that God loves me so much He refused to let worry/doubt/unbelief/fear rob me of what He has for me.
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt 6:33