February 19, 2012
I have a praise report! A few weeks ago, I talked about my friend Brandi and asked for prayer for her. (See the carrot cake story)
Well today I asked her if she’d come to church with me. She said maybe. About halfway through the church service, I looked behind me and there she was, sitting in the very back row of the bleachers! I smiled and waved.
After church, I found her in her room and asked her if she enjoyed it. She said she really did. I asked if I should invite her again next week or leave her alone.
She said, “I don’t know what it is, but today and last week at Bible study, I had the hardest time holding my tears back. And I don’t know why.”
That brought tears to my eyes. I said, “It’s the Holy Spirit. God is calling you to Him.”
She let the tears fall. She said, “I went to church every Sunday until I was 14, then I let a few services weird me out and I never went back. But today was like the church I knew. Relaxed. And We sang Amazing Grace and I knew all the words until somebody changed them… who changes the words to Amazing Grace?”
Then she said, “Thank you for staying on me. I love you Randi.”
I told her I loved her too and I hugged her. And she’s gonna start coming to church with me!
Jesus said, “If I be lifted up from this earth, I will draw all men unto Me.” (John 12:32) And his Word does not come back void! How truly amazing when we get to watch His Word come to pass! He is definitely drawing her to Him! Thank You Jesus!