Readers: I want to apologize in advance. I did not have the direct permission to publish this and desire to give total credit to the participants. So if you’d like to comment or email me, it’s ok. I’ll be pleased to add your full names. I did not want to infringe on anyones privacy, but did not want to miss an opportunity for the world to know the grace of God!
The God Spot goes like this … ”I wanted to share this with you and include you in the happenings of our group as we go through the 60/60 study. Two weeks ago, we began group as always sharing prayer requests and praise reports from the previous week.
After praying for the beginning of our study, one of the ladies interrupted me and shared a burden that was obviously weighing her down. As she shared, I began to sense that she was in an incredible spiritual battle and had even experienced the opression of the enemy not only as she was trying to share, but also the night before as she was asked to pray for her brother-in-law and literally couldn’t speak because of the weight she felt on her throat.
We gathered around her that night and laid hands on her and prayed for her. This is her story she wrote for me to share with you: “As I started my study on 60/60 Soul Revolution, I was really excited as to how the Lord was going to use me. I really did not know what He had planned for me.
My brother-in-law Lalo started feeling very ill with a lot of pain. We went to see him at the hospital when it happened. The Lord spoke to me and I was too scared to listen. The enemy held me back and installed fear in my soul. My husband and I did not speak a word on the way home about my situation.
On Wednesday night at our Bible study, I mentioned the situation and they all prayed over me. I felt the love of my sisters in Christ and the love of God all over me. The following day we visited my brother-in-law again. This time I was well prepared and listened.
As we walked in the room, all was dark and gloomy and he looked lost and hopeless. Dovtor’s diagnosed his illness as a fungus that overtook his body. At that moment I felt it was now or never. Lalo looked at me and I asked if he needed prayer. He nodded yes as he became teary eyed. As I prayed I thought, well I did it. The Lord was not done yet.
As I asked everyone to please leave the room for a few minutes, I kneeled in front of Lalo, took his hand in mine and I made it very clear that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me. I needed to ask him one question. “Would you like to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?” As to my surprise, being 30 years in the family and praying for him, he said yes.
I lead him into the prayer of salvation which somehow was spoken in Spanish when I normally do not speak to him in Spanish. After that the Lord was pleased. You could see the room light up with love and hope.
As he went into surgery he said his eyes were focused on Jesus Christ and only Him. We all smiled as he went into surgery. Two hours later we get a call to the surgery waiting room and Lalo left a message saying that Jesus smiled upon him. I just want to thank God for allowing me the privilege of reaching someone and bringing him into the Kingdom of God through salvation.
Listening and obeying…there’s times His voice is so soft that you have to be still, other times it is as loud as thunder. All we have to do is listen.
Your sister in Christ, Mary ………… The story is so much richer when you know the background of their relationship and the many, many conversations she has had with him over the years. And of course, this happened the week we were talking about listening to God. God is SO good.
Enjoy Him today, Nancy”