Let me just say that this past few days have been incredible. Sunday was incredibly wonderful as I was able to serve and worship my Savior, but the few days leading up to then was incredibly tough. Earlier that week I had promised to call a new visitor to my church so I could answer some questions that he had concerning the church and our beliefs. As I went to make the make the call I quickly discovered that I had lost the visitor information card. I instantly became sick! I had my wife and kids search our house, I searched the church offices but to no avail. I just knew that they would never be back to church because I failed to call as I said I would.
Sunday as we were worshiping I was attacked by a devil in the since that I could hear him accusing me of being the reason this family would not come back. As I stood singing praises I was at the same time being made aware of how horrible of a pastor I am. I wanted to experience Christ and His presence, so left the stage and went to the altar to pray. As I was praying one of my deacons, a sweet man of God, (by the way all my deacons are great) came and began praying for me and I could feel God touching and encouraging me. Before the message I shared the situation with the people and asked that they would pray that I would find these people.
This morning (8-13-2013) I was in my Tuesday morning prayer time with a young man, as we prayed for help in finding the visitors God brought a section of Scripture to my mind. (2 Kings 6:1-7). In this passage Elisha, the prophet, is going with some men who are chopping trees in order to make beams. One of the men was upset greatly because the axe head that he was using fell into the river and was lost. What made it worse was the fact that the axe head was borrowed. He cried out to the prophet of God asking for help. Elisha through the power of God cause the axe head to float to the top of the water so the man could reach in and find what was lost. As I thought of this I prayed, “God if you can cause and axe head to float you can also help me find these people.”
A couple of hours later I decided to look not for the visitor card but for their house. I had vaguely remember seeing on the card that they lived on 89th and I had also remembered some other landmarks that they had mentioned so off I went to find them. I knocked on every door on the south side of the road. As people answered their door’s I explained the situation and who it was I was looking for. Some offered help with genuine concern and others just did not have any clue. As I turned around to hit the north side of the road I pulled into a drive and thinking this could be the house and all praise be to God the man I was looking for opened the door. We spent the next couple of hours chatting about God’s word and the church. As I left I praised God and said, “Axe heads still do float!”
This miracle reaffirms that God still cares and is able to do the seemingly impossible. If you are struggling let me give you just one thought–God cares about the things in your life, trust Him and His word and you will see miracles in your life.
But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He rewards those that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6