Another Miracle of God

Posted on by Sanders Shumway

       I want to write a praise report this week praising God for what He has done. Another young man received Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior last Friday night at the Rock! This is the work of God! Only Father God can draw people to His Son Jesus Christ! It was amazing to see again!
       When this young man showed up at the Rock he was clearly distressed. He was pacing back and forth outside and crying. I found him on the front stairs crying and talking to one of our other students who recently started following Jesus. This new follower of Christ was sitting there trying to comfort this upset young man.
       After talking for a bit, we found out that this young man was broken over losing a friend. He told us that one of his best friends, who is like a brother to him, had gotten into trouble with the law, and was going to have to go to a juvenile detention center for quite some time.
       I was praying and asking God to give me the words to speak to him! God did! We started to talk about how Jesus is a friend Who will be closer than a brother if we will invite Him into our lives and begin to follow Him. Proverbs 18:24 says this, “…a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Then we read the parables from the Bible about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. After that we talked about how Jesus is there knocking at the door of our hearts and lives waiting for us to open the door and let Him in. We were reading from the New Living Translation Bible, and this is how that scripture passage reads in that translation, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” (Revelation 3:20) God is so good! He showed that young man that night that if he would choose to walk with Jesus, Jesus would be a best friend to him, and take him home to Father God! 
       God spoke through me that night! I remember asking the young man if he wanted to receive Jesus and let Him into his life to start following Him. The young man told me that when he had been pacing outside earlier that night, he had asked God to give him a message. That is exactly what God did through His Word that we read, and through the words that He gave me and others to speak to that young man that night.
       It was so amazing because it was one of two times in my life that I can remember feeling that I was in the exact place I was supposed to be, at the perfect time, doing exactly what God had created me to do! It was like God took over and I was sitting in the back seat of a car while Jesus was driving! I know that it was God working through me that night by the power of the Holy Spirit! I was listening to words of love, grace, and truth come out of my mouth as I was talking to this young man, and I was thinking, “Wow Lord! These words are really good!” I want God to speak through me and work through me more and more! I want God to do through me whatever He wants to, because when He does amazing things happen!
       God called that young man to Himself that night to begin a journey of intimacy with Him, and I am so thankful that I got to be a part of it! But I was not the only one who was a part of it. Thank you so much everyone who has been praying for us at Minot YFC! Thank those of you who prayed for that young man that night! Thank all of you who give financially to Minot YFC so that we can be missionaries to Minot! Thank everyone connected with us for all of the ways that you give! We could not do what we are doing here at Minot YFC without the rest of you, our brothers and sisters in Christ, who are doing what you are doing! Let's continue to pray for one-another and seek God for what He has for us! He has called us all for such a time as this! 
       Thank You Father God, Lord Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit that You let us be a part of what You are doing! We don’t want to labor in vain God! Continue to help us follow You and watch you build Your House in Minot, North Dakota, America, and the World! Help us to be obedient and follow You Lord, together, in unity, as Your children! We love you God! In Jesus Christ’s Name! Amen!

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