GOD CAN TURN…FRUSTRATIONS TO FAVOR…. TRIALS TO TRIUMPHS!

IF WE WILL JUST TRUST HIM!!

“A PICTURE OF TRANQUILITY IN TRIALS” ~~ from our back garden ~~

“A PICTURE OF TRANQUILITY IN TRIALS”
~~ from our back garden ~~

I often have an unspoken prayer in my heart of: “Lord please give me Your eyes and heart for the unseen or the forgotten one.”
Last week I was trying a first! “Online purchased airport parking” with a printed-out bar code on my receipt. It was Sunday at 5:30am and I was flying to Orlando from Houston at 7:30am. The bar code scanner would NOT read my parking barcode and after 7 minutes of trying both gate scanners I called dispatch, wading through 3 tiers of listen to the options, press this # and eventually got someone live!  By God’s grace alone I gave a cool, calm and collected explanation as to why I needed someone to open the gate for me! In my mind, I was screaming “SEND SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY OR I’M GOING TO MISS MY FLIGHT” but surprisingly the very pleasant dispatcher said “Sir, I’ve already got someone on the way to help you they will be with you soon! 8, 9 minutes go by NO-ONE! 
No time to call again, I buy my 2nd $24 parking ticket!!

Are you sensing my potential frustration? Are you facing some craziness in your life right now? I want to describe how simple little things can so easily get us off God’s track! UNLESS we pray Luke 11:13 daily and if necessary, hourly, I do!

 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will Your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”  See my Andrew Murray book recommendation below!
OK precious friends, I’m back from Orlando and I have committed to my precious Bride that I will get the credits back from the parking company. I actually paid THREE times for one parking term, so needed to get two credited.
Now here is where I am praying AGAIN for the Holy Spirit to fill me and I get the Parking Lot accounts specialist surprisingly promptly on the phone. 
My silent prayer is “Please Lord, don’t let me take my situational frustration out on this innocent woman as I explain my Sunday parking saga to her.” The Lord is so good and Keylonda Brown has my card credited twice within about 6 minutes. 
Now you know how customer service people will invariably ask after they have attended to your request: 

“Now Sir, is there anything else I can help you with today?” 
It is the perfect PRAY NOW set up!! 


I say “Firstly Keylonda, I want to thank you for the very prompt, efficient and friendly way you took care of my payment issue today (AND HERE IT COMES) "So, if there was ONE THING I could PRAY NOW for you PERSONALLY what would it be?" ………… At first there is silence, then I begin to hear a quiet but definitive weeping, I just listen praying in my spirit and then after nearly a minute I say very gently…. “So how can I pray Keylonda? Amidst deep sobs she says: “For my Sons….please pray ….for my sons!” I again very gently asked what were their names and began to pray the word of God into and over their lives. 
A TEACHING MOMENT! Just because you pray with someone and they say amen, do not assume they are saved, I’ve had the joy to lead literally 100s into a first time prayer of salvation or in briefly sharing the gospel with them, they pray again and become totally assured of their salvation! With a few, heart connecting questions, I validated Keylonda’s assurance of her salvation, then asked her to cry out to God from her mother’s heart for her sons. We both praised God for my parking ticket problems being used sovereignly to connect us in prayer and then Keylonda assured me she would email me her side of the story and gave me permission to share this with you all.

Keylonda’s Heart Response from Prayer!! 

To whoever this email reaches that has any question about: is GOD real. I can TELL you he is very REAL. Today I received a phone call here at work. The person on the phone is Mr. Colin Millar. I know this may sound strange but from the moment he spoke I felt so emotional, but I still spoke in my normal voice. He sounded so happy, sooo happy, I can't really explain. While doing the normal and assisting him with what he needed. I thought we were done but he thanked me for my help and he said is there anything that you need or I can pray for you ( I broke down).
What Mr. Colin didn't know is that I have 4 kids 25 son, 24 son, 13 daughter, and a 6 son. My second to the oldest son Reginald Hill (24 years old) I have not seen in the flesh in almost 6 years. I have been praying to GOD to please shield him where ever he may be. I recently got an email on face book saying: hey your son is looking for you and he is in jail. Saddened by the news but happy he is alive. Now my oldest son Deginald who works out here with me hit a rough patch in high school but still graduated and he eventually got his life together. Yesterday I get a call from his fiancé saying he has a warrant. My heart failed because I know my son and although he was trying to help his name has been slandered. That is the worst feeling to have someone to lie on you because they are mad at someone else. 
See what no one knows is that when my son was 10 years old he would get up and wake his brother up and although Reginald would be upset, he would say come on lets go ( I got up because I could hear them, we only had a one bedroom apartment.

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I followed them outside and they didn't know, after the first time I never said anything.) Y’All, they were getting on the church van that comes into the apartment to pick people up to go to church. I did not make them go. My son Deginald would get up every Sunday morning on his own and he would take his brother with him. 


