Not with God!
I read an inspiring story today about a lady who heard the voice of God instructing her to feed the homeless. Over the years, many people have probably listened to this same calling, but her story is incredible because at the time she was homeless, as well.
When you hear God speak directly to you, it can be unsettling, to say the least, but especially if it doesn’t make logical sense. At that time in her life, how could she of all people feed the homeless? She needed food herself.
Impossible, right? Not with God.
Although she found herself in the same position as the man she desired to help, this lady dared to believe what she heard. She marched into the local Catholic church and told the priest she was going to start a program to feed the homeless and he was going to help! And, that’s what they did.
This lady now works at the church and no longer lives on the streets. And, the program God started through her—its still going strong! Impossible, right? Not with God
I can relate to her story. I too heard God’s voice telling me I would do the impossible—donate a kidney to a man I didn’t know; and, oh yeah, I would be his perfect match.
Let me tell you once this happens; you hear God speak to you, it’s not something you can forget or try to ignore.
God is persistent.
I attempted to rationalize what I’d heard because let’s be honest I wasn’t the healthiest person in the world and the thought of giving away a body part, well, that was just certifiable. Granted, I had asked God to use me for a miracle but couldn’t I just give money to someone instead? (be careful what you say—He takes you literally!)
God kept nudging me. Eventually, I surrendered and called the transplant clinic.
Seven years later, I’m still not the healthiest person in the world but David—well, he’s alive and there’s a little guy who calls him Grandpa.
David and his wife, Suzanne, recently celebrated their anniversary at the Grand Canyon. Impossible, right? Not with God.
In my book, Daring to Believe, I offer you a funny and inspiring story about hearing God’s voice and daring to believe in the impossible. I write about my journey as a living kidney donor—not only regarding the processes and tests required; but, also the emotional and spiritual healing my family and I experienced as a result.
I want to leave you with a poem written by Teresa of Avila, titled—You are Christ’s Hands.
You are Christ’s Hands
God has no body now on earth but yours,
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out
God’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.
What might you be called to do if only you dared to believe! Impossible, right? Not with God.
Daring to Believe Book Signing
When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Where: Gateway Village Promenade, Charlotte, NC
Join us today! Register for the walk at charlotte.kidney.org