The Day that God made Bigfoot
Once upon a time ...
I was seeking God, and praying for a miracle in a certain circumstance. The thing about deep personal prayers is that we pray many of them for so long, that we're surprised when God actually responds in the affirmative.
In prayer, I felt God impress me that He would bring a miracle, answering my prayer. At first I was happy. But then, to be very honest, I was a little perplexed. After praying on this matter for a while, I wasn't actually ready for a "yes" from God: I wonder if there are seasons where God actually wants to tell us "yes", but we're wrapped up in our questions and unprepared for God's answers?
I responded to The Lord as I always wish to - I thanked Him and offered praise for this, but then I went back into prayer. I needed some kind of reassurance. I prayed, "God, I believe you. But THIS prayer being answered would be like me finding Bigfoot. I need confirmation to make sure I got this right."
Note: NEVER use the word "Bigfoot" when praying & talking to God.
2 days pass, and then I got a phone call from a lady prophetess. "Brother Joel, I had a prophetic dream; this is for you, I believe." There were 2 parts to her dream. "First part ..." - it was almost a direct repeat of the answer I received in prayer, that God would intervene in a situation I was dealing with. She continued, "but part 2 doesn't make any sense, Joel."
I asked her, "What did you see, Sister?"
She was hesitant to tell me at first, then she proceeded: "I was in the woods, it was nighttime. Then, this tall hairy ape-like thing comes by me. I couldn't fully make out its shape. If I didn't know any better, I'd think I saw bigfoot. Joel, why would God show me Bigfoot?"
"Well ...", I told her, "there might be a reason for that". I explained to her what I had prayed, and it has become a laughing matter ever since.
Dear readers, always remember in prayer that you are talking to the Great Creator, and He can make anything. He framed the worlds, and formed the stars.
For the prophet Jonah, God prepared a fish.
For Joel, God prepared Bigfoot.