Years ago the Lord instructed me that when I pray for someone I am to leave the results to Him. My job pray, His job results.
Once in a while we get the privilege to hear about His results. Last Tuesday when I got to work my co-worker Amy told me to call Susan, one of our patients because she had a story to tell me that I would be excited to hear.
Susan is a small woman in her 50’s with some health issues and a woman who had life under her control.
When she walked into the office a year ago she seemed unusually fearful and weak. She had brought some food for lunch and wondered if we had a microwave so she could heat it up. I went to the lunch room in the back of the office with her and asked if I could pray with her. She agreed, so I took her hands and immediately the presence of the Holy Spirit was with us. I am not sure what the prayer was but God spoke to her that day.
Jackie, after we prayed last year I couldn’t get your words off my mind. Everywhere I turned you and the words you spoke were there. Finally in January I decided to go to a church near me in. It is not like me to go into a small church when I don’t know anyone but I did and everyone was so friendly and loving.
On June 4th I decided to give my life to the Lord but during the next two months I started to question the reality of this new life in Jesus. I was asking God about it and needed to be reassured.
On August 4th I was driving in Poulsbo and making a left turn when I saw a car headed directly toward my car door. I immediately said ok Lord I surrender this to you and I became very calm. Everything instantly was in slow motion and I could see his car coming closer and between us was a glimmering, shimmering of something between the cars. Like on a hot day when we see the heat waves off the pavement.
Suddenly his car seemed to hit something and was deflected away from me. I continued calmly to drive to a nearby parking lot and was sure I would fall apart when I stopped but to my surprise I was totally at peace and still calm. On the following Sunday I went to church gave my testimony and was baptized. Now I know what everyone is excited about and why we want to share with the world our new life in Jesus. My total surrender has changed my life forever.