No Longer a Skeptic

About a month ago, me and some friends were out at the local strip mall playing music for people passing by. We were getting a little discouraged, because we had been playing for close to an hour and only two people took the time to even look at us. We were about to leave when a man, sitting on a bench, not far from us fell over.

We realized that he was having a Massive Heart Attack! All I could think was, is this really happening? Me and my good friend Johny B. ran over to where he was, laid our hands on him and prayed that God would save his life. While we were praying another man came up behind us and began praying with us, meanwhile, someone called 911. During all this, he had been unconscious for around eight minutes then he woke up!

The ambulance arrived a couple of minutes after that and took him to the Hospital. I was relieved and overjoyed all at once. God actually answered our prayers!!! Later, I figured out that the man who had the heart attack’s name was Joe. He’s fifty-one years old and is a taxi driver. The man who prayed with us, his name is Fred Berlie. He’s a Pastor from Switzerland, who just happened to be in the states visiting his daughter. It’s amazing to see what God can do!

Two weeks later we were back at the strip mall, when I saw Joe again. He approached us and asked if we were the ones who prayed for him during his heart attack. We told him we were and then he looked me straight in the eyes and I’ll never forget what he said, “If you hadn’t been here praying for me I wouldn’t be standing here today”. I’m so glad we were there and able to share in that awesome experience.

Okay, so here’s the part were I tell you what I learned. First God is all Powerful. That means He can do whatever He wants, even use someone like me in His awesome plan. Secondly, God loves us more than we can ever hope to imagine. Lastly, God can use any of us, if we make ourselves available to his plan. That is my prayer, for any and all who read this. Always remember to be available, take no glory for self and watch God change lives!!!

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3 Comments

  1. avatar Karlene d
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    This is amazing Joe! Thanks so much for sharing, I know God is going to use you in amazing ways because you are willing.

  2. avatar Katie
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    That is so amazing!!!!

  3. avatar Faith Marsingill
    Posted August 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Wow – Joe – thanks for sharing this experience with those of us who needed to hear it!! I will remember this and hopefully use your teaching sometime on my own. Our God is an Awesome One!!

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