July 18, 2008

Watch Out For That Hole!

Working for an all-women non-profit doesn’t lend to interacting with many men. However, once a year we spend about a week with one particular Fella. As far as we’re concerned he’s the Superman of the hotel industry and manages part of the hotel where we host our annual conference. Though we only see him once a year, he calls us frequently. Now this is a tad odd:

-A man staying connected with all women.
-A man who doesn’t believe in Jesus, staying connected with all women passionate about Christ.
-A man who doesn’t believe in Jesus, staying connected with all women passionate about Christ, asking for prayer regularly.

What draws him into relationship with us? Many personal moments of interactions with the Most High. Read on!

Fella went to the dentist the day before we invaded his hotel for our conference. Going in for a routine cleaning, he left with the discovery a hole in his tooth and an emergency root canal scheduled for the next day!

Heading to the dentist the next morning, Fella ran into some of us. “I’m off for my root canal.” “Not without us praying for you first!” our team said. We prayed asking the Lord to fill his tooth and heal him. Even though an x-ray had verified the hole and the dentist had wiggled an instrument in it.

Sitting in the dentist’s chair, ready for surgery, Fella got quite a shock. The hole was gone! Completely filled. Not a thing wrong with Fella’s teeth!! God heard and answered our prayers!

At our conference we have a prayer room, peaceful and quiet, welcoming our attendees to spend time with the Lord. Do you know Fella shared his healing with the hotel staff? Do you know our prayer room was filled with employees of the hotel? Do you know that’s one way our God draws us?

Who do you see God as in this real-life healing?
The Good Shepherd? Micah 5:4-5 “And He will arise and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God … This One will be our peace.”
The Father running after His son? Luke 15:20, “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [fervently].”
The Water that forever quenches thirst? John 4:13-14, “Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again”
The Surprising Rescuer? Isaiah 29:5-6, “Suddenly, in an instant, the Lord Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.”
Someone else?

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