Faith is a gift from God. Is it a supernatural gift? I believe everything about God is supernatural, and this brief modified excerpt from my book, My Precious Life, will explain why I believe that.
In 1977, a banner heralding the message, I’ve found it! You can find it too! had been hanging in my seventeen-year-old son’s room for several weeks. Dann had left the poster behind when he went to live with his dad. I often wondered what it meant, but didn’t give it too much thought until one evening, Kelly, who was ten, and had taken over his brother’s room asked, “Mom, what does that sign mean?”
“I don’t know,” I said, “but somehow I’ll find out.”
Just then the phone rang. It was a soft-spoken woman who asked me a question.
“Have you seen a sign around with the message, ‘I’ve found it, you can find it too’?”
The hairs stood up on my arms and my body began to tingle. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
“Yes,” I replied, “I have.”
“Do you know what it means?” she asked.
“No,” I admitted, as the tingling sensation increased.
The woman explained that it was a message from several inter-denominational churches, encouraging people to come to God. Her message was uplifting, and at the end of it, my caller asked permission to pray with me.
It was a simple prayer to renew my faith, and ended with an invitation to attend the church she was representing. Her name was Mrs. Williams. She thanked me for listening, and said I was the first positive response after the many calls she had made that night. I told her of the conversation Kelly and I had shared just moments before her call.
“God does work in mysterious ways,” she responded.
Well, yes he does, I thought to myself as I went back to answer Kelly’s question about the meaning of the poster.
Thinking back on that particular evening, Isaiah 65:24 comes to mind: Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
I just love His mysterious ways!