OK, this is kind of fun. Our friend at the corner store from last week, (she has a very pretty name by the way, but we're not sharing names here, so I'll call her Maria, but just know it's even prettier than that.) She is hispanic and her English isn't the best, so we had to kind of work to get this story, but check it out.
When John and Jude and I went into the corner store she was there with her usual great smile. We were eager to follow up with her after praying for her father and hearing of his healing last week. We then prayed for her mother- who had some condition in her throat that caused it to be enlarged- like swollen glands or thyroid or something- like I said, it was a little hard to communicate. Anyway, we just prayed for total healing for her mother.
So we asked how her mother was doing. "Oh yeah," she said with a smile, "she was healed the next day and she hasn't had anything since. She is working now."
I had to stop and make sure I understood what she was saying. "So wait, Maria. You're saying that we prayed for your father's troubles with his mouth, that was keeping him from working because of the pain, and the next day he was fine and he went to work, and he's been fine ever since?" "Yes!" "And then we prayed for your mother who had trouble in her throat and glands and the next day she was fine and has been fine ever since?" "Yes! I've been so happy!" We all just started dancing right there in the store! (yeah, we do that. LOL!)
So we said, "So everyone in your family is healthy now and has a job and is working? God has done such good things for your family! We should ask Him to do something for you! What can we pray for?" We just prayed for Jesus to fill her heart with Himself, and with joy, and every good thing. "Maria, do you have Jesus inside your heart?" She said, "When you prayed, each time I feel like tingling and chills. I prayed with my children last week. My husband was asking me what I was doing. I just told him never mind, it's fine..." "OK, Maria, are you ready to go to the next level? Because Jesus wants to come into your heart and fill up your life... Tonight, when you pray, ask Jesus to come into your heart and fill up your life, OK?"
To be continued....
Romans 8: 38,39: "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."