“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”
There is part of me that hesitates to share what God is working through #theFives.
I know it sounds crazy.
The miracles and healing He performs through #theFives is almost too much to believe. The more I share the stories with others, the more I get the disbelieving look of, “God does cool stuff, but that seems a little too ‘Old Testament Red Sea’ to me…”
I don’t want this little prayer group of ours to be misconstrued as having a “genie in a bottle” complex-
“Wake up at 5am and your wildest dreams come true!” –
but the truth is, some incredible things happen
Every. Single. Time.
Each session of #theFives is a chance for God to “flex” and show the world how He still answers prayer.
This last session was no different.
I have heard from cynics:
“There is nothing magical about 5am. I can talk to God ANY time of day.”
Yes, that is true. And if you have a free hour in your day to spend time in prayer with God, then rock it! But, if you are like most of us who don’t have the time to spare throughout our day, maybe getting up before your day even starts is the answer to finally achieving a consistent prayer life. The truth is when we draw near to God, He ALWAYS draws near to us (James 4:8)
Today I want to share two stories of God’s goodness. These two ladies got up at 5am, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks, and God showed up in a BIG way. Don’t you love it?!
“I cannot begin to tell you how #theFives changed my world and my family’s!
I have never had such spiritual growth and blessings! Within the first week, I could feel God talking to me and hear him more clearly. For the first five days, I focused on praying for my children. They had a medical issue that caused trouble swallowing and I had to add thickener to all their liquids. Nothing had changed in the last two years for my two preemie boys, and we had been told by doctors there was no real hope of improvement.
By the end of week one, God completely healed them of this illness they have been battling for two years!
When your three year old has never been able to drink anything without thickener, it is a big deal. He now carries a regular water around like a new toy with such joy on his face! He was not supposed to have watermelon, ice cream, snow cones- things I felt are huge things to a child. Now he can have anything his heart desires- all the water he can drink everday- and without thickening it to a honey consistency.
#theFives has reminded me that God still performs miracles everyday. I would have given anything and everything to heal my children, but all I had to give was my heart, a little each morning, to God.
We have been so blessed in so many ways!”
“This was my fourth round of #theFives. God answered me boldly in my prayer time with him every morning, and I even found myself waking with out my alarm, sometimes before 5am. There are times that God had so much for me that he awoke me at 3am!
During my time in #theFives our home was going through a major unplanned renovation. My family had to move into a local hotel suite (if you can imagine with our 2 toddlers!) and there were times I found myself struggling with the wait, wondering if we would ever move back home. For a time I became increasingly concerned that we could be homeless with the repair work incomplete and insurance funding running extremely low. But each morning I prayed, I found myself feeling very peaceful and stress-free. Every step of the process, every prayer prayed had a positive outcome! I was reminded that staying obedient to my time with God was a direct correlation to my family reaping His reward and glory!
We are back in our home now and positive things continue to happen when there is no other way to explain it: God is providing everything that we ask for in prayer! #theFives taught me to become very humble and transparent, even beyond my comfort zone. The power of a prayer group has been extremely important to me through out this journey. My faith has been lovingly stretched and my relationship with God has become even more personal, lovingly intentional.”
Are you ready for God to work a miracle in your life? Sign up today at #theFives.