Tuesday, August 21, 2018

God Sent a Miracle To a Mom Considering Abortion





7 week 5 day old baby in utero of the mom in this story


I was praying as I always do on the way to the sidewalk of the busiest abortion center in the Southeast yesterday. However, my prayers took on a new twist. 

“Lord, please cast away all doubt. Let me trust you and have faith that no matter what happens out there, our team will know with assurance that you are in control. Bring us the conflicted women, and Lord, give me the opportunity to share the Gospel.”

What happened was nothing short of miraculous. God always sends miracles...every breath of life is a miracle...but this was one I have never experienced before. I don’t really even know quite how to process what happened, so I will just tell the story which I was given permission to share.

One of our Cities4Life counselors, Megan called me over to help counsel a woman who had stopped to talk with her on her way down the street to the abortion center. Megan had done a stupendous job sharing resources and offering help, but this woman —G— was really giving in to fear and despair over relationship issues with her boyfriend. I asked “What would God have you do?”  Instantly, her face fell, and she was silent. She knew.

Our RV from Monroe HELP Pregnancy Center with the mobile ultrasound unit was out for repairs but we offered to make an appointment right away with the nearby pregnancy resource center (PRC). Megan even volunteered to lead her there. While Megan got her car and called to make the appointment, trusting the woman would agree to it,  I continued my ‘God’ talk. She said she was not feeling very well and she patted her chest. I told her about how I felt like I was having a heart attack right before I submitted my life to Jesus. I don’t recall EVER telling an abortion-minded mom this story while counseling carside, but felt prompted to do so. This plays into the story later....

Megan led G to PRC, keeping us updated all along the way. The boyfriend met them and accompanied G to the PRC. Megan had a great opportunity to minister to both of them. I had other obligations that afternoon and told G I would call her later to share our resources and help. Megan texted me to let me know that G was feeling excited upon seeing the baby on the ultrasound, but she was still sounding like abortion was not off the table.

When I got home, I called G as I had promised. She told me she felt better, a little, but still overwhelmed. One thing led to another and I shared the Gospel. She had a really hard time with the concept of Jesus paying the penalty she owed...she knew it was not fair...yet she was crushed by her own guilt and shame over a past abortion and now was headed down that same path. So as we chatted, she said she wanted (desperately!) to find forgiveness and strength in Christ. A LONG discussion of Lordship ensued. So many people claim to love Jesus and proclaim Him as Lord, but then disregard His clear commands. Is He really Lord if He does not rule your behavior?

She agreed, after much discussion, that she had not been following God. She had never asked Jesus to be Lord, but now she was ready to submit her life to Him. She was tired of where her rebellion from God had led her. She wanted me to pray with her to offer her life to God’s control.  I started the prayer of salvation, telling her I would be quiet now, and she could speak to God herself.  

When she started speaking, I could NOT believe what she said to God. I was praying too...but folks, I took notes so prayed with my eyes open because her words were so humbling and...mind boggling. I didn’t want to misquote what I could hardly process that I was hearing.

She said, “Lord, when I woke up this morning I saw Vicky’s face in the curtains over my window. I told my boyfriend that I saw a face, and told him to look. He saw a face too...but he saw a skull. I told him it was not a skull, it was a woman’s face. Then today, Lord, when Megan called Vicky over, I saw that it was her face that I had seen this morning. I knew that face. I felt something different this morning, my chest was so painful. It hurt me. Vicky didn’t know that, but then she told me about how when she asked you to be Lord, she felt her chest hurt. Just like mine was hurting. That’s the truth Lord. And when I saw my boyfriend before we went to the PRC, I told him that face I saw this morning...I met her and she talked to me. Jesus you sent them to help me and I want you to enter my heart, and I want to live for you. I need your strength....”

She told me later she has had visions before, many times when she was younger. When she started walking away from God, the visions stopped. Yet the morning of the planned abortion, she knew God was showing her that she had a choice...life or death. Her boyfriend saw the skull...she saw life.

This will be a hard day to top. 
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Acts 7:56   

And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

Acts 7:55 


But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

Acts 2:38   

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:17  

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

4 comments:

  1. Sharing Glory, HALLELUJAH! No, it doesn't get much better than that! Miracles!!!

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  2. WOW!!!! God is so amazing!!!! Rejoicing, rejoicing, rejoicing! Praise You Lord for Your mighty acts and power!

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