Monday, November 24, 2008

God's answering that prayer!

It didn't take long for God to answer my prayer below!

The Sunday after my prayer, I attended a birthday party with friends. I've waited years for the opportunity to share God's love with this particular group.

What do you know but the subject of faith just happened to come up and my God given moment was before me.

I'd like to say I opened my mouth and some spiritual gems just fell out and my friends listened on in amazement.

But the truth is, I started to sweat and breathe funny, my mind went blank and I wondered if I was going to blow it.

All I could think of was how real God is to me, how personal and sweet. A constant, ready help in times of need.

This one guy was doubting the validity of the Bible and I asked him "do you want to know how I know that God is real?" He eagerly responded, "please tell me, I'd love to believe."

I shared with him how God is a personal God who meets our individual and unique needs. I shared how my mother had just died of a brain tumor and with God's help she died with amazing peace and grace. Something that without Him would have been impossible.

I didn't get the guy's response as we were interrupted and the moment passed. Someone else could have responded so much better, but with me God works on a basic level and all I can do is share what He means to me.

I wish everyone could experience just a drop of His love. I promise if they'd only get a taste, they would never forget it or able to escape that kind of love.


Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer,
I pray for you all the time. I just wanted to pass along this blog to you. Her husband is a singer in the group Selah. Her latest post made me think of you. May it minister to your spirit.
You are never alone.

Jennifer said...

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the link! What a small world, I've been following this blog for a while now. The author and I have even emailed each other. She is such an encouragement. I'm bummed I can't read the post you're talking about, she deleted them before I got to read.

Thanks for your prayers. I'm doing ok, I miss mom so much and it's a big adjustment living without her. Our whole family dynamic (sp?) has changed and it's going to take time to get used to everything. I'm still in shock about it all, guess it will take time until this is the new normal.

Barbara J. Robinson said...


I feel in my heart that often times, it's not an eloquent speaker that can really touch a heart, but a pearl such as yourself. Others may have done a better job of speaking, but only you could have illustrated the simple faith and truth you felt. Read down through a further post, where I wrote you'd be a courageous inspiration just as your mother was. I know you will!