I want to share a story with you about a friend of mine who did some praying and drank some smoothies and it changed her life! Let me explain……
Let me introduce you to Sarah. This is her with her beautiful family!
And here is their story:
Sarah and Kevin have been wanting to buy a house, but have had some various obstacles in their way. After going round and round for quite some time they decided that they needed some divine intervention- they needed God to step in and perform some miracles.
So Sarah and Kevin decided to pray and fast for 21 days! Just FYI….that’s a really long time.
So let’s backtrack a few thousand years. There was a drought that was really, really bad and this guy named Honi did something bold and crazy. He drew a circle in the sand (in front of everyone in the town who pretty much thought he was crazy) and prayed to God saying, “I will not come out of this circle until you make it rain.” And guess what- God made it rain.
If Honi had not done this, an entire generation would have died off and it’s possible that Jesus would never have been born! Honi changed the course of history! You can read more about this really cool story in the book “Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson.
What does this have to do with anything? I’m glad you asked….
Honi taught us to pray bold prayers. To draw circles and pray, “I know you can do this God, and I have faith so strong that I am not coming out until you move!”
That is what Sarah and Kevin did. They prayed, “We are drawing our circle and we are not coming out until you move!”
So started their 21 day journey.
Every day Sarah would make these really yummy smoothies and she is really great about keeping them healthy. Every day she ate smoothies, broth, and liquid and nothing solid. And every day she prayed, “God, give us our very own house!”
I was praying along with Sarah and she would send these awesome texts throughout the 21 days with inspirational verses such as:
1 John 5:14-15- “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”
Ephesians 3:20- “Now all glory to God, who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
So can you guess what happens?
God was faithful and he moved! Kevin and Sarah went house hunting about halfway through the 21 days and found the perfect house!
As they went through the buying process, Sarah kept me posted and asked for continued prayers. And they signed the papers last week and moved in yesterday!
I am so excited for this wonderful family. Their testimony of faith, prayer, and devotion is such an inspiration to me and I hope it is to you too. God hears us when we pray. God hears our requests. God sees us when we draw circles and he is always faithful to us!
Congratulations to Sarah and Kevin and their family on this awesome house!