TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
With every new vision comes a new mission He is trusting us with. Begin to seek God for ways to bless others. Who knows? It may become your ministry!
MIRACLE ON A HOT TIN ROOF
There’s no way I would ever have signed up to be a pastor. I was going to be a professional musician, tour the world, have lots of fans and live big. God knew my plan, and He knew it was going to take a bit of bait and switch to get me with His program. This is why I call Him “Jehovah Sneaky.”
It all started with an 80 year-old man trying to put new shingles on his lady friend’s leaky roof. He only had the strength to climb the roof with a single shingle each day. He would nail it down, rest, then climb down. It was all he could do.
My father-in-law saw this and decided I needed to climb that roof and help that old man get the job done. Still wanting to impress my beautiful bride’s daddy, I beat feet over to the house and got to work.
When I finished, the old lady offered a glass of lemonade to thank me. Leanna had come over, so we went inside. When she opened her refrigerator, we saw that lemonade was about all she had. Leanna made a run for the store and we filled her fridge and cupboards.
While the old lady was thankful, the old man wasn’t. “What about me? I need food too,” he said, noting several of his friends needed help with groceries. So Leanna and I loaded up the back of my truck with bread and other essentials and took them back on Saturday thinking that about five or six people would show up. He brought over 30.
Within a few months, we were visiting over 50 houses every weekend to deliver food and pray with the people we were blessing. It was the start of the OpenDoor Food Bank, which was the start of OpenDoor Church as we know it.
God knew I wouldn’t sign up to be a pastor, but I’d say yes to helping a hungry neighbor. Today, that food bank feed thousands of people each year and our church blesses even more. I’d say that’s a miracle on a hot tin roof!
What is God’s plan for you? Have you been running from a blessing?
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
– Jeremiah 29:11-12
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO ASK FATHER GOD WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR HIS KINGDOM. JEHOVAH SNEAKY HAS A PLAN FOR YOU, AND IT’S GOOD. TRUST AND OBEY — YOU WON’T REGRET IT!
From my book: MIRACLES WITH A MESSAGE