Little Miracles Make Wonderful Todays

As I was praying on Periscope with everyone, the Lord reminded me of how important today is, especially in light of the Scripture: “To day if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.”
Wow! God really expects us to hear Him when He speaks, “Today”. Whatever day it is that you are reading this blog, it is your “Today” and it is no accident that you are reading this sentence because God wants to speak to you today.
The ever-present day you are in right now is extremely vital to God. The Lord does not like to be put on hold when He calls you. Now let me get back to today, when I had just finished my Periscope Prayer. I was walking down a beautiful city street with my family and very close friends, when I noticed a store owner was just flipping his sign to “Closed”. When he saw me, he flipped the sign back to “Open”.
The Lord whispered to me in the gentlest voice, “Take his offer.” I walked up to the door where the store owner was waiting. After a short joyful greeting, he was joined by a beautiful young lady that I assumed was his companion. I felt that slight whisper from the voice of God, “Bless them.” I explained that I was a pastor and I felt that I should bless them. They immediately closed their eyes, grabbed each other’s hands, and I prayed a simple blessing upon them. Then I quickly rushed down the street to join my family who was now about a half a block ahead of me.
But with each step that I made away from the couple, the Lord kept whispering to me, “You must go back. The gentleman has a great opportunity that is about to be presented to him. Tell him about it, and say to the couple it would please Me if they were married.” I immediately turned around and headed back to the store. As I walked back, I remembered the Scripture we were praying on Periscope today about not hardening the heart.
I knew I must give this message to this couple, no matter how difficult it was for me. I knew nothing about them; I didn’t even know if they liked each other or maybe they were married or maybe… A thousand scenarios were bombarding my mind like darts of the enemy, giving me layers and layers of excuses to turn around and join my family. But I headed into the store, desperately wanting to obey the voice of God.
The store’s front door was wide open, so I stepped inside. It was empty! But then I saw the back of the gentleman in a doorway. He looked at me and then rushed to my side and said, “Oh, Pastor, please come here, she’s crying.” The young lady walked out of the room with tears flowing down her face and she said, “I’m not sad. I am happy for the blessing that you gave us. It meant so much that I can’t quit crying!”
I grabbed both of their hands and shared the message the Lord had given to me. They explained they have been together for three years, but had not been married because they were afraid. He was Jewish, raised in Israel, and she was a strong Christian, raised Episcopalian. To my surprise, he told us he had worked for 15 years in downtown San Francisco, and I had bought cameras at his shop on Grant Street! This was obviously no coincidence. It was definitely a divine appointment by God.
Then my daughter Rocki came running to the shop door and exclaimed, “Dad! Everybody’s waiting for you.”
The young lady turned to Rocki and said, “Your dad has been praying with us.”
Rocki replied in a voice that had the Spirit of prayer in it already, “Oh! That is so important.”
The couple immediately agreed that they would be working on their plans to get married, and we all hugged. Rocki and I walked to join our family rejoicing in the little miracle that made a wonderful “Today”.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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