Did you know that you could be someone's answer to a miracle? Yes you! You could be the channel that God uses to bless, encourage or provide for another . Gospel singer Vestal Goodman knew that.
Wearing a floor length gown and waving a white handkerchief, Vestal Goodman was known as the "Queen of Gospel Music." Vestal, her husband Howard, and his brothers Sam and Rusty-known as "The Happy Goodman"-won numerous Grammy and Dove awards and were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
In spite of awards and honors, Vestal's success in gospel music was secondary to the genuine love she showed to others. When Vestal met President Jimmy Carter during a performance at the White House, she hugged him and, while secret service men looked on, she prayed for the president. When a missionary couple needed $3000 for their support, God spoke to Vestal, and she secretly gave a diamond watch to the cause. When the pastor announced the anonymous gift, the spirit of generosity touched the congregation, and the remainder of the money was easily raised.
In the 1980's, country singer Larry Gatlin was told he had dangerous nodules appearing on his vocal cords. Vestal visited him and said,"Don't worry about your throat; you're coming out of here fine." Soon Larry was singing again.
Ask Jesus to flood your heart with His love. As you visit those who need a supernatural touch, pray with them, and give to make up their lack; what a difference it makes!
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and with truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV
Adapted from Daily Devotions for Women by Jewell Johnson.
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