If I ever had a doubt that Jesus Christ is alive and working, that doubt has been completely removed because God has been hearing and answering my cries. I am currently participating in a month long prayer and fast with the church where I fellowship. We began fasting at the beginning of January and our fast will continue till the end of the month. On the first day that I began my fast I remember texting the leader of my prayer group and declaring that God will show up and show off during this time of prayer. I don’t think at that time I could have fathomed the extent to which that declaration would be made true.
I decided to take the church’s advice and purpose my fast, so I made a list of all the things I wanted to see God do for me this year and I would pray for the things on that list during this month and wait on God to answer. Honestly, I thought that the answers to my prayers would come at different points during the year and I made up my mind that I could be praying for some of the things on my list for a long time but, I never doubted that God would hear or answer me. God has definitely shown up and he is really showing off for me and I am thankful that he recognizes my voice and is faithful to me.
Over the next couple of days I will be sharing with you some of my journal entries, just as I wrote them on the days God granted my desires regarding my list. So you may have an idea, my list started with approximately 15 things and I have since added six more requests to it. Currently 8 of the items have been given to me and we’re only in week three of our fast.
JOURNAL ENTRY 1
January 3, 2012
Yesterday I prayed and asked God to give me the strength and peace to forgive my father and apologize to him for all the wrong I have done against him in the past, but more so for disrespecting him over the Christmas holiday.
Today, while on lunch I got the courage and was able to set pride aside and make the call I’ve dreaded for over 15 years. I picked up the phone dialed dad’s number and as soon as he picked up on the other end words started flowing out of my mouth. I apologized and told dad that I forgave him. I did this without subjecting to my natural instinct to remind him of how he hurt our family in the past and let him know just how much hate I had towards him. The surprising thing is, at the end of the conversation I felt like he needed to hear me say those words more than I needed to say them.
As soon as I finished talking to dad there was a segment on the radio for persons to call in and share a testimony. Now I have tried calling in to that program many times before and I could never get through. Sitting in my car I said to God ” Lord if this was you, let me get through to this program to give my testimony. ”
I WAS THE FIRST CALLER TO GET THROUGH!!!!
I believe God is doing a great thing in my life and I am determined, through his Holy Spirit to continue answering the call.
Thank You God!!
I know that God is alive and working, and he is doing great works in the earth. If you wish to share your testimony with us we’ll be happy to hear it/them and share them with our readers. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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God Bless You!