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I pray for all my kids. I have a lot of sleepless nights my father and mother have passed on. I'm 41 years old and I have been out on my own since I was 12 years old. You wanted to know if God is real LOOK AT ME. I have been homeless no food to eat but somehow some way GOD has always been there.  I have been on my job for 17 years, as an Accounting Specialist and I recently got my High School Diploma. Sometimes like today I felt sad, worried and alone and God used Mr. Colin. GOD had to remind me never to question Him and never to lose my faith because He is real and He will never leave me. Mr. Colin I can't thank you enough I'm in tears typing this letter but they are happy tears because I know God hears me and He is with me.
Thank you and have a wonderful day. ~~  Keylonda Brown  ~~ Accounting Specialist

A TEACHING MOMENT! Thank everyone God puts in your path no matter what they do, every day. Like this: You are in the mall and see a precious looking Muslim family walking by with 3 children. I often stop look at them with the heart of Christ’s love and say: You have a beautiful family and I just want to THANK YOU for being in the mall today. Then smiling broadly and heart engagingly I’ll say, may our Lord God’s favor and joy rest upon you all today.”

A PRAY NOW MOMENT! Please read this prayer first and if you agree then I ask you to PRAY NOW!
“Precious Lord Jesus, thank You for stirring me to read Colin’s IGNITE Prayer Letter! Lord, if there are prayer igniting actions You want me to deploy in my life please make me obedient to practice them.
 Lord please speak to me if You want me to give a special year end gift to Your work through https://www.ignitingprayeraction.org/giving/,  in Jesus name I pray, amen.”

Igniting Prayer Blog

"JESUS, what do You want to say to me? Jeremiah 29:12
 


On Monday 27th February, 2017 at The Greater Houston Prayer Summit, my dear friend Bishop Clark Lowenfield and I PRAYED NOW like this: 

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“Lord God would You anoint my Brother Clark with Your presence and power so that when he asks this assembly to be still and listen for what You, Jesus, want to say that we will be transformed by Your presence and each one of these 250 people (And you who reads this IGNITE) will hear You clearly speak to us. Please give us faith to believe, both that You speak and for us to hear what You say, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.”

Give God a High Five right now!
 Take 5 minutes now to be still with the MOST HIGH and listen to what
He might say to you!

WOW! I was surprised! Even though I’d prayed for every one of us that night, and you right now as you read, to hear from Jesus, I was blown away when I heard God speak to me! It was clear as day in my heart, not audible to the ear, but loud and clear in my heart! This is what I heard:

“Unite prayer influencers to mobilize and equip the end time prayer army of God of 500 Million intercessors… I confess I rather rudely interrupted the Lord with “Lord! Surely You mean 5 million?”…in my mind I was thinking at least there are some other crazy people in the Global Alliance for Church Multiplication that have heard God say 5 million new churches…. still crazy …. But the impression strongly in my heart was “No I’m saying 500 million intercessors because My church cannot be a house of prayer for all nations unless it is filled with people that pray!”

“OK, got it Lord!” The Lord went on to give me encouragement and affirmations like talking and praying the very next day with my dear fellow South African friend, Graham Power founder of the Global Day of Prayer. God used Graham's obedience to fill stadiums, churches, homes with prayer gatherings on Pentecost Sunday, some years as many as 300 million people in nearly every nation on the planet.  Another very strong affirmation came in Herrnhut Germany with my new friend Ioan Peia (left), when we took lunch together. In the midst of prayer I hear Ioan say: “Thank You Lord for the vision of 500 million Watchmen!" Again, I confess, like with the Lord, I rudely interrupted Ioan, saying “How many did you see Brother?” When he repeated the number I just began to weep! 500 Million Watchmen of the End Times ~ 
By Ioan Peia Rumanian Prayer Leader ~ an excerpt from his vision ~
"I began to have a vision of the calling to prayer for believers around the world. At that moment, my friend Dr. Nicky Leung from Canada was in my house. He said to me that there is a book by Dick Eastman - “The hour that changed the world”. I started to define the chains of prayer at the global level and during the next two hours a vision took birth: millions upon millions of intercessors dressed in white holy garments, getting ready and preparing the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then the Lord said the number: “there will be 500 Million Watchmen”.
 
God gives this amazing vision to Tracie Schilling from our PIT Crew :  "Colin, yesterday I was driving home from work, praying for you and the whole movement coming from Germany. I had a beautiful beautiful vision!!  It was so amazing.  I saw such an immense tree...huge. The trunk is BIG and the tree is TALL and the canopy is extensive, reaching up to the sky. The whole tree was made of worshiping believers. They are wearing robes, each a solid color but a different color from those around them. All faces were lifted up with awe and praise. 
 I don't know what the canopy is made of because I was at ground level, near the trunk looking up.  In the midst of the tree and around it going up and out is light, music, beautiful scents. There was so much light and color, lots of wonderful texture. And soooo much joy and LOVE. Regardless of how individuals act or how we are portrayed in this world, the BODY of Christ is so beautiful and lovely and rich in love."


PAUSE! ~~ LISTEN TO JESUS ~~ One word from God can change everything! Thank someone today for whatever it is they do then ask: "If there was one thing I could PRAY NOW for you personally what would it be?"
"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY."