At a local BBQ restaurant

It’s astounding how God sets things up. He is watching and does not want anyone to miss out on realizing the truth (2 Peter 3:9).The truth that He is creator, that loves us so much that He wants to be included in our lives. A truth that leads to real peace, joy, hope, freedom, mission and purpose like no other.

On Friday night I got to see God’s amazing timing, love and power in action. Melani and I went out for dinner with a great couple Rob and Stacy to a local BBQ establishment. Our waitor was an awesome dude and was super easy to talk to, but what I didn’t yet know was that God wanted to say “What’s up!, I’m here for you buddy and have an amazing plan for you, lock in with me” that night (My interpretation).  God knows what each of us are capable of and what we are willing to do. For me, if I see that someone has an injury of some sort, I’ll usually ask if I can pray for them and give God an opportunity to do what He wants. Now I don’t always, I’m a work in progress, but I try to and God knows that.

In conversation I found out that he hyper-extended one of his fingers about a week ago, so I said “Hey, I’m going to ask you a question you probably have never gotten before; (A simple question) do you want your finger to get better?” Obviously he said yes. I asked “Do you know Jesus?” I told him that Jesus amazing and that He’s taught me a lot recently on the reality of His ability to heal through us (Colossians 1:27). I asked if he was willing to let me pray for his finger right there? He said yes.

After the first short prayer the pain level and ROM improved by 60%. He was rocked. He took a moment to gather his thoughts and  express how impactful this was for him. To him it meant that God is calling him back and this was a big confirmation. We prayed again and ROM significantly improved again. He thanked us for being so open with him and said he needed to walk away for a moment. His emotions stirred up and had to process what was happening. Holy Spirit’s presence was strong and God was after his heart in a big way. Because of this encounter we swapped numbers and are going to stay in touch; he’s going to plug in with me and the local guys that are on mission with the Lord. God keeps me in awe.

I know God loves reaching the hearts of His kids through Holy Spirit when He is given the chance. He is amazing.
1 John 4:9

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care on Him for He cares for you.

Be encouraged,

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