I'm in the middle of a study with a friend by Beth Moore, called Believing God.
While in the middle of the study, I'm in the middle of learning to BELIEVE God about all the promises He's ever given me, that I always talked about believing, until I've had to put feet to my beliefs as a new mommy, as we encounter new challenges together, on a daily basis. "Is what I've always said that I believe, really what I believe, as I'm challenged to walk out my beliefs in a new way?" is my daily question to myself and my Lord right now.
I'm in the middle of believing that in my weakness, His strength is made perfect.
I'm in the middle of believing that His grace is sufficient to make me the best mommy He wants me and will enable me to be.
I'm in the middle of believing that only He can bear His fruit of love, patience, peace and all the rest of all that tasty and sweet stuff in my life.
I'm in the middle of believing that only God can make me a devoted, committed, passionate and faithful lover of Him, then a lover of Will and a lover of Anna too, whew, that's a lot of love to go around.
So, in the middle of a million more things that I'm learning to believe God for, and being stretched to grow in moment by moment, God encouraged me the other day with the testimony of a man who BELIEVED and saw God work in a radical way in his life. Be encouraged by God's bigness in this story and ability to take care of any area that you are in the middle of believing or even struggling to believe Him for. And I'm just going to keep on believing God myself (praying that in my areas of weakness and unbelief, He will keep increasing my belief.) "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief." -Mark 9:24
Here's an explanation of Duane Miller's testimony leading up to the miracle you can hear all about, if you click on the link below the explanation of his brief story...
"Duane Miller was a pastor who lost his voice. He was using his false chords to speak. Mr. Miller had to give up everything since his voice was degrading to nothing. It was a raspy whisper at best. The doctors and specialists told him that it would only get worse for him and that his voice was finished, but God had a different plan. The amazing story of Duane Miller is that God intervened in his situation and restored his voice. 200 people witnessed his healing and studied with him for 3 years in a sunday school class. They were recording the class when Mr. Miller was healed."
Click on this link for his testimony and the sermon he was preaching when he was miraculously healed, while in the middle of believing God (it's totally worth the approximate 45 min!)...
http://www.soulblaze.com/training.htm Go to the bottom of the page and under the post "Hear it for Yourself" there is part 1 and 2 of the sermon Duane preached (Redeemed from the Pit) It will play on your Windows Media Player. (if this one doesn't work, let me know, I have a link to another site with his story too.)