i went to ucsd student health services center this morning. i had a medical appointment to get my health cleared for the yonsei summer study abroad program that i’m going to. while i was waiting in the waiting room, i met this persian guy named adel mashayekh. he just kept talking to me, asking me why i was here, what i study, things like that. that’s when i saw his broken elbow. he was wearing a cast, & he was waiting to get it checked up. i told him that i believe that Jesus can heal him, & i asked him if i could pray for him. he was very open to it. not only did he say that he didn’t mind, he opened up his cast so that i can lay hands on it. on his own. i didn’t even have to ask him! but the second he did that, i knew that Jesus was going to heal him. that one man’s simple act of faith for me broke a lot in the spiritual. my prayer was simple. maybe like ten seconds long. i just invited Holy Spirit to come. & i just asked God to encounter him & to just show him love. i declared some things and guess what! he tells me that he feels no pain & he is twisting his arm around in surprise. i had to leave because i had a midterm, so i couldn’t really sit down & talk to him more about Jesus, but i just told him that Jesus is real! & not only that, but that He loves him & that He wants to encounter him. he found me on fb, & msg’ed me this just now & i thought i’d share it with you guys so you guys can pray for him too:
“Hi Diny, It was miraculous what u did to me today. I don’t feel pain anymore:) I thank u so much. I have a very important exam on Wednesday, but can we meet sometime later this week, I wanna know more about ur pray. Thanks again”
& then he asked me to pray for his exam. so i just typed him a prayer right then & there. & after i prayed for him, he wrote:
“Wow, that’s wonderful. That’s all I need in the exam. I need support of God and help of God. I am now feeling that I will have no difficulty in my exam since God is taking care of me. When you were praying for my elbow, I could feel healing:-). That is amazing. I am looking forward to learn from you:-) Also, I ask God to help u in every moment of ur life and never leave u alone:-)”
wow. God seriously is so amazing. please pray that he radically encounters the Father’s Love. i love it when iranians come to Christ. it’s like..the most beautiful thing ever LOL. & i just want to say one last thing: this is a normal christian life. our duty as christians is to bring the kingdom of heaven down to earth & watch it infiltrate the world right here right now, actively & powerfully. so be brave. be confident that wherever you walk, whatever you say, that God has our back. not only does He have our back, the King of Kings..the Creator of the universe…is OUR DAD. so treat Him like He is =) go on walks with Him. talk to people with Him. & spend time in His presence. i PROMISE you’ll see direct effects of heaven penetrating earth with your own eyes too.
Jesus is cooler than you think he is. i’m pretty sure a lot of you guys worry about whether he’s able to support you financially. i mean, you say so but you don’t really think so because you always push him to the back as plan B. don’t you know that he has a royal treasury in heaven?!! well I JUST GOT A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP. they only selected 52 out of 600 students. & all i had to do was write a one pg. personal statement & it wasn’t too special. i just talked about what my major is & what i like to learn about. it’s simply because i’m favored & i’m a daughter. i give my breakthrough to you all. Jesus is your financial security. that is all.
— Isaiah 55:5