Many, many years ago when I fully committed my ALL to God, I had no idea what that decision would mean to my life. It’s not that I suddenly began working for God. Rather, He began living out His life through me. Sure there are times that I hinder this process, but mostly I try to stay attentive to where and how He is working in, through, and around me. In doing so, my life is not only an adventure, but it’s marked by miracles.
Miracles? Yes, miracles!
A Christian’s life should be marked by miracles. Don’t’ misunderstand. I’m not talking about magic. There is a distinct difference between miracles and magic. For example, when Christ calmed the sea, He didn’t go outside of the law of nature. He worked within it. Nevertheless, a miracle was preformed!
I experienced a miracle this past weekend at Pursue the Passion. In fact, I witnessed a lot of miracles as women received Christ as their personal Savior and LORD, but this miracle began months before.
As I invited women to the cross at the end of my talk on Friday night, a woman walk down the aisle, kissed me on the check, and said, “Because of you my life is completely changed!” She looked familiar, but at the moment I couldn’t place her. Afterwards, she came to talk to me at the book table and it all came together.
When Sue, my assistant, and I were in S.C. for an event last fall, we met this lady in a small dress shop. She was the store’s owner. While Sue tried on clothes, I talked with her about where we were from and why we were there. One question led to another and before I knew it, I was sharing Jesus. I invited her to the event, but she didn’t show.
Not until this past weekend.
That day in her shop, I had given her one of my postcards. From the information on my card, she’d been following my blog. On Friday, she discovered that I was going to be 5 hours away from her. On a whim, she didn’t pack her clothes or even get directions to the event. She just got into her car and drove to Winterville, NC to tell me I had changed her life!
Translation: Jesus had changed her life!
The lady shared that ever since our conversation, she couldn’t stop thinking about Jesus. It was as if He had taken over her life! It had completely changed! She began sharing with me all the exciting things that had happened since that day in the dress shop. It was fascinating stuff, but one story completely blew me away. She recently sold her shop and bought a church that was in financial trouble. She still doesn’t know what she is supposed to do with the church, but simply felt God leading her to purchase it.
That’s where the story ended—for now. We both know its ongoing adventure with no end. I asked her to write and share with me the rest of the story when she can. I can’t wait to hear what God’s going to do next!
Her amazing story reminded me about how God works when you and I are open to share His love in a dress shop, the grocery store, at the park, the kid’s school, etc… It reminds me that the entire world is a platform for Christ! It reminds me that God wants to use our lives to reach the WORLD! If we’re willing, we can expect miracles in our lives and in those with whom we share His grace.