I recently heard Craig Hazen, “founder and director of the master’s program in Christian apologetics and director of the master’s program in science and religion at Biola University,” share some incredible stories of how God has answered prayer.
For instance, he was catching up with a Biola alumni from Ghana named Kojo. Here’s the story:
After Craig shared this story, another member of the Apologetics Leadership Group shared a similar story.
When he was growing up, in a Pentecostal church, a man fell dead in one of the services. Medical professionals who attended the church, including ER nurses and doctors, attended to him but he was past helping. The pastor and the church gathered around the man and prayed for about thirty minutes, asking God to bring the man back to life: “Don’t take him from us yet.” The man then came back to life and faithfully served in the church for another decade or so.
In sharing these stories around RZIM, @Stuart_McAllister told me a story that is well-known in YWAM circles. Here’s how it is recounted in the book Ashes To Glory:
Interestingly, Stuart was present for this miracle! He visited the YWAM camp where this happened a couple of days after the fish had jumped out of the sea near their camp - and was served some of the “miracle fish” for a meal.
Hearing these stories encourages me to pray more boldly and expectantly. God is at work! We can ask him to work powerfully in our lives as we seek to glorify him and serve others in the name of Jesus.
Please do share: what miracles have you seen God accomplish?
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