Tonight in Denver, I met a woman who was very, very lost.
Her mother recently died. She’s been trying to make her way back to North Dakota but she didn’t have enough money to pay for all the bus fare. Her name was Birdie, and she was cold and desperate and sad.
When I told her how much God loves her, how much His heart breaks for her, and prayed that He would give her peace, she began to grieve. I held her and she sobbed into my shoulder. She told me that until then, she hadn’t cried for her mother. But now she was weeping and crying, “I want my mother, I want her back, what will I do without her?” My heart just went out to her. I prayed for God to protect her, direct her, and bring her strength in this time of grief.
Then she noticed that I was wearing gloves and she asked if I had any extra. Oh my goodness- I had a pair in my purse that I was holding onto, because earlier, I felt like God was saying I would need to give them away. Those gloves were for her!
After awhile spent listening to her and comforting her, I began to shake and shiver, but it wasn’t from the cold- I was toasty warm. I didn’t understand it at first, but I actually felt her spirit. She was so full of desperation and it was so strong that my spirit physically reacted to it. It was overwhelming and heart-breaking.
On top of all that, she revealed that she was completely deaf in her right ear (the eardrum was perforated) and her other ear was badly infected. She had a very hard time hearing. At this point I had my friend Brittany with me, and we called over two other friends. We explained the situation, and together the four of us prayed for healing and restoration for her ears, in the name of Jesus.
In the midst of prayer, Birdie exclaimed, “My ear! It popped!” and again a few moments later, “My other ear popped! I can hear!” We finished praying and asked her how she felt. She was astounded: “My ears, they popped, and I can hear everything better!!”
God came through in an incredible way tonight; He brought healing to the deaf! And yes, it’s true that this is not the end of Birdie’s troubles. She will still struggle over her mother’s death and she is still struggling to get back home. But God did a miracle tonight that brought her joy and amazement, and that she will not be able to forget.
I pray that just as He opened her physical ears, He will open her spiritual ears to hear His voice as well. I pray that she finds her way home safely, and that she truly learns of God’s love, comfort, and peace along the way.
“I love you, I love you, I love you, My child. You are the apple of My eye. Do not let go of Me…do not turn from My Word and I will bring you an abundance of joy…
…See those water brooks? They are for you; drink freely and I will provide you with even more. Drink freely and be satisfied. I long to bring contentment to your heart. I long for you to take risks in My name and see the blessed results.
Keep following Me fully, My sheep, My ewe, and I will make your insecurities decrease and decrease even more.
Once again, My child, I love you.”
He rocks my world.
Just thought y’all should know.
I’m typing up a discussion question for my cognitive neuroscience class, and as I was typing “Chapter Eleven”, the first thing I thought of Peter Francis Geraci.
Absolutely none of my followers will understand this :3 (unless a fellow Chicagoan is following me, in which case, hello there).
I’m in the prime of youth, and here I am, spending my weekend eating pomegranates and watching Korean dramas on Hulu, whilst wearing pajama bottoms and an oversized sweatshirt.
I have no problems with this.
The cost of the trip is $2960.
Which leaves only a few hundred dollars for my parents to cover.
In other words, my outreach is 2 months away and it’s already completely paid for!!
God is amazing!!! (And so is my church, of course!) :D
I totally based my creative presentation around QWOP.
I related it to perseverance and the race of life.
Today, I saw my best friend for the last time until February. She’s going to be in Colorado for three months attending a Bible/music school, and then going to Costa Rica for the remaining two. I made her a scrapbook to take with her, and she gave me her diary (which I only read a little bit of but has so far made me laugh hysterically. That girl needs to write a book.). We’ve been best friends for almost fifteen years, and having never been apart for more than two weeks, this is going to be really weird. Granted, we only got to see each other about once a week anyway, but the thought that she’s going to be so far away is kind of daunting. While she’s busy over there, who’s going to entertain my stupidity? Or dance in the backseat to Mulan? Or endure my rants about stupid men? (Her words, not mine.) Or calm me down when I freak out about life? Or stay up until midnight baking me homemade fortune cookies? Or get mistaken as a lesbian couple with? (Though that was pretty awkward, not gonna lie.)
Sigh. I’m gonna miss that face of hers. :\
So I totally didn’t even see this until today because I haven’t been on Tumblr until now
So I know my blog has been totally dead for the past two weeks, and there is a reason for that.
I am currently in Colorado, studying in the Musician’s Discipleship Training School at YWAM Denver. The past week and a half has been so, SO awesome, and I seriously would love to blog all about it but too much has happened to put down in words.
I will summarize some main points though:
1) I’ve met some amazing and beautiful people!
2) Spontaneous outbursts of music are completely normal and generally welcomed and joined by everyone.
3) In this short time, God has already been working on me and transforming me. I’ve let go of so many old, negative emotions, and I’ve become less inhibited socially and less inhibited in worship.
4) Speaking of worship, it’s INCREDIBLE. It’s awe-inspiring, soul-shaking, gahhh I can’t even find adequate words to describe it.
5) Also during worship, at least 5 different people have approached me and spoken directly to my heart. I actually want to write a separate post solely on that experience, simply because it’s so incredible. (I realize I’ve now used that word twice, but I seriously can’t think of another word for it.)
6) Colorado is beautiful oh em gee seriously guys.
7) Foreign people? HECK YES!! Two Australians, five South Koreans, one Norwegian, one Switzerlandian? (I have no idea what you call them), four Canadians, one Kenyan, and for some reason almost no Hispanic people, I just noticed that. Weird. You’d think there’d be at least one Spaniard or Peruvian or something…I guess they don’t like Denver xD
That’s all I can think of for now. I will keep my lovely followers posted!
Um, ps. If you followed me just for the pictures, you’re going to be sorely disappointed over the course of the next five months. With an experience like this, all I have time for is a few text posts here and there. So, you might as well just unfollow now if that’s not something that interests you xD