Many People Ask Does #Prayer Really Work?
You bet it does!
I’m living proof of that!
And God’s Timing Is Incredible!
As I shared in last weeks post, my new roommate, Joyce, moved in in October, and we had to buy our first propane of the winter in November. She had moved all the way from Tennessee because of prayer! And I let a total stranger move into my house, and bought her a new bed, because of prayer.
I guaranty you it felt crazy!
But it also felt right.
Prayer Carried A Woman 1500 Miles To My Doorstep
Understandably my new roommate was a bit cautious of me. And I of her. We liked each other and we both knew the Lord had a hand in getting her into my home, but still we were cautious of each other.
Because of that caution my new roommate didn’t move everything right in from her car. Each night she felt a little more comfortable and brought in a few more little things. But only little things.
It took nearly a month before she finally decided she wasn’t in danger, I wasn’t going to steal her belongs, nor was I going to turn crazy and kick her out. At that point she got serious about unpacking her car.
I was at work when she found it.
The road map. Her road map. The one she had told me about the first day I met her. She called and asked if she could come show me something. Of course I said yes.
In her normal, annoyingly prompt manner, she was there in 5 minutes and came rushing through my office door.
She had tears in her eyes as she opened the map to the Colorado page and showed me the red dot on the map that had brought her here. Sure enough, there it was at the corner of Highway 184 and Road 22, the road you turned on to come to my house. Literally 1 mile from my, now our, home. She insisted the Lord had led her to put that red dot on her map before she left Tennessee.
She still says I prayed her here.
We hit it off and she settled in. But just before Thanksgiving she got a phone call from Tennessee. A dear friend of hers had fallen and was gravely injured. She packed up and drove back home to be with her friend while she was in the hospital. She called and let me know she would send me a check for her part of the rent for December but would have to wait a few days to see how she could pay the utilities. I told her not to worry we would figure it out.
Over Thanksgiving weekend I spoke with a lifelong friend of mine. She had been struggling with back problems for over a year and now her husband had taken a job in North Dakota. She was dreading moving there in the middle of the winter, but was also in desperate need of a new back doctor.
Durango is 45 minutes away from Cortez and has one of the best spine clinics in the U.S. #Dr. Yossef and his team at #SpineColorado has a reputation only preceded by #SteadmanClinic in Vail. I asked my friend, if it was ok with my roommate, if she would like to come stay with me and we could get her to the Durango doctor.
She said yes.
Hearing this I jumped on the phone and asked Joyce, my roommate, if it would be ok with her if my friend moved in and stayed while she was in Tennessee. She was thrilled! She had been praying that God would help her with how to pay rent and utilities in Colorado while she was in Tennessee.
So my friend, Michelle, and her husband Ric moved in. Michelle stayed with me and Ric headed to the snowy North.
My girlfriend had always been a tall, beautiful, stunning blue eyed brunette. I was stunned when I first saw her.
She had always been a vivacious person. Beautiful with sparkling blue eyes that could be as mischievous as mine!
But when she arrived from Texas I was looking at a gray shell of the person I had once known and loved. She was so thin it terrified me. And she no spark left in her eyes. Only pain. And fear.
I knew them both personally.
When you hurt to the point of no longer wanting to go on it gives you a vacant, haunting look. I had looked out of those same eyes for many years.
She became my mission. And I became her prayer warrior. I had to find a doctor that could help my friend. We had to get rid of her pain.
And we had to help her get her joy back.
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