Disclaimer: I, Deb Maciorowski, am the President to the Special Touch R.E.A.C.H. New England Chapter and the postings on this site are my own and don’t represent Special Touch Ministry’s positions, strategies or opinions in any way.
During our twenty-one days of fasting this year our pastor had our congregation focus on believing for greater and bigger things this year. I knew this year was going to bring greater things for me spiritually and personally in the ministries that I participate in. I am the president to the Special Touch REACH NE chapter and we just had our third annual bowl-a-thon on March 12, 2016. Normally, I would tell God something like if we could just reach this amount I would be happy. Did you get that? I mean did you really get what I just said?
I mean the “I” thing!!!
I just put Jesus in a box and Jesus does not want to nor should He be put in a box.
This year I did not do that! Hallelujah!
I told God straight out, “God, You got this! This bowl-a-thon is not mine it is ALL Yours! I am believing for GREATER and BIGGER things this year!!!”
At my last chapter meeting in February I preached on Loving Out Loud and I talked about loving people enough to invite them to the bowl-a-thon.
To be completely honest I only had one team signed up one month before the bowl-a-thon but I knew my God had this! By the end of the February meeting I had four more teams signed up, PRAISE GOD!
You know what, I still wasn’t worried because my God, the GREAT I AM, had this all the way! And the best part about not putting a cap on Jesus is I got to enjoy the peace of God and watch Him do His thing! Amen!
Well, the big day finally came, March 12th, the day of the bowl-a-thon and we had eight teams signed up. I have to say in past years we have had twelve teams and for one little second I admit the enemy might have stolen a second of my joy but he only got that one millisecond of my joy. Because man, oh man, was it the best day ever!!!!
We had the least amount of teams signed up and we raised the most amount of money this year! Wait, it gets better! I had a team back out at the last-minute due to unfortunate circumstances but God covered us because I had four walk-ins that covered that team.
Wait, it gets even better than that! I had another walk-in bowler who I didn’t even know was coming and he was our top male fundraiser! How about that?! ONLY GOD!!!
We raised over $4,000.00 so far and the money is still coming in. We were nowhere near that amount last year or the year before that. HALLELUJAH!!!
Not only was God faithful in answering our prayers for greater and bigger things in regards to monetary but He also amazed me with a personal experience.
Many of you know that my son Tom is autistic. God has called me to a ministry to encourage others with disabilities through Special Touch Ministry, Inc. and through the Special Touch REACH NE chapter thank you, Jesus!
Tom is extremely auditory sensitive and has to wear headphones due to the sensory overload he experiences. Normally, he will not get out of the car unless he is wearing his headphones. This year something was different although I didn’t know it at the time. I dropped Tom off at his dad’s house like I usual did so I could go set up for the bowl-a-thon. I started driving away and I noticed I forgot his headphones.
I, immediately, called back and asked his dad to ask Tom if he needed his headphones right now, before I left town?
I couldn’t believe his answer, I heard him tell his dad to tell me, “No, but bring them just in case.”
My thoughts were screaming inside my head, ‘Say, what?!!!! This has never happened before! This is AWESOME!!!’
I mean you have no idea how awesome this is because this is the first year he did not even give them a second thought. Tom had the best time ever and he was in a bowling alley full of people! And we all know how noisy a bowling alley can be, don’t we? Not once did he ask for his headphones, that in itself is amazing! Normally, he would not even enter the building without them on his head but this year was different like I said. My God, the GREAT I AM, had already gone before him and prepared the way for my son to walk in and feel comfortable enough to be himself. (I write this through tears of joy right now!) Now that is believing Him, the GREAT I AM, for GREATER and BIGGER things!!! Amen!!!
God is oh, soooooo GOOD!!!
Is your JESUS in a box?
If so, what would happen if you UNCAPPED your JESUS ?
Don’t stop there, for there is NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING too big,
or IMPOSSIBLE for the GREAT I AM, so what GREATER and BIGGER things are you believing for in 2016